Living the Good Life - Capri!

Trip Start Apr 27, 2012
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Trip End May 20, 2012


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Flag of Italy  , Sicily,
Friday, May 4, 2012

Today our excursion was to the island of Capri.  The weather was fantastic again - how lucky we've been!  First, we took a tender to the Sorrento marina where we got on a jet hydrofoil that would take us the six miles to Capri.  Then we took a bus, via the "Mama Mia" road, to Ana Capri.  Ana Capri means "above Capri".  It's called the "Mama Mia" road because it is so narrow with a lot of twists and turns.  When you meet an oncoming bus, you think there is no way that you both can pass.  That is when you say "Mama Mia".  We were sitting on the side closest to the sea and I know there were times that we just had a couple of inches to spare!  From Ana Capri, we took a 13 minute chair lift to the top.  Oh, my, the views were fantastic!  I'm a little disappointed in our photos, though, as they just don't capture the beauty of it all.  It was cooler as we went up higher.  We took photos up there and then took the chairlift back down to Ana Capri.  

From Ana Capri, we took the bus down to the to Capri town  via the "Mama Mia" rode again.  Those bus drivers really know what they are doing.  We had lunch at a cafe with wonderful views.  Wayne had the Insalata Caprese and I had a pizza along with wine.  We both enjoyed our lunch.  We then had time to do a little shopping.  In many shops, you can have sandals made for you within 5 minutes.  You just pick the colors and the clerks make them up for you.  I did buy a pair of shoes, not sandals, that were made by an elderly gentleman.  They are leather and, oh, so soft.  Wayne tried the limencello and I, of course, tried the gelato.  I liked my gelato much more than Wayne liked the limencello.  Limoncello is an Italian lemon liqueur made mainly in the Amalfi coast region of Italy.  It has an alcohol content of 31-33%.  You will see lots of lemon trees along the Amalfi coast and in Capri.  We then took the funicular down to the marina in Capri and took the tender back to the Mariner.

It was a very fun day.  We have been blessed with cool, wonderful weather!

Taormina, Sicily is our next port.
 
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Becky on

We loved Capri, too! Not so much the limencello!

Barbara Conner on

During WWII, my bomber pilot Dad was sent to the Isle of Capri for "rehab" after he was shot down. He spent a month there. I have letters he wrote to my Mom describing how beautiful it was. I also have a silk scarf that he had painted there...with a portrait of my Mom they painted from the wallet size photo of her he carried with him!

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