C A P R I
May XXX - June VIII
Launched August 2000
Costiera > Amalfi Capri Ravello Praiano Positano < Amalfitana
Rome > Ancient Rome Papal Rome Via Appia Antica < Rome
The easiest way to travel along this tricky coast is by boat, as a car has to submit to every bend and caprice of the road and every inch of parking space is chained up by the locals
As the 'rapido' was suffering from engine trouble, we had to rise an hour earlier, for the elder ferry took longer. The moment we were seated on the top deck, it started to rain If you're on Capri for the very first time, probably the most sensible thing to do, is taking a cab and have the driver show you around the hot spots of the island. Instead, we boarded the funicolare - a funny little rack-railway - that took us straight up to the upper village. There the first thing we did was buying a huge umbrella that served us well for the rest of the day. Everywhere we were meeting people in flimsy foil coats of a transparent sea-green hue,
giving us a definite feeling that the island had been invaded by aliens lately. After a drink and a walk we returned to the central square and eventually found the bus to Anacapri. We had dinner in a restaurant with absolutely tasteless paintings on the walls, though the food was tasty enough. Afterwards, lined up in the queue for a bus to take us back down, a terrible thunder-storm broke with crashes right over our heads and the bolts playing tag on the pavement.