Capri - Italian Island Off the Amalfi Coast

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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
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 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 Picture (c) Linda Garrison
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Capri - View from Funicular Train

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
Capri Picture (c) Linda Garrison
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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

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
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
Capri Picture (c) Linda Garrison
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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
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
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
Capri Picture (c) Linda Garrison
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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
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
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
Capri Picture (c) Linda Garrison
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