Sorrento is a delightful city with wonderful orange groves and spectacular cliffs looking out over the Bay of Naples to the north and, on a clear day, you can see the Vesuvius. But why not take a break from your Sorrento holiday rental and visit Capri for a day?
Getting to Capri from Sorrento
A trip to the island of Capri can be taken by hydrofoil or ferry. From Sorrento town centre take a taxi or a bus down the steep twisting road to Porta Marina Piccola where you can buy a one-way ticket for Capri. The journey by hydrofoil takes about twenty minutes. Do not buy a return ticket as you may wish to return by ferry, especially if the sea is a bit choppy, and there are no special deals for buying a roundtrip ticket in advance. The ferry ride takes longer than the hydrofoil but it is much more comfortable and one hydrofoil journey in a day, unless the sea is like glass, is usually enough.
When you arrive at Capri in the Marina Grande you will discover an enchanting, romantic island that has been a luxury getaway since the days of the Roman Empire. In fact, Emperor Tiberius retired to the island and lived in one of his many villas that he’d had built on the island. The ruins of his villa still exist and are definitely worth visiting.Famous people associated with Capri include the English film star, Gracie Fields, who was married to an Italian. Many other notable names have been attracted to the island such as Graham Greene and George Bernard Shaw. There are two towns on the island, Capri and Anacapri, and they are both charming and chic with fascinating shops and art galleries, and wonderfully luxurious hotels and restaurants. The streets are always narrow and interesting and often steep as Capri the island is entirely mountainous.
Visiting the Blue Grotto in Capri
A boat rip to the Blue Grotto is a must as it allows you to look at other parts of the island from the sea. When your boat arrives at the Blue Grotto there will be rowing boats waiting to transport you into this magical cave. As the boatman rows the boat through the gap, the swell can be quite unnerving, especially when the boatman tells you to duck as the boat goes through, but once inside the Blue Grotto, it is serene and blue, and well-worth the visit while on holiday on the Amalfi Coast.