Thursday, October 22, 2009
Italy Trip - Capri Day 4-6
Most of the rest of Capri is kind of a blur. We purposely did not do very much the day before because I was still getting over being sick and we were playing it safe. We shored up the restaurant plans for the wedding and took care of some loose ends. We met up with a few of our guest and went out to dinner with those that had arrived.
I'll skip over the details of the wedding other than to say it ended up being perfect. We were a little worried because the photographer had plane trouble but other than that the wedding went off without a hitch. The skies even seemed to clear even though it was rainy the day before. I am not sure we could have picked a better venue to actually have the wedding as the views were absolutely spectacular and the hotel staff was so helpful. Perhaps the highlight of the evening was the restaurant we went to that had some of the best food we tasted on the entire trip and had the hands down best cup of cappuccino.
I do want to say one thing about the Hotel Ambassador Weber. After my previous post, it may seem like it is the worst hotel in Italy but nothing could be further from the truth. I will say that the quality of the rooms can vary greatly. The one I had was awful. The one that I changed to was quite nice. The room was spacious (by European standards anyway) and the view from my balcony was spectacular.
The staff was more than helpful in every possible way. There are so many things that could go wrong with a venue and there are so many ways people can not be helpful (which we would learn later in Italy) but none of that happened. I am sure that we made more than the usual number of request from their guests since we had a lot of things that had to be done. But the hotel staff was always happy to help us.
We saw the other part of the island on our last day there but decided to skip the Blue Grotto. Capri is famous for it but we decided it was not for us. We get seasick so the idea of being on the ocean in a small little boat was not our idea of fun. It also seemed somewhat like a tourist trap being way to expensive for such a short experience.
From Capri, we decided to take the direct ferry to Positano which would turn out to be one of the more memorable stops on the trip.