The Island of Capri is an excursion that should not be missed when vacationing in Sorrento and the Amalfi coast. Having booked an excursion to Capri on the 3rd day of our stay, including a visit to the grottos, we were sad to find out that it was cancelled due to high tide and rough waters. But that didn’t stop us. We went on our own to the Sorrento harbour and took the jet boat to the island of Capri.
Once on the island we discovered that the grottos were in fact closed. Once we climbed up to the main town high up on a hill the views were well worth the trip.
We wandered around the main town, taking in the scenery and local shops. There were a lot of designer stores, but just as many touristy shops as well though in completely different areas.
There are few things that come to mind that originated on the island of Capri. Caprese salad, which consists of sliced tomato and fresh mozzarella with basil and a drizzle of olive oil. You won’t have to go far to find fresh seafood dishes on the island. Though there are the very touristy dining spots where the food isn’t so authentic you only need to wander off to a quieter area to find the peaceful authentic restaurants with beautiful views and amazing flavours. We enjoyed several different dishes that day. The mussels were my favourite.
Capri is also known for ‘Capri’ pants, which everyone knows and I discovered that there is a long time tradition of sandal making on the island dating back many decades. All hand-made to order, using best quality leather and jewels. You can order them custom-made while you wait on the island or online as well here. Expect to pay a hefty price for them between $400-$500.
Enjoy the views of beautiful Capri and stay tuned for 3rd blog post from our trip coming soon… Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius.
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