Europe day 6-Capri, Sorrento, Pompeii, Italy
Ferry to Capri
There is no quick and easy way to visit all three of Capri, Sorrento and Pompeii on your own in one day. So we Joined a tour from the cruise ship. We left at 8 am to take a ferry to Capri. The boat ride was about 45 minutes. When we got off the boat the sun came up from behind Mount Vesuvius. For a few seconds the sun was just at the tip of the volcano. It was quite unforgettable.
Then we took the funicular (tram) up the hill to the top. Capri is a small hilly island. A bunch of brand name shops and jewelry stores lined the streets in the town. The tour guide led us to Augustus Garden. Along the way I saw some nice boutique hotels built along the hills. A hotel has a bull sculpture in front. From the top there is a nice view of a winding path that goes along the steep hill down to a rocky shore. The morning sunlight sparkled off of the blue water below. After a short stay we returned to the funicular and took the ferry from Grande Marina to Sorrento (25 min).
The drive along the coast of Sorrento is rather famous. The road is built on the top edge of the cliffs that rose above the sea for about a hundred feet. As the tour bus snaked its way through the curves of the road we saw beautiful houses along the hillside. Some larger houses has expansive veranda overlooking the shore. Very picturesque indeed.
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