Posts about campania

Seasick, Capri, Italy

Jo got talking to an American couple on the boat back from Capri, after they overheard her making a gaff and laughed along with us. The woman, pictured here, was quite seasick on the rough return trip and sat looking out at the horizon stoically. The man, dressed in a loud shirt, wearing a hat […]

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Leaving Capri, Italy

This was one of the most challenging shots of our trip to Italy. Making my way through the crowded upper deck on a fast, bouncing boat travelling over rough seas, to make it down the rearward-facing steps and onto the small platform at the rear of the boat, above the engines. Wedging myself into the […]

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Marina Grande, Capri, Italy

Part of the large harbour on Capri, a secluded part of which contains ostentatiously and obscenely expensive sailing boats and multi-deck yachts. The town of Capri itself is on top of the hill, reachable by road or by funicular.

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Blue Grotto, Capri, Italy

Jo going into the Blue Grotto sea cave, in a small rowing boat. Visitors and oarsmen have to lie flat in the small boats as they enter the cave, as the top of the entrance is only around a metre above the sea. The organisation which runs the boatmen charge €10 for each trip – […]

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Waiting for Trade, Capri, Italy

Larger boats ferry visitors to the Blue Grotto from the far side of the island. On arrival, they have to transfer to smaller rowing boats, in which they are taken inside the famous, small sea cave.

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Dealer, Capri, Italy

Larger boats ferry visitors to the Blue Grotto from the far side of the island. On arrival, they have to transfer to smaller rowing boats, in which they are taken inside the famous, small sea cave.

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Pine, Capri, Italy

Beautifully colourful plants clinging to the cliff face, below the road and above the bright blue seas. Anyone know what this one is called?

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Broom, Capri, Italy

Beautifully colourful plants clinging to the cliff face, below the road and above the bright blue seas.

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Bees, Capri, Italy

The hard-working, three-wheeled version of the Vespa ("wasp") is called Ape ("bee"). A tiny cab and a flatbed back, to take bits and pieces up and down the small, narrow roads.

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Blue Grotto Road, Capri, Italy

Despite the heat, we decided to enjoy the island and walk down the winding road from Anacapri to the Blue Grotto. About an hour and a half of gentle walking, through pine and cactus forests, whilst being passed by tourists on rented scooters and by small local buses.

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Limoncello, Capri, Italy

Limoncello is a lemon liqueur produced in Southern Italy, mainly in the region around the Gulf of Naples, the Sorrentine Peninsula and the coast of Amalfi and islands of Procida, Ischia and Capri, but also in Sicily, Sardinia, Menton in France and the Maltese island of Gozo. It is made from lemon rinds, alcohol, water, […]

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Palm, Capri, Italy

Blue and white pottery features all over the region: not just for sale, but also in decorative form on houses and public buildings. The blue represents the sky and sea and yellow, the lemons for which the region is famous.

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La Casa Rossa, Anacapri, Italy

The Casa Rossa, painted in Pompeian Red features a number of architectural styles, with mullioned and laced windows, and an entrance gate through which one can glimpse the square tower and porticoed courtyard. The house belonged to the American John cay H-MacKowen, who arrived in Italy after the American civil war and resided on the […]

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Post Office, Anacapri, Italy

Some areas just off the beaten tourist trails are less well-maintained than others. This is a local post office in a quieter area of Anacapri.

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University Building, Anacapri, Italy

We chose to avoid the main tourist trail through the centre of Anacapri and struck off on our own, through quiet back lanes. We came across this lovely garden and path, belonging to an outpost of Naples university, and envied the shade.

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