When we were down in Capri last month, Mark and I managed to squeeze a lot into a small amount of time. This is actually one of my best skills, learned from years of living far away from home and needing to pack in an entire years worth of food, friends and family into a 28 day home leave.
In about 36 hours we managed to have morning coffee with the lovely Holly at one of my favorite bars in Capri, eat pizza and carrots scapece at my favorite pizza place on the island, see a photography exhibit, shop a little, have a snack AND try out two new beach clubs for leisurely lunching and lounging. I told you all about Bagni Internazionale the other day. Today I will share the ins and outs of a day spent at the Lo Scoglio delle Sirene.
I really had decided to try a "budget" day. The season had not really started yet, so the free beach ares were calm and empty. (This is most definitely not the case in July and August.) But when trying to decide on where to sit and whether to rent a sdraio, a low slung beach chair, the manager of Lo Scoglio delle Sirene successfully up-sold us with a simple shrug and a "you really don't want to sit down here do you?"
Soon we were installed in our own private area with an unobstructed view of the Faraglioni under a blue and yellow stripey umbrella that was expertly and securely tied so as not to make any annoying clanking noise in the breeze. We ordered freshly squeezed limonata and cold beers, fired up our kindles and seriously relaxed the afternoon away.
I knew that we had an enormous dinner ahead of us that evening in Naples at Umberto's to celebrate the publications of a guide book that I had been a small part of, so I decided on a light lunch of sandwiches that were made with fresh, milky mozzarella and the first of this years tomatoes on a crispy roll. We didn't even have to leave our beach chairs!
When the sun dipped behind the mountain, Marina Piccola loses the light after 4:00 pm, we reluctantly gathered up our things, left our private little nook and slowly made our way to the last ferry boat of the day back to Naples.
Lo Scoglio delle Sirene
Marina Piccola/via Mulo 77
39 081 8370221
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