|Capri from the Ferry|
How to get there?
We flew into Naples, arriving late at night. We stayed at a small boutique hotel named Fresh Glamour Accommodation. This funky little hotel is in a very central location. That being said, we felt that Naples was not super nice and a bit difficult to navigate. I am certain there are awesome sights to see in Naples, but we did not see them. Instead, we went to the ferry terminal and caught our ferry to Capri!
Anacapri vs. Capri
After some debate, we chose to stay in Anacapri, the smaller town on Capri. This was the BEST CHOICE EVER. The entire island is spectacularly beautiful, but as far as a place to stay, Anacapri is much smaller and more authentic than Capri. It seems less touristy, and is easier to explore. There are taxis and busses that go between Capri and Anacapri, and most Anacapri hotels provide transfers to the ferry terminal.
Where we stayed
We absolutely loved our hotel in Anacapri. Hotel Villa Ceselle is beautiful, in a convenient spot, has gorgeous grounds, very helpful staff, and a delicious breakfast. Our hotel room was two stories and had a back garden. It is paradise. The hotel is affiliated with another hotel with a gorgeous pool, where we spent a fabulous afternoon. Our kids swum, explored, and tried their best to catch lizards.
We really enjoyed exploring the town Anacapri on foot. There are countless delicious restaurants, shops (including a pet store that had chipmunks for sale), an adorable playground (with a wine cafe conveniently placed across the street), and lots of side streets with villas and views. It is truly a delightful spot.
The Blue Grotto
|The tiny entrance to the Blue Grotto|
Chairlift to Mount Solaro
We walked from our hotel to the opposite end of Anacapri, and took the famous chairlift to Mount Solaro. I have to admit, I was a bit hesitant to do this because our 8 year old daughter had to take the chair lift alone. Our 3 year old went on my lap, and our 6 year old went on my husband's lap. However, she sat safely still and we loved the chair lift. It was gorgeous! And Mount Solaro, the highest point on Capri, is breathtaking. We had fresh lemon slushies at the top and hiked around a bit (again trying to catch lizards). It was a must-see!
The taxis on Capri are all very fancy convertibles. The roads are tiny and windy, and the views are spectacular, so the taxi rides are incredibly fun. We loved picking out our favorite taxi from the row and thought the ride was a blast.
Little Rocky Beaches
The island has a few little rocky beaches. We loved all the sea glass, and looking for special stones.
We also took a boat tour around the island on a private boat. This was not the most pleasant activity as the water was quite choppy and it was difficult to enjoy the sites. It was not a particularly windy day, so I would not recommend this activity unless you and your family are really into boating. We wound up ending the activity early and getting dropped off in Capri.
We absolutely loved Capri. There are no words to describe what a magical place this is. I am so glad we took the time to spend a few days there!