Monday, October 19, 2009
CAPRI: an enchanting island!
Capri is one of the most beautiful island in Italy located off the shores of Campania, in the southern part of the country with its main city Naples. It is a very famed summer holiday destination but it is recommendable to visit the island during the middle seasons (Spring and Autumn) to avoid the tourist crowd. The island can be visited in one day cruising around with the local buses or by hiring a scooter but it would not be enough if you would like to discover and explore the hidden marvels of the rocky island. Do remember that Capri city deserves a couple of hours of a walking tour through its alleyways. From Capri harbor, called Marina Grande, you can take the cable car or a local bus which both run frequently to reach Capri city. The beauty of the extraordinary nature together with the elegant compacted architecture, Capri city offers an enchanting and heaven-like atmosphere. Everything around you is just beautiful and perfectly presented... When I was there I felt like being in a small Paradise in the middle of the ocean! One day wasn't enough for me, so I decided to stay for the night. By walking through the village in via Castello I found Hotel "La Prora", run from three sisters offering cozy and classy rooms for an affordable price (with breakfast included) located in a quite central old area of the village overlooking the harbor... the right place to stay for a full experience in Capri! If you walk until the end of via Castello you will have one of the many gorgeous views over the island (see the top picture in the right hand side). To get more of the island by sitting at a table and enjoying some local fresh fish, walk to the Natural Arch, Arco Naturale and on the way you will find a secret restaurant isolated in the middle of nowhere where you can finally realize how nice it is to be in another world! Unfortunately I can't remember the name of the restaurant but just give a look at the picture and you will understand what I mean...