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Capri, Italy

20 Apr, 2009

Capri is the Jewel of Italy

Capri, Italy

Located in the Gulf of Naples, the small island of Capri, Italy is one jewel you must have in your travelling treasure chest. Just a short ride on the hydrofoil from Sorrento will bring you to this magnificent outcrop off of Italy’s shore. With jagged cliffs and rock faces climbing out of the crystalline azure waters, this small four mile long island warrants inclusion on your holiday itinerary.

From the ancient times of Tiberius, the island of Capri, Italy has been a haven for wild fun in the sun. You may even tour the great emperor’s palace ruins, the “Villa di Tiberio” on your trip there. Another famous island site is the Blue Grotto, a cave accessible by boat where the light source shines up through the sparkling blue water. This popular excursion books up quickly due to the grotto’s size, so plan early to reserve your space.

Unless you like overpriced food and drink, bypass the Marina Grande’s offerings, and take the funicular (tram) or the bus up to the Piazza Umberto and La Piazzetta. Here you will find the charming cafes and shops which the town of Capri, Italy is well known for. From local craftsman and artists to international designers, there are shopper delights for everyone. Since all tours and guided excursions emanate from this centralized point, you will more than likely visit the Piazza several times during an extended stay.

What makes Capri the jewel of Italy is the breathtaking scenery and views. From the highest peaks, where you’ll need a jacket even during the height of summer, to its jagged rock cliffs down to the sandy shore and dazzling blue water, the views will awe and enthrall you. Make sure you have extra memory in your digital camera because you will take thousands of photographs during your memorable vacation to this jewel of an island.

Capri, Italy

Capri, Italy

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