Margaret's Italian Diary, May 2018

Tuesday 8th May:  Capri

  • More good organising from Cox & Kings saw us have a leisurely breakfast at Tradamento and collected about 10:45.  Taken by taxi to port and on to hydrofoil to Capri.  Relatively empty as poor weather for day trippers.  Speed along and Capri soon loomed into view.  Very impressive cliffs and precipices.

  • Arrived in downpour.  Taxi up to Capri town square where bags were taken by motor buggies (used all the time for taking things everywhere in Capri which is nearly all pedestrianised and narrow streets). Walked to our lovely Hotel Casa Morgano.
  • After brief wash and brush up, out for a very expensive ½ pizza each and water then on to explore.  Fortunately now a warm afternoon.

  • First stop Augustus Gardens overlooking the beautiful Faraglioni rocks arch.

  • The Via Krupp (which has been closed for 5/6/ years due to rock falls) and Marina Piccolo.
  • On way back passed the Charterhouse of St James (sadly too late to visit)- originally a medieval Carthusian monastery.
  • Went to Tragar directly overlooking Frag rocks and over to Augusta gardens.  Pink house where Churchill met Eisenhower at end of war.
  • Enjoyed spa bath before having lovely meal at La Camerelle (name of road on which hotel is situated).



Wednesday 9th May:  Capri

  • Lovely Breakfast- fab fruit but Vesuvero is still the very best!

  • First visit to Villa Jovis along the beautiful path through gardens, villas and tended areas up to the enormous ruins of Emperor Tiberious' villa.  Poor audio guide (as usual) gave us a bit of info but we weren't quite sure where Tib's drop exactly was where victims were thrown or told to jump.  Very high cliffs everywhere.  Back down past lovely open air cafe for panini and coffee.

  • After a rest (and quick sunbathe) caught the public bus to Anacapri- quite a scary ride along hair pins but a charming town and not as tourist laden as Capri.  Saw the amazing floor of St Michael Archangel church made of majolica tiles depicting expulsion of Adam & Even from Garden of Eden.

  • Missed a few interesting things but too late in the day and had a fab pizza at Aumm-Aumm.  Caught bus just outside for scary ride down again.
  • Finished the evening with walk down nearly to main square to Pasticia Buonocare for coffee and pasties- especially caprilu- Lemon almond pasties. Yummy and not expensive.


Margaret's Italian Diary, May 2018

Thursday 3rd

Friday 4th

Saturday 5th
Pompeii & Sorrento

Sunday 6th
Sorrento & Positano

Monday 7th

Tuesday 8th

Wednesday 9th

Thursday 10th

Friday 11th

Saturday 12th

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