Before our #summerinitaly, I spent endless hours on Pinterest and social media tracking down the best places to visit during our stay in Capri, Ravello, and Positano. Two weeks on the coast allowed us to venture out and try some of Italy’s most fabulous places. With my sense of luxury, my wallet was suffering and so was my fiancé… (LOL) but we managed to still experience the best of a best, even on a budget! For this three part travel post, I’ll start out with our tips and go to places for Capri. Enjoy:)
Transportation—> Use the bus system! It is only 2 euros per ride in both directions between Capri and Anacapri. Although the taxis in Capri can make you feel like a movie star as most are vintage convertibles, your going to want to limit the usage as it can cost you around 30 euros one way! To be honest, I wasn’t prepared for the cost to be so high... I was only focused on the convertible part of the ride and was in HEAVEN. 10 minutes later, I came back to reality and realized we just “splurged” on a taxi ride.
Beach Day at La Fontelina—> The iconic spot invaded with blue and white umbrellas. This place was by far my favorite on the island. I would recommend reaching out ahead of time to make a reservation. The trendy beach club only accepts reservations with a “2-day” policy. I went ahead and made that judgement as I knew we would love it! Definitely plan to leave your hotel early to ensure you get a nice spot/umbrella. Usually during the summer time there are many “locals” or “regulars” that get the best location on the premise... but if you get there early enough you’ll find a nice spot too!
Il Riccio Restaurant for Lunch—> When booking our lunch reservation, it was strictly for research as we were planning on hosting our entire wedding at this spot! Since plans changed last minute with the location of our wedding, we decided to still check it out. I made us a reservation for lunch where we ate fresh seafood and grilled vegetables (seriously this was every meal we had in Capri) followed by DESSERT! I emphasize dessert because at Il Riccio you are welcomed to browse the “temptation” room filled with dozens of sweet treats. With our bellies full and our check paid, we then were able to use the deck above the restaurant to sunbathe for the remainder of the day. Although Il Riccio is trendy and comes with the price tag, I would say lunchtime is the best way to experience a more laid back/relaxed meal.
Lido Del Faro, Anacapri—> This was another place on my list that many of my friends and the internet requested us to visit. Since we invested in paying quite a few dollars for Fontelina, we wanted to try to get a deal with this beach club experience. A kind local let us know that if you visit the area after 2:30/3 you’d be lucky to pay half the price for the “sunset rate”. The rate included 2 lounge chairs, access to the pool, access to the beach (rocky-but used to jump into the water!), and view of the beautiful sunset.
Stay tuned for part 2, Ravello.