Cruising to Capri!
Trip Start Jun 07, 2008
191Trip End Jun 28, 2009
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The coastline is very dramatic - it is made of rock and goes straight down to the sea. When we got to Capri, we first stopped at the white grotto (Italian for cave) then the green grotto, then we went to the most famous, the Blue Grotto. There were lots of boats there and there were also lots of guys in small rowboats. The guys in the small rowboats give you a ride inside the Blue Grotto. We had to wait our turn - there was one guy who was in charge of lining everyone up and at one point he started shouting at another guy
When we got to Capri, we walked all the way up to the town. Capri is very beautiful and has great views out to the sea. The town is high up in the mountains. We walked around and then had an amazing lunch of gnocchi, pasta, and the best tiramisu for dessert. But my favorite part was that we got to ride in a convertible taxi on the way back down to the harbor. That was awesome!
Tonight, we went to dinner in Positano. During dinner, we suddenly heard fireworks and rushed outside to see. We found out that tonight was the festival of St. Mary for one of the churches. They had great fireworks over the beach, then music and they carried the statue of Mary through the streets. Positano looked really beautiful with candles and lights everywhere.
The motorboat took us back to our hotel beach, where we played on the rocks and got ice cream and searched for sea glass and jumped in the ocean. It is a great beach. We are going to come back tomorrow!