The Isle of Capri
After getting into Rome for two nights we joined a Busabout tour for four days down to the Almafi coast. Firstly four days is certainly not enough time to soak up the whole Italian coastal experience. We would have loved to have stayed at least a week but that backpacker life isn’t so permitting.
Our Italian adventure took us firstly to the ancient ruins of Pompeii. This was something I was super keen for after studying it for my year 12 exams. It really was incredible walking down the main Street Via Del’abonza in Pomepii and for the most part the town around you is still standing. If your an ancient history lover like me I highly recommend it!
Sorrento is just one of those #wanderlust places. Picture endless coastlines with rows of blue and white and/or yellow and white umbrellas. It really was picture perfect. The cobblestone footpaths are lined with Lemonchellio bars (a Sorrento speciality) and leather shops making custom shoes. I think this is where my Italian leather obsession started, actually no it started in Venice but continued all the way through Italy.
We took a day trip from Sorrento out to the Isle of Capri. This Island is just as incredible as Sorrento, if not more #Islandvibes. I finally got a chance to dress to the occasion with a boda hat and my mesh White Suede skirt. We went up on the chairlift and got some seriously good 360 degree panoramic views around the entire island. Other than that we spent the afternoon mermaid-ing out on the rocks, soaking up the sun.
And then there was the Blue Grotto. If you haven’t heard of it before you need to get on YouTube ASAP rocky and then add it to your bucket list. We were so lucky on the day because if the tide is too high or the waves are too rough the boat can’t fit into the cave. We had to wait for the right moment whilst we laid down completely flat in the boat (see pictured) and then it was pulled through the smallest gap between the rock and the water. Like we are talking if a wave came unexpectedly the guy pulling us under would have been a sandwich between boat and rock. Inside the huge sea cave is lit up with the most magical blue light reflecting from the ocean. Words cannot even describe the feeling you get once you get inside and the cave echoes with the sound of Italian songs sung by the sailors. We were even lucky enough to be able to jump off our boats and swim for a few surreal moments.
Our trip down the Italian coast to Naples, Sorrento, Capri and The Amafi has been one of our favourite experiences so far along our trip. The busabout ‘Italian Adventure’ gave us a seriously good taste that only leaves us
dreaming about planning our return.
Words & Photos by Riley, M