Today was our last full day in Italy and I couldn’t think of a better send-off than a day in gorgeous Capri. Visiting Capri had been one of activities I was most looking forward to, and the luxurious island did not disappoint! We took a short ferry from Sorrento to Capri in this morning and immediately hopped on a smaller boat for a cruise around the island. We passed the Arco Naturale, the famous trio of the Faraglioni Rocks, Tiberius’s drop (the cliff where the Roman emperor supposedly threw people to their death) and Marina Piccola, which is the island’s smaller and more exclusive marina.
After cruising around for an hour or so, we landed back in Marina Grande and took a cable car up to the main square, called Piazzetta. Compared to the lush greens and browns of the island’s vegetation, I loved the dreamy colors of downtown Capri. All the buildings and villas are painted in pastel yellows, peaches, pinks and whites. This soft palette is punctuated by fuchsia flowers, aquamarine shutters and striped awnings.
Passing by lavish shopa and hotels, we made our way to the colorful, cliffside Augustus Gardens. After taking some time to admire the striking seaside views, we set off on our walking tour.
Capri village walk
Location: We walked from the Augustus Gardens over to Punta Tragara, an elegant hotel estate that’s set away from the hustle and bustle of downtown Capri. The site offers unparalleled views of the Faraglioni Rocks.
Length: The distance was about 2 miles. The photo above shows the salmon-colored Punta Tragara hotel estate on the coast in the distance. To reach that point, we walked inland through the island’s small villa-lined streets.
Time: The walk took about 1.5 hours, with plenty of time to soak in the scenery and snap photos.
Terrain: The terrain was easy and low-key. We walked through small streets and paved pathways that passed by chic villas, restaurants, hotels and shops.
Best view: The views from Punta Tragara were amazing. To one side, you could see the Faraglioni Rocks and to the other, you can get a glimpse of the beginning of Marina Piccola.
Favorite moment: Of course the coastal views were unbelievable, but my favorite time on the walk was passing by the luxurious villas and tiny hotels along the way.