If you feel the breath of summer wind on your skin although it’s still in May, if the lemon fragrance makes you think about the nice Mediterranean climate and if a vacation in an island is your biggest wish, you are ready to leave for Capri.
This period is ideal for a stay on the island because just from 24th to 28th May here will take place the Rolex Capri International Regatta, an event that opens the offshore season and is organized by the Italian Yacht Club, Yacht Club Capri and Circolo Canottieri Aniene.
In Capri a fleet of Super Yachts, Maxi and Minimaxi racing and cruising yachts will challenge in one of the most prestigious competitions in the world; furthermore you will be amazed by the 14 Southern Wind yachts larger than 80 feet: this brand will celebrate this year its twenty-fifth anniversary at the Capri International Rolex Regatta.
The timeless charm of Capri
Who has never been here, it’s usually surprised by the short distance (an hour by ferry) that separates Capri from Naples, a good reason to book a vacation in Campania.
Once arrived in Capri, we suggest going to Piazza Umberto I, also known as Piazzetta, where you can sip coffee and watch the comings and goings of people, often VIP, who stop in this “open-air lounge”.
Nearby stands the church of Santo Stefano, dating from the XVII century, situated above the historic center. Then you can go to the aranceto Teresianas, a romantic and quiet corner, and go to the boutiques of Corso Vittorio Emanuele and Via Camerelle, perfect for shopping addicted who want to buy luxury accessories on holiday.
In this regard, a must is the Canfora boutique, where you will find the Capri sandals, an exclusive product that in the past have also seduced Brigitte Bardot and Jackie Kennedy!
The Gardens of Augusto gives you a panoramic view of the Faraglioni and the Bay of Marina Piccola, but we recommend visiting these gardens that are home to a rich collection of plants and flowers by rich colors, one of the island’s natural beauties.
A boat trip is the best continuation of a Capri tour, because you can see the Grotta Azzurra (Blue Grotto), wonderful natural cave that is 60 metres long and 25 metres wide, or the Lighthouse of Punta Carena, located south-west of the island.
How to follow the Rolex Capri International Regatta
Since 1982 takes place in Capri the traditional Sailing week of May for offshore boats, but it is since 2005 that the Rolex Capri Sailing Week became a must for all yachting fans, who, besides watch the races, can join the party of Southern Wind, which this year will be on Thursday 26th May, while on Friday evening there will be the Rolex Gala Dinner and on Saturday the final ceremony.
To know more about the event and follow the updates, please visit www.yachtclubcapri.net and the official Twitter profile @YachtClubCapri.