I was lucky enough to visit Capri during a very hot June, which I was spending in Milan. Capri was the perfect three-day getaway. We flew to Naples from Milan Malpensa on Easy Jet. Our flight was at 7am, which we were happy about because it meant having almost a full day in Capri. We had a hilarious taxi drive from Naples airport to the port, the taxi driver started signing 'Despacito' and telling us we should eat a lot of fruit.
Day 1 - 19th June
At roughly 10:30 am we caught the hydrofoil from the port to the Marina in Capri. The ride was roughly 45 minutes long, and it was hilarious to see large groups of South American's screaming every time the boat hit a wave (which happened every 30 seconds).
We then took the train which goes up the mountain, to reach the other side of the island, which is were we were staying. A word of warning for whoever wishes to visit Capri: PACK LIGHT. There are barely any cars, and many, many steps, so you have to carry your luggage around the town yourself. We walked through the town of Capri, towards the Faraglioni. Just before them was our hotel 'Villacore'. A lovely villa transformed in a Luxury B&B with a small amount of rooms. The rooms themselves are nothing extraordinary, but the rest of the house is. White walls and gorgeous, colourful tiles adorn the living and breakfast room. The view is also great, looking right into the deep blue sea.
We spent the rest of the day at the Bagni Da Luigi, which are situated right below the breathtaking Faraglioni. We payed €25 euros per sun bed and €15 for a light lunch of bruschette and fresh fruit. Diving into the (freezing) sea was easy thanks to the small pier the bagni have. There are very few ways to reach the sea in Capri, as it is so steep and rocky, and the few places available have been set up with restaurants and high-priced sun beds. After having spent a lovely afternoon swimming and sun bathing, we climbed the thousands of steps back to the main path (I don't suggest doing this during the hottest hours of the day). We then went for a lovely, long walk around the uninhabited part of the island, where we managed to see the famous Casa Malaparte. The walk consisted of thousands of steps and was quite challenging, especially considering the fact that we were wearing flip flops. We eventually reached a breathtaking arch (picture 5) called 'Arco Naturale' which is totally worth the walk. Around 8:30 we crossed the town to go to eat at Ristorante Panorama, where we waiter 20 minutes for a table. This restaurant is probably much better at lunch, due to the beautiful view it has, which can't be enjoyed at dinner time. It was very chaotic and the food was nothing special. We were slightly disappointed but too tired from all the walking to complain.
Day 2 - 20th June
We woke up quite early, having booked a half-day boat trip starting at 9:30am. We had a delicious breakfast overlooking the B&B's terrace, with the fresh morning breeze coming in. The hotel owner and manager had booked the boat trip for us, it was going to be the three of us with a skipper on a traditional boat from Capri called a 'Gozzo'. The boat met us at the Bagni da Luigi, and from there we began our trip round the island. The Gozzo was extremely comfortable, we had loads of space to lounge around, and plenty of space in the shade. We stopped wherever we wanted for a swim, and the skipper brought us to see many beautiful caves which are dotted around the island. Being a small boat we were actually able to enter many of the caves and see close up the stalagmites and beautiful colours. We brought focaccia and small pizza with us as we had been told that there was no food on board, just plenty of drinks. The trip round the island lasted around 4 hours and we had a lovely time, I really recommend it to people who want to see the island in all of it's beauty. The Gozzo dropped us off at Bagni di Luigi again and we had a quick lunch, a delicious dish of spaghetti with fresh tomato sauce and basil, and a slice of the famous 'torta Caprese'. We went back to our B&B, got changed and went for a walk up to the 'Villa Jovis' built by the Roman Emperor Tiberius in AD 27. The magnificent ruins have a breathtaking view of the mainland and the Amalfi coast. It was unfortunately closed for the day, I suggest checking the opening times if you wish to visit it. Walking back down we stopped at the restaurant and pizzeria 'Lo Sfizio' where we had the best meal of our three-day stay. We had fried antipasti, pasta with fresh tomato sauce, mozzarella and basil, spaghetti with moscardini (picture 2) and paccheri with mussels, clams and parsley. If you visit Capri you HAVE to eat at Lo Sfizio. Limoncello to finish, obviously.
Day 3 - 21st June
On our last day we only had a few hours to spend in Capri before we got the hydrofoil back to Naples, where we would be spending another two days. We walked through the town of Capri and reached the top of the historic 'Via Krupp' (picture 4), a winded path which has an elevation difference of 100m. Unfortunately it is closed as a section of it is too dangerous, but one can still admire it from above.
from long weekends away to month long travels and trips.