Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Where in the World : Capri, Italy

After a day of walking aimlessly and eating pizza {the best I ever had!} and calzone in Naples, hubby and I took an early morning ferry from Calata Porta di Massa and headed to the Isle of Capri.

I have to say this: Rome, Castel Gondolfo, Assisi, Florence, Pisa, Siena and Pompeii were all beautiful and captivating but Capri took my breath away - the towering cliffs caressed by white clouds, colorful coastlines and white stone villas are just postcard perfect

After 50 minutes of traversing the beautiful bay of Naples while sitting on the deck of the ferry, we reached Marina Grande where one can take the funicular railway to reach the top of the town of Capri. It was still early in the morning so we wandered around the Marina and just let ourselves go with the flow like the locals did.

Instead of taking the funicular, we walked our way up to the town {a little more than 2 kilometers of narrow winding streets of gated villas and lemon trees} were we marveled on the beauty of this majestic island  and enjoyed lots of gelato on Piazza Umberto I {La Piazzetta}.

Instead of going straight back to Naples in the late afternoon, we took a ferry to another beautiful coastal town of Sorento. While we were having pizza and humongous mug of beer in the village market, a couple of very good friends of ours from Canada who traveled with us in Rome surprisingly passed by in front of us and voila we had an instant party!

After so much laughter, beer and endless stories about the places we've seen and the food we enjoyed in the last 5 days, we said our goodbyes and hubby and I sailed back to Naples.

The sun was setting when the ferry reached the harbor as if telling us that all good things must come to an end. 

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