Thank you for the reply and the recommendations. I am particularily happy to hear that the Sita is a nice ride, I think I am going to have a hard time convincing J to leave the pool and get on a bus.
Thank you so much for the detailed response. I had read your first review of your trip but somehow the second one slipped through the cracks. Everything sounds absolutely fantastic. I am going to make a reservation at Da Gemma. J and I will definitely be going to A Paranza but it is good to know that it is not as upscale as i had thought. I think we will add Il Trani to the list too, despite the service issues. I was hesitant about spending 5 nights in Amalfi when J and I booked the trip but now having read the reviews I cannot wait!
Procida looks lovely thank you for the recommendation. Unfortunately, our honeymoon plans are set, and have been for many months now. I will keep it in mind for future trips!
I would greatly appreciate some guidance with respect to my honeymoon plans. I am getting married this August, the 15th, and we are leaving for our honeymoon on the 16th. My fiance and I have both been to Italy a bunch of times but neither J nor I have had the opportunity to travel to the Amalfi Coast. So....
The plan is four nights in Capri and five nights in Amalfi. In Capri we are staying in the Hotel Ceasar Augustus in Anacapri. In Amalfi we are staying at the Santa Caterina. If anyone has stayed in either hotel I would love to know your impressions.
Now on to the food =)
Our plan is to make reservations at two "fancy" places in each town. The remaining nights we were going to "wing" it, we are thinking less stuffy, more casual dining, though we realize we may still need reservations for some of these more laid back eateries. I have a tendency to overplan trips, especially with respect to dining (we were in Paris for a week last year and I am embarassed about the extent to which i micromanaged our food intake. cant say i regret it though) and I am trying to avoid that, to some extent, this time. However, I love to eat and I do not like leaving destinations feeling like I did not experience everything each place has to offer.
For Amalfi we are thinking Da Gemma and A Paranza for more upscale dining. The list I have for casual places includes Cantina San Nicola, Trattoria da Rispoli, Maccus, and San Giuseppe.
For Capri we are thinking Da Paulino and Da Gelsomina for upscale... and the others on my list are Pizzeria Aurora, Il Grotelle, Add'o Riccio, Le Arcate and La Rondinella.
I would really appreciate any recs you may have with respect to these lists and if you have any additions I would love to hear them.
Just so you know, I did do extensive searching of this board before this posting and compiled the lists based on everything i read here.
Also, I would love to hear about any "cant miss" dishes or experiences. I am a bit troubled because I do not eat shellfish generally but I am thinking I will on this trip. I have done some research about the typical food of the region but would love some specifics.
I hope you can help and I thank you all!