Colourful Capri stalls

Still shifting through the past few years worth of photos in search of favourite market piccies. Here’s a myriad of colourful delights from the gorgeous little island of Capri.

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From the obvious Italian pastas to the island’s preocupation with lemons, there are so many lovely little knick knacks.

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There are also lots of incredible painted tiles decorating all the shop fronts. Below are some of the succulent local produce and my personal favourite trip souvenirs – fridge magnets!

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But far and away the most prevalent item to be found on the island is the lemon! from soap to liqueur, perfume to magnets.

It’s thought that citrus fruits arrived in Capri in the tenth century, and they have characterized the colors and perfume of the island ever since.

The lemon, originally used as an ornamental plant, was subsequently used for its superb juice and the essential oils extracted from its peel.

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Famous throughout the world, the lemon liqueur “Limoncello”, is best served chilled.The lemon of Capri, known as “femminiello”, has a long elliptical form and medium dimensions.

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Another lovely present to bring home are the painted tiles and the little espresso cups for supping the strong Italian coffee.

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If we had more room in our cases we could fit a few of these glorious paintings in there. The shop is barely noticeable beneath a wealth of local scenes.

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Alternatively you could indulge your tastes for all things ceramic!

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Olive oil bottles, utensil trays or even tiny celestial bodies. You can find virtually anything in pot form.

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