Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Capri, Italy

Capri was the third city we visited on our Honeymoon through Italy and France. If you missed them, check out my posts on Rome and Sorrento. We savored the relaxing, laid back atmosphere of this beautiful island, it was much needed and appreciated after the first busy five days of our trip. 

How to get to Capri from Sorrento
From Sorrento, we took a hydrafoil over to Capri. It was such a quick and easy commute. The ferry leaves from Marina Piccola, located about 10 minutes by cab from the heart of Sorrento. At Marina Piccola, you can purchase a hydrafoil or ferry ticket for about 18 euro per person. A quick 30 minute boat ride and we were on the magical little island of Capri.

Where to Stay on Capri
While on Capri we stayed at Casa Morgano. I highly recommend this hotel. The property is immaculate and located off the main road. The service was top-notch, they took care of all of our needs and made our stay at their property truly enjoyable and effortless. Our room was spacious and they kindly upgraded us to a room with a patio overlooking the sea. I just loved how Casa Morgano is nestled into the mountainside among the trees, there was always a slight breeze and the sound of birds chirping and calling as they soared overhead. What I loved the most about Capri was sitting on that patio enjoying the fresh sea breeze and listening to the birds and the wind through the trees.

We spent a lot of time on Capri relaxing. We walked around the town, sat in the little town square, the Piazetta (a great place for people watching) and ate at as many restaurants as we could.

Where to Eat
There were three restaurants in particular that left an impression; Il Geranio, Villa Verde and Michel'angelo.

  • Il Geranio is a quaint little French restaurant overlooking the Faraglioni. The food here was absolutely delicious being one of the best in terms of quality that I experienced in Italy. 
  • Villa Verde came recommended from the staff at Casa Morgano. We were very impressed by the food (local Italian cuisine), service and atmosphere here; I wish we had discovered it earlier in our stay because this is a place I would have dined at more than once. 
  • Michel'angelo...I can't say the food was the best here, though it was a lot better than a lot of the little touristy restaurants located in the Piazetta. And while everything is overpriced on Capri, this restaurant was one of the less expensive ones. What made this restaurant stand out was the service. Our waiter was very friendly and attentive making our experience at Michel'angelo very memorable. 

  // The Faraglioni //

// All pics by Nic (except for a few) //

Ciao, Capri! We'll be back soon!

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