THE PLACE: CAPRI
CREATIVE DIRECTOR NICKY ZIMMERMANN CAN’T RESIST A HOLIDAY ON THE IDYLLIC ITALIAN ISLAND
Nicky Zimmermann jets to the idyllic Italian island
WHERE TO GO “Who doesn’t enjoy an Italian summer? I love Capri for lazy days by the sea, long lunches, and evenings wandering through the beautiful streets. We opened a Zimmermann store (1) in the heart of town, on Via Vittorio Emanuele. It’s a gorgeous pale-pink building with blue-tile detailing.”
WHERE TO STAY & EAT “My favorite hotel in Capri is Punta Tragara (2) [hoteltragara.com]. It’s perched high on a cliff, overlooking the iconic Faraglioni rock formations. For restaurants, I like Il Riccio (3), where you can watch the sun set over the sea while you eat fresh seafood, and Da Paolino, an authentic Italian restaurant with tables in a lemon orchard.”
WHAT TO DO “The perfect day starts with a walk through town, doing some window-shopping and admiring the cobblers making leather Capri sandals. Then, hire a private traditional gozzo fishing boat at the marina and explore the island’s beaches and grottoes. Make sure you stop at La Fontelina beach club (4)—you can swim off the rocks and get some quiet reading time under the blue-and-white umbrellas before heading up to the restaurant for a late lunch of fresh seafood pasta. Afterward, return to Punta Tragara for a glass of rosé as the sun sets over the Faraglioni.”
Zimmermann dress, $750; us .zimmermann wear.com. Muun bag (made from grass), $296; farfetch.com. Canfora sandals (handmade in Capri), $151; canfora.com. Avenue sun hat (made of recycled paper straw), $135; avenuethelabel.com.