Heading to Amalfi… Hotel Cappuccini Convento & Santa Caterina

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The convertible cab ride down to the marina is always a joy – – one filled with fright, humor and delight as you witness vespas maneuvering in and out of traffic within seconds of entering a hair-pin turn and a winding road merging into a seamless horizon of air and sea.  But fear not the drivers were in control and the lack of damage to their vehicles proved their driving skills were above and beyond stellar.  Now that the thrill ride is over, we boarded the hydrofoil and enjoy the perfect view of Capri in the distance – – Amalfi awaits us.

Convertible Taxi
Convertible Taxi

 

Two Buses and a Taxi meet
Two Buses and a Taxi meet

 

Leaving Capri for Amalfi
Leaving Capri for Amalfi

As you enter the bay of Amalfi there’s this incredible sense of exclusivity and luxury hidden within the hills high above the shuffling tourist clambering and jockeying for that infamous “I’m here” shot not to mentioned some of the locals enjoying this superficial experience of “La Dolce Vita.”  Fear not, within the hills is where we are headed and I assure you, exclusivity and luxury is not lacking.  Our driver arrived and off we went to our first hidden treasure:  Hotel Cappuccini Convento.

 

Bay of Amalfi
Bay of Amalfi

 

The viewing Hotel Cappuccini Convento from the Bay of Amalfi
The viewing Hotel Cappuccini Convento from the Bay of Amalfi

 

Hotel Cappunicio
Hotel Cappunicio

 

My view from that vista at Cappuccini
My view from that vista at Cappuccini

 

Cappuccini - The Terrace
Cappuccini – The Terrace

 

Hotel Cappuccini
Hotel Cappuccini

 

Hotel Cappuccini
Hotel Cappuccini

 

Hotel Cappuccini
Hotel Cappuccini

 

Hotel Cappuccini
Hotel Cappuccini

After a quick tour of the property we were back in the car and off to one of my favorite hotels in Amalfi – – Hotel Santa Caterina.  As you enter, the amazingly beautiful tiled floors welcome you onto a gorgeous patio with a breathtaking view of Amalfi.  We were offered breakfast but, I’d already visited the ever so decadent  morning spread at Caesar Augustus several times so, I behaved and enjoyed a cappuccino and pastries while taking in the view.

 

Santa Caterina
Santa Caterina

 

Santa Caterina - View of the lobby from the terrace
Santa Caterina – View of the lobby from the terrace

 

Santa Caterina - the tiled lobby floor.
Santa Caterina – the tiled lobby floor.

 

Santa Caterina - The Terrace
Santa Caterina – The Terrace facing the bay of Amalfi

 

Santa Caterina - The Terrace facing Positano
Santa Caterina – The Terrace facing Positano

 

Cappicino & Pastries
Cappicino & Pastries

 

Now that I’ve allowed the beast within to have just a little bite, the giant has been awakened.  Our touring of Amalfi only increases my appetite – – lunch is in sight.

 

Up Next: Monastero Santa Rosa & lunch with Chef Bob.

 

 

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