The Isle of Capri has been very relaxing. A highlight for me has been seeing and hearing my name everywhere. Ever since I was a little kid I wanted random items with my name on it, and I would search all over looking for a pen or something with Capri on it. Here it's everywhere! I picked up a necklace, back pack patch, shirt and of course some shirts for J.
We've spent hours wandering the narrow streets taking in the sights. We also did a lovely hilly hike to the Arco Naturale. "This bold Arch is what remains of a large grotto that once penetrated the cliffs. The waves of the sea extended its aperture and washed away its debris. After the uplifting of the island during the paleolithic era, the grotto was freed from the erosive action of the waves and the wind and the rain trasformed its surface. On returning from the Natural Arch, a flight of steps descending to the valley below leads to the Matermania Grotto, an impressive natural cavern trasformed during Roman times into a luxurious Nymphaeum. To-day few remains of the wall, which were originally lined with mosaic "tesserae" made of glass paste and decorated with multi-coloured plaster, shells and marine valves, have survived." source: http://www.capri.net/en/s/arco-naturale-and-pizzolungo
We visited the other island town; Anacapri and watched the sunset. We also took a boat trip around the entire island which gave us a great view of the amazing geological formations. We stopped off at the La Grotta Azzurra (blue grotto). Once you arrive there you transfer onto a row boat and are rowed through the the tiny grotto opening. You have to lay flat so you don't smash your face when the waves toss the boat up and down! Check out a video:
Two more nights on the Isle of Capri and then off to Paris!
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