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Old Feb 3rd, 2007, 07:07 PM
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6 Nights in Amalfi Coast?

Hello,

During my honeymoon in May my fiancee and I are going to spend 6 nights in the Amalfi Coast. Can anyone suggest the best way to break the nights up? (But we don't want to overdue it.) We were thinking....2 nights Capri, 2 nights Amalfi, 2 nights Positano or Ravello. How does this sound...any travel experts of the area have advice? Thanks for your help!!!
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Old Feb 3rd, 2007, 07:16 PM
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How about 2 on Capri, 2 in Positano, and 2 in Ravello for three competely different experiences. I could spend an hour or two in Amalfi, but I think you will enjoy the others more. Besides, you can stop in Amalfi for a look around on your way to
Ravello. It sound like a great honeymoon. I suggest booking very soon.
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Old Feb 3rd, 2007, 11:48 PM
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Hi Janesc - I'd choose 2 bases rather than 3 if I were you.

It hardly seems worth the hassle moving from Positano to Ravello - they're only an hour apart. You can easily day-trip to Ravello/Amalfi from Positano.

I'd recommend 4 nights in Positano and 2 in Capri.

Hope this helps ...

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Old Feb 4th, 2007, 02:19 AM
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I agree that moving is a hassle and daya trips from Positano are so very easy on bus service to Ravello and Sorrento or boat to Capri. Positano was lovely, and you can walk everywhere or take the 1 euro bus that circles the town.
We stayed at the Best Western Positano and were delighted with the rooms, the views and our lovely terrace at bargain rates for the area.
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Old Feb 4th, 2007, 07:42 AM
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Thanks so much for your help and replies!!! We will now go with staying in 2 places for 6 nights (with day trips.) My question now is....Do you think we should spend two nights in Capri or just visit Capri during a day trip???
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Old Feb 4th, 2007, 08:58 AM
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Without a doubt, you should stay overnight in Capri. I agree with Steve, four nights on the coat and two in Capri. Capri is magical in May. Congratulations!
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Old Feb 4th, 2007, 10:37 AM
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Thanks everybody...y'all are so sweet! I can't wait to pass this info to my fiancee and we can start booking this part of the trip!
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Congrats on your upcoming nuptials! We spent 6 nights in Sorrento in October - and loved that area. We choose to stay in the same place as packing, repacking, checking-in, checking-out, transporting luggage is a grind to me. That said, I'd experience Capri on an overnight adventure as we went on a day-trip there. While it was a beautiful, stunningly so island, the day-trip was a disappoint. Happy planning...
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Old Feb 4th, 2007, 12:50 PM
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I spend every July on Capri. It is magical. But not for a day, or even a few days. Stay there for your entire honeymoon!! You won't regret it.
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Old Feb 4th, 2007, 04:10 PM
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WOW...I am excited about Capri...sounds heavenly! Thanks for all this info. New question -- Sorrento or Positano? What is a better place to stay overnight for a few nights?
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Old Feb 4th, 2007, 05:54 PM
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Hi J,

I'd pick Positano over Sorrento.

I think that a daytrip to Capri isn't nearly as nice as staying on the island. Since you are 1st timers, I suggest 1-2 nights on Capri.

What's your hotel budget?



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Old Feb 5th, 2007, 12:25 AM
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'New question -- Sorrento or Positano?'

No contest. Positano!

http://www.pbase.com/mightyone/positano&page=all

(- with thanks to Sea Urchin)

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Old Feb 5th, 2007, 04:50 AM
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I am thinking now that we will spend 2 or 3 nights in Capri and 3 to 4 nights in Positano. I think our budget is no more than 300 Euro a night. Any hotel suggestions?
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Old Feb 5th, 2007, 07:01 AM
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I agree with Steve--both times.
Go to www.onelittleworld.com and find their trip to Campania--you will enjoy it.
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Old Feb 5th, 2007, 11:24 AM
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Thanks everybody...sounds great Capri a few nights and Positano.
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Old Feb 5th, 2007, 12:59 PM
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La Minerva in Capri was wonderful.
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We stayed at the Hotel Poseidon in October. I would stay there again. It is a great location and you can walk to town. The rooms were wonderful and the staff were very helpful. We stayed 5 nights on positano and took day trips to Ravello by ferry to Amalfi and then a cab, and to Capri by ferry. Capri is beautiful. Congratulations and have a great honeymoon.
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We went to Amalfi Coast for our honeymoon in june 04'.
It was fantastic, unforgettable and so romantic !!!
We stayed 2 nights on Capri at La Minerva. Staying overnight on Capri is a MUST! It is so glam. I would also recommend (if you are a bit adventurous) to rent a moped while on Capri. We had a great time doing this!
Then we spent 5 nights in Positano with daytrips to Amalfi, Ravello, and Pompeii.
We stayed at the Albergo Miramare. The hotel was very nice, with a good view. The best part was the free boatride included in the price of our room. I just wrote about it in another thread...
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I agree with Author: tuscanlifeedit. That sounds like a good balance of all the best places. Positano is one my fav places in the world. Have a fantastic time.
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On Capri with your budget, I would suggest one of: Mamela, Luna or Punta Tragara. All beautiful. All with spectacular views.

If you really want an experience,try lunch at the pool of the Hotel Scalinatella!! The don't serve non-guests, but try begging and pleading. It's expensive, but it's your honeymoon.
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