The Isle of Capri

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Earlier this year, I went on a Contiki tour of Italy. I had a great time, made some good new friends, and really experienced many things Italy had to offer.

I wanted to go to Italy since I was a teenager, mostly because of the food, history and culture. Italy seemed like such an interesting place to visit.

I decided to take a Contiki tour of Italy, as my time was short and I had spent the last year and a half travelling solo to most places.

One of my favourite places in Italy was Capri.

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The Isle of Capri:

Capri was a stunningly beautiful place. We took an early morning boat ride over to the Isle and spent the first-hour milling around the restaurants. I managed to have a quick gelato before hopping on a boat trip around the island.

The isle of capri

I dread to tell you this, but I was going to take a day off that day and stay at the hotel. I had had a little bit too much to drink the night before, and I had about 2 hours sleep.ย  However, I decided to take life by the horns, and experience the day with a slight hangover. The fresh air, and gelato helped me feel better.

The boat ride around the island took about 1 hour, possibly more. The views were spectacular, and since it was low season, there weren’t many other boats out. It was quiet and serene.

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When the boat trip finished we went for a walking tour of the island. We had some lunch at a restaurant, which unfortunately wasn’t the best. They had a deal with Contiki though, so that’s why we went there.

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The Isle of Capri:

We had a stop off at a perfume shop called Carthusia. The scents are lovely and delicate. I bought a mini pack of four perfumes.

Dreaming of Capri

The isle of capri

Towards the end of the day, we drove up a really scary road up to a village. We looked around a few shops there and had a drink. I bought a Capri bell at a small souvenir shop, I keep meaning to get a necklace chain so that I can wear it.

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There really aren’t enough words to describe the beauty of Capri. I’d definitely love to go back there one day and spend some more time on the island.


I cannot finish this post without a mention of the Isle of Capri song. Hope you enjoy (p.s. not my video or photos).

If you’d like to, you can have a read of some of my other Italia posts:


Beautiful Florence

A Day in Venice with Contiki


  1. KRIS

    27/10/2017 at 10:31 PM

    Those pictures are stunning! The dog bar is the cutest thing awww Great post, thank you so much for sharing your experience ๐Ÿ˜Š

    1. kattie

      27/10/2017 at 10:36 PM

      Thank you ๐Ÿ™‚ I had to get a photo of the dog bar to show my dog ๐Ÿ˜€ Thanks for your lovely comment!

  2. Kayleigh Zara

    27/10/2017 at 10:57 PM

    Wow this place looks absolutely beautiful and your photography is stunning! What camera did you use?

    Kayleigh Zara ๐ŸŒฟ

    1. kattie

      28/10/2017 at 8:01 AM

      Thank you ๐Ÿ™‚ I used my Samsung S6 – the camera on it is really good. I was going to take my proper camera but ran out of room in my suitcase ๐Ÿ˜€

  3. Lisa

    28/10/2017 at 1:48 AM

    What a beautiful place, good thing you didn’t miss out on it! We are hoping to get to Italy next year for the first time, would love to visit the Isle of Capri, looks dreamy.

    1. kattie

      28/10/2017 at 8:01 AM

      I know, so glad I decided to go..despite the little amount of sleep I got ๐Ÿ˜€
      You really should visit Capri – so beautiful.

  4. Kate

    28/10/2017 at 2:11 PM

    Oooh now I’m desperate to go to Capri, too! I’m glad you wrote about a Contiki tour because I’ve been wanting to go on one for ages and I’ve been really intrigued by them. I’d love to hear more about your solo travels – the pictures are beautiful and good for you for beating the hangover and grabbing life by the horns, it certainly looks like it was worth it!
    Kate x

    1. kattie

      28/10/2017 at 8:07 PM

      The Contiki tour was really good – really full on and lots of people (43), but then I made lots of new friends! I’ll definitely write more about my travels. It’s taken me a while to actually write about them, because I got so busy, but now I’ve got more time to write.
      It definitely was worth going – I’m glad I didn’t let the hangover win!

  5. Mimi | Mimiโ€™s Life and Food

    28/10/2017 at 2:17 PM

    It always has been my dream to visit Italy one day. I hope my husband and I can visit for our anniversary next year. I always here great things about it and the villages. I hope whenever we go we can visit Capri! By the way, youโ€™re pictures are AMAZING!!!!!

    1. kattie

      28/10/2017 at 8:05 PM

      I hope you get there next year. It really is a stunning place. I loved all the villages in Italy and the food too!
      Thank you so much ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Steph Dring

    28/10/2017 at 3:14 PM

    I would love to visit Italy but have yet to do so. My partner is half Italian so it’s top of the list. Capri looks beautiful.

    Steph x

    1. kattie

      28/10/2017 at 8:05 PM

      It is so beautiful. You should definitely put it on your travel list ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. ciara

    30/10/2017 at 7:20 AM

    Looks magnificent, I would love to visit. Lovely photos and video

    1. kattie

      31/10/2017 at 5:55 AM

      It really is worth a visit! Thank you ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Tabitha

    09/11/2017 at 6:38 PM

    What gorgeous scenery! I haven’t been to Italy but looking at this post makes me want to hop on a plane and travel it now.
    Capri especially looks beautiful, it looks like you had a lovely time,

    Tabitha x

    1. kattie

      10/11/2017 at 7:38 PM

      It really is so beautiful there! ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. Sarah

    10/11/2017 at 10:14 PM

    I loved Capri when I went. Itโ€™s so breathtakingly beautiful. Your photos are gorgeous and make me want to go back (doesnโ€™t take much ๐Ÿ˜‰). I got a perfume when I was there as well. I donโ€™t remember the name but it had a mermaid with two tails… thanks for sharing!

    1. kattie

      10/11/2017 at 10:16 PM

      I know, all I have to do is look at one photo and I instantly want to hop on a plane and go back! ๐Ÿ™‚
      I love the perfume so much!
      Thank you for your lovely comment ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. Tara

    10/11/2017 at 10:20 PM

    This looks like an incredible adventure! Just when I thought I couldn’t make my “places to visit” list any longer… adding another one! ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. kattie

      10/11/2017 at 10:21 PM

      It was! ๐Ÿ™‚
      I totally understand that. My places to visit list is constantly getting longer ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. Amy

    19/11/2017 at 9:11 PM

    Wow this looks incredible! I’d love to go there! x

    1. kattie

      21/11/2017 at 5:44 AM

      It was stunning there!

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