It is not a question of "Will we go to Capri again?". It is only a matter of "When will we visit again?" Being an island in the Med, we knew it would be pretty, but the pictures that you'll find will do Capri no justice. This little island is shockingly beautiful.
A family member went a couple months before we did and came home do demand that we rework our itinerary-a day trip to Capri is insufficient.
We spent three nights at Hotel Floridiana in October 2011 and were totally satisfied. The pool was not yet finished and we knew this in advance-this was not an issue. It was filled, but the deck not quite done. The hotel lobby to me looks as if it was totally renovated recently-very chic. But then again, chic is a word that will come up several times daily on Capri. Posh would be another. The hotel lobby would look great in South Beach...
We upgraded to a junior suite two levels below the lobby and were very happy with the room and our terrace. The shower did not drain properly and required two visits to resolve.
The first thing you must understand of Capri is that it is a vertical place. Flat spaces are few and far between. We took an absolutely beautiful hike to the summit up the Passetiello trail, where you will need to pull yourself up a chain in two spots. Upon passing the chains, we were rewarded with a totally different climate zone as the forest switched fom dry trees to wet ferns and a mini rainforest. After these several hours of hiking, looking down on the beautiful blue Med, the smell of evergreens, a fantastic lunch at Da Gelsomina and a visit to Villa San Michele (fiori! Bello, bello!) , we were done. Later that night, we had room service and were very happy with it. In fact, we had room service twice.
If you have been to Capri before, you don't need more about the island. If you haven't-your decision should be made-you NEED to go! Bring your over-the-top clothing if you have it.
We were very happy to have stayed at Hotel Floridiana. As there are few roads, walking is a must. It is close to the rock arch, the Faraglioni rocks and La Fontelina-all abeautiful walks.
The Blue Grotto is stuning and expensive-bring smaller bills for the demanded tip. I'm not sure that you can have a bad meal here-everywhere we went to eat was very nice, especially La Fontelina and Riccio's.
- Also Known As:
- La Floridiana Hotel
- La Floridiana Capri
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- new swimming pool with whirpool,colour therapy,it is possible to swim undercurrent, new solarium with green area,lounge bar ... more less
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