Friday, March 12, 2010

Facts about Capri

Quire of Voyces is going to spend some time of the Italy Tour 2010 on the beautiful island of Capri. Incantato Tours discovered some interesting facts about the Italian island:

Capri is an Italian island in the Tyrrhenian Sea off the Sorrentine Peninsula, on the south side of the Gulf of Naples, in the Campania region of southern Italy. It has been a resort since the time of the Roman Republic. In the latter half of the 19th century, Capri became a popular resort for European artists, writers and other celebrities. John Singer Sargent and Frank Hyde are among the prominent artists who stayed on the island around the late 1870s. Sargent is best known for his series of portraits featuring the beautiful local model, Rosina Ferrara. Also in the 19th century, the natural scientist Ignazio Cerio catalogued the flora and fauna of the island. This work was continued by his son, the author and engineer Edwin Cerio, who wrote several books on life in Capri in the 20th century.

The picture is from the official homepage of the Capri tourism office.


  1. If you feel like a walk instead of the tram, follow the signs that say 'Centro' to wind your way to town (about 35 minutes upstairs and uphill)!

    Also, beware of the outside bar, Tiberio. Food prices look reasonable however drink prices (which aren't listed on the menu) are EYE GOUGING. We had a glass of wine, a fruit punch, pizza and prosciutto with melon for the bargain price of $50.

  2. Outsch! Yes, there are tourist traps especially in the hotspots. Great advice Rochelle! Never order unless you checked the prices first and remember that there is a coperto charge in most places just for sitting down and being served. At least you don't have to tip much.