Posted by: danielfee | November 20, 2012

Travel Photo of the Day 11-20-2012

Capri, Italy

Capri is an island in the Tyrrhenian Sea off the Sorrentine Peninsula on the south side of the Gulf of Naples. The main town is also named Capri. According to the Greek geographer Strabo Capri, was once part of mainland Italy. Geological surveys and archaeological findings have confirmed this fact. The city has been inhabited since early times. Excavations have shown that human presence on the island can be dated back to the Neolithic period and the Bronze Age. The emperor Tiberius built a series of villas on Capri, the most famous and one of the best preserved of which is the Villa Jovis,  which was completed in 27 AD. After completion, Tiberius permanently moved to Capri and ran the Roman Empire from here until his death in 37 AD.

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  1. I’ve been to Italy twice, but never Capri. It’s definitely on my list.
    Is there a place you haven’t been?

    • Sure, lots of places are still on our list. Over the holidays we are going to the islands in the south Caribbean. We haven’t picked next years trips. I want to go to Iceland but my wife thinks its to cold.

      • My father was stationed in Iceland during WWII and liked it very much.


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