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Swedish tourists miss island due to GPS typo

Officials say a Swedish couple looking for the pristine waters of the popular island of Capri ended some 400 miles away in the northern industrial town of Carpi after misspelling the destination on their car’s GPS.

Angelo Giovannini, a spokesman for the Carpi town hall, near Modena, said today 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.

"We thought they might mean a restaurant," Giovannini said. "Capri is an island, they did not even wonder why they didn’t cross any bridge or take any boat."

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