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Capri, Italy: Where Senior Travelers Find Paradise PDF Print E-mail

The tiny Isle of Capri shines like a sparkling jewel in the Mediterranean just 60 miles off the coast from Naples. Ever since it served as a royal vacation destination for wealthy Romans 2,500 years ago, it has been a favorite destination for tourists from all over the world.

Getting There: Capri is reached from the Italian mainland by regularly scheduled ferry and hydrofoil services. The trip takes 40 pleasant minutes by hydrofoil and 80 by ferry.

Must See On Capri: The Chairlift Monte Solaro offers a breathtaking ride and spectacular views up the mountain cliffside. The world-famous Blue Grotto boat ride through the cathedral-like natural rocky formations set in deep blue ocean water is an experience of a lifetime. People Watching: The Piazza Umberto I at Capri Town center is the daytime place to experience the pace of the city. You’ll see locals, tourists, backpackers, retirees and families. At night, young people frequent the nearby clubs and cafes, featuring many varieties of entertainment.

Shopping Spree On Capri: Via Camerelle is a narrow commercial street that goes back to Roman times. The ancient columns originally flanked little cavelike homes, now all specialty shops that offer leather, antiques, fine art and rare books.

The Isle of Capri has been famous in song and story for centuries. Today’s senior visitor will find it just as enchanting as Roman Emperor Augustus did when he decided to make his summer home on this beautiful jewel of an island.

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