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Out and about in Capri

A day out with Marcella





This morning we were picked up by Tony and Marcella for a tour of the island of Capri. First stop was the Grotto Azzura, also known as the Blue Grotto. It was quite some sight when we arrived to see the many boats (mainly full of Chinese and Japanese) crowding the tiny entrance waiting to get in. At times, there is a 2 hour wait on a large boat before transferring onto a small boat to enter the grotto. Luckily we didn't have to wait this long and were soon ready to enter the cave. We all had to lie down in the boat as the entrance way is very small and low. Must have looked quite a sight. Simon had the bow to himself while we other 3 were cuddled up nicely in the back (lying down). The grotto was beautiful , with crystal clear water illuminated by natural light. In some ways, almost surreal. After that, we were back to Ana Capri and onto the single man chair lift to Monte Solaro. Once again, it felt as though you were on top of the world with breathtaking views out over the stunning green and blue waters. We were soon on the road again and headed to the hub of Capri, the area where the rich and famous hang out. We couldn't spot any papparazzi so gathered nobody famous was there! This area is home to the label shops of Italy, and out of our reach I'm afraid!! We visited the world famous La Piazzetta, and Martyn purchased some famous Capri man spray...lol. Marcella took us through the shopping area of Capri to the Caesar Augustus Gardens. From here we could see the amazing view of Faraglioni. Once again, the waters were filled with launches, bigger than our houses! Marcella was a lovely Italian born guide who knew so much of the history of the area, it was very worthwhile. This afternoon Martyn and I visited a coulple of the old churches of the region, the main one being "The church of San Michele". At one time, this lovely old church was the hub of Capri. I think Robyn and Simon have been relaxing by the pool, with Robyn becoming more "bronzali". Tomorrow we leave for Rome, on the downward spiral. It's hard to imagine the end!! Ciao, Lx

Posted by gaddesandgray 09:30

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