A couple of weeks ago I wrote about taking a boat tour around the island of Capri and seeing the Arco Naturale. It was such a beautiful day that I just have to tempt all my lovely readers a little bit more. I also wanted to provide you with some of the details about the boat tour. When you arrive in Capri by ferry at the Marina Grande, there are signs all over for boat tours around the island and boats to take you to the Grotto Azzurro (Blue Grotto). If you follow the blue signs above to the Laser Capri ticket booth, you can buy a ticket for €13.00 for an hour long boat tour around the island. It is a great way to see the beauty of Capri! Some of their tours also stop off at the Blue Grotto, but we just wanted to enjoy the beautiful morning and take a tour around the island. Here are a few photos of some of the beautiful spots you will see:
A view of the cliffs of Capri and the Arco Naturale that I posted about in my last Tempting Tuesday.
This is the Casa Malaparte, a fascinating example of 20th century architecture tucked into one of the most beautiful spots in the world. It was built in 1938 for the Italian writer Curzio Malaparte, who had a writing desk with unbelievable views. What a dream spot for writing!
Our boat zoomed right past the entrance to the famous Grotto Azzurro (Blue Grotto), but there was already a crowd of boats bobbing up and down full of people eager to see the stunning blue light show inside.
The Faro Lighthouse on Punta Carena
Do you see what I see? Goats! (Click on the picture and it should get larger in the window.) While there are varying theories about the origin of the name of this beautiful island, many scholars believe it stems from the Latin word Capreae, which means goat. In Italian, the word for goat is capra. On our boat tour we caught a good glimpse of these black and white goats picking their way carefully along the jagged cliffs seemingly unaware of the straight drop to the sea below them.
Here we are approaching the famous Faraglioni rocks. The surprise is when you get close enough and the boat takes you through the arch in one of the rocks!
About to go through!
Looking back toward the Faraglioni and a magnificent tour around the ever beautiful island of Capri.