Capri has a population 12,200 people today. When the plague arrived at the island in the 17th century, there were only 755 inhabitants on the island. The epidemic devastated the island, killing over 300 individuals who had once lived there. During this time, the monks from Certosa di San Giacomo, Capri’s Carthusian monastery, remained isolated, living within the confines of their charterhouse. With the death toll rising as the plague rampaged the island, islanders levels of resentment aimed at the monks had dramatically increased due to their unwillingness to help. So the residents of Capri took revenge, throwing the corpses of the diseased over the monastery walls.
Let’s Wander Where the WiFi is Weak 🇮🇹
TBH- I already had expectations that any place after the Amalfi Coast ☀️ would be sub par at best- but BOY was I wrong! Florence took me by surprise- and I was shocked at how much I feel in love with this city💙! From the gelato🍨, to the art galleries🖼, and this beautiful Italian architecture🏛- the culture in #florenceitaly 🇮🇹 is not to be missed! I mean, how stunning is this Duomo?! 😍 #traveltip - we took a train🚞 from Salerno to Florence- and that was really special, because we got to see parts of the Tuscan countryside🌾 you wouldn’t normally get to without a car! BUT- here’s what we didn’t know. When you purchase your train ticket 🎟online- you do NOT get to pick your seat💺! You only input your preferences and how many people are in your party- and it chooses for you. We did not get so lucky on our train rides- because almost every single time we got grouped with another couple in a 4 seater- sooo very little leg room and space🙈. If you want to choose your seat- by it at the train station! #visitflorence#duomofirenze
Monte Solaro is the highest point of Capri at 1,932 ft / 589 m, from where you can enjoy a magnificent and delightful view of the island. The journey to the summit of Monte Solaro takes 12 minutes by chairlift. Unbeknownst to us, however, the chairlift was a small, single person lift. We were expecting a walk-in, stand-up funicular (like a gondola). We paid for the lift and walked up the stairway leading to the platform for the lift. When we walked onto the platform, these little single-person chairs were cycling through at a fast pace and a man was there to slap the bar down to secure you as you plopped into the seat. It all happened so fast. The man directed me to sit down quickly, he slammed down the bar and I was off. I knew Mom was NOT prepared for this sort of adventure! I turned around in my tiny chair and yelled back to her, “You can do it!” She didn’t have a chance to think about it (if she had a chance, she most definitely would not have done it) before the man authoritatively and literally put her in her place in the chair...and off she went! The first several photos I shot of her, she was had her eyes closed and was hanging on for dear life! Then it occurred to me...how is she ever going to get off this thing! I just envisioned her getting to the top and shaking her head and saying, “I am NOT getting off this thing!”. And then she would just go around and around and around! LOL. When we got to the top, I told the man he had to help my mom get off. They were able to slow it down considerably and she get off without a hitch! It was quite the adventure, and the views at the top of Monte Solaro were amazing! #Capri#IslandOfCapri#CapriItaly#MonteSolaro#Italy#Italia#ILoveItaly#Naples#Campania#AmalfiCoast#ItalianCoast#Ocean#OceanBlue#CoastalPhotography#BayOfNaples#Coast#Coastline#Mediterranean#MediterraneanSea # #TravelPhotography#Photography
2 2710 November, 2019
-Catch’n Some Rays-
Caught this fella lazing in the sun on his lunch break, what a spot to do it! 🙌🏼 🌞
1 3510 November, 2019
one of the five little villages of cinque terre along the coast of the italian riviera ✋🏼🌊
Ноябрь начался с чёткого понимания, что время брать себя в руки и возвращаться в режим.
И дело даже не в цифрах, точнее не только в них.
Тут про к а ч е с т в о жизни.
PS: а я все ещё живу в лете и отказываюсь принимать серые дождливые будни за реальность 😬