Getting on/off a motorcoach; driving about 1 mile from hotel to marina. Getting on/off ferry to island of Capri, boat ride 1 hour total. Funicular to town of Capri, taxis to town of Anacapri. Driving 8 miles, 20 minutes riding time. Walking up to 3 miles; uneven terrain, cobblestones, inclines.
At the hotel.
We’ll take a short motorcoach ride to the Sorrento marina, then board a large boat to the island of Capri for a full day on the Mediterranean’s most lush island while roaming intricate cobblestone lanes and chic neighborhoods. From the Capri marina, we’ll ride the funicular, or cable railway up to the town of Capri, where we’ll walk to the scenic and fragrant Cesare Augusto Gardens. We’ll have some time for independent exploration. You might like to stroll along the scenic Via Tragara to the Belvedere for breathtaking views of the Faraglioni rock formations, or savor a gelato or beverage at a café. We’ll rendezvous in the main square of Capri town at an announced time. Weather permitting, we’ll enjoy the scenic ride to Anacapri, the village at the summit of the island, in convertible taxis with the top down.
At a restaurant in Capri.
Our local expert will lead us on a walk to the Villa of San Michele, home of the Swedish physician Axel Munthe, who visited Capri in 1885 and built his dream house “open to the sun, to the wind, and the voice of the sea, just like a Greek temple, and light everywhere.” We’ll explore the villa and terraced gardens. Next, we’ll hop into convertible taxis and ride down to the marina. We’ll reboard the boat that will return to Sorrento by late afternoon and ride back to the hotel by motorcoach. After a short break we will gather in the hotel meeting room, where a musicologist will demonstrate the Neapolitan musical tradition complete with recordings. Selections include classical, opera, popular and pop music by Neapolitan composers.
On your own to have what you like.
We will meet at the appointed time in the hotel or in town and walk to the Cathedral for a concert performed by local musicians. Short walk back to the hotel.