Photographer's Note

The crowded harbor of Capri--and idyllic island situated off the Amalfi Coast of Southern Italy in the Bay of Naples. The island has never not been used for leisure, class, and escape from the every-day routines, as Roman Emperors of centuries past have used this island as a resort.

It was Augustus who developed Capri; he built temples, villas, aqueducts, and planted gardens so he could enjoy his private paradise. Years later, travelers and Italian residents alike take the Ferry from Naples to enjoy a day trip or extended weekend.

The boats pictured here in the harbor are a mix of both fisherman's boats, or touring vessels that circle the island and are great for stunning sea level views of the sheer cliffs and lush greenery that surrounds the isle. Along with that, Capri is the home of famous grottos, most notable the "Blue Grotto", a sea cave where sunlight, passing through an underwater cavity and shining through the seawater, creates a blue reflection that illuminates the cavern.
Add in the massive rock formations jutting out from the sea with natural arches formed within, and it's easy for one to see why this island has been recognized as a place of beauty, relaxation, and a destination for those looking to escape for centuries past--and will be for centuries to come.

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