We left Rome in the morning and made our way down the coast. We stopped in Naples for lunch at a pizza shop recommended by our driver. His family lives in the area and he said it was the best. Unfortunately, I don’t remember the name, but the pizza was delicious and the owners were so welcoming to our large group.
We made it to our hotel in the late afternoon and we were stunned by view from our hotel room. That’s the Bay of Naples and Mount Vesuvius! The rooftop pool deck also had a great view of the city.
We spent the afternoon and evening in Sorrento exploring the area and shops. The area is so beautiful and it was so nice to be near the water again.
The next day we met up for a trip to Capri. We took a ferry to the island and thankfully I didn’t get seasick. I got really seasick one time on the ferry to Catalina Island, so I was nervous about the ride, but I made it! Of course the seasick band and other remedies I brought along could have helped…
Anyway, we were supposed to take a boat tour around the island, but it was too windy, so we ended up having to take a bus around the island instead. The views from the bus were pretty amazing.
Capri is a beautiful place, but it was so crowded! I’m glad I got to visit, but would never need to go again. I wish we could have visited the Blue Grotto, but we did see some other very pretty places while we were on the island.
I think Capri would have been better experienced by boat. We were pretty sick of the crowds by this point in our trip, so we didn’t enjoy our time on the island as much as we would have thought. After a few hours of exploring, shopping, and eating lunch we rode the funicular down the mountain and took the ferry back to Sorrento.
We spent the rest of the day shopping and exploring more of Sorrento. We ended up calling it an early night because we had to be up early in the morning for our excursion to Pompeii, which I’ll share in another post soon.
So long story short, we loved peaceful Sorrento, but weren’t impressed with crowded Capri. Have you ever been to Capri? Were we just jaded from spending so much time around crowds for the past couple weeks and it’s not really that bad? Sometimes I wonder if we would have enjoyed it more had it been earlier on in our trip…