It turned out, however, that the tickets were valid for the nearby funicular, so we just decided to go up and see what was at the top at any rate. There were some lovely views on the way up and at the top, where you came out at a little town centre. I was inwardly convinced (on very little information) that from where we were we should be able to walk across and see the view from the other side of the island. After a stop in a shady (in the good sense) alley to eat our sandwiches, we noticed quite a lot of tourists going past in a certain direction, so we decided to follow them.
We ended up in some gardens with the most wonderful views of the coast and the renowned Faraglioni rocks offshore. I honestly think that Capri is one of the most beautiful places I've ever seen, it was just amazing being up there and seeing the cliffs, rock formations and crystal-clear sea down below.
After a while looking around in the gardens, Mum and Dad decided to just go sit at a cafe, whereas I wanted to walk down the Via Krupp to the bottom of the cliffs. It snakes down a height of 100 metres, offering beautiful views on the way. I took my time, stopping for plenty of photo opportunities, on the way down, but once I was at the bottom I was a bit concerned about us getting back to the ferry on time, so I powered back up in about 5 minutes. It was really, really hot and (as Mum lovingly pointed out), I was pretty red and sweaty by the time I got to the top! The fresh lemon slushy Dad bought me has got to be the most refreshing thing I've ever drunk after that!
So we only saw a small portion of the island, but it was so pretty it was well worth it for me.
|Faraglioni rocks off Capri|
|I've become a selfie convert|
|Didn't find out what was so exciting about it|
|Capri harbour from the ferry|
|The Via Krupp|
|At the top of the funicular|
|On the ferry|
|Finally, a family portrait!|
|Family dinner in Sorrento on our last evening|
|Bossyi and mutanttamer|