I could spend hours wandering the streets of Capri and never tire of the stunning views, the houses draped with beautiful vines, the fanciful wrought iron gates and the endless colors. This past weekend, I noticed autumnal colors on the island, mostly in the form of one type of vine that was turning a brilliant shade of red. While Capri’s famous bougainvillea is still bright and beautiful, I pointed my camera instead to the colors you’ll only find on Capri this time of year. Enjoy!
Looking toward Capri Town … notice the cactus graffiti!
Capri Town between red vines and oleander
A small street in Capri
Overlooking the Certosa of San Giacomo in Capri
Marina Grande Beach, Capri
During the summer months you can hardly find a spot to lay a small towel here on Capri’s biggest beach right next to Marina Grande. This time of year there were only a few people walking along the water’s edge, and one brave local out for a chilly evening swim. Sunset comes early now, but the last rays of sun hitting the mountains on the island is certainly a beautiful farewell sight as you climb aboard the boat and head home.
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Scintilla @ Bell'Avventura says
Lovely pics. We have that creeper covering the walls of our house in Positano. Must remember to ask my husband if it's turned red yet.
Chef Chuck says
Your photos take me there combined with your writing, wonderful, Grazie, Laura
Beautiful photos. I think the red vine may be a plant we call in England 'Virginia Creeper'
It grows locally in our part of Italy also.
The Food Hunter says
These are beautiful pictures. Thanks for sharing.
Ciao Scintilla! I bet it is starting to turn red. I've seen it around the coast in several places, and I just love the colors this time of year.
Ciao Chuck! Happy to share the beauty of one of my favorite places with all my readers!
Ciao Linda! Yes, I think you're right about the name. Do you have pretty autumn colors in your part of Italy?
Ciao Food Hunter! Many thanks for your kind words!
I love that red vine and I'm always excited to learn the names of all these unfamiliar plants I see around me. Capri sounds lovely at this time of year…this post was a tempting one ideed!
Yes the autumn colours are beautiful here in Northern Lazio Laura.
Linda Lou says
I can't imagine any day or time of year that Capri isn't beautiful, does it ever get cold there or on the Amalfi Coast?? Living in San DIego we do get a little chillier in the fall, but no beautiful fall leaves to enjoy. So love your pics Laura!
Ciao Emily! Glad I could tempt you! I love learning the names of the new plants I see here, too. I have posted a few mysteries here on the blog and my readers have always come to the rescue with names. How fun!
Ciao LindyLouMac! I bet the colors are gorgeous in northern Lazio! I would love to take a drive around Italy this time of year. Maybe next year!
Ciao Linda Lou! I second you on that! I think Capri is beautiful year round. It does get pretty cold here in the winter. Not as much in the temps, but it feels awfully cold with the wind blowing off the sea. Last winter it snowed!
But that doesn't happen all that often. But it isn't unusual to see snow on the top of Mt. Vesuvius along the Lattari mountains that run down the Amalfi Coast. Definitely enough to make it feel wintery! 🙂