Capri Dreams - Seaside colors for a breezy summer
The joys of Capri and Amalfi are innumerable, but here are a couple of my favorites. On a hot day there is nothing more refreshing and delicious than a lemon gelato, and the one pictured here is my favorite because of the extraordinary presentation, a couple scoops of a perfect mingling of sweet and sour nestled in a frozen lemon shell. This comes from a tiny stand on a narrow path bordered with a stone wall and trellis festooned with blooming vines on the way to Giardini di Augusto in Capri.This region is well known for their bountiful lemons which are made into scrumptious concoctions from Lemoncello to lemon gelato and pastries. Another favorite stop on the way to the panoramic gardens is the laboratory and boutique of Carthusia Pefumes of Capri. In 1948 a prior from the local Certosa, a Carthusian Monastery, re-discovered the formula of a 14th century perfume. With a license from the Pope, the laboratory has been in this location since 1953 where they have created magical fragrances and products ever since.