Capri is the perfect spot to enjoy a late summer vacation and it was the second destination on the romantic Ischia-Capri-Positano tour with my beloved this month. Thanks to its geographic position in the Tyrrhenian Ocean, near the Gulf of Naples the climate of Capri is mild and sunny from April till October. The breathtakingly beautiful landscape on the cliffs, surrounded by clear blue water and the legendary Faraglioni rocks has been attrackting visitors since the days of the Ancient Greeks and Romans time. Even Napoleon Bonaparte wanted to possess the island and conquered it briefly in 1806.
Like in the Frank Sinatra song „Isle of Capri“: „Summertime was nearly over, Blue Italian sky above…“ we arrived via jetboat from Ischia, the neighboring island and were greeted at the marina by a colorful and buzzing scene. Lots of boats, fisher men, tourists and convertible taxi cabs gave us the first indication of the omnipresent Dolce Vita vibes. A driver took us near our beautiful Hotel Tiberio Palace, just a step away from the piazza.
The Tiberio Palace was redesigned by architect and interior designer Giampiero Panepinto. It’s a perfect mix of traditional Caprese style and contemporary finesse. Neutral and coral shades with blue, turquoise and fresh yellow highlights – the perfect island color scheme for a place you never want to leave again.
Yes, I’m officially in love with Capri!
During our short stay we tried to follow some recommendations to get to see the most characteristic places of the island. One of those was the legendary La Fontelina beach club – a very secluded little lido, that can only be reached climbing down hundreds of stairs or comming directly by boat from the harbour. From there we started a boat excursion to the Faraglioni. It it’s said to bring good luck if you kiss your love right under the arch of the center Faraglione rock. … unfortunately my love felt quite sick on the boat, so we had to skip the kissing part hoping for the good omen anyway! 😉
In the evenings there’s nothing better than enjoying the blue hour on one of the many terraces overlooking the Tyrrhenian sea. Soft music, good wine and good company are the perfect way to end an eventful day on the blue island.
And lets not forget about the local cuisine!
Delicious vegetable creations and fresh seafood can be found on every menu and the latter comes straight from the ocean to the table. And there are so many cute little Caprese style restaurants with their unmistakeable rustic and colorful charm – adorned with typical elements, like the lemon terrace of the restaurant Da Paolino, or the ocean blue furniture of the risorante Il Riccio in Anacapri.
Unfortunately we’ve only had two days on Capri, so there will definitely be a next time, so we can visit the other lovely spots we had to leave out so far.