Before it got too cold, I took a short girl’s trip to the island of Capri off the coast of Naples to enjoy the mediterranean water one last time before it got too cold. We only went to Capri for less than two full days, but it was amazing, and I know that Capri is definitely a place I will go back to.
Since it’s a little harder to get to, our trip included a lot of public transport. We took a city bus from our apartment to the bus station (1.50 Euro) and then a Flix Bus from Rome to Sorrento (about 50 Euro round trip taking about 5 hours) and then a Ferry from Sorrento to Capri (around 40 Euro round trip taking about 20 minutes) and then a bus from Capri to Anacapri (1.50 Euro) and then to our Villa where we were spending the night. Although it was extremely long period of time spent on public transport, the views the whole way were actually breathtaking.
Beautiful mountain ridges midway to Sorrento.
Mount Vesuvius from outside of Pompeii.
The Amalfi Coast.
The Amalfi Coast.
First Night in Anacapri
When we first arrived to our villa (which was absolutely stunning with incredible views for only 67 Euro) it was around 4pm after the endless public transport journey, so we had limited beach time. Our airbnb host recommended a beach near us which he graciously drove us to. The “beach” was actually more of a cliff side that you could swim in, but it was very close to the blue grotto. I’m honestly very afraid of the ocean and dark water, so I unfortunately did not get the chance to swim this night out of fear, but it was still beautiful seeing the sunset along the cliffs. I did get the chance to drink limoncello at the beach, which is what Capri is known for, and also enjoyed some fantastic frozen lemonade made from fresh Capri lemons. Again, since I’m afraid of the ocean, I passed up the opportunity to swim into the blue grotto, but my friends said it was incredible.
After we got back, we went out to dinner in Anacapri where it was cheaper, then we went down into the town of Capri to go to a bar. We didn’t do enough research, but it’s actually very expensive to go to the bars in Capri, but we ended up walking around a lot and seeing the town, which was very nice.
Final Beach Day
On our second and last day in Capri, we wanted to take full advantage of the turquoise beaches. We went to Marino Piccola to a free beach, which was small and very nice with several cheap restaurants next to it. Since it was a beach, I actually was comfortable with going in the water, so I had a nice time swimming around the turquoise water. The water was a little cold at first, but it felt great once you get used to it. The beach was a little painful because it was a pebble beach. Far away from the water the rocks were large and smooth enough that it was okay, but close to the water it was actually very painful. I used my waterproof Tevos a lot when I was going into the water to protect my feet. I also got a Caprese sandwich, which was especially good coming from Capri.
When we left the beach and got ready to get on the bus, we had a happy accident where we could only take the bus halfway across the island to the town of Capri, and then had to walk the rest of the way to the port where the ferry was, which took us down a long staircase down the mountain. We did however get picturesque scenes the whole way down. This weekend was incredible, and the views from the island are indescribable, and the pictures do it no justice. I can’t imagine not coming back to Capri, because it was the most wonderful place I’ve ever been to.