Capri

Jun 02, 2015


We had a marvellous day today on the amazing island of Capri. It was clear why the Romans chose this as a summer retreat! So much of this trip is to help the students appreciate as much of the vibrancy of Italy as possible so today saw the students using a marvellous array of transportation.

Following a short bus ride we left mainland Italy and crossed the med to Capri. The iced cold water sold by the port came in very handy given the heat of the day. Capri was a spectacular combination of rocky outcrops, typical Italian architecture, couture shops and well used terraced allotments. We took the funiculare railway to the town of Capri and then onto Anacapri via a white knuckle ride in a local bus. Finally we went to the summit of monte solaro via a chairlift which climbed some 500 metres giving us some of the most incredible views so far.

Our intrepidness was rewarded with some traditional Italian ice cream at the summit! Lunch was back at Anacapri and then we crossed back to sorrento and then back to the hotel for tea. An amazing day was had by all and we even managed to squeeze in a late evening walk to a local gelateria for one last cheeky ice cream.