Photo Of The Day: A Caprese In Capri

“Absolutely the BEST!!!” writes Flickr user Susan Cohen about today’s Photo of the Day, taken at the Villa Verde on the island of Capri in Italy. Judging from the photograph, we’d probably agree. The insalata caprese is one of Italy’s best-known dishes, and it is at its finest in Capri, a small island in the Gulf of Naples, just off the Amalfi Coast. A true insalata caprese uses fresh Mozzarella di Bufala Campana, a version of the creamy cheese that carries Denominazione di Origine Controllata status and is only produced in seven regions of central and southern Italy. When combined with bright red cherry tomatoes, fresh green arugula and a drizzle of high-quality Italian olive oil, the result is, quite simply, the best.

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[Photo Credit: Susan Cohen]

Daily Pampering: Autumn nights at Hotel Caesar Augustus on Capri

Sometimes a picture is worth a thousand words…

What could be more luxurious than spending a night in one of Italy’s most coveted towns? Spending two nights.

Hotel Caesar Augustus on Capri is giving guests a reason to visit Italy this fall. The Relais & Chateaux hotel intrigues guests with stunning scenery, a heated cliff-side infinity pool, locally sourced cuisine at La Terrazza di Lucullo and a Turkish Bath and outdoor Spa. From 860 Euro for two nights (approximately $1,091 USD), the package includes:

  • 2 nights’ accommodations
  • Breakfast daily for two
  • 1 Candlelight dinner for two
  • 30 minute massage per person
  • Land transfers from and to the port of Capri and the hotel

The deal is valid from Sept. 20 – Oct. 30th, 2010.

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GPS typo sends Swedish couple 400 miles off course

A Swedish couple screwed up their vacation when a simple typo sent them 400 miles away from their desired destination.

When entering the Italian island of Capri into their GPS, they accidentally entered Carpi. The two destinations couldn’t be more different – Capri is a lovely island off the coast of Naples, Carpi is an industrial village in the middle of nowhere,

It isn’t uncommon for someone to make a spelling mistake on their GPS, but you’d expect that most people be able to notice they are not on an island, and that the drive was about 6 hours shorter than expected.

Sadly, this couple had no idea, and when they couldn’t find the famous blue caves of Capri, they asked the local tourist office.

It was then (most likely after the laughter stopped) that they were told they were in the wrong town. The couple then popped the correct destination into their GPS and headed towards the correct Capri.