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Our Beautiful World: A Visit To Capri On The Amalfi COAST

A visit to Capri will no doubt be one of those unforgettable memories that will linger for a lifetime. It’s known for its spectacular scenery, picturesque high-end shopping streets, and lemons.

Thus, if you only have one day on your travel itinerary set out for Capri, we give you the six things that will turn one ordinary day into one idyllic day.

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the island of a thousand faces

If you’re dreaming of a holiday where you can

  • walk the trails skirting the cliffs,
  • swim in crystalline waters,
  • experience jaw-dropping natural beauty, and
  • meander in and out of the most fashionable boutiques in the world,

Capri should be your next summer holiday destination. 

Read further…

6 things not to miss in Capri, Italy

1. Faraglioni

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The dramatic Faraglioni (pronounced [faraʎˈʎoːni]; Neapolitan: faragliune [faraʝˈʝuːnə]; singular faraglione in both languages) is Capri’s most iconic sight. These three towering rock formations have been created by millions of years of erosion. It is believed that these rocks once were caves and archways. However, these days they’re completely cut off from the mainland. 

2. Blue Grotto Caves

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Depending on the time of day, the wait to enter the Blue Grotto cave can be long. We waited for just over an hour. While the visit inside the grotto lasts about five minutes, it is still worth the effort.

Travel Tip(s)

Before going to the Blue Grotto, make sure your trip is during the low tides. This link will give you all the tide times, as well as many other weather tips such as wind speed, temperature, humidity, and visibility. 

If you plan to stay for more than one day in Capri and want to include a fishing trip, the same link will give you the latest on the fishing conditions.

3. Gelato

For the very best ice cream in Capri, head on over to Buonocore Gelateria Pasticceria Gastronomia e Tavola Calda on 35 Via Vittorio Emanuele.

They’re not only known for the best gelato in Capri but also claim a spot in one of the five best ice cream shops in the Mediterranean.

By the way, the other best ice cream shops in the Mediterranean are:

  • Cacao Sampaka in Barcelona, Spain
  • Gelateria del Teatro in 
    Rome, Italy – near Piazza Navona
  • Venchi in Florence, Italy
  • Fenocchio in Nice, France

Travel Tip(s)

You are most likely to stand in a line that sometimes winds down the sidewalk. So, don’t be in a hurry. It’s worth the wait.

4. Shopping

What to buy in Capri

Whether you are looking to buy souvenirs, fashionable clothing, handicrafts or shoes you will find the best Capri shopping in the triangle from the Piazzetta to Via Camerelle and Via Le Botteghe.

Shopping in this exquisite triangle can keep you busy for days on end. However, when you’re pushed for time, these are the items you want to leave with:

  • Limoncello Liqueur

    It’s unclear whether this tasty lemon liqueur was invented in Sicily 100 years ago, or on one of the several villages and islands on the Amalfi coast. But who cares? After all these years it still is one of Italy’s most popular liqueurs. You’ll find them around every corner and in all different shapes and forms. Even if you do not consume alcoholic drinks, they make for great gifts or memorable souvenirs.

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  • Capri bells from Capri Bell

    The traditional handcrafted Capri bells (you can also order from their website if you run out of time) are considered a very precious lucky charm. 

    It is believed that Saint Michael offered the first bell to a young shepherd telling the youngster: “My son, take this bell and follow its sound; it will protect you from harm”.

    There are more narratives about the legendary Capri Bell, but I won’t tell them all. That’s like telling your friend how the movie will end, right?

5. Amazing views from the Gardens of Augustus

This is why you must do the gardens of augustus

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“The garden is quite small, but the views must be among the best in the world, or at least this is how it makes you feel. It is a very tranquil place and well worth the 1.5 euros. A must see and do.” – July 29, 2022 – Stephen G on TripAdvisor

“Nice place to see some of the beautiful landscape Capri has to offer. It does not take a long time to visit the whole place, but if you want some nice pictures, they can be taken here. From the gardens, you can also see down on the hundreds of boats and ships which have anchored close to the island.” – July 24, 2022 – Martin on TripAdvisor

Travel Tip(s)

When you feel Capri is getting a bit crowded, escape to the Gardens of Augustus and rest on the beautifully tiled benches in the shade of the magnificent trees.

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6. Limoncello Tasting

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Nothing beats the locals when it comes to making their zesty Limoncello.  The most authentic Limoncello is Limoncello di Capri. Limoncello di Capri comes from the stunning “lemon groves on the slopes of the Sorrento peninsula and the island of Capri, descending towards the sea.”

That’s the one to taste and take back home (check out our travel tip)!

Travel Tip(s)

The best place to find local products in Capri – Via Roma, 79.