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.
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.
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.
sitting area & private balcony
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.
views from the street next to the hotel
beautiful poolside breakfast
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.
I had a quick 10 min. walk from Villa Brunella – you can also arrive by boat
the “beach” area
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.
some wandering & gelato
lemonade stand featuring enormous citrons
beautiful dinner at rendez-vous
boat ride around Capri
waiting at the blue grotto for our turn to go in
it’s a tight squeeze
inside the grotto – I got to go swimming too!
final dinner on Capri at the magical da Paolino
mozzarella grilled between lemon leaves & the best eggplant parmigiana
local gnocchi in their famous lemon sauce
dinner under the lemon trees…priceless
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.
Although the Hotel Villa Brunella had invited me for a complimentary stay, no financial compensation was received. All opinions expressed here are my own.