We never imagined we would be in Italy, much less on the
Isle of Capri! This spectacular island was so picturesque. We took a hydrofoil from Sorrento to the island and began our tour of the tiny town. Once docked we needed to take a funnicular up to the center of town. It wasn’t just a tourist town, as locals live here year round although many of the shops close for the winter. The streets were narrow and winding and painted in white. Houses are wedged into the mountainside. Capri is known for its lemon production. They sell everything you can think of with a lemon design on it. You can find lemon pottery, thimbles, clothing, Limoncello, glassware, pastries, etc. There is even a perfume factory! Views are seen from every point of the island.
It was our plan to take a boat around the island, but the seas were too rough, so we chose to take a gondola all the way up to the tiny town of Anacapri. I am not a fan of heights, but I figured I would only be here once, so I had to buck up and take the ride. It was a single seat gondola and it was a LONG, high ride. Amazingly though it was a smooth ride and once I opened my eyes, the view was once again spectacular.
So glad we took this adventure!
As the day came to a close, we wandered the evening streets back in Sorrento using our Rick Steves’ book to guide us. At the center square where we ended up, cars could not be on the street after about 7 and the town seemed to come to life with locals and tourists alike. Street-side ristorantes began to fill up and shops were all open for business. We used our guidebook as we began the hunt for supposedly the best gelato in Sorrento. It took us forever to find and once we did, the joke was on us…it was closed that evening! No worries though, we found more gelato along our walk home. Only 13, 984 steps this day. Keep reading, more of Italy is on its way to you!