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.
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.
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. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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).