Sunday, August 3, 2014

All Around The World: Isle of Capri (Naples, Italy)

Wanderlust: A very strong and irresistible impulse or desire to travel the world.
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Isle of Capri

First and foremost, per the instructions given to me by my tour guide, I am to tell you that you absolutely, positively cannot call this island kuh-pree, like the pants. No, no, no. This is cap-ree, the isle of heaven on earth. (Clearly, I should do this pronunciation of words business full time. F-uh-ll tie-mmm) Anyway, feast your eyes on this beauty.
We were only here for a portion of a day, but this is hands down one of my favorite places in the entire world. I would come back in a heartbeat. The scenery, the little roads that wind through the town with the numerous stores to shop in, the overwhelming beauty -  beyond believable. If and when you go, you must see the handmade jewelry boxes (the specialty of this island) the giant lemons, and Italian shoes made right in front of your eyes.
Jewelry boxes found in this little shopping section.

The Boyfriend's giant bear hands next to the even bigger lemons.
The best part of Capri? The views. But first, to get to the amazing, breathtaking, life changing views, you must take a chair lift to the top…a chair lift that goes over people's houses and farm land.

Oh, hello down there, sir. Planning a BBQ, I see. Oh, and ma'am, sorry to disturb you on laundry day. Carry on!

The view on the way up. Lovely, serene, peaceful.

And this. THIS. I mean really, whoa!
The Mountain Society 6
Once your chair lift ride ends, you find a sidewalk and some stairs that lead to, what seems like, the edge of the earth bordering on what can only be described as heaven.

Up Society 6
These next couple of pictures are what caused us to, uh, get left behind from the rest of the tour group and almost get left on the island entirely. Worth it. I can think of worse things to happen.

What you're seeing is the view from the top all the way down to the ocean full of boats below. 
The View from Heaven Society 6
Capri Society 6

Once back down the mountain and after we realized we were left behind, we grabbed a bus, found our group, and ended up in the main part of town. I would have happily and aimlessly wandered through all of the little streets for days. This little sitting area was great for relaxing and provided more glorious views of the island.

The Isle of Capri is not to be missed. If you're in Naples and have a day to kill, find a tour that takes you from Naples to the isle for one of the best and most memorable days of your life.

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