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Italian Treasures - Isle Of Capri

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Capri is an island located in the Tyrrhenian Sea on the south side of the Gulf of Naples in the Campania region of Italy. It has been a resort since the time of the Roman Republic. Some of the main features of the island include the following: the Belvedere of Tragara (a high panoramic promenade lined with villas), the limestone crags called sea stacks that project above the sea (the Faraglioni), the town of Anacapri, the Blue Grotto (Grotta Azzurra) and the ruins of the Imperial Roman villa. The island has two harbors, Marina Piccola and Marina Grande (the main port of the island). [...]

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Capri is a popular tourist destination for both Italians and foreigners

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Italian Amalfi Coast Wedding

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We all know that it must be amazingly fabulous to have a destination wedding in Italy. I mean, it doesn’t really get any better than that, right? Well, actually it does. How about a four day celebration for 80 of your closest friends and family members complete with the most amazing food, day trips to Capri for lunch and dinner and dancing under the stars? Live vicariously with us through these pretty, pretty images by Brian Dorsey Studios and then check out even more right here.

This wedding was a four-day destination event on the Amalfi Coast, full of once-in-a lifetime experiences for 80 of the couple’s closest friends and family. The weekend was filled with incredible food, design, music, culture and adventure, including welcome cocktails on the famous “Terrace of Infinity” hanging over the cliff; a five-course feast at Villa Cimbrone’s ancient crypt; a boat ride to Capri for lunch, swimming and dancing at a private beach club; a romantic ceremony in Ravello’s town square, followed by champagne and music in the square; a traditional Italian “Tarantella” to march guests to the private villa for the reception; and a casual, family-style, Italian farewell dinner under a tent with local musicians. 

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The romance of the isle of Capri Italy

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Isle of Capri Italy is one of the once-in-a-lifetime places in Italy. A calm, care- and carfree island 80 minutes boatride off the hectic traffic in Naples.
The ferry trip it itself is stunningly beautiful heading out for the rocky outcrops in a sparkling sea with Naples’ skyline and the Vesuvius volcano over your right shoulder and the Sorrento peninsula on the left. Getting closer you’ll see the Faraglioni limestone crags and the steep green slopes before the boat docks in Marina Grande. From there you can take another boat out to the Blue Grotto or take the funicular up to Capri Town.[...] Capri town was packed with classy restaurants and cafes, posh hotels, designer boutiques and souvenir shops selling everything limoncello, where wealthy tourists were airing their big hats and gold watches. A great place for anthropological field studies in hedonistic lifestyles.
In the late 19th and early 20th centuries Capri became a popular resort for artists, writers, actors and other celebrities. Graham Greene had a house on the island and in ‘The Lotus Eater’ Somerset Maughan gave a poignant description of an English banker who traded his tedious life in London for 20 years in beauty and luxury on Capri. He ended up living among the animals in a barn, having learned the lesson of not making unmeditated, hasty decisions you cannot really afford.
Someone who managed to finance the Capri passion was the Swedish physician Axel Munthe. He built the celebrated Villa San Michele on the island and willed it to the Swedish nation. The complex still functions as a museum and cultural center hosting concerts and visiting Swedish scholars.
If I ever go back to the isle of Capri Italy, I will definitely take the bus up to the inland town of Anacapri and walk up to the villa. But then I won’t go back to the Blue Grotto. Daytrippers – like dreamers and bankers – can’t have it all.

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