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Capri is a Mediterranean island of calcareous origin which has been visited for many years by artists, writers and intellectuals, all enthralled by its beauty. A blend of nature, history, culture, worldliness, and events that daily mix with one another and bring the Tale of Capri to life; based on the geological evidence and ancient history, Capri was once part of the mainland and it has been occupied since the earliest times. With royal blue water, it’s usually difficult to know where the sky ends as well as where the sea begins. Capri is surrounded by the Tyrrhenian Sea merely off the shore of Naples. As you come close via ferry, it is easy to distinguish Capri’s remarkable color palette of slate gray, brilliant blue, gleaming white and deep green. Stepping onto Capri instantly brings a great blend of aromas including ripe natively grown lemons, fresh broom flowers in bloom, and fresh salt air. Additionally, the intense perfume of indigenous basil, oregano, parsley, marjoram, and thyme waft through the air. Capri is just two miles wide and four miles long, its glorious mountains look like enchanting creatures rising out of the sea. You would really need a car while going to Capri in light of the fact that the island is serviced by a network of taxis, buses as well as funiculars. The Island may be small, but it’s certainly the playground of the rich – businessmen, movie stars, luxury travelers and jet-setters.
What to Visit
Capri’s most authentic offering is the Blue Grotto or the Grotta Azzurra. It’s a sea cave, distinctly lighted because of the cave’s natural design. To enter the Blue Grotto, you have to lie down inside a tiny boat. The blue water inside the grotto is just unbelievable. The very best viewing time is between 11:00 AM and 1:00 PM. Visiting Grotto Azzura makes you wonder at the amazing things that Mother Nature could do. There’re a couple of similar caves in other countries, but the one on this Island is one of the most gorgeous. The Grotta Azzurra is a must-see. The Capri’s official website describes this remarkable site best. Cave exploration is another prominent hobby on Capri. With
numerous naturally formed caves to decide on, investigating these natural wonders through the sea is an incredible activity. The Faraglioni Rocks, Gardens of Augustus, marinas, churches, the forts, lighthouse and other sights will certainly bring memories for many years to come of bright sunny days spent with friends and family. Capri is quite small, and many tourist cars are not allowed. Fishermen in tiny boats once transferred vacationers onto Capri from ferries anchored in the bay. Visit the port to see the oldest church in Capri, the church of San Costanzo, the ruins of Roman Emperor Octavian Augustus’ villa and the Tiberius Baths. Just like other places
in Italy, Capri offers a lot of lovely sights as well. What simply makes it special is that you’re in a location rounded with the waters, very appealing for nature and beach lovers.
Sport and recreation
Water sports are very popular here since Capri is an island. Opportunities for swimming, fishing, boating, and many more. Nonetheless, with so much to see, you will have a hard time settling on what to do next. Though, Capri is situated on a rocky coastline. The jagged coastline makes the island unfit for swimming. There’re only a few sandy beaches, like the one close to the port. Tourists mostly decide to swim in their resort swimming pools. Bagni Nettuno, located close to the Blue Grotto is fit for swimming. Bagni di Tiberio is another area fit for swimming, at a short walk from an Italian suite.
What about their food? One can assume that precious food is now raised on this elegant island. At the very same time fancy restaurants abound. You can possibly get about anything you want cooked to order. And many foods are produced close by. Let me suggest a sample menu for you, one of many. Start with Insalata Caprese (Tomato, Mozzarella, Olive Oil and Basil). Then try Pasta Alla Caprese (Ricotta Egg Pasta and Parmesan). For dessert indulge on your own with Torta Caprese (Almond Cake and Chocolate). Ensure to increase your eating pleasure by the addition of local wines with your meal.
Capri is one of the favorite destinations of many international celebrities and there are lots of fashionable spots in the town. Capri is very crowded during the summer and there is much to do on the island in terms of nightlife. There are plenty of bars, lounge bars and clubs that open till late at night.
One unique souvenir that you can take home with you from this beautiful island is Limoncello, which is one of the most popular liquors in Italy. Limoncello is made of lemons grown on the island and by the traditional recipe. Another unique souvenirs are handmade strip sandals or high-tide Capri Pants.