We're planning our return here for July 2015. It's been many years since we've been to Rome and Capri. We enjoy visiting great gardens, seeing the unique buildings and towns, visiting towns by ferry and basically coming and going at our own leisure (like the occasional day tour). We know we want to stay in Rome for 5 nights then go to Sorrento for maybe a couple nights at the Hilton since we have points. Rome is on points too. Then we're thinking about staying on Capri for 4 nights or so. We would like to visit some towns along the Amalfi coast and most interested in places with gardens we can visit. We may have a couple extra nights. Should we just stay in Sorrento as a base (would be free on points) or stay longer on Capri (will be using other points to redeem for hotel nights there). We like Caesar Augustus because we love expansive views up high and nice pools. I also like being in Anacapri. We aren't into nightlife. This is for our 25th wedding anniversary. We were in Bora Bora this year, British Virgin Islands the year before, Switzerland, Lake Como and Venice before that just to give you an idea the type of traveling we enjoy. Basically, our two weeks of hotel stays will be free due to travel award credit cards (Intercontinental in Rome, Hilton in Sorrento and then using a Capital One or Arrival card to get reimbursed for a non-chain hotel.
Would we miss anything by not staying in Ravello or one of the other towns if we just stay in Sorrento? Once we're on Capri is it best to stay there, saving the Amalfi Coast boat trips for when were staying in Sorrento? Again, this will be July 2015.