Capri needs no introduction. A haven for artists in the early 1900s that later became synonymous with the glamorous lifestyle of the international jet set, Capri's legendary fabulousness continues to permeate the island air today. Simply strolling the streets shaded by bougainvillea, peeking into exquisite boutiques and taking in the dramatic views from all angles, the charm of this 4-mile paradise is apparent.
After arriving at via the Gescab ferry from Sorrento, we took the Funicular tram uphill and meandered our way down, stopping for lunch and of course, gelato, along the way. The morning clouds had cleared by then so we decided to indulge in a private boat ride around the south part of the island, the highlight, needless to say.
Our skipper Gaetano met us at the port and off we went towards the famous Faraglioni, passing views of iconic Villa Malaparte along the way. The only way to capture the experience seemed to be shooting video; the boat skipping over the deep turquoise waters, each grotto more magical than the other, just the right amount of breeze in our hair under the island sun.
Ristorante Isidoro Via Roma, 19, 80073 Capri NA, Italy
We lunched on the top floor patio of Isidoro (the restaurant spans 3 stories), feasting on pizza and pasta while looking out at the Piazzetta and the Bay of Naples.
Carthusia Via Camerelle, 10, 80073 Capri NA, Italy
Using handmade perfume techniques that date back to the 1300s, this traditional fragrance boutique is a swanky aromatic stop for gifts/souvenirs.
Rent a Boat Noleggio Barche Via C. Colombo 40, Capri
There are no shortage of skippers on Capri eager to whisk you around the island. Don't feel compelled to see every single grotto and spend the entire day on a guided tour; sometimes less is more.