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Capri's Marina Grande

August 22, 2015

The main gateway to Capri is also the first attraction you'll encounter: the Marina Grande - the port area...
The boats on the water, the cliffs, the colourful buildings and the sounds of the seagulls... Only the noise of the masses is annoying.

Capri's port - the Marina Grande used to be an ancient fishing port and it was also used in ancient times by the Romans - they even fortified the port area.

On the opposing side of the island is the smaller Marina Piccola.

Both have beach areas for sunbathing.

The views at- and of the Marina Grande are more than gorgeous. Here's a photo that I took from Anacapri...

Azure waters, port of Capri

The Marina Grande and the azure blue waters of Capri

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The Marina Grande is a scenic place for contemplating the views, eating out or just watching the boats... but it's not as quiet as I'd like it to be.

Streets nearby often get filled with tourists arriving from all parts of the World. And, sometimes it's impossible to embark on a bus, they get filled!

Alluring Capri

Alluring sight

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Most people don't spend a lot of time in the port area and head straight inland for the hotspots.

My top attractions list of the town Capri also contains the Marina Grande. I didn't start with this, but I did return subsequently...

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Capri boats

Ships, wooden paddle boats and... what are those grey thing on dry land? Wash basins?

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Boats at Capri's Marina Grande

Quite a variety of boats

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Marina Grande passenger boats

Passenger boats facing the sea

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The marina is sometimes filled with all sorts of boats - I'd like to see how they get the most hidden one out to sea

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Marina Grande - port buildings

Buildings in the port

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Italian boat, Capri

Looks so stylish with Italian colours

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