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Report 834: There's No Such Thing as Too Much...Pasta and Ceramics

By Palma from California, Fall 2005

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Page 21 of 23: Saturday, September 24: Capri

photo by Les Wolf

Dinner at Villa Verde

Brad and I went to the fabulous buffet breakfast at 8. I was excited to see the huge platter of fresh figs, both green and black. We enjoyed a full hot breakfast as well as some of the beautiful pastries and sfoliatelle. Then we were off for a morning of, yes, more shopping, on our own. I picked up a few gifts that I had seen yesterday, and then we went to buy Brad’s belated gift for me. I knew that my anniversary gift was to be a “Bell of Capri”. Many of the upscale jewelry stores feature these bells in a variety of sizes, materials, and price ranges. They can be worn on a chain or necklace, or put on a charm bracelet. There are also bell earrings. They may be jeweled, plain gold, coral, or enamel.

The bells come from a 15th century legend of St. Michele: A poor, barefoot Shepard boy had lost his sheep. It was his best friend and companion, all that he had in the world. The boy searched and searched for his sheep, fearing it has stumbled from the rocks into the sea. He heard a gentle tinkling from heaven and followed the sound. The boy saw a radiant light, St. Michele’s light, and there was his sheep with a beautiful bell around its neck. This was a gift to the boy, and to the island, now symbolizing a gift from heaven and a token of good fortune.

We entered shops that in all my visits to Capri, I have only walked by, glancing at jewels in the windows that are way out of my league. We visited three stores, then entered one of the leading jewelry stores of Capri, Alberto e Lina. Brad bought me a gorgeous yellow gold bell covered with pave’ diamonds.

We met Jan and Les at noon and took a taxi to Anacapri. We walked the path to Villa San Michele and entered. Even though this is my fourth visit to Anacapri, I never get tired of this beautiful spot and the trellised walkway with flowers and a view of the cruise ships below in the Marina Grande. I bought two shawls, and we stopped for a quick panini lunch in the piazza. We walked to the beautiful little church of San Michele in Piazza Nicola; with the incredible majolica floor depicting “Earthly Paradise”. Nearby I bought myself a beautiful turquoise and pearl necklace.

We returned to Capri town with a stop for Brad to pick up two very cool new shirts and a red belt I talked him into at Harmontt and Blaine. We had time to relax before getting dressed up for dinner. We met Jan and Les at the Quisi Bar for drinks and pictures before going around the corner to dinner in the garden of Villa Verde. We shared mozzarella in carozza and grilled mozzarella, then had a wonderful spaghetti with shrimp. On the way home, we stopped for a nightcap and my coffee at a new wine bar called Ojne.

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