So often I have viewed Capri from the Italian mainland, whether from the Castel Saint Elmo above Naples, the rim of Vesuvius or the rim of the much smaller and younger (extinct) volcano of Monte Nuovo. Having taken the chairlift to Mount Solaro on Capri (the island’s highest point) the view was a stark contrast. The beauty of Capri is evident in the foreground, yet Vesuvius still sits imposingly along the horizon. The city of Naples with its complexities and gritty charms is softened and blurred. A view I shall never forget and one I plan to revisit very soon.