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Capri's Marina Grande
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...
The Marina Grande and the azure blue waters of Capri
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!
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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Ships, wooden paddle boats and... what are those grey thing on dry land? Wash basins?
Quite a variety of boats
Passenger boats facing the sea
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
Buildings in the port
Looks so stylish with Italian colours
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