Buongiorno brunch babes! Today for BWB Travels we are going to the little island of Capri. Seriously if I am ever missing, check here first… I am in love!
Capri is off the coast of Italy and is a small island made up of Capri and Anacapri. We got to Capri by taking the Hyrdofoil boat from the Napels Cruise port. The Hydrofoil port is very close to the cruise port and you can buy your tickets right there. There are a few different ferry companies… I would recommend taking the soonest leaving ferry.
The ferry ride takes about 50 mins to get from Naples to Capri. Once you arrive you dock into the most picturesque port of your dreams. If you arrive in Capri on a good day the Blue Grotto is a must see! Walking down the dock from disembarking the hydrofoil you will see the small stand to buy tickets for the Blue Grotto from Motoscafisti. They offer two trips one just to the Blue Grotto and a trip around the island that includes the Blue Grotto. We choose to just see the grotto for time’s sake.
Once you board your boat to the Blue Grotto it is a quick trip to the actual grotto entrance. This is where the fun comes in. You will wait for on your boat in a weird queue that only the boat captains understand. Be prepared to wait in the sun… this is prime tanning (or burning time). When it is your boats turn small row boats will approach your boat and you will disembark into the row boat. They seat 4 people per boat and you sit on the floor. Your rowboat is then taken to a boat to pay for the grotto entrance fee so be sure to have euros on hand! Your row boat is then taken to the grotto entrance where you are swiftly pulled through the small opening with your boat captain almost laying down on top of you to get in. Don’t worry it is bigger on the inside.
The sun reflects off the limestone bottom creating the glowing blue effect that is truly beautiful. You spend a few minutes inside while being serenaded then it is back out through the hole. Truly this is an experience. On the way back to Capri you can get some beautiful shots of the island.
One of the things on my bucket list was to have a caprese salad in Capri. While we generally try to stay away from the “tourist” restaurants there are a few down by the harbor that were perfectly delicious and had free wifi. Checked this delicious item off my bucket list and a napoleon pizza!
After lunch it was time for shopping and Capri does not disappoint. This is the playground of the rich and famous and the shopping lives up to that! We took the funicular up to the Piazetta where the shops are. The funicular runs every 15 mins and is very cheap to take… plus it is pretty fun! Up on the piazetta you can find Louis Vuitton, Fendi, Gucci, Mui Mui and many more. Depending on the strength of the Euro this could be a great place to make a luxury item purchase – I did and I will always remember I got it on Capri!
Shopping and some limoncello rounded out the day then we headed back to the hyrofoil to return to Naples. This was my favorite day of the cruise because Capri is a little slower and all about sun and treating yourself! Ohhh I will be back!
Until our next adventure!