Europe & the Mediterranean - Royal Caribbean cruise
Posted on Jul 02, 2013 by
Thursday, November 8 Naples, Italy (Isle of Capri)
Two years ago, I did an Amalfi Coast, Sorrento, and Pompeii tour at this port; so this time we wanted to do something different, and I’ve always wanted to visit Capri, so we decided to take an all-day tour there.
Michelle and I got up early this morning for our tour. After getting off the ship, our group walked a distance to the ferry dock, and got on a hydrofoil. It’s really nice, with comfy cushioned seats and arm rests like on a tour bus. The rows are configured across at 3, 4, 4, and 3 seats each with aisles between, so it’s quite wide. It takes 45 to 50 minutes to get to the island.
When we got to the island, we got on a bus that first took us up to the town of Anacapri. I opted for a tour of Villa St. Michele, a long-ago Swedish doctor’s dream house that he built and furnished with many ancient artifacts. It was a lovely place, and I especially loved the garden, which was along a path leading from the villa along the cliff’s edge very picturesque along the way and looking down a distance to the water and the large rock groupings that are almost always shown in paintings and photos of the island.
After leaving Anacapri, we were taken to Capri town for lunch at a nice restaurant. The entrée was cannelloni stuffed with ricotta and spinach, and it was very good.
After lunch we had time to walk around, and I enjoyed that. I finally got a (very small) Prada purse, which had been her dream, for 90 euros at the Prada store, and I got a 3-D beautiful plaque painting of Capri. I then got a delicious chocolate gelato from a vendor near the funiculare. After that, we headed to the funiculare to ride down the long descent back to Marina Grande, where we would get the hydrofoil back to Naples.