Sunday, June 10, 2012

Capri 9 Giugno

I spent all day Saturday with my fellow SAI students on the island of Capri.  Depending on which ferry you take (i.e. how much money you're willing to shell out), Capri is 20 minutes to an hour and 1/2 away from Sorrento's ironically named Marina Piccola.

We had to meet at the Marina at 8 AM, and as I had never been there before, I left early to find it.  
I got there at 7:30.  
So, I did what anyone with any time on their hands should do

Eventually we all gathered, and took the 20 minutes ferry over to Capri

Kathy, Tianna, & Anna say "ciao"

... where we disembarked and followed our lovely and adorable guide Vincento (vin-CHENT-o) onto a bus that took us up to Anacapri.  And our first order of business when we got there was to, of course, immediately get on another bus that took us to the Grotto Azzurra.

Katy, Justin, & I about to enter the Grotto

It was beautiful and quite amazing, but it was hardly the most interesting thing that happened.  There was a whole incident regarding a jellyfish sting and urine. It's a great story.

Chrissie says it's all right

After the grotto & lunch, we decided to hang back from the tour group and take a chairlift up to the highest point in Capri

It, too, was rather spectacular

After we returned, we took a bus and a very long (and unnecessary... but that's a story for another time) walk back down to the Marina Grande.  We had an hour before our ferry left, and I knew exactly what I wanted to do.

All things considered, it was a nice day.  It started out very hot, but it cooled down as the day went by.  We kept very busy, and thanks to the chairlift, got to see the entire island.  However, Sorrento is equally, if not more beautiful than Capri, and certainly much less expensive.  It was worth the trip just for the Grotto Azzurra and the chairlift... but I much prefer my Sorrento.  And, let's be honest...

... this was the best part of the day, & it cost double what it does in Sorrento.  What even?!

Even so, it was a great experience, and we all had fun.  By the end, though...

... we were glad to be going home.

Home to Sorrento ♥

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