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The Island of Capri

Saturday October 1st, 2011 Justin and I headed to Capri, an island in the Tyrrhenian Sea. It was a nice day trip from which to escape Naples. After about a 50 minute boat ride to the island we docked at Marina Grande. Then we took the funicular (basically an escalator bus) up the side of the steep island to the town.

We wandered and lolligagged through the streets for a while and then had lunch. After lunch we went to the Certosa di San Giacomo monastery/gallery, which was one of our top favorite things in Capri. On display was Karl Wilhelm Diefenbach’s incredibly large, atmospheric/dark paintings, two of which can be seen in the photo slideshow. We went to a few bookshops, a few overlooks of the island, and smelled perfume (Capri is the birthplace of perfume).

We were going to go into the famous blue grotto, but when we got to the dock to get tickets we realized it would take a little too long and we would miss our boat back to Naples. So we took a boat tour around the island instead. We saw all the caves, rocks, and grottos, but just not the inside of the blue grotto. We did go through the archway of the middle of the three Fraglioni rocks.

I know you are dying to know, so yes, I was wearing capris on Capri. I did not, however, drink a Capri Sun. Next time.

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