Amalfi Coast, Blue Grotto, Capri, Europe, Italy, photography, travel, vacation
We spent several days on the fabled Island of Capri during our 30-day whirlwind trip to Europe last summer. It lies along Italy’s gorgeous Amalfi Coast, which I wrote about not too long ago. While fantastically beautiful, Capri seemed a little too polished and glitzy for my taste. Especially when compared with the old world charm of the city of Sorrento, which we visited by ferry while in Capri. I’ll be writing about that next.
We start here with a few photos of the main harbor of Capri and then work our way up the narrow winding streets toward our hotel at the very top, with spectacular views looking down.
Later we took a boat tour around the island, cruising through the landmark arches and stopping at the famous Blue Grotto, a playground for Roman emperors in times past.. The waters all around the island were fantastic shades of blue against the limestone cliffs.
Here we are lining up to get into the Blue Grotto. Small skiffs would come out to the tour boats and take small groups of 4 or 5 through. We were all prepared to get out for a swim inside, but the trip through was just too fast and crowded. While eerily beautiful inside, I felt like I was on a conveyor belt with all the boats moving so quickly in and out of the grotto with their passengers.
One last wave goodbye to this fabled island with all its natural beauty, its fabulous riches, and its ancient history. Onward to Sorrento!
What a wonderful place 😊 That blue is mesmerizing 💕
Yes, it was!
Writing to Freedom said:
Gorgeous waters. Thanks for sharing a taste of Italy with us Deborah.
My pleasure. It’s so much fun to go back and review all the photos and choose a few to share here.
Writing to Freedom said:
I understand. I do that with my posts and poetry too.
laura bruno lilly said:
Except for the conveyor belt aspect, the grotto must have been quite the experience. I wonder, did this summon up the itch to go back to your sailing life?
Yes, it really did spark that desire to be sailing again. I tried to imagine how fun it would have been pulling up to a dock in some of these places or taking our own dinghy inside the grotto.
Wow! That water is so gorgeous. Thank you for sharing and allowing us to be part of your adventure.
My pleasure. Thank you for coming here!
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So awesome you were able to go inside the Blue Grotto! We were wanting to do that as well on our last trip to Capri but it was closed! Just an excuse to go again! 😀
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