Capri Island | Amalfi Coast, Southern Italy

The Amalfi Coast is a stretch of coastline on the southern coast of the Sorrentine Peninsula in the Province of Salerno in Southern Italy. It’s a popular tourist destination for the region and Italy as a whole, attracting thousands of tourists annually. In 1997, the Amalfi Coast was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site as a cultural landscape.
Amalfi Coast Map
 © 2006 by James Martin
In the 1950s Capri Island became a popular destination. In summer, the island is heavily visited by tourists, especially by day trippers from Naples and Sorrento.
Map of Capri by Morn the Gorn

Marina Grande is the main port of the island. Photograph: Wade 48Marina Piccola is the south harbor. Photograph: The Blue Grotto is one of the symbols of Capri. It’s one of several sea caves, worldwide, that is flooded with a brilliant blue light. Sunlight, passing through an underwater cavity and shining through the seawater, creates a blue reflection that illuminates the cavern.
Photograph: Frédéric de Goldschmi

Via Krupp is a historic switchback paved footpath, built between 1900 and 1902.
Photographs: 1.Averain 2. kudumomo, 3. roportalPiazza Umberto I (or La Piazzetta) is the most famous square of the island. It’s located in the historic center of Capri. Photograph: Elenagm
Faraglioni are one of the island’s natural wonders. Photograph: Wikipedia
Certosa di San Giacomo is a 14th century monastery near the town of Capri.
Photograph: fotoeweb.it
Caprisuite is a small charming hotel consists of only two rooms, both with private bathrooms. The rooms enjoy the exclusive use of certain areas: the inner courtyard for romantic dinners in garden, the lodge for breakfast time and the living room with its fireplace. (There are many hotels on the island, but I loved the design of this one.)
Photographs: caprisuite.it , facebook.com/capri.suite


Information: Wikipedia and About.com

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7 responses

  1. What a Beautiful place… I Love Italy, but I’ve never been there.

    That Blue Grotto is Amazing/Beautiful.

    So are the Views, and that Hotel, wow… So you’ve been there?

    Lovely Post Nadia

    DJ-

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    05/02/2013 at 12:41 PMFeb

    • No, I have never been there, but I definitely want to visit it. It’s a wonderful country!!

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      05/02/2013 at 12:41 PMFeb

      • It’s an Enchanting place I think

        Have you ever seen the Film “Room With A View” (It’s an older Film), or “Under The Tuscan Sun”, they both take place in Italy, and have some Amazing Footage.

        Well, “Room With A View” starts and finishes in Italy, it’s also filmed in England I believe.

        DJ-

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        05/02/2013 at 12:41 PMFeb

      • These are famous movies, I heard about them before. I will watch one of them tomorrow!! 😉

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        05/02/2013 at 12:41 PMFeb

      • Cool, let me know what you think… “Room With A View” is Extremely Romantic, and it’s Locations are just Beautiful.

        And “Under The Tuscan Sun”, there’s this part where they go down to this seaside location… Just mind boggling

        DJ-

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        05/02/2013 at 12:41 PMFeb

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