Sunday, 23 July 2017

Amazing Anacapri

Capri, an island in Italy’s Bay of Naples, is famed for its rugged landscape, turquoise blue waters and Caprese salads....oh, and capri trousers!  We were there earlier this month., staying in an Airbnb in the slightly less busy Anacapri towards the western end of the island. I'd be lying if I said it wasn't busy, but as is often the case with very touristy places, it's easy enough to shake off the crowds by taking a few turns away from the crowded central squares and streets. 

The island is spectacular. It is small, only 10.4km2, yet the highest point on the island, Monte Solaro, is 589m. The landscape is steep, rocky and dramatic. 

The roads are very windy and very steep, and many places are only reachable by using small pathways or lanes, and stairs, LOTS of stairs.

The secondary roads on the island would have been built for donkeys and carts. Present day cars certainly can't use them, which makes them perfect for walking along.

Nowadays if you're a local in Capri you are likely to move around on a vespa...

... or a vespa-van. There were lots of vespa-vans.

These quiet lanes were also perfect for admiring the local flora.

The fauna was okay too!