The trip to the Island
Capri is only tourism, but with such a landscape, how could they do anything else than receiving and serving the thousands of people that each day invade the island?
The landscape justifies the visit, and a single day seems to be enough to catch the essential of its beauty.
That's what we did, without regret.
Going up from the harbor
We went up by bus.
That gave us the opportunity to see how things were managed to allow the small buses to go uphill from the harbor to town.
Here and there, in some turns, the rock was cut exactly the centimeters needed for the maneuver. Each time we turned, the sights were widening more and more, revealing all the beauties of the island.
However, we had to go to the sightseing terraces for the full show.
Mount Solaro is the highest point of the island, and, obviously, the widest sightseeing point.
The transport up and down by the funicular is interesting, however, unfortunately, we are always facing some of the most discreet areas of the island, but the summit compensates us.
There are several caves in the island, but Grotto Esmeralda is the top attraction promoted in the harbor, everybody "forgetting" to tell you that you can only enter with good sea and low tide.
So you may pay your trip, start the ride, stop at the entrance and discover that, unfortunately, you arrived exactly when it will be impossible to enter.
It happened to us but, I don't remember how, I knew before leaving that it would happen.
Anyway, we wanted to do the circuit, and had no more opportunities, so… we accepted it, but you'd better be prepared...