On the Isle of Capri

The next stop on my Italian adventure was the Isle of Capri.  I had this picture in my mind of what Capri would look like – sort of out of the movies, glamorous and tropical – it turned out to be every bit what I had imagined and more.

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Capri is beautiful – the windy cobblestone streets, the sparkling waters, the flowers, the designer stores, the cafès filled to the brim with beautiful people, it’s really quite idyllic.

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There was no better place to start my time on Capri than at Hotel Villa Brunella;  a beautiful hotel with stunning views of Capri.  They had kindly invited me to stay with them during my time on Capri, and it was such a wonderful experience.

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my suite

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sitting area & private balcony

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the view

As soon as I arrived, the hotel made sure that I entered vacation mode.  The took care of my luggage, made my dinner reservations, and made themselves available for any requests.

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views from the street next to the hotel

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beautiful poolside breakfast

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views of the pool and loungers – I loved having the option to either go to the pool or stay and lounge on my private terrace

So, how did I spend my time on Capri?  I basically rotated between 2 activities: eating and lying in the sun.  It was really nice to relax, unwind and let Capri do it’s magic.

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la fontelina for some seaside sun and lunching

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I had a quick 10 min. walk from Villa Brunella – you can also arrive by boat

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the “beach” area

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the view from my lunch table

Since there are a lot of mixed reviews about La Fontelina out there, here is what I thought:  There is no other place like it in the sense that it is amazing to be on these loungers right on the sea; however, it is ghastly overpriced (you don’t even want to know), and the food was average at best.  Am I glad that I went?  Of course, it was an experience.  Would I go back?  Probably not.

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some wandering & gelato

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lemonade stand featuring enormous citrons

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beautiful dinner at rendez-vous

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boat ride around Capri

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waiting at the blue grotto for our turn to go in

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it’s a tight squeeze

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inside the grotto – I got to go swimming too!

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final dinner on Capri at the magical da Paolino

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mozzarella grilled between lemon leaves & the best eggplant parmigiana

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local gnocchi in their famous lemon sauce

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dinner under the lemon trees…priceless

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Capri is truly a magical, special place.  I am so glad that I got to experience the lure of the island.  I can’t wait to go back and enjoy another day watching the sparkling sea while enjoying my lounger and a cool drink.

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Although the Hotel Villa Brunella had invited me for a complimentary stay, no financial compensation was received.  All opinions expressed here are my own.

11 Replies to “On the Isle of Capri”

    1. Thanks Iryna!

  1. wow gorgeous! now i understand why my husband wants to take me there!
    XO JNESS
    jenessasheffield

    1. Yes, it is so beautiful! Definitely worth a visit!

  2. This trip seems like it never ends, I’m so jealous! I’m dying to go to Capri.

    1. I was so lucky to be gone for so long, it was really great!

  3. Great pictures!! Hope you had great trip!!
    Love,
    Kisses and hugs from http://www.trangscorner.com {a lifestyle, fashion, beauty, and food blog}

  4. Gorgeous you read and study the culture but when you go first hand its an all new experience!

  5. food looks amazing!! :D

    Have a great weekend!
    Animated Confessions

    1. Thanks Sybil!

  6. OK – I’m in. Even if it’s just for the food! Your pictures are beautiful and you make the food look so appealing. Very nice!

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