April 5, 2022
Ah, day seven––my favorite day of the trip. Early in the morning, we walked from our hotel down to the port of Sorrento, where we hopped on a boat that would take us to the island of Capri. After a quick 30-minute boat ride, we were in Capri and quickly on our way to our private boat that would take us around the Mediterranean Sea and along the coast of Capri. This private boat ride was breathtaking. The water was so clear and blue, we stopped along caves, and in front of the trademark Capri rocks. We almost swam during the boat ride, but due to it being jellyfish season, we decided against it. After seeing Capri by water, we got back on land and took a small little bus to the top of the island. We had some free time for lunch and sightseeing in Capri, before heading back down to the water around 2 P.M. to swim at a beach in Capri. While the water was absolutely freezing and the rocks on the beach hurt our feet so badly, it was a once in a lifetime experience swimming in the Mediterranean Sea. It was a bitterly cold boat ride back from Capri to Sorrento, but I had no regrets swimming. That night, after warming up and exploring Sorrento a bit, we had another three-course dinner before heading to our dance class. I think everyone went into the dance class with doubt and a bit of dread, but it actually turned out to be really fun. We learned the Tarantella, a traditional Italian dance, from professional dancers and performed the routine on our own in the end. We ended the long and amazing day with a walk to a scenic overlook and gelato.