It feels like coming home every time I visit Italy…
When i was 13 and spend my holidays in Italy, I decided to learn Italian as that beautiful country that looks like a shoe has always been my favorite and I’ve been dreaming to live there ever since I can imagine. Well I realized my plans and started to learn Italian and now, 4 years later, I even got to work for tourist agency in Capri for one week and since I am perfectly informed about Capri by now, I am telling you about the 5 reasons why I love Capri so much.
- The sea: The seawater around Capri is just gorgeous ♥ It’s not just extremely clean, the sea also changes it’s colors depending on the time of the day and the position of the sun. So in the morning you are swimming in emerald green water, in the afternoon, the water changes to a very strong, dark blue and in the evening you’ve got to swim in the turquoise colored sea.. On top of that, the Island has many grottos in which even the emperors of Rome enjoyed their bath… When you are visiting Capri, make sure to do a boat trip around the Island and it’s caves and grottos as you have -believe me- not seen Capri without doing that.
- The people and the Italian culture : Many Italians say that the people from Capri are not Italians as they often think they are arrogant and snobbish. But believe me, they are not. When I needed a sim card (as I forgot my phone in Vienna), I asked an old women about where I might get one. She immediately grabbed my hand and we went all the way to the other side of the city center since she wanted to show me the way to the phone shop. And throughout the city, the people just seem very happy and helpful. And of course there still is the Italian “art de vivre” – Live seems much more uncomplicated here and the people seem to enjoy their cozy lifes and drinking their sorrows away with coffee and good Italian wine. Here in the south of Italy, the people always say “Tutto con calma” when they see stressed people – Which basically means keep calm ;)
- Those cool things that you can only find in Capri: When you arrive at Marina Grande, the main port of Capri, you can take the famous Capri Funiculare, a funicular that brings you right to the city center of Capri. Throughout the city, you will be able to spot those cute mini buses and when you need a Taxi, you are going to be picked up by a typical Capri-Cabrio as all the Taxis here have to be convertibles… I mean how cool is that ?! But honestly: You will spend most of your time on foot as there are no cars at all allowed in the centre of Capri. And then there is that cool chairlift that departs from Piazza Vittoria and reaches the summit of Monte Solaro (the highest point of Capri) in less than 12 minutes. The ticket costs 12 Euros and the view from Monte Solaro is just breathtaking ♥
- The food: Alright I think there’s now need to explain that… We all know how good Italian food is, don’t we ? ;) And what I really enjoy as well is the delicious coffee here in Italy. When you are in Capri, you need to have a coffee at the “Al Piccolo Bar” which is located on “Piazza Umberto 1” which many Italians call La Piazetta (which means little square). And La Piazetta is often called Theatre of the world, as around summer time, people from all around the world (especially the rich) gather at this place for their afternoon coffee.
- The cute streets: What I especially like about the city centre are the small and narrow streets where you will find the most expensive shops in the world right next to tiny a grocery store: Everything is very close together and i kinda like that :)
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