Visiting the island of Capri was without a doubt the highlight of my Italy trip. Although living in Rome was an amazing experience, I could have definitely lived without the constant hustle and bustle of tourists and residents, the smelly public transportation, and the seemingly non-stop lifestyle that everyone there led. The weekend trips were a wonderful way to get a better taste of other equally exciting places in Italy. Immediately upon arriving in Sorrento, I felt more relaxed and at home in the beach town, & Capri simply took my breath away. With a little less than eight hours to explore the island, the girls and I were determined to see as much as we could. We browsed the fancy designer shops, bought bus tickets through windy and terrifying streets to find the top of the island, then rode chairlifts to the immediate top. The chairlifts were frightening, but the sights were too amazing for any of us to be worried. We found our way to the much awaited Blue Grotto, and had an indescribable time swimming through it. To get back to the main island, we had the sweetest taxi driver escort us back in his convertible Mercedes that actually fit all seven of us. With our time nearing an end in Capri, we had a yummy seafood dinner & boarded the ferry with plenty of memories and the feeling of accomplishment at seeing so much in such a short period of time! Although I wouldn't choose Rome as a must-see place if I ever brought friends and family to visit Europe with me, I definitely would have Capri at the top of my list.