If not there should be !
Beautiful sunny weather and temperatures a perfect 18 degrees had us on the jet boat bound for the Isle of Capri today.
Positano looked lovely in the sunshine as we pulled away from the weird black beach.
The trip took across took about 25minutes so it was not long before we were deposited in the Marina Grande below the town centre of Capri.
Next step is to catch the funicular up to the town of Capri. This is a real tourist hub with lots of beautiful, high-end clothing stores, jewellery shops and shoe shops.
Not being fond of crowds and shops of this type we quickly found the bus to take us the 3kilometres to Anacapri and were delighted to find a quiet gem of winding laneways lined on both sides with whitewashed buildings.
Lemons are a continuing theme in this whole Amalfi Coast area and it was no different here.
Lemons, lemons everywhere.
Scattered along the way were these lovely tiled benched.
Ah, somewhere to sit and watch the passing parade - and so pretty too.
Time for a delightful lunch and some friendly interaction with good natured waiters.
My smattering of Italian learned from the Learn to Speak Italian CD has been a great ice breaker and earned us several free Limoncellos already. Trying to speak a little of the language seems to earn us brownie points though we have found that most people we have dealt with have a fairly good grasp of English which makes life easy for the traveller. Being good a miming helps too !!
Finally we arrived at the high point lookout and the Bay of Naples opened out below us in all it's glory.
That's Capri and the Marina down below us
And this is Versuvius, the volcano that buried Pompeii , way off in the distance.
Back at the marina later in the afternoon we called at a cafe manned by this lovely lady. Her name is Rosa.
When we first arrived she invited us into her cafe ( as they do ) and we promised we would come back later. When we returned in the afternoon we were welcomed with kisses like long lost friends. Such friendly, funny people. We chatted and laughed
We're served these scrumptious delights with our drinks
We were home by 7:00pm and walked up the hill to a restaurant we had promised to visit for dinner tonight. This time our new friend was Lorenzo and he was also pleased to see we had kept our word.
The meal was lovely.
We were entertained by this lively fellow...