Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Rome, Positano, Capri, and Rome again.






Back to Italy this year. This time we're starting and ending in Rome, spending a week in Positano, while also day tripping to Amalfi, Capri, Furore, and maybe Paestum (meant to go the last two trips... third time's the charm).

I've spend a good amount of time in Praiano, but am looking new recommendations for Positano and Capri (beaches, boating, restaurants, and anything else you think is special). If you have recommendations, please send them my way.

15 comments:

atomique47 said...

I'm so jealous! I would recommend doing the hike around Capri. It goes along the perimeter of the island and it has breathtaking views. It's also a nice break from the tourist crowds.

http://www.sendmeyourlist.com/city/capri//hiking/

Paul Anater said...

I'm on my way back there in the fall too. I'm starting and ending in Rome as well only I'm using Sorrento as the southern outpost for the jaunt down the Amalfi Coast. I know it's tourist-y but it's easy to get to.

I had a great lunch in Amalfi a couple of years ago, let me go through my notes and get back to you.

In the meantime, read this woman's blog: http://bellavventura.blogspot.com/

She's an Aussie who lives in Positano and her blog filled with great sights and things to do.

red ticking said...

please take me with you... if this rain continues i am coming to camp out on your doorstep!

Robin said...

I recommend that you take me with you, because I have never been. I will fetch your luggage, make your dinner reservations, run errands, etc. It will be great!

Anonymous said...

Go to the island of Ischia to the Posiedon volcanic thermal spa. It is amazing beyond words.

Richie Designs said...

who me jealous? YES

muranogirl said...

We have been to Paolino in Capri a few times. My husband is born and raised in Puglia, and while it is a bit touristy, it is very fun evening. Dining under the lemon trees is really lovely.Go late though - like 9:00 to fully enjoy the locals

http://www.paolinocapri.com/en/albums

muranogirl said...

We have been to Paolino in Capri a few times. My husband was born in Puglia and raised in Milan. While it is a little touristy, dining under the lemon trees is very lovely. Go after 9:00 to really enjoy the locals

http://www.paolinocapri.com/en/albums

Anonymous said...

I must tell you about an amazing restaurant in Capri -Le Grottelle (http://www.capri.net/en/c/le-grottelle). I went there when hotel I stayed in recommended it and before we were even done with our meal, my husband and I made a reservation for the next night! Not only was food amazing, It has one of the best views I have ever seen, they grow their own herbs and vegetables right there, and staff was so warm and welcoming... I have since recommended it to my friends visiting Capri and it was always a big hit. Hope you have a chance to visit and enjoy!

PS - a couple of years ago you gave me advice on Praiano, which was great, hope this helps. Either way - have an amazing trip! Can Italian vacation ever be bad??! I think not.
Anastasia, nyc

Grant K. Gibson said...

I loved the JK Place hotel in Capri- beautiful!

Decorno said...

Grant - I would have to sell my liver to afford a night at JK Capri in high season!

Anon - thank you for the tip on Le Grottelle. It looks great. We are definitely going to check it out.

Anonymous said...

Let's talk wardrobe! Your carryon-only packing list from last year was great. What worked...and what are you doing differently than last year?

Grant K. Gibson said...

I didn't actually STAY at the JK- but I went for an afternoon cocktail. Then ending up just lounging and enjoying the decor!

Maryam said...

You have to try Aurora Restaurant Pizza in Capri!! We went back to Capri for a second time just to have that pizza again!!

Have fun!!

http://athomewithmaryam.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

JK place Capri.