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Incredible Photo Shows Why Every Traveller Should Visit Capri At Least Once

A place to see and be seen.

If you like your ravioli rich, your tomatoes tasty and your afternoon swims next to roman ruins, Capri is the place to be. Though many approach the place with a bunch of capricious clichés in mind, projecting (and running up $10,000 fines) as they go, there is one Capri quirk everyone should experience once in their lives.

That quirk? While there are some holiday destinations you go to hide, fanning yourself under a non-descript palm tree with a pair of baggy faded grey board shorts, there are others where you go to see and be seen (something Slim Aarons fans have known since 1958).

Capri is one of these destinations.

Capri is also a place you go for gorgeously casual cuisine, lightly ruffled waters, mildly uncomfortable but oh so sophisticated pebbly beaches, and natural arches that wouldn’t look out of place in the Phi Phi Islands.

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All of which is perfectly captured in the following photo, recently posted to Instargam by the aptly named @italy account.

 

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Taken at a restaurant near Capri’s most iconic sight – the dramatic Faraglioni (three towering rock formations) – the photo shows the Mediterranean in full bloom.

While Capri is well known for its jaw dropping natural beauty (see: The Blue Grotto), celebrities anchoring up at Marina Grande and surprisingly good nightlife, in recent years its lustre has been somewhat overtaken by more in vogue locations like The Amalfi Coast (an argument that has been had many times on travel forums).

But the above Capri photo (and following video), we’d argue, make a good case for visiting this iconic Italian destination at least once in your life.

 

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For those on a budget, many Tripadvisor users suggest staying in Sorrento, then taking day trips to destinations like Capri or Amalfi (whose streets swell and hotels fill up much quicker).

As we reported earlier this morning, travel shaming is on the decline too. So if you can get to Capri responsibly, you might not even be torn apart on social media for going…

The boat’s in your harbour.

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