The Isle of Capri

The hydrofoil to the Isle of Capri

The hydrofoil to the Isle of Capri

Fitzroy with my lemon gelato infused with limoncello. Yummy!

Fitzroy with my lemon gelato infused with limoncello. Yummy!

View from a sidewalk cafe View from a sidewalk cafe

View of CapriView of Capri

Tour member Alicia Wilkins had a very good  reason to visit this picturesque island so a few of us decided to join her while the rest of the group took my private Amalfi Coast tour.  Since the narrow winding roads leading up to Positano require a small bus it’s always mandatory to restrict  the number of participants.  At least 4 of us had done Amalfi several times so we gave up our seats and went to the Isle of Capri.  When you are in Naples you have so many tour options.

We all disembarked the ship together and met both lovely guides for the day. The Amalfi group went to their bus while the 6 of us proceeded with our guide, Hillary, to take the 50 minute Hydrofoil ride to the very, very expensive Isle. Alicia was so excited!  You see, years ago her dad was in the service and stationed in Naples. She grew up looking at pictures of mom, dad, and siblings taken on the Isle near a set of famous steps. One of her sisters was actually born in Naples.  They have returned to visit several times, even to the famous restaurant with a pictures of all the celebrities plastered on the walls but this was Alicia’s first. She was beside herself with glee and I was just happy to be a part of making this experience happen for her.  Taking a taxi once we arrived was too costly so the guide suggested we take the funicular up and back for a mere 4 euros each way plus it only took 3 minutes.  The hydrofoil cost 20 euros per person each way to get there. The ferry is less but adds 20 minutes to the trip.

I can’t tell you how breathtaking the views are but trust and believe they are magnificent!  Fitzroy and I were cool with sitting up top at a sidewalk cafe while the others went on their adventure. As I said this was for Alicia. This beautiful, expensive island is one I put in the category of St. Tropez…..been there, done that, don’t have to go back.

On this lovely isle, a first happened for me. I was hot as fish grease at the time but can now laugh about it. Should you join me on a future adventure, ask me  to tell you the story.

This wraps it up for me this trip. Hopefully, you enjoyed the ride.  I’m adding a few pics of my most  favorite Greek Isle……..Mykonos!   I spent the day at the beach there last week and had a wonderful time—-sun, sea, sand and good food! Mykonos, I love you! I could spend a few months with you.

Kalafatis Beach, Mykonos

Kalafatis Beach, Mykonos

Toni happy to be back at  Kalafatis Beach

Toni happy to be back at Kalafatis Beach

Good Food, Great daiquiris , Nice Vibes at Kalafatis Beach, Mykonos

Good Food, Great daiquiris , Nice Vibes at Kalafatis Beach, Mykonos

3 thoughts on “The Isle of Capri

  1. I’ve always wanted to go to the Isle of Capri too which I mentioned to you recently when you issued suggestions for 2014. This really intensified my interest to add to my memories of Monte Carlo and St Tropez. Still many other places I want to go also, one is Mykonos–was rained out in 2006. Thanks for sharing all of this good travel stuff.

    May you always have Love to Share, Health to Spare, Friends who Care and Always be a Blessing.

  2. Thank soooo much Kat! I absolutely LOVED Capri! It was all that I expected and more. It felt so good being able to show my 92 year old mother pictures of the beautiful Capri where she has so many memories. Traveling with KatTrax was 1st class 100%……,,

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