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{Capri, Italy}

The forecast the day before we left for Positano was actually comical. Rain. Every.Single.Day. The forecast for Amsterdam? 75 and sunny every day. Would you believe it? I mean, since when does gloomy Amsterdam have a better forecast than southern Italy?! For a nanosecond I seriously considered booking us a different vacation – I so didn’t want to spend six days in the rain! But we decided to stick it out since the forecast had been so temperamental –changing from sun to rain from hour to hour. Luckily for us we had gorgeous weather… Well, all but one day. And it happened to be the one day we were on a boat. Oops.

We started our  journey to Capri in cloudy, chilly weather. We were able to see all the grottos before it started to pour. From that point on it was a serious torrential downpour the entire time we were on the island. I was not dressed for a storm and was freezing and wet and uncomfortable.  Instead of exploring we opted for a 3 hour lunch instead, then took the first available boat back to Positano. So yeah, we definitely need to go back someday and explore Capri, but we were just happy to have part of the journey be dry and to be able to see the famous Blue Grotto 🙂

A few things that were super fun and unexpected on our boat trip.. Jelly fish! There was one grotto that was FULL of jelly fish – it was so crazy! I had never seen so many in my life. They were a lot smaller than I imagined, and absolutely beautiful. It was thrilling to be so close to them, but safe in our boat! Also, I had no idea you had to get off your boat and get into smaller row boats to actually see the Blue Grotto (and wait in line with a bunch of other boats!). The entrance is so small, you have to duck down into your boat, almost laying flat. Once you get in it’s a rush of darkness and you see nothing but black. Then you turn around and you see it.. That incredible blue water. It truly looks fake, but that is the natural color of the water! There’s some kind of science behind why it is so bright blue. I’m not sure about all that, but what I do know is that it was really gorgeous. I purposefully didn’t enhance the photos at all. That is the real color! I highly recommend you check them out if you ever find yourself on the Amalfi Coast.

{Photos ©  Liz Denfeld}

43 thoughts on “{Capri, Italy}”

  1. Oh my gosh, that water is almost unbelievable. Amazing photos again Liz – I find myself adding all of your trips to my potential vacay lists.

  2. Gorgeous pics! Corey is lucky to have a good photog to record your travels together. My boyfriend does this for us (I don't have the patience), and it's so great to have the pictures later on.

  3. Wow…. seriously? It looks so amazing. I have emailed your blog post to my husband with the subject “I NEED TO GO NOW!” Thanks for the wonderful pictures!

  4. I literally just typed capri and positano into google to start planning our vacation next year. Then your post pops up on bloglovin'. I guess it's meant to be!

    Your photos are absolutely gorgeous. We are definitely making this happen! Any tips on places to stay / go / eat?

  5. You've got some great images here! That grotto is amazing, it's going on my always-growing list of places I've *got* to go to!

  6. I love these pictures! It's really funny that you posted pictures of the jelly fish because my husband got stung by one while he was there 4 years ago, and he described that pain as the worst he's ever felt. I'm really glad y'all didn't have any altercations with them!

  7. Your pics of Capri make me nostalgic! My first time to Italy we went to Capri and I fell in love with the water, the lemon trees, grotto, all of it. I need to go back again! ps. I remember those jelly fish too 🙂

  8. Sorry for the bad weather! I just got back from a study abroad trip in Italy. My friend stayed on to travel and she went here! The water is so beautiful! Guess I need to go back to see it!

  9. capri is one of my favorite places i've ever visited! sorry to hear it was raining on your trip – you'll have to return in the sun. the island is magical – at one point we were eating dinner over looking the sea and noticed gwyneth paltrow was eating at the next table with her two kids. beautiful pictures!

  10. GOSH. Your pictures make me drool. The husband and I may be venturing to Italy next summer. You can bet that I'm showing him YOUR pictures in hopes that he'll take me to these very places!

  11. Wow. I cannot believe those photos are enhanced – it's truly amazing 🙂 Too bad about the weather, but good that you have another excuse to go back 🙂


  12. Ah, gorgeous photos Liz! I rememeber being in the Blue Grotto in 2007 when I traveled there with girlfriends. The laying down in the boat to float into the grotto was something I'll never forget. We actually tipped our guide 15EUR and he let us jump in!! The water felt so clean and pure, and just magical being in that crazy blue. Of course I was freaking out with all the jellyfish around me. (Don't ask why I did it… college….)

  13. Capri is my absolute favorite place in the world. I often find myself telling others I could leave my life, live in Capri, marry one of those boat captains, and pick lemons the rest of my life and be happy because the island is that beautiful. But after seeing your pictures of Positano I may just need to visit there as well.

  14. I'm so jealous. I wish I was in Europe right now! We went to Capri a 1.5 years ago and the actual island you didn't miss much. A lot of expensive shopping which you can get in a lot of Italy 🙂 It was beautiful, but the best view was from the boat. We didn't get to the Blue Grotto so I look forward to going back for that.

    Love your blog and looking forward to reading along as a new follower!

    Belle epoque

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