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Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Capri, the Island of Lemons and Grottoes

June 19, 2014

This is our last day in Italy. :( I was sad to leave - I'd loved this trip so much - but by this point, I was ready to come home.

I'm glad we spent this day in Capri. It felt like a good way to cap off our trip and enjoy some island sun for awhile. :)

We boated from Sorrento to Capri via Hydrofoil, an extremely fast ferry-like boat, and it was fun. It reminded me of riding on a plane, as the seats were lined up together and we were traveling at high speeds; just add water.



Once we arrived, we changed over to a smaller boat to tour the island. This was easily the best part of our day, as the water was gorgeous. It's a perfect blue shade. Also, there's coral that grows on the walls in some of the grottoes, and it's a bright neon orange. (On a side note, the island looks like a place where mermaids would probably live, what with the amazing water and such!)






After our boat tour, we took a fenicula (a tram car) up a steep hill to the island's town, Anacapri, where we would take a walking tour up to the Augustus Gardens. After that, we were free to wander.

During our free time, we were spritzed by green tea and lemon perfume (which smelled DELICIOUS) and ate at a small cafe, where I enjoyed an amazing proscuitto and mozarella sandwich. Mom had lemon juice with sugar there. Capri loves lemons - it's one thing they're known for.

I also had the BEST gelato in Capri. I had Tiramisu and Stratiacella (cookies and cream) gelato on a homemade cone that they made in-house. Yum!

I really enjoyed Capri a lot. :) I had heard great things about it from my mom, who had been there 8 years prior, so it was exciting to get to see it with her and Dad.

The only thing I wish I could have seen was the Blue Grotto. It was closed the day we went, but I hope to go back someday.

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I loved this Italy adventure so much! Its ending was bittersweet, but one adventure must end before the rest begin, I guess. :) I feel so glad and blessed that I finally got to go to Italy, and it was an experience I'll never forget.

I hope to have even more fabulous adventures in the future, whether in Europe, the USA, or somewhere entirely new.

Ciao for now, Italy! You are amazing. Don't worry, I'll be back. :)



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I hope you enjoyed my Italy posts! :) I'm glad I got to blog this adventure and share it with you.
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