After a leisurely breakfast at our suite in Sorrento, we headed down to the marina to catch a boat to Capri. We just made the 1:00pm boat over, which was a bit of a rough ride, since it was another windy day. But Oliver especially enjoyed the ride over, and pulling into the island, this is what we saw...
|sailing into Capri|
We hiked a little ways up the hill, before we realized how daunting it would be to hike all the way up... so we went back down to the marina for a relaxing (though costly) lunch.
|Marina Grande, Capri|
|lunch at the harbour|
|Funicolare from Marina Grande up to the town of Capri|
|view from town of Capri|
It was a fun and scenic 13-minute ride to the top of Monte Solaro... I got on the chair in front of Oliver, and behind a large tour group of Australian students (guessing by their accent). No one was coming down the other way, since the chairlift had just reopened. I took so many photos that my camera was giving me a dangerously low-battery warning. We floated over trees, houses, and gardens, and Oliver enjoyed some bread and limoncello along the way...
|view of Anacapri|
We were up in the clouds at the top of Monte Solaro, but the view was still spectacular.
We took the chairlift back down, and walked around the town of Anacapri a bit, before taking the bus back down to Marina Grande. The last ferry sailed back to Sorrento at 5:40pm, and as we got to the marina, we could just see the moon starting to rise over the island. The ride back was much less of a nautical rollercoaster than the ride over, and we got back to Sorrento before sundown.
|map of Anacapri (on ceramic tiles)|
|moon rising in the distance, over Marina Grande, Capri|
Arrivederci a Sorrento, Sant' Agnello, Capri, e Campania... it's been a lovely time! I wish we could have stayed longer. But tomorrow we catch the train back to Rome...
|moon through the olive trees|