Capri Journals

ISLAND OF CAPRI

A March 2000 trip to Capri by millsy99

Edge of Capri Photo, Capri, Italy More Photos
Quote: This journal is a description of a day trip to the beautiful island of Capri, in Southern Italy. Capri has been a favorite spot to "get away from it all" as far back as the Roman emperors. If you are planning a trip to southern Italy, try an include a side tour to this charming island!

ISLAND OF CAPRI

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Edge of Capri Photo, Capri, Italy
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There are tons of great things to do while on the island of Capri. It's a very laid-back, very Mediterranean (natch) atmosphere. ~~ There is wonderful shopping--maybe you can pick up a pair of sandals the island is famous for? Don't miss Anacapri, the town "up the hill" from the harbor. You can reach it by funicular, gondola, or on a mini-bus. ~~ The famous Blue Grotto is also located on Capri. Unfortunately, the weather did not permit us seeing this famous cave, but I hear it's fabulous. If you are claustrophobic, skip the Grotto and head straight for the limoncello factory store! You can sample this "nectar of the gods" and take home some souvenirs. ~~ While on Capri, keep your eyes peeled f...Read More

San Michele, the home of Axel Munthe

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Attraction

Bedroom Photo, Capri, Italy
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Axel Munthe was a doctor who loved the island and dreamed of having the home with the best view on all of Capri. He lived at San Michele, a gorgeous home in Anacapri, which indeed has a spectacular view of the bay. He wrote a celebrated book, "The Story of San Michele," which has been translated into several languages. ~~~ Dr. Munthe has since died, but he left his home to the town as a tourist attraction. You can tour his home, which includes a museum on his life and work. The home itself is filled with gorgeous objets d'art, fountains, and antiques. The grounds are immaculately kept and include beautiful walkways, foliage, and even a memorial to Dr. Munthe's favorite dogs. ~~~ It is obvious...Read More

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Anacapri

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Attraction

Road to Anacapri Photo, Capri, Italy
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The island of Capri has been a popular getaway destination for ages. Roman emperors used to seclude themselves here. The island has had a somewhat irreverant reputation for outlandish and kinky parties over the years. ~~~ Today, Capri is still a destination where the rich and famous go to relax. Capri is famous for its sandals (a popular souvenir) and you can also find great buys on scarves and limoncello here. ~~~ Limoncello is a very strong liquer made from--you guessed it--lemons. It can be found all over Italy, but is more common as you head south. Lemon & lime groves are a big industry in the Amalfi coast area, and you can find great bargains on limoncello here. ~~~ In Anacapri, there ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on September 1, 2001