Tourists in Italy miss island due to GPS unit typo

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

ROME (AP) -- Officials say a Swedish couple looking for the pristine waters of the popular island of Capri ended up some 400 miles away in the northern industrial town of Carpi after misspelling the destination on their car's GPS unit. Angelo Giovannini, a spokesman for the Carpi town hall, said the couple drove into the main square last week and asked the local tourist office how to reach Capri's famed Blue Grotto sea cave. Giovannini said, "we thought they might mean a restaurant. Capri is an island. They did not even wonder why they didn't cross any bridge or take any boat."

-- From wire reports

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