Honeymoon in Italy: Capri

Sunset on Capri over the island of Ischia

The final stop on our Italian honeymoon was Capri. We spent our last 3 days on this Italian island just off the Amalfi Coast, staying at the Caesar Augustus Hotel in Anacapri. We had the most incredible 2 weeks staying in some amazing places, so we wanted to make sure we finished our trip off with somewhere special. Capri was most definitely special!

We arrived on the ferry from Sorrento and we were picked up the hotel from the marina. After feeling a little bit rough on the ferry over, I wasn’t looking forward to the windy roads up the island to Anacapri. The driver had some nice chilled bottles of water in the car for us though which was a really nice touch. Pretty much as soon as we arrived on Capri, the cloud rolled in, which was a bit disappointing as we had left Sorrento in blazing sunshine! But hey, what can you do about the weather?!

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Caprese Pizza

Caesar Augustus Hotel

On arrival we had a tour around the hotel and a homemade lemon and ginger drink. It really helped to settle the stomach. The Caesar Augustus is in the most amazing location with the most incredible views out across the Bay of Naples and of Ischia. The hotel is very classic Italian. Very different from all the other hotels we had stayed in and much more traditional. We chose this hotel for the views and the double layer infinity pool!

We took a little wander around Anacapri with a stop for some homemade gnocchi and another gelato. Back at the hotel we had a couples hand massage, which was a gift from the spa to celebrate our honeymoon. After cocktails and sunsets on the hotel terrace, we headed back into Anacapri in search of pizza. We ate a really nice restaurant that had their own house wine, literally the vineyards were in the garden!

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Capri Town

Our second day on Capri we didn’t have the best weather either, so we made our way to the town of Capri for a little exploring. If you are looking for designer shops, this is the place. Unfortunately this was the last stop on an almost 3 week holiday, so there wasn’t enough left in the budget for a designer shopping spree. For dinner that evening we found a secluded restaurant with stunning sunset views. It’s very remote so they send a little van to pick you up and take you home again. The food was amazing and the views were just as good as promised.

Mediterranean sunset from Capri Cliffs in Capri

Anacapri Chair Lift

Our last full day on Capri and the weather was starting to improve. In the morning we took the chair lift up to the highest point for views of the island and Bay of Naples. The chair lift is very random, it’s kind of like a ski lift, but only single seats so you are sat on your own for the whole 15 minutes or so! It was worth it though for the amazing views.

Anacapri Chair Lift

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The afternoon was spent relaxing in the sun by the pool back at the hotel.

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For our last dinner, we found a restaurant surrounded by lemon trees. Unfortunately it was a little cold to sit outside under the trees, but it was nice to have a little walk around before heading inside.

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Grotto Azzurra and Capri Boat Tour

One thing we had really wanted to do while on Capri was a boat trip around the island, and a visit to the Grotto Azzurra, but the weather hadn’t really been good enough so far. Luckily the weather was much better on our final day, and our flight didn’t leave Naples until late evening, so we had plenty of time for a morning boat trip.

We had a private boat and spent 2.5 hours on a tour around the island. We stopped at the Grotto Azzurra, and had to get into a tiny little rowing boat to go into the actual cave. We then had to completely lay down in the boat, while we were taken through a tiny gap in the rock. I’ll be honest I was a bit scared! Inside though the cave was huge and the water was an incredible blue. I tried to take some pictures but they just don’t do it justice at all. I can see why a visit to the Grotto Azzurra is a must on any trip to Capri.

Grotto Azzurra rowing boats

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The rest of the boat trip was nice and relaxing. We visited lots of other caves and our skipper pointed out all the houses of the rich and famous. We even stopped for a little swim in the sea which was not actually too cold!

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We took the ferry back over to Naples early in the afternoon. We had a few hours to spare we decided to make the most of them by going back to Pompeii. We had been a week previously when we staying on the Amalfi Coast, but it was pouring with rain and we were cold and wet, so didn’t really make the most of it. Pompeii had been one of the things I was looking forward to the most, so my husband suggested we head back in the sunshine. I’m so glad he did as I loved it the second time. I took hundreds of pictures rather than trudging round shivering and wet!

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The last day of our Italian honeymoon was probably the busiest. We definitely made the most of our last few hours before heading back to England {sad face}.

We had the most incredible honeymoon in Italy, taking in Venice, Florence, Tuscany, Rome, The Amalfi Coast and Capri. I would definitely recommend Italy as a honeymoon destination. There is just so much to see and do. If you want to know more please don’t hesitate to ask for any advice.


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