Posted on September 25, 2012

When I saw tens of multimillion dollar yachts anchor off the coast, cruise ships sending off tightly packed lifeboats to and from the coast and designer sandals selling for hundreds of euros considered a bargain, I knew I’ve arrived in a quintessential Mediterranean resort town. The island of Capri is a rocky outcrop in the Tyrrhenian Sea with unmatched natural beauty; it is no wonder it has attracted many famous guests in the past.

A chair lift takes tourists up to the top of Monte Solarno, the highest point of Capri. Most of the island is in view at this vantage point

Some interesting sights on the way up

A view from Monte Solarno

This photo has been my desktop wallpaper for quite some time

Statue of Emperor Augustus at the top of Monte Solarno

View of the Tyrrhenian Sea on the southern side of the island. The Faraglioni, Capri’s signature view, can be seen in the far center

The hotel where, if my memory serves, Jacqueline Kennedy stayed in. In fact, it is named J.K. Place