Once there we mistakenly walked up to the town center rather than taking the funicular. We had hours of walking up and down ahead of us with better views. Still it was interesting to explore the narrow lanes through the town. They should be pedestrian only but we had to share them with the ubiquitous scooters.
|Leaving Naples on the ferry we left behind a number of|
|Narrow "streets" or really paths lead up and|
down the Capri hills between the beautiful
villas. Their gardens spill over the walls.
|Glimpses of the distant cliffs and sea tantalize you as you walk|
|We had perfect weather during our visit,|
in the high 70's
|Here is the view from the restaurant we ate lunch at, that's|
the Sorrento peninsula in the distance left.
|This sailboat passed us and conjured up|
memories of our cruises past many islands.
|The spectacular Natural Arch|
|Scott and I pose in front of the Natural Arch.|
|Honoree demonstrates the size of this wonderful cave|
which once had buildings within.
|These winding stone stairs continue with hairpin turns|
down to the water. Click to see some more disappearing
into the trees center left.
|There is just one drop dead view after another.|
Miles and miles of trails, mostly paved, and stairs wind their way around the island. We didn't have time unfortunately to make it to Tiberius' Villa Jovis but went directly to the Natural Arch and Matrimonial cave. There we had our long delayed lunch at "Le Grottelle", a spectacular spot overlooking the water, although the food wasn't all as good as the view. We then continued along the coast to the Faraglioni and back up into town. As always we had some gelato and wandered around the shop lined streets. I'm not a shopper and didn't go into anyplace but prefer to look at the people and the buildings. We did buy some limoncello to bring to our friends in London. Lemon trees are all over the island and this is a specialty here.
|That's the Faraglioni ahead around the next bend|
|The Faraglioni are limestone peaks rising|
up above the water.
|Another view of the same|
|The trees in the foreground and the cliffs|
fading into the mist - I could sit here and
look at this view for hours.
|Like Amalfi or Positano, stairs connect most|
of the villas with the town. There are few roads
|One of the few places in the world I'm tempted to spend the|
money to stay in a first class hotel.
|Although the rich and famous from Roman times have had|
villas here on Capri (Mariah Carey now), generations of Capri
residents still live everywhere on the island.
|This famous square hangs on the side of the cliffs and at|
this time of the year is not packed with tourists.
|The Clock tower in Capri|
|We took the front car down on the Funicular|
|The small harbor of Marina Grande is filled with boats.|
|As we waited for our ferry the sun came down and the|
lights of the city came on.
|The town of Capri spills down the slope from the center high|
on the hill
|The moon appeared over the island as we headed back|
to Naples on our ferry.