Monday, May 22, 2006

Ahh Capri

One of the more positive aspects of Naples is its proximity to the Island of Capri. I know this island is probably a huge tourist trap (I gathered this from all the D & G, Channel, Vuitton, etc stores), but it is beautiful. Everything is pristine, the people are friendly, and the scenery is gorgeous!
Capri is about a 40 minute cruise from one of Naples' ports. I think I paid about 25 euros for a round trip ticket. It really is a little piece of paradise (and trust me, after 2 days in Naples, I needed a break from all the gloom and filth). Once on the island, you can either walk up millions of stairs to the center, take a tram, or rent a taxi. Personally, although it is a lot of work, I would suggest walking up the stairs. The views and the houses are beautiful!

All of the house numbers are made out of these cool tiles. This one was my favorite. "I have a dog and if that doesn't stop you, I have a gun as well." Or maybe the dog has a gun...


Probably the second best thing about Capri (the best thing being the fantastic views) is that it seems to be an international destination. I heard several different languages and, while I am sure the island caters mostly to the rich, everyone I came into contact was pretty down to earth.

I liked Capri and really hope to return someday. It is a little piece of heaven!

6 comments:

Moment said...

it is lovely. I'm glad they were friendly expect maybe the guy with the dog and gun. but hey they all can't be roses and wine :)

Lotus Reads said...

Capri sounds heavenly. Maybe some day...

MaMaMe said...

cool...i love the hand painted tile!!

thebluechild said...

Those are some pretty awesome pictures. You should be a travel agent, I bet you'd have people zipping all around Europe. And don't worry about the sun thing, if I'm going to get wrinkles it's because of how animated my facial expressions are (I'm a bit of a cartoon). The sun doesn't stand a chance and taking the blame.

Tracie B. said...

you should have visited ischia too...maybe next time.

btw--the sign reads "beware of the dog, and the owner"

Expat Traveler said...

i love the tiles! I want one of those to take back and put in my house...