Ciao Guys, it’s time for a new blog post.
In this post I will give you my personal recommendations for your trip to the Amalfi Coast and its islands Ischia and Capri.
I’ve lived, worked and traveled more than 3 months in Campania.
To make it short and easy I split them into DO’s & DONT’s.
– rent a Vespa BUT don’t forget that you will pay a lot of more if you travel in August
– go to one of the famous bars called ‚Bar Calise‘, take a Cornetto al Cioccolato & Cappuccino and enjoy it
– best beaches: Baia di San Montano, Citara, Sorgeto (hot thermal water!!!) and the Scogli in Casamicciola
– spend one day in at least on of the famous Thermal Water Parks like ‚Giardini Poseidon‘ – it’s really relaxing!
– best gelato: ‚Gelateria di Massa‘ – Casamicciola
– Accomodation: San Montano Resort & SPA – 5 Star Hotel with the most beautiful view on Ischia / La Reginella (4*), still one of the most beautiful hotels with a lot of charm
– you have to go to RIVA DESTRA in Ischia Porto if you love nightlife, bars with music and to hang out with young party people
– sunday afternoon/evening BAGNO TERESA in Citara for techno music and drinks at the beach
– if you are looking for good shops either you have to go to SCAGLIONE or one of the boutiques LA CAPRESE PIÙ or you should definetly go to Napoli for at least one day during summer sales
– bring enough time and book a ticket via one of the agencies on the island for example ISOLA VERDE to go to Capri or to Positano&Amalfi – it’s cheap and you will see these beautiful places in just one or two days
– don’t come around the 15th August if you want empty beaches, silence and low prices
– don’t trust indications
– you should not think driving taxi is as cheap as it is in other cities
– if you are in Napoli you should stay in touristic areas, entering ‚quartiere spagnolo‘ could be dangerous
– never discuss with napoletan people!
– don’t be mean and book a cheap 3* / 4* hotel – in most of the cases the food and rooms are really bad and old-fashioned (not stylish!!!)
– one week to 10 days are enough to explore the island, relax and see other places like Capri or Naples (boring!)
– never be shy, learn a little bit Italian and just be open-minded 🙂