The Isle of Capri sightseeing!

Trip Start Mar 15, 2012
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Trip End Mar 31, 2012


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Flag of Italy  , Campania,
Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Day 14- morning

The Funicular, a cliff railway was taken from the Island of Capri Marina Grande. Within minutes, we were transported to the top of the island where panoramic views of the sea below and surrounding areas could be seen from the belvedere.  Big white columns with iron railings decorated the place giving it an authentic look.  We must have been a good seven to eight story high!   Who knows….maybe even higher but what an incredible view we had!

We were met shortly afterwards by a local guide who made us follow him along narrow cobblestone streets where exclusive boutiques and little cafes were seen on both sides of it.   A mental note was made on several of these shops as I had every intentions of browsing through them on my way back!   Hehehe!

Well guess what…..along the way, a brief stop was made at a lemonade stand where we were offered the island's special drink, a lemon granita made out of real lemons with a blend of another type of fruit which I can’t remember its name!   Must have been a special secret ingredient!  Ha, ha, ha! 

You’re probably thinking that since it was a lemon drink, that it had a sour taste to it!   But no, it didn’t!   It actually had a sweet taste and all I can say is that it was quite refreshing and that I drank all of it way up to the last drop!   Hmmmm…..Delizioso!

Several minutes later, we stood at the top of a very high cliff.   We were in a park where incredible views of the sea below could be seen.  The Faraglioni rocks rising majestically out of the water could also be seen in the landscape below and to think, I was there just less than an hour ago cruising around them and through its natural hole. 

I was happy to know that here, we had a good two hours of leisure time to wander around, relax and enjoy the views.   There was so much to see and do all at once that not a minute was wasted doing nothing as I rapidly went from one spot to another one taking several pictures while devouring the views.

We were soon approaching lunchtime and hunger could be felt.  Having brought with us a small lunch, we decided to settle in an isolated area of the park where the calmness of our surroundings was greatly appreciated and more enjoyed.   The weather had become much warmer and the wind calm for that matter.    

While eating, I felt on cloud nine as I admired the richness of the sea’s blue and turquoise colors set against the greyish cliffs and emerald green trees.  Too bad we couldn’t stay here even longer, like a whole week or so was what I thought while looking at the vistas! 

We slowly made our way back to the belvedere making several stops along the way at the exquisite boutiques and jewelry stores that I’ve noticed earlier.  A small purple colored Pandora murano bead was purchased for my silver bracelet right here on this Isle of Capri.  After all, isn’t jewelry a girl’s best friend!

Monique   :-)
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