Italy is an incredible country. Put a compass to paper and trace a circle. Then tell me which country has such a concentration of places like Amalfi, Naples, Ischia, Procida, Sorrento, Positano, Pompeii, and Capri? I am fortunate enough to travel with my amazing boyfriend Waseem at the end of August 2017 to several cities in Europe, and one of my favorites is Capri.
Stayed in: Grand Hotel Quisisana
First meal in Italy: We had lunch at our hotel and I literally had the best Risotto I have ever tried in my entire life. Unfortunately, I ate too fast and didn’t take a picture. Before this trip, I’m not a big fan of Italian food, and usually I prefer eating Asian food when going out with friends, especially Korean food. However, after this trip, I’m becoming a huge fan of Italian food.
Typical Capri View
I got seriously sea sick during the boat tour around Capri for the grottos, so I strongly recommend you to take a pill before a boat tour if you are not used to or comfortable taking a boat.
- We took a ferry from the Naples Airport to Capri, which took about 1 hour. Once on the island, we met a representative from our hotel who took our luggage up the mountain to where we were staying. Tip:definitely set up ahead of time to send up your luggage with someone from your hotel because it would have been almost impossible for us to get up the mountain and walk to our hotel with all of ours!
- We took the famous funicular from the bottom of the mountain to our hotel and the main part of Capri. From the main square we walked about 5 minutes to our hotel. Tip: You could buy the round-trip funicular tickets to avoid lines on the way back to the bottom of the mountain for the ferry.
- Capri is so so so pretty and a lot of small stores to shop, so get your camera and wallet ready, haha.
Taverna Anema e Core is a great place to check out if you are into nightlife. We went there for clubbing and traditional Italian folk and pop music. If you love latin music, then this is definitely the place to go!
During our 3-day visit in Capri, we celebrated my 23rd birthday, and I was so blessed that I could spend my birthday with my love in Capri. So in the afternoon, we went for a boat tour around Capri and AnaCapri to see the magnificent view and the famous grottos. I didn’t take as many pictures as I usually do since I was seasick the entire time. However, we still jumped into the water for the sake of swimming in the ocean. For bday dinner, we went to a top-ranked restaurant that a friend recommended – The Lemon Tree.
Dinner: Paolino (also known as The Lemon Tree)
- My boyfriend described this restaurant as “a treat for the eyes and the mouth.” There are thousands of lemons hanging above your head as you eat outside because the restaurant is built into a lemon tree grove. This is a true Capri experience and we loved every second!
If you have the time, please visit Anacapri! It is less crowded with a different twist from Capri. We were there for two things: the beautiful sunset and the must-have sandals. If you would take your significant other on a romantic date, head to the Bar/Restaurant at the Capri Palace Hotel. The sunset view from the top of the mountain is breathtaking. Sunset view from the Capri Palace Hotel
While we were having our cute date and enjoying the view, we were waiting for our sandals from a handmade/customized sandal place which is literally next door. Capri is well-known for its handmade and highly customized sandals, and they are one of the must-buys in Capri.
I saved my favorite part of our Capri trip till the end 🙂 I had one of the most unforgettable and romantic days in my life in Capri thanks to my lovely boyfriend Waseem. Why is Capri such an important and memorable place for me? Because it was where Waseem first said ‘I LOVE YOU’ to me and it was where we first exchanged ‘the three words’. The way he said it was so romantic, and I can’t help stop crying in front of so many people at the center of the Capri Square. His tears also started running off, and the people around us were looking with a lot of compassion as if one of us got cancer. So we laughed a lot, we exchanged ILYs there, we kissed, we cried, and we hugged. Later, we were wandering in the narrow Capri streets hand-in-hand singing Frank Sinatra’s ‘Strangers in the Night.’ I sincerely hope that time could stop forever at that moment.
Wandering in the streets of Capri
The day after my birthday, we left Capri and took a private boat to Positano.