Capri - Italian Island Off the Amalfi Coast

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    Capri - Marina Grande

    Capri - Marina Grande
    ••• Capri - Marina Grande. Capri Picture (c) Linda Garrison

    Capri Is Small Jewel in the Mediterranean

    Capri is a small island off the spectacular Amalfi coast of Italy. Cruise ships porting in Naples often include a visit to Capri as a shore excursion. The island is reached from Naples via a 50-minute boat ride. Ferries to Capri are frequent, so you can go on your own, but you run the risk of missing your ship's departure if the return ferries from Capri to Naples are late or cancelled. This is one excursion that I would recommend that you take the cruise ship sponsored boat ride to Capri.

    Once you arrive in Capri, you will need to ride the funicular train from the Marina Grande up to the town of Capri. The views of the island and surrounding rocks are amazing, and I think you will agree that the boat trip is worth it!

    Ferry boats from Naples dock at Marina Grande, and passengers ride the funicular to Capri town at the top of the mountain.

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    Capri - Marina Grande

    Capri - Marina Grande
    ••• Marina Grande Harbor on the Isle of Capri Capri - Marina Grande. Capri Picture (c) Linda Garrison
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    Capri - Boats in the Water at Marina Grande

    Capri - Boats in the Water at Marina Grande
    ••• Capri - Boats in the Water at Marina Grande. Capri Picture (c) Linda Garrison
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    Capri - Yachts in the Harbor at Marina Grande

    Capri - Yachts in the Harbor at Marina Grande
    ••• Capri - Yachts in the Harbor at Marina Grande. Capri Picture (c) Linda Garrison
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    Capri - View from Funicular Train

    Capri - View from Funicular Train
    ••• Train Connects Marina Grande with Capri Town Capri - View from Funicular Train. Capri Picture (c) Linda Garrison

    We rode the funicular train up the mountain to Capri town from Marina Grande.

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    Isle of Capri

    Isle of Capri
    ••• Another View from Funicular Train Isle of Capri. Capri Picture (c) Linda Garrison
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    Capri Town Square

    Capri Town Square
    ••• Capri Town Square. Capri Picture (c) Linda Garrison

    Capri town is a typical Mediterranean island village filled with shops, flower gardens, hotels, and restaurants.

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    Street Scene in Capri Town

    Street Scene in Capri Town
    ••• Street Scene in Capri Town.

    Capri town is very hilly, and these two men had the right idea--a motorized cart. The island dog seems to be doing what all dogs do best--taking it easy!

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    Carthusian Monastery on the Isle of Capri

    Carthusian Monastery on the Isle of Capri
    ••• Carthusian Monastery on the Isle of Capri. Capri Picture (c) Linda Garrison

    We walked through Capri town and towards the Giardini Augusto (Gardens of Augustus), passing the Carthusian Monastery on the way.

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    Walkway to the Gardens of Augustus (Giardini Augusto) on Capri

    Walkway to the Gardens of Augustus (Giardini Augusto) on Capri
    ••• Walkway to the Gardens of Augustus (Giardini Augusto) on Capri. Capri Picture (c) Linda Garrison
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    Walking to Capri's Gardens of Augustus

    Walking to Capri's Gardens of Augustus
    ••• Walking to Capri's Gardens of Augustus. Capri Picture (c) Linda Garrison
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    Gardens of Augustus (Giardini Augusto) on the Isle of Capri

    Gardens of Augustus (Giardini Augusto) on the Isle of Capri
    ••• Gardens of Augustus (Giardini Augusto) on the Isle of Capri. Capri Picture (c) Linda Garrison

    The Gardens of Augustus (Giardini Augusto) are located across the isle of Capri from the Marina Grande. The gardens have amazing views of the sea and island.

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    View of Marina Piccola on the Isle of Capri

    View of Marina Piccola on the Isle of Capri
    ••• View of Marina Piccola on the Isle of Capri. Capri Picture (c) Linda Garrison

    Capri's Gardens of Augustus have a wonderful Belvedere with a view of Marina Piccola far in the distance.

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    Rocks of Faraglioni as Seen from the Isle of Capri

    Rocks of Faraglioni as Seen from the Isle of Capri
    ••• Rocks of Faraglioni as Seen from the Isle of Capri. Capri Picture (c) Linda Garrison
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    Capri's Rocks of Faraglioni

    Capri's Rocks of Faraglioni
    ••• Capri's Rocks of Faraglioni. Capri Picture (c) Linda Garrison

    The small boat in the picture helps show how large these rocks are!

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    View of Via Krupp from the Scenic Viewpoint at the Gardens of Augustus on Capri

    View of Via Krupp from the Scenic Viewpoint at the Gardens of Augustus on Capri
    ••• Dizzying View of Road Built in 1902 View of Via Krupp from the Scenic Viewpoint at the Gardens of Augustus on Capri. Capri Picture (c) Linda Garrison

    The Via Krupp was built in 1902 by the German steel millionaire A.F. Krupp. The road

    The Via Krupp was built in 1902 by the German steel millionaire A.F. Krupp. The road leads to Marina Piccola, but is now closed. Viewing the road from above certainly makes me dizzy!

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    Flowers in the Gardens of Augustus on Capri

    Flowers in the Gardens of Augustus on Capri
    ••• Flowers in the Gardens of Augustus on Capri. Capri Picture (c) Linda Garrison
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    Flowers in the Gardens of Augustus on Capri

    Flowers in the Gardens of Augustus on Capri
    ••• Flowers in the Gardens of Augustus on Capri. Capri Picture (c) Linda Garrison