Day 04: Check out of Don Alfonso, Take Cab/Ferry from Don Alfonso to Capri, The tickets can be bought at the port on the spot. Check in Hotel Relais Maresca, walking distance to Capri port. Seemed like miles as we had too much baggage. Tip - Keep the luggage minimal or else spend on cabs, starting fare @EUR 50. Good, decent hotel.Sightseeing at Capri, Do private boat tour at Capri; group tours are ok, but hiring a private boat is just something. Just me and Lazy, the sky and the sea and our captain who was simply too cute.See the blue grotto in Capri. you will be mesmerized by the colors the water takes. The cave entrance is so small that everyone has to pile on top of each other in the boat to enter. The boatmen inside the grotto will also rush you through the whole experience, but it is ok. The spectacle inside is so beautiful and magical, it will take your breath away.
The only active and severely destructive volcano in Europe, Mount Vesuvius stands tall at 1281 metres. Having erupted several times and destroying the cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum on one occasion, Vesuvius could well pour its wrath yet again on the thousands of people living around its crater. Walking 900 metres up to the apex could be long and strenuous and the winds could aggravate your troubles, so do go prepared with jackets, bottles of water and walking shoes. Additionally, go only if you are really interested in looking at the crater as there is nothing exceptionally special about the destination, the prices are a little too high and the guides meet you for a minute and give you lesser information than brochures available at tourist offices. You can however expect great views of the bay of Naples from the top. If that wasn't enough of a redeeming factor, I still have fragments of Mount Vesuvius inside my shoes. Getting there: Circumvesuviana trains run from the Naples Central Station to Pompei Scavi-Villa Dei Misteri and the ride is around 40 minutes. You might not get a seat in the train so beware of pickpockets. You have to shell out around 6 Euros for a two way journey and it is a good idea to start a little early in the afternoon. Tickets for Vesuvius are available at the Pompei Scavi train station itself and come for around 20 Euros, inclusive of everything. Buses run every 40 minutes right outside the station and take you to the entrance of the Vesuvius National park where you are transferred into a 4WD style bus which drops you 900 metres below the crater and you are given 90 minutes to complete the trek. Expect a super bumpy but thrilling ride. The last ride is at 4 pm for most of the year, so do keep track of your time.
Via del Mare
Via del Mare is one of the most charming streets of Sorrento. It is not so hard to guess from its name, it is the main street leading to the beach. The scene throughout this road with the sea near these houses with beautiful facades in deep blue and the gold of the sand glistening, is something everyone should see in a lifetime.