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Capri Island. Capri Stories. Capri Pants.

August 13, 2015

This is my Capri handmade postcard. I’m writing it from the beach we’ve just landed on, post jumping off the boat that draw Capri in our minds, we took pictures that will stay in our hearts and are getting, as we speak, in front of your eyes from. It all (eat all wahaha) started so romantic and ended up in technology, I know, ayo technology.

Si!
Si!

We got up early in the morning, Monday morning that is (and I’m dancing on the inside right now), to get to Sorento and decide whether to go to Capri or to Positano. We chose Capri. Hence the title, the pictures, yes. The clouds chose to go to Capri, too, to make it all even more special.

Sorrento
Sorrento

Capri is the most famous chic Italian island. Riding a boat around it is even chicer. My family and I are here, in the Province of Napoli, for the wedding of a very dear cousin of mine. And for the trip, not just for the destination. I’m hugging Capri. We’re all group hugging Capri.

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No caption needed. Well… Marina Grande is the main port on the island. This is a piece of it and a pretty good piece of a picture I took.

You know the saying This is so Capri!? You don’t?! Maybe because there isn’t one. But it could be. First things first, and when I say this I mean food, and when I say food, I mean pizza. We are in Italia, mio Dio!, and the pizza we ate, a few hours ago, was molto buono. And it had a lot of fresh tomato sauce on, unlike in Berlin, where they didn’t want to give me any sauce. I guess Italians do know better. I’m taking up Italian, pronto!

It’s like Tourette or smth. O qualcosa! Flamenco dancing emoji.

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Before the “mangiare”, we arranged for a private boat to take us on a tour around the island.

Buongiorno a tutti!
Buongiorno a tutti!

Little did we know then. About the driver, Giovani, and about the island. They both took us by surprise as (apparently) the most popular man on Capri took us for a ride around one of the most popular islands in the world. The pictures will speak for themselves and the captions below will translate.

No muss no fuss.
No muss no fuss. I enjoyed taking this picture. I remember the feeling.

I will tell you one thing, though. Or two. This is me pointing to get your attention, just like Giovanni did when he kept on pointing our shoulders with his fingers. Capri is wealthy, in one word. Ricco. In deep blue and very dark blue waters, in wild yet neat vegetation, in gorgeous tall rocks, in beautiful houses on its hills and, most important of them all, in stories. They’re so many that you must go there, take Giovani and his boat, untie your hair, enjoy the splashing boat and let the crisp drops of water, freely, touch your face, wide open your eyes and dream. Because you know what they say: Those who dream by day are cognisant of many things which escape those who dream only by night (Edgar Allan Poe).

Our storyteller for the day.
The storyteller of the day. Giovanni.
Up there! Look! It's the symbol of youth in Capri. Forever young.
Up there! Look! It’s the symbol of youth in Capri. Forever young.
It's the Virgin Madonna naturally made by nature up there.
It’s the Virgin Madonna, naturally made by nature up there. You can’t really see it here. You have to be here.
This rock is THE rock of Capri.
This rock is THE rock of Capri. It must rock or smth.
Guess what!!! When passing through the arch you must make make a wiiiiish! Go there, I'm telling you.
Guess what! You must make a wiiiiish when passing through the arch!
And so I did.
And so I did.
You know... Cruising.
You know… Cruising.
Mhm...
Mhm.
Can you see the elephant up there?
Can you see the elephant up there?
A lot of famous haouses of famous people. Dom Perignon. Swarovski. Ferrari. Mussolini.
Dom Perignon. Swarovski. Ferrari. Mussolini.
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Told you.
Grotta Azzurra. A dark cavern where the sea glows electric blue, the result of sunlight passing through an underwater cave.
Grotta Azzurra. A dark cavern where the sea glows electric blue, the result of sunlight passing through an underwater cave.
Taxi pls.
Taxi, pls.

Careful what you wish for.

If you want to go to Capri to go to the beach every day, think again, since it seems like it isn’t about it, at all times, at all. If you want to go to Capri and just be romantic, go to Capri. If you’re into stories, go to Capri.

This was the front of the postcard and here comes the back of it:

Capri pants were really popular in the late ’50s and ’60s.

Grace Kelly was among the first movie stars to wear Capri pants on Capri.
Grace Kelly was among the first movie stars to wear capri pants on Capri.
Brigitte Bardot in Capri pants.
Brigitte Bardot in capri pants.
Grace Kelly in Capri pants.
Audrey Hepburn in capri pants.
Marilyn Monroe in Capri pants.
Marilyn Monroe in capri pants.
Mary Tyler Moore from The Dick Van Dyke Show (the '60s tv series) was the first ever to cause the Capri pants fashion sensation.
Mary Tyler Moore from The Dick Van Dyke Show (the ’60s tv series) was the first ever to cause the capri pants fashion sensation.

But before this, we went to Pompeii. With John Snow. 

Bacci!

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