.We got picked up from the Royal Hotel in Sorrento and transported down to the towns ferry terminal, where we boarded the cat to the Isle of Capri. The trip out took around 30 minutes in the mid morning glare… (see first pic below)… before docking at the islands bustling little port, Marina Grande… (second pic).
One of the big attractions on Capri is the Blue Grotto, a sea cave renowned for its extremely blue water. Its only accessible in calm waters though, and at low tides… so its never certain you will get in… our guide told us no one got in the day before….
We were lucky that morning, we got our tickets at the pier and got into a small runabout which took us around the island to a small opening in the rock cliff face that was surrounded by a myriad of little rowboats, complete with local guides. These boats could only fit two passengers and needed to be small because the entrance to the Blue Grotto is fairly tight… infact the tide must have been fairly high when we went in as we all had to lie down to avoid getting crunched!
The Blue Grotto is amazing… the light entering through the small cave opening lights shines a deep blue through the water, contrasting dramatically with the general blackness of the rest of the cave. Soon after we entered the rowboat guides all broke into song, taking advantage of the caves good accoustics.
Returning from the La Grotta Azzurra our guide took us via taxi bus up the mountain to Anacapri, the islands main town. We toured around, visiting the little shops where you could sample Limoncello, the local alcoholic drink made from lemons. We walked up to a lookout over the Marina, (Below), then walked out to La Migilerra (Last pics) before enjoying a pasta and pizza lunch…