The Marina Grande Waterfront in Capri, Italy

From the winding walkways through the village and along the tops of stunning cliffs over the Mediterranean (there are virtually no cars in the main village of Capri), the traditional wooden fishing boats in the harbor, the scrumptious seafood, the Roman ruins, and the role it has played in more modern history, Capri is somewhere I can't wait to get back to.
Capri's Marina Grande
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Capri is one of those places I can’t wait to go back to. It’s been several years since I was there, but I loved everything about the place from the winding walkways through the village and along the tops of stunning cliffs over the Mediterranean (there are virtually no cars in the main village of Capri), the traditional wooden fishing boats in the harbor, the scrumptious seafood, the Roman ruins, and the role it has played in more modern history (Winston Churchill and Dwight Eisenhower met here during World War II).

The only way to get there is by boat, either from Naples or Sorrento. It can get crowded in summer, but is very pleasant, and still warm, in the off-season.

This particular shot was taken in Capri’s Marina Grande, the harbor not the waterfront below Capri proper. It was shot with Fujichrome Provia 100F (one of my favorite color slide films, with beautiful color rendition and exceptionally fine grain) and my trusty old Nikon FM with a Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 AI lens.

Here’s another shot I took with the same setup way back when. Having grown up in and around the water, I have a particular fascination with old boats. And the colorful old wooden fishing and recreation boats of Capri are certainly charming.

Boats in Marina Grande, Capri
Photo © David Coleman / HaveCameraWillTravel.com
Photo © David Coleman / HaveCameraWillTravel.com
Boats in Marina Grande, Capri
Photo © David Coleman / HaveCameraWillTravel.com
Boats in Marina Grande, Capri
Photo © David Coleman / HaveCameraWillTravel.com
Marina Grande, Capri, Italy
Photo © David Coleman / HaveCameraWillTravel.com
Boats in Marina Grande, Capri
Photo © David Coleman / HaveCameraWillTravel.com

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Guidebooks for Italy

If you're looking for a guidebook to make the most of your visit, these are some of the most popular ones currently for Italy. Some are available in both paper and e-book formats.

Rick Steves Italy
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Lonely Planet Italy (Travel Guide)
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Fodor's Essential Italy 2020 (Full-color Travel Guide)
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DK Eyewitness Italy (Travel Guide)
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