Capri, Italy

Capri is an Italian island in the Tyrrhenian Sea. It has two main cities: Capri and Anacapri and two harbours: Marina Grande (the main port) and Marina Piccola (the little harbour).

One of my favorite places on the island was Villa San Michele built by the Swedish physician Axel Munthe (he fell in love with the roman ruins situated there, so he renovated and built on the site). The peaceful gardens of the Villa are situated at 327 meters above the sea level, with a view over Mount Vesuvius, Marina Grande and the Sea (as you will see in the photos).

Also visit Mount Solaro (take a bus from Capri to Anacapri – a ride full of adrenaline on the narrow street built around the mountain – and from there to take a chair lift above the clouds!)

At the end of June, Capri wasn’t very crowded  and, on some narrow streets, between the white houses, it felt like the place is abandoned.

Tyrrhenian Sea. View over the Port in Capri

The Tyrrhenian Sea. View from Anacapri over the Marina Grande Port in Capri

The port

Marina Grande, the main port of Capri

Souvenir street

Souvenir street

Tourists in Capri

Tourists in Capri

Houses in Capri

Houses in Capri

Pots

Pots

Colorful houses

Colorful houses

When life gives you lemons, make lemonade..or limoncello

When life gives you lemons, make lemonade..or limoncello

A nice terrace in the sun

A nice terrace in the sun

Going up

Going up with the chair lift on Mount Solaro

Nice pots

Nice pots

Blue

View from San Michelle Villa

Lizard

Lizard

Mail-boxes

Mail-boxes

The Tyrrhenian Sea

The Tyrrhenian Sea

the turcoaz Tyrrhenian Sea

the turquoise Tyrrhenian Sea

View over Tyrrhenian Sea from Villa San Michele

View over Tyrrhenian Sea from Villa San Michele

View over Capri

View over Capri

Villa San Michele, Capri

Villa San Michele, Capri

Ceramic wall decorations

Ceramic wall decorations

Clouds over sea

Clouds over sea

View over Capri

View over Capri

Detail of an old clock tower

Detail of an old clock tower

A very interesting flower

A very interesting flower

Garden at Villa san Michele

Beautiful garden at Villa San Michele

Houses in Capri

Houses in Capri

Clouds over Capri

Clouds over Capri

Narrow street and scary clouds

Narrow street and scary clouds

Over the clouds

Over the clouds

The Tyrrhenian Sea

The Tyrrhenian Sea

Ceramic adress Capri

Ceramic adress Capri

Blue Tyrrhenian Sea

Blue Tyrrhenian Sea

Boat on Tyrrhenian Sea

Boat on Tyrrhenian Sea

Ceramic

Ceramic

Lots of clouds that day

Lots of clouds that day

quiet landscape

The road can be seen surrounding the rocky mountain

Capri, Italy

Capri, Italy

More view over Capri

More view over Capri

Stairs

Stairs

View over the Port

View over the Port

Houses

Houses

One of the symbols of Capri is the Blue Grotto – La Grotta Azzura – a sea cave where the sunlight comes from two sources (a cave wall and a from a hole at the entrance way) and is shining through the water creating a brilliant blue or emerald reflection, illuminating the walls of the cave. Another famous sight in Capri is Faraglioni – three big stones in the sea (Stella 109 meters, Mezzo 82 m and Scopolo 106 m). We didn’t have time to see them, because we came on a one day trip from Naples, but nonetheless, the trip to Capri was one that will forever remain in my heart.

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