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Capri's Intriguing Streets and Beautiful Buildings

August 22, 2015

You can't enjoy Capri enough if you merely pin the main attractions and don't dive enough into "Capri life": wander the streets, contemplate the views...
There is beauty everywhere on Capri, you don't have to look for it. It surrounds you, it's everywhere!

Capri rooftop

A rooftop I'd love to have myself

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The town of Capri cheer you up when you're down.

All you need is a stroll on its old narrow streets and enjoy the visual delights all around you.

Intricate street networks, narrow passages, light slopes (if you don't want to take the abrupt ones) covered with steps and beautiful buildings all around...

Most of the town's buildings have this mild look, rounded-down "edges" - something that reminds me of melted cheese.

By architectural style not, but superficially by looks and by colours certainly, the dwellings of Capri made me think of Santorini.

The latter certainly gets a heck-of-a-lot more exposure in the media.

Still, Capri doesn't lack interest. Its streets were filled with curious visitors arriving from all over the World.

If transportation by bus becomes difficult, just rely on your own two feet.

Cars won't take you as deep anyway. And it's pure pleasure to just wander and discover newer and newer delightful buildings, cute little streets... the frenetic natural scenery just adds to the exitement.

Exotic plants on Capri

Exotic plants are found all around

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Thrilled by what I experienced merely by wandering in the town, I was compelled to write this article dedicated to my humble Capri street wanderings.

What is interesting about mainstream tourism is that the crowds tend to gather around the top attractions almost exclusively - and you can still have peace and quiet for yourself, if you just dig a bit deeper, walk a bit further.

The effort is minimal, yet the reward is great.

It was stunning to find quiet streets, just a short walk from the main attractions.

Quiet streets that I had all for myself - even if just of a minute...

Just to stop by, fire my camera a few times, immortalizing the serene beauty of the narrow streets.

Cactuses, aloe vera and other exotic plants lie littered in the town: one here, one there...

The combined views with the exotic plants are stunning.

Some of the best places for this was near the Marina Piccola area, where I encountered stylish buildings with gardens around them and exotic plant collections on their flat rooftops

Light steps in Capri

Very light steps leading up...

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I suppose, this is where the celebrities organize cocktail parties or, where they simply to go take a rest.

Capri's entire look and feel is so glamorously romantic. But cute, soft. Nothing harsh to bother the eye.

Capri is stylish, elegant, beautiful without being flamboyant, without being extravagant.

It's the best example I've seen of playfulness, historic beauty (the buildings are old, original) and high-end elegance blending together...

Capri isn't boasting with anything, there is no kitsch - at least, I haven't noticed any...

The overall atmosphere of the entire island is very relaxing and only the incoming crowds of visitors could bother your ears and eyes.

No thorough trip to Italy is complete without visiting the "island of the rich", Capri. Just pin it on your map, you won't regret it!.

Find further information and more photos, advice about Capri in the Capri travel review (escape).

It's a true gem...

Large white building on Capri

Looks like another "rich nest"

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Capri buildings

Buildings near the port area - one of my favourite parts on the island

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External stairs on buildings, Capri

Lovely external stairs

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Patina on the building walls

Patina on the walls...

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Quiet part of Capri

Near the Marina Piccola - this part of Capri is quieter

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Green vegetation in Capri

An ancient Roman fortress is on top of that smaller (dark green vegetation-covered) mountain

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Beautiful rooftops, Capri

Stunning rooftops - it must be jaw dropping to party up there!

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Ceramic souvenir shop, Capri

Yet another expensive shop for buying expensive souvenirs on and expensive island

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Strange shapes, Capri

The designer must have enjoyed playing with the shapes...

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Capri shops

Just a few of Capri's expensive shops. But the items here are really special...

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With a nuanced, even humorous approach to travel, an obsession for art and design, Escape Hunter prefers to travel slowly, in order to learn and "soak up" the local atmosphere...


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