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Thursday 13 November 2014
Capri, but no Blue Grotto!
This was the second tour we pre-booked and a blessing that we actually did it.
Originally, we booked Capri Tour for our first day and Amalfi Coast tour on our second day. However due to bad weather forecast for Wednesday, the Capri tour was cancelled. The tour operator called us and suggested we reverse the order in the hope the weather improved which made good sense to us. We were happy to take ...
... day, the city center bears testimony in the classically Roman layout of the streets to the presence of the Empire. In the Middle Ages Sorrento fell into the hands of the Goths and the Byzantines, but resisted and repelled the advances of the Lombards of Benevento despite a siege. Due to Sorrento's proximity to the sea however, it was often raided and sacked in the 1500's by Pirates and sailors from the Harbor Town of Pisa, which led to ...
... and wealth so everything is obviously going to be extremely overpriced because it is very "rich" in every sense of the word. Luitchi was an absolute gem being very informative and anticipating to our needs; he stopped at many places. We got the glimpse of the rich and famous houses which was an eye opener. Luitchi dropped us at the Town centre and we walked to the square where there were expensive boutiques and souvenir shops. Capri town is ...
... of smiling faces. We took a furnicular up to the hills and you are instantly confronted with fantastic views of the island right off the main square.
We checked into our hotel, La Minerva, and it was just ridiculous. Balcony views looking over the Mediterranean and tucked far back from the busy piazza, instant relaxtion set in. The staff was so genuinely interested in helpng us in every ...
... the slow ferry which was nearly 10 euros cheaper. While waiting for the ferry we met a family of Australians who offered to help us fight thought the large groups of Asian tourists who have a habit of pushing through crowds, worrying that the ferry would leave without them.
On the island we had planned to visit the blue grotto, a famous cave for the beautiful bright blue water inside the cave only reachable by boat. We had done our research and knew that ...