We started our 10 days trip to Italy at the furthest destination: Capri.
This meant waking up at 5 AM for a very early flight to Rome, getting on a train from the airport to the Termini station and arriving there just in time to catch the fast train to Napoli... which was 45 minutes late. Welcome to Italy!
At least the Treno a Grande Velocità was true to its name - this was the fastest speed I could catch on the monitor:
At least there's a nice view on the Vesuv and the cruise ships.
We'll visit this castle later during this trip, I guess.
The streets here are very narrow, so vehicles need to be smaller than usual too. But it's still close to a miracle how sometimes two buses pass by each other very closely without a scratch!
We're staying at the Antico Monasterio, a very charming place, and as the name suggests a former monastery.
It's a family-run bed & breakfast and we really like it.
Then we took off for a little exploring.
Isn't it pretty here?
We got the fruity kind!
Walking down the street... Yes, this is the MAIN street where all the traffic comes through!
That's one of the local buses driving behind us.
Walking towards the sunset viewing spot.
Not too shabby for a pool!
Madonna of the forest
Evening sun on the rocks
Watching the sunset....
And then I spotted the dolphins down in the sea! The woman from Geneva was very excited about it because she had been looking out for dolphins the entire day.
Not very clear in the picture, they are in the bottom center.
It had a nice view as well - here's a cruise ship, leaving for another shore.
Food was excellent as always in Capri! The wonderful prosciutto was not only accompanied by melons but also fres local figs that tasted like honey.
Here's our "secondo" - we're working on getting the hang of Olivier's new 360° camera.
At one point during the evening I asked Olivier: "Why did we wait 20 years to come back here?"
To which he replied: "Because we are stupid!"
Really, we should not wait so long until our next return.
On the way home...
We were really tired from our long day - and Olivier had hardly slept the night before. When we got back to our room he just fell on the bed in his clothes and went to sleep right away.