GPS, Satnavs, call them what you will, but sometimes they can just lead you astray …
A Swedish couple on a driving holiday in Italy punched Capri into their GPS, but transposed a couple of letters and several hours later found themselves 400 miles off course in Carpi, a town in the north.
“It’s hard to understand how they managed it. I mean, Capri is an island,” said Giovanni Medici, a spokesman for the Carpi regional government.
The middle-aged couple, who haven’t been named, discovered their error when they asked staff in the local tourist office how to reach the island’s famous Blue Grotto. “They were surprised, but not angry,” said Medici. “They got back in the car and started driving south.”
The picturesque island of Capri, famed as a romantic holiday destination, lies in the Gulf of Naples in southern Italy. Carpi is a busy industrial town in the province of Emilia Romagna, at the other end of Italy.
by Andy Moreton
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