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Posted: 7/31/2002 7:01:27 AM EST
Anybody been there? I'm thinking about going in mid-September. Are there nice beaches? I really don't know much about it. I was thinking about spending a few nights in Capri and a few nights in Positano. Any info would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Chimborazo
Link Posted: 7/31/2002 12:19:49 PM EST
Link Posted: 7/31/2002 3:02:24 PM EST
Went last year in late July. Highly recommend Positano. Very pretty, lotta culture, but not too artsy-fartsy. Decent food. Busy and pretty crowded at nite, but that may be much less in Sept. FWIW...we arrived by train and it took a while to find a place but ended up with a 2-BR apt/flat overlooking the harbor. They had an all -day festival culminating with the best short firewrks show I've ever seen right in the harbor. B4, you could see little boat light floating in to anchor there to watch them go off. Any way, back to reality. Beaches are rocky, but hey, I grew up in Miami. Nobody was complaining and it's not uncommon for place to have saltwater pools. (or allow the use of one) cont...
Link Posted: 7/31/2002 3:03:09 PM EST
[Last Edit: 7/31/2002 3:06:06 PM EST by Cincinnatus]
Amalfi is filled with annoying tourists. Last September I was in Cinque Terre, on the Riviera. It was perfect. [img]http://www.cinqueterreonline.com/rio_01b.jpg[/img][img]http://www.cinqueterreonline.com/barcheecase.JPG[/img] [img]http://www.cinqueterreonline.com/rio_02b.jpg[/img][img]http://www.cinqueterreonline.com/vernazzadallalto.JPG[/img] If ancient fishing villages that cling to vinyard covered cliffs, fresh seafood, all locally grown food, and friendly hospitable people sounds good to you.... You don't even need reservations. Just show up and ask aroud for a room. (try staying in a few of the villages, especially Corniglia)
Link Posted: 7/31/2002 3:14:46 PM EST
We also went to Capri..."The Blue Grotto" was such a rip-off it was actually hilarious. A real waste. The wife and her best friend walked all the way up the hill to Capri...Capri is NOT the little town where the boats land. She was impressed; very chi-chi (she's not easily impressed.) I took her word for it. My kid and I people-watched with sodas and beer near the boat landing. The people seemed friendly throughout Italy and I would love to go back. BTW...AmericanAir's ticket counter in Rome Airport was directly under the offices of EgyptAir and El Al. Go figure. Enjoy & Stay Safe
Link Posted: 7/31/2002 5:29:22 PM EST
[Last Edit: 7/31/2002 5:31:50 PM EST by Chimborazo]
Damnit, I hate rocky beaches. I went to the French Riviera many years ago, and I hated the beaches (but the scenery was nice). That's okay though, because if we go I seriously doubt I will waste an entire day in a vegitative state on the beach. My uncle lives in a town called Francavilla (near Pescara on the Adriatic) and that was beautiful! Nice sandy beaches, nice town, friendly people etc. I just don't want to go somewhere I know. It's going to be my honeymoon, so I want it to be a new experience for both of us. Besides, if I can go to Herculaneum and see Vesuvius, I'll be the happiest kid on the block (and that's an understatement). It would be almost as cool as seeing Chimborazo. Okay, Vesuvius is cooler. Chimborazo never destroyed yet preserved two towns. Like a time capsule to AD 79. Did you guys go? Cincinnatus, are you talking about the town Amalfi, or the region? What kind of tourists (what nationalities)? sparkyCG, it seems to be the general concensus that "the Blue Grotto" is a ripoff. I just read that tonight in a Fodor's book, so I searched on the Internet and found that a lot of people said that. Thanks for the confirmation! Thanks for the responses. -C
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