Mermaids, swans and ultra-rich! Not an incorrect way to describe the Island of Capri.
The breath-taking Island of Capri (voted one of the best islands by Trip Advisor) is in the Bay of Naples. It was a day visit during my post-delivery, sort of second honeymoon after Prague (did you read about my Prague visit? Check it out here) and Naples.
It’s a beautiful island surrounded by rugged waters, wild sculpted coves, taverns and caves. The mainland boasts of a series of luxury hotels and coastline is adorned with luxurious yachts.
We visited Capri during the off season, weather wasn’t very warm with thick overcast which within couple of hours drifted away due to wind. The little alleys & villas on the island are very much Pinterest worthy. There were quite a few things that we enjoyed and indulged in, but here are the ones which you must check out when at Capri.
- Stroll & Shop: It’s breath taking landscape & Riviera. A stroll through the island is must. It’s a tiny island barely 10 km² in area boasts some fine hidden gems worth exploring while on a walk with your loved one. You will find some beautifully done-up designer stores, tiny boutiques with curated collectibles, peek-a-boo of the beach and some lovely food joints. Shop: You’d find some of the world-famous luxury brands for clothes, accessories, bags, shoes, watches, etc. it’s a shopper’s paradise with a picturesque raw backdrop for the richest of the rich namesake a French Riviera of Italy.
- Blue Grotto, a dark cavern where the sea glows electric blue, the result of sunlight passing through an underwater cave. I never realized that I’d been admiring the professional pictures of the blue grotto ever since I started enjoying nature photography. It’s a must do if you are traveling during summers During rains/ winters, it stays shut owing to the high tides and the sea water that fills in the cave. If I ever go back to Capri, it would just be for Blue Grotto. Its a true natures marvel worth witnessing.
- Limoncello: Recently gaining mainstem limelight, limoncello is indigenous drink of Capri. You’d find small souvenir shops around the town selling this lemon flavoured hard liquor in adorable souvenir (miniature, 100 ml, 250ml etc.) bottles. Big & chic bottles are available for a comparatively cheaper price bargain for serious drinkers and limoncello fans.
Before I sign off, here is a mandatory mommy picture of me. I might get a chance to travel often, but I am as lost as any other mum and my baby is as messy as might be one of yours.
Go Mommies! You are the world, the world needs- to make this a better place for the rest of us. to raise better humans, to nurture, to nourish and to wipe that nosy. :*
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