Sorrento & Capri

Now this is more my speed!

Hostel in Sorrento!

Sorrento and Capri were by far one of my favorite places that I visited while in Italy. I am biased though and love anything that has to do with water and the sea. When I was little I was convinced I was a mermaid so it makes sense that I feel most at peace when near water. We checked into our hotel around 5:00 pm on June 5th in Sorrento. This hostel was very nice and colorful on this giant hill called Ulisse Deluxe Hostel, but once again four of us were crammed into the tiniest room. Way smaller than Rome. All four of our beds were touching. The shower was also very strange. It did not have a shower curtain but a shower door, but that wasn’t the strange part. The odd part was it was half a shower door so your nice hot shower you stayed cold because half was open at all times. Hello creepy!!

First meal in Sorrento
One of the fluffy bunnies in the garden!

Once we checked in we were free to grab dinner. We ate in this adorable Alice and Wonderland garden. They had bunny rabbits grazing all over and you could pet and play with them while you ate your delicious pizza. While we were in Sorrento we didn’t have any tours planned, which confused me. My professor told us the next day we just needed our swimsuits and a smile because we were in store for a relaxing treat!

 

Capri

I had no idea the fun the day next would bring. We left our hostel in our bathing suits, cover-ups and money ready to spend and headed to the island of Capri around 8:30 a.m. Of course we walked to the ferry to pick up our tickets but only a picture can do it justice of the amount of steps we had to walk down to reach the ferry’s. Yeah there was a lot and trust me going up them was not fun.

The never ending steps we had to climb down to reach the ferry!

Once we reached the end of the steps we hoped on a ferry that took us to our water taxi cabs where we were transported to Capri. The taxis fit about 6 people and my groups was awesome because it had a nice cushioned space to lay out. We went around the whole island of Capri and went through the Blue Grotto, saw orange and purple coral and even got to jump in the Gulf of Naples and swim. It was a dream come true! The water was beautiful and so blue!  I felt like an actual mermaid, I was so happy. I highly reccommend a tour around the island in the water. By far the most relaxing part of my adventure. Prepare for the flood of photos babes!

 

Waiting for our water taxi in Sorrento

In the cave where we saw purple and orange coral!
Orange Coral!

 

 

Alpha Phi sisters take on Capri!

And just like that… we jumped!

The Real Adventure…

Once our water taxis dropped us off in Capri we were on our own for five hours to be tourists and explore Capri. Did we know we would be alone fending for ourselves? Nope! Our Professor legit dropped us off and said, “Okay find your way back to the water taxis by 5! Bye!” Scary but manageable. Capri is famous for its lemons. They grow them right there on the island so there were tons of lemon slushes, spritzers and drinks that you have to try! I got a lemon gelato and it tasted just like the lemonhead candy.

My lemon gelato

 Our group also ate at this yummy restaurant right where we got off the water taxis. It was higher up on the cliff and the view was to die for!

View from our balcony lunch

I got a seafood angel haired pasta and it was so fresh! I went out of my comfort zone with the mussels and was so glad I did.

After lunch we split up and went souvenir shopping and found our way to the other side of the island, where our ferry would pick us up at 5:00 pm and take us back to Sorrento. Capri doesn’t really have any historical sites. It is a lavish place for relaxation and to enjoy the Gulf of Naples. I recommend staying in Sorrento and taking a day trip to Capri, because there is more to do in Sorrento. But either way you have to take a water taxi! I could have stayed on it all day long.

Waiting for our ferry back to Sorrento!
Shrimp Risotto!

After we got back to our hostel time caught up with everybody and we passed out. We had to be up early to depart for our next destination.
NEXT STOP VENICE!

Lessons Learned

1. I was meant to live by the sea.

2. Capri and Sorrento are my favorite places in the world.

3. Being stranded in Rome is scary but not in Capri.

4. The people who live in Capri are absolutely fabulous!

5. Branching out with different seafood isn’t as scary as I thought.

6. Taking risks and finding adventures everywhere is what is truly exciting in life.

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