This morning we cruise across the Gulf of Naples to the fabled island of Capri. Approaching the Marina Grande you share a view with Emperors. Capri was THE destination for the Roman elite. Travel to Capri dates as far back as Augustus, considered the first Roman Emperor. So when in Rome .... vacation as the Romans did.
Once on island, we will hike its high rising mountain and stroll through the main town. See the ruins of one of Augustus's villas. One of the best preserved examples of ancient Rome. Then experience a sight which has awed Emperor and modern traveler alike. The Blue Grotto.
" The waters of this placid subterranean lake are the brightest, loveliest blue that can be imagined. They are as transparent as plate glass, and their coloring would shame the richest sky that ever bent over Italy. No tint could be more ravishing, no lustre more superb." - Mark Twain
Once the exclusive swimming pool of Emperor Tiberius, today you can visit with the tides by boat. Many travellers have experienced the same awe as Twain, who first saw the grotto in 1869. Capri, and the grotto, is a special place and will come to redefine your understanding of the word amazing.
Included: Breakfast in Sorrento at accommodations, boat ride to and from Sorrento to Capri, hike up Monte Solaro, around the island and visit to the Blue Grotto (ticket not included). Walking/hiking tour of Capri.