36 Hours on Capri

36 Hours on Capri

9:00 am - Fast Trains and Ferry Boats

I like to leave Rome early-ish on a fast train to Naples which takes just over an hour. Next, I hop in a taxi for Beverello (now a fixed price of € 15) where the ferries to Capri leave from, and I am having coffee in the Piazzetta before lunch!

2:00 - Find Your Island Home

Check in to the Hotel Canasta Capri. This jewel of a property is a short stroll from the Piazetta via the swanky via Camerelle. Every detail, from the handprinted tiles to the bathroom kitted out with everything Etro, from toiletries to towels, to the art in the lobby, is absolutely on point.

Oh did I mention they have a pool?! 

1:30 - Ristorante Michel'angelo

Have a light lunch that starts with tempura battered zucchini flowers stuffed with pecorino and cracked black pepper, a delicious twist on the traditional ricotta and anchovy.

3:00 - Shopping Secrets

Find the hidden courtyards and do a little post-prandial shopping at the preppy-chic Eco Capri

7:00 - Negroni O'Clock

At least one aperitvo in the Piazzetta is a must. We headed back to Bar Tiberio for Negronis with our pals from Wonderland Capri.

10:00 - Take a Private Boat Tour

After a breakfast under the lemon trees at Hotel Canasta, we took advantage of the calm sea and sunshine for a quick spin over to Anacapri with Vittorio from Capri Excursions. A private boat tour is one of the best ways to see Capri and in the high season the only way to escape the crowds. You can swim in a private cove, avoid the chaos that is the Blue Grotto and learn about the history, geography and botanical diversity of the island.

The life of a travel blogger means Instagramming/Snapchatting before we can eat.

1:00 - Escape the Crowds

I have been so excited to try new picnic offerings from Ristorante Michel'Angelo. We met up with snapchat superstar Nicki from Positano Daily Photo who came over for the day. and we set off for a private picnic feast following the map. After getting our shots of the blue-green sea with Sorrento in the background for Instagram feeds we settled in a shady pine grove and unpacked our feast. After lunc,h we spread out on our picnic blanket (also part of the package) and napped under the pine trees with only a very curious seagull as company.

There was octopus salad, all different kinds of fresh mozzarella, (Smoked, burrata, and fresh) frittata and pasta salad. Of course, the was a bottle of cold white wine. Every detail is thought out, plates, napkins, cups, wine opener it is all there. For dessert, there was the island’s famed Torte Caprese in traditional chocolate as well as a lemon, an orange and my favorite a chocolate coconut.

5:00 - Stroll the via Tragara

This is one of my favorite walks in Capri. Long and flat and lined on either side with some of the most exclusive villas on the island this road ends with a dramatic overlook out towards the Faraglioni rocks and Marina Piccola. Stop along the way for a granita or a freshly squeezed orange juice that comes with a song.

7:00 pm - Another Aperitivo

Just around the corner from the Piazzetta and with a view of the bay of Naples, the Bar Alberto is a quieter alternative for pre-dinner negronis.


  1. Hi Gillian,
    I came across your comments on one of the forums.
    I am planning to go from Rome to Postiano and travelling with 2 kids aged 9 and 8.
    By your article I can see you recommend to take the fast train from Rome to Naples.

    Can you please help how do I get to Postiano. Given I will have 2 big suitcases and few backpacks.
    Please suggest what should I do ? Would travelling on Italotreno would allow us to take our luggage.

    Thanks in advance

    1. You can take luggage on both Trenitalia and Italo. The easiest way to get to Positano from Naples is by taxi (a fixed fare of 130 euro) or by private transfer. Check the Positano.com website for a list of companies. https://www.positano.com/en/transfers-and-transport

      Another option is to take the Italo train to Salerno and then take a ferry to Positano.


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