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Title: Italy Master Thread (Other Than Florence/Milan/Rome/Venice)
Post by: jmansour on May 27, 2013, 09:06:07 AM
Hi guys need some help..
Id like to do a nice trip with my wifeto italy. Wed love to see rome and venice and it looks like the forums have plenty on that.
My question is about the amalfi coast mainly capri, sorrento, positano etc.
Anyone have experience? Where to stay? How to plan? Etc? I have enough points with most programs.
Title: Re: Amalfi Coast
Post by: moish on May 27, 2013, 09:07:54 AM
i based myself in sorrento and did day trips. one day pompeii/vesuvious hike, one day capri and one day positano
Title: Re: Amalfi Coast
Post by: ChAiM'l on May 27, 2013, 09:18:04 AM
i based myself in sorrento and did day trips. one day pompeii/vesuvious hike, one day capri and one day positano

Are all these trips doable with kids?
Title: Re: Amalfi Coast
Post by: moish on May 27, 2013, 09:22:34 AM
Are all these trips doable with kids?
i only had one at the time, but it should be fine
Title: Re: Amalfi Coast
Post by: jmansour on May 27, 2013, 09:29:45 AM
i based myself in sorrento and did day trips. one day pompeii/vesuvious hike, one day capri and one day positano

Where did you stay in sorrento?
Title: Re: Amalfi Coast Master Thread
Post by: moish on May 27, 2013, 11:38:17 AM
Where did you stay in sorrento?
Hotel Palazzo Guardati
Title: Re: Amalfi Coast Master Thread
Post by: Dan on May 27, 2013, 11:51:46 AM
Are all these trips doable with kids?
You're asking a guy that flew 150,000 miles with kids :D
Title: Re: Amalfi Coast Master Thread
Post by: yehuda S on May 27, 2013, 12:29:09 PM
I recently spoke to a woman (not Jewish) who had gone there. She said it was extremely expensive, very touristy and the people unfriendly to and quick to take advantage of Americans. She didn't want to recommend a trip there.

The pictures look amazing and I'd really love to see it but why waste a whole trip going somewhere like that when there are other places that are more friendly? You don't want to put in all the effort and come away with a bad taste in mouth.

Just my two cents.
Title: Re: Amalfi Coast Master Thread
Post by: moish on May 27, 2013, 01:06:05 PM
You're asking a guy that flew 150,000 miles with kids :D
thats with 2 kids, a heck of a lot more with the first...   :)
Title: Re: Amalfi Coast Master Thread
Post by: moish on May 27, 2013, 01:06:56 PM
I recently spoke to a woman (not Jewish) who had gone there. She said it was extremely expensive, very touristy and the people unfriendly to and quick to take advantage of Americans. She didn't want to recommend a trip there.

The pictures look amazing and I'd really love to see it but why waste a whole trip going somewhere like that when there are other places that are more friendly? You don't want to put in all the effort and come away with a bad taste in mouth.

Just my two cents.
i couldnt disagree more.
Title: Re: Amalfi Coast Master Thread
Post by: moish on May 27, 2013, 02:13:06 PM
thats with 2 kids, a heck of a lot more with the first...   :)
at 5 yrs, my daughter has flown 131 segments for 263,793 miles
Title: Re: Amalfi Coast Master Thread
Post by: Dan on May 27, 2013, 02:50:41 PM
at 5 yrs, my daughter has flown 131 segments for 263,793 miles
You sir, are crazy :D
Title: Re: Amalfi Coast Master Thread
Post by: moish on May 27, 2013, 03:10:38 PM
You sir, are crazy :D
or i like to travel...  :D

(and she does to)
Title: Re: Amalfi Coast Master Thread
Post by: Dan on May 27, 2013, 03:11:49 PM
or i like to travel...  :D
As do I, that's why I live in the same city as my parents ;)
Title: Re: Amalfi Coast Master Thread
Post by: ChAiM'l on May 27, 2013, 03:14:28 PM
or i like to travel...  :D

(and she does to)

Or both... :P
Title: Re: Amalfi Coast Master Thread
Post by: yehuda S on May 27, 2013, 03:17:01 PM
or i like to travel...  :D

(and she does to)

and having your kid with you doesn't interfere with said enjoyment?
Title: Re: Amalfi Coast Master Thread
Post by: Dan on May 27, 2013, 03:19:04 PM
and having your kid with you doesn't interfere with said enjoyment?
He leaves them with the wife and goes diving for 2 days :D
#AishesChayilMiYimtza

Truth is we actually did enjoy having Rafi in Hawaii and BA but we also enjoyed leaving him with Bubby and doing Paris, LA, and BA again without him.
Just very different trips of course.
Title: Re: Amalfi Coast Master Thread
Post by: yehuda S on May 27, 2013, 03:24:13 PM
He leaves them with the wife and goes diving for 2 days :D
#AishesChayilMiYimtza

Truth is we actually did enjoy having Rafi in Hawaii and BA but we also enjoyed leaving him with Bubby and doing Paris, LA, and BA again without him.
Just very different trips of course.

We must have very different kids. We did LA -SF with our 9 month old daughter and said "never again". She decided to get sick in Hollywood on Friday and we had to find a pediatrician to see her.. Then I realized that although we like traveling, she prefers being home (or by relatives). And that is exactly where  she goes when we travel.
Title: Re: Amalfi Coast Master Thread
Post by: Dan on May 27, 2013, 03:26:44 PM
Not really fair to judge that based on one trip where she got sick.
I'd try again.
Title: Re: Amalfi Coast Master Thread
Post by: moish on May 27, 2013, 04:36:24 PM
and having your kid with you doesn't interfere with said enjoyment?
its pretty much all i know, although we do try to get babysitters when possible
Title: Re: Amalfi Coast Master Thread
Post by: moish on May 27, 2013, 04:38:17 PM
He leaves them with the wife and goes diving for 2 days :D
#AishesChayilMiYimtza

Truth is we actually did enjoy having Rafi in Hawaii and BA but we also enjoyed leaving him with Bubby and doing Paris, LA, and BA again without him.
Just very different trips of course.
in my defense, that was a recent development on the Australia trip. prior to that, it didnt happen. and i did leave them at a pretty decent resort... (not to take away from my wife for allowing it, but in case people think im nuts)
Title: Re: Amalfi Coast Master Thread
Post by: Dan on May 27, 2013, 04:40:02 PM
I don't blame you one bit, I'm just amazed you found the one woman in the world that would go along with that plan without qualms.
Title: Re: Amalfi Coast Master Thread
Post by: moish on May 27, 2013, 04:47:00 PM
I don't blame you one bit, I'm just amazed you found the one woman in the world that would go along with that plan without qualms.
actually, i got the idea from a friend of mine who took a day from a maui trip to go cage diving, so techincally the second woman...

(although she got to take a spa day as well...)
Title: Re: Amalfi Coast Master Thread
Post by: Dan on May 27, 2013, 04:49:59 PM
Spa Day≠Watching 2 kids for 2 days by yourself :D
Title: Re: Amalfi Coast Master Thread
Post by: sky121 on May 27, 2013, 05:09:18 PM
at 5 yrs, my daughter has flown 131 segments for 263,793 miles

Does she enjoy flying?
Title: Re: Amalfi Coast Master Thread
Post by: yehuda S on May 27, 2013, 05:16:32 PM
Not really fair to judge that based on one trip where she got sick.
I'd try again.

I've done other shorter ones.

The whole trip revolves around nap time/diaper changes/bored kid, hungry kid, tired kid, yelling in museum kid, trying to get lost kid, tantrumming kid,/ sleeping kid etc. etc.

It is totally not worth it. You can't go anywhere at night for the thirteen hours the kid is sleeping. You need to make hotel arrangements that include separate area for the kid and things to entertain her/him. We took her on a few flights and I felt very sorry for the other passengers although the flight attendants loved her.

Her tantrum on line to get through airport security was such a -spectacularly humiliating- horrible experience it for sure wiped away most of my sins.
Title: Re: Amalfi Coast Master Thread
Post by: moish on May 27, 2013, 06:52:02 PM
Does she enjoy flying?
absolutely.
Title: Re: Amalfi Coast Master Thread
Post by: Ergel on May 27, 2013, 07:51:08 PM
I've done other shorter ones.

The whole trip revolves around nap time/diaper changes/bored kid, hungry kid, tired kid, yelling in museum kid, trying to get lost kid, tantrumming kid,/ sleeping kid etc. etc.

It is totally not worth it. You can't go anywhere at night for the thirteen hours the kid is sleeping. You need to make hotel arrangements that include separate area for the kid and things to entertain her/him. We took her on a few flights and I felt very sorry for the other passengers although the flight attendants loved her.

Her tantrum on line to get through airport security was such a -spectacularly humiliating- horrible experience it for sure wiped away most of my sins.
And you wonder why he started this thread?
http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=23873.msg380003.msg#380003
Title: Re: Amalfi Coast Master Thread
Post by: yehuda S on May 27, 2013, 08:05:17 PM
And you wonder why he started this thread?
http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=23873.msg380003.msg#380003
;D
Title: Re: Amalfi Coast Master Thread
Post by: Saver2000 on May 27, 2013, 08:06:23 PM
;D
:o
Title: Re: Amalfi Coast Master Thread
Post by: jmansour on May 27, 2013, 11:14:42 PM
Are there any chain hotels nearby that i can redeem with points? Is it possible to have a home base in naples or is it too far.
Title: Re: Amalfi Coast Master Thread
Post by: moish on May 28, 2013, 03:24:05 AM
Are there any chain hotels nearby that i can redeem with points? Is it possible to have a home base in naples or is it too far.
from what i can recall its too far
Title: Re: Amalfi Coast Master Thread
Post by: AMZ450 on May 29, 2013, 11:35:14 AM
Are there any chain hotels nearby that i can redeem with points? Is it possible to have a home base in naples or is it too far.

There is a crowne plaza in casta la mare - stayed there; very decent hotel and a great location too...

In sorrento there is a Carlton and Hilton
Title: Re: Amalfi Coast Master Thread
Post by: jmansour on June 18, 2013, 05:03:28 PM
so im putting finishing touches on my italy trip with my wife and wanted everyones thoughts..

1) using UA miles to fly US from PHL to VCE non stop in business 55k miles x 2
2) staying at the danielli for 2 nights total 63k spg
3) staying at the porto cervo in sardenia for 4 days/ 3 nights total 105k spg
4) thinking of either 2 nights the hyatt milan using 44k UR or going to rome at the westin using 40k spg
5) the return flight from MXP or FCO isnt available on UA saver miles so il either hold out and wait or book in economy for 55k UA x 2 for nonstop on UA
6) the taxes and fees il cover with with my amex $200 credit
7) the small flights from VCE to OLB and OLB to FCO amount to about $500 which i will be able to cover with my barclay card

thoughts??
Title: Re: Amalfi Coast Master Thread
Post by: Ergel on June 18, 2013, 05:14:00 PM
Nothing to do in mxp, go to fco
Title: Re: Amalfi Coast Master Thread
Post by: jmansour on June 18, 2013, 05:51:25 PM
Nothing to do in mxp, go to fco

Thats what i figured, was hoping to use some UR and stay in the hyatt but how could i not go to rome
Title: Re: Amalfi Coast Master Thread
Post by: yehuda S on June 18, 2013, 07:24:03 PM
That Hyatt looks like something to do!!
Title: Coast of Italy + Cinque Terre + Tuscany + Amalfi Coast + Naples
Post by: Chai on July 23, 2013, 02:52:26 AM
Would like to go to Italy for about 2-3 weeks around August 7th.. Im contemplating renting a car and driving along the coast of Italy, and other charming italian cities. Though my thoughts on renting a car is mixed, on one hand id get lazy and not get the entire feel of getting lost in the city, on the other hand it seems like a pleasure not to shlep suitcases of food and clothing and not having to abide by a specific train schedule and being able to find the quaint italian towns by mistake.
-My question is, does it pay to rent a car in Italy?
-Any cities that are a MUST see?
- Would love to see more of Tuscany ( did Florence and its still my favorite vacation spot as of now. )
- what cities besides Rome, venice and Florence would have kosher restaurants?
- any cities in Amalfi coast are a must?
- Am i making a mistake doing this trip for three weeks as i find Italy has a sort of magic to it.
- tickets are very pricey to Europe last minute, i have a nice chunk of amex points is it worthwhile to book my tickets with points, and what would be the best city to fly into? Rome?
If anyone has any Italy info they would like to share that would be fabulous. Thanks in advance
Title: Re: Coast of Italy + Cinque Terre + Tuscany + Amalfi Coast + Naples
Post by: moish on July 23, 2013, 02:59:52 AM
i do remember reading that driving along the amalfi coast is a bit dangerous, so be careful
Title: Re: Coast of Italy + Cinque Terre + Tuscany + Amalfi Coast + Naples
Post by: jmansour on July 23, 2013, 03:05:21 PM
my friend just went to capri and said the kosher restaurant that just opened is great he had shabbat there

Capri Tiberio Palace
Kosher Hotel
Address:
Via Croce 11-15 - Capri
Title: Re: Coast of Italy + Cinque Terre + Tuscany + Amalfi Coast + Naples
Post by: Bp on July 23, 2013, 03:14:05 PM
my friend just went to capri and said the kosher restaurant that just opened is great he had shabbat there

Capri Tiberio Palace
Kosher Hotel
Address:
Via Croce 11-15 - Capri

thanks for sharing
can you ask your friend what type of kosher we are taking about?
Title: Re: Coast of Italy + Cinque Terre + Tuscany + Amalfi Coast + Naples
Post by: jmansour on July 23, 2013, 03:17:22 PM
thanks for sharing
can you ask your friend what type of kosher we are taking about?

http://www.jewishitaly.org/detail.asp?ID=1113

heres a link if that helps but ill ask him
Title: Re: Coast of Italy + Cinque Terre + Tuscany + Amalfi Coast + Naples
Post by: Homeandl on July 23, 2013, 03:18:34 PM
Would like to go to Italy for about 2-3 weeks around August 7th..
Whatever you do, please don't forget to come back with a full trip report, I'm doing Italy Dec.-Jan. IY"H
Title: Re: Coast of Italy + Cinque Terre + Tuscany + Amalfi Coast + Naples
Post by: Chai on July 23, 2013, 06:40:23 PM
Thanks so much would love any more info on Italy, any must see cities. Where else can iget kosher. Any Must stay at hotels, must do activities, must sees, out door markets etc ? Any large supermarkets around Italy carry kosher meats?
Title: Re: Coast of Italy + Cinque Terre + Tuscany + Amalfi Coast + Naples
Post by: Homeandl on July 23, 2013, 06:48:08 PM
Thanks so much would love any more info on Italy, any must see cities. Where else can iget kosher. Any Must stay at hotels, must do activities, must sees, out door markets etc ? Any large supermarkets around Italy carry kosher meats?
Based on many DDF's, and let me quote Dan on this "Being in Venice and not stay there for Shaboss is a crime" or something like that.. so there you go
Title: Re: Coast of Italy + Cinque Terre + Tuscany + Amalfi Coast + Naples
Post by: Chai on July 23, 2013, 07:01:40 PM
Been in venice for shabbos was really nice, summer time swarming with tourists. Did Florence was magnificent, charming and a beautiful city
Title: Re: Coast of Italy + Cinque Terre + Tuscany + Amalfi Coast + Naples
Post by: moish on July 23, 2013, 07:28:34 PM
capri, climb vesuvious, visit pompeii, positano
Title: Re: Coast of Italy + Cinque Terre + Tuscany + Amalfi Coast + Naples
Post by: Chai on July 24, 2013, 12:14:06 AM
So far my list is as follows, for those of you who wanted an itinerary ( somewhat)
From Southern Italy up North
Amalfi coast
Positano
Sorento
Capri
Naples
Rome
Tuscany, Florence ( yes again ), Siena
Pisa
Cinque Terre
Portofino
 
And as we are going from city to city im sure well come accross quaint little cities for the night.
Any other suggestions?
Kosher in any of these cities besides Florence, Rome And Capri?
The thought of carrying 2-3 weeks of food stresses me out ( usually we take frozen meals from meisners caterers and its excellent) its just SO heavy
What is the best airport to fly into from NY and to fly out of from NY?
I have a chunk of Amex points ive never used, is it worthwhile to book this ticket using points? And who can help me with this, as ive never booked a ticket using points and possible upgrading to business class.
Any last minute European hotel websites that are good for booking the day ot the day before?
Where can i rent a car to do this trip? Any special rental codes or companies that i should search for?
Thanks all
Title: Re: Coast of Italy + Cinque Terre + Tuscany + Amalfi Coast + Naples
Post by: damaxer91 on August 26, 2013, 03:32:23 PM
If this is really kosher, its kinda cool: http://yeahthatskosher.com/2013/08/kosher-in-capri-italy-terrazza-tiberio-guest-review/
Title: Re: Coast of Italy + Cinque Terre + Tuscany + Amalfi Coast + Naples
Post by: avadah on August 26, 2013, 04:19:53 PM
I think the OU runs a kosher kitchen but it's only seasonal and for groups. I'm thinking of going to Italy after succos (from Israel) and could also use some ideas for food.

http://oukosher.org/restaurants/capri-tiberio-palace/
Title: Re: Coast of Italy + Cinque Terre + Tuscany + Amalfi Coast + Naples
Post by: yoruel on August 26, 2013, 08:42:02 PM
So far my list is as follows, for those of you who wanted an itinerary ( somewhat)
From Southern Italy up North
Amalfi coast
Positano
Sorento
Capri
Naples
Rome
Tuscany, Florence ( yes again ), Siena
Pisa
Cinque Terre
Portofino
 
And as we are going from city to city im sure well come accross quaint little cities for the night.
Any other suggestions?
Kosher in any of these cities besides Florence, Rome And Capri?
The thought of carrying 2-3 weeks of food stresses me out ( usually we take frozen meals from meisners caterers and its excellent) its just SO heavy
What is the best airport to fly into from NY and to fly out of from NY?
I have a chunk of Amex points ive never used, is it worthwhile to book this ticket using points? And who can help me with this, as ive never booked a ticket using points and possible upgrading to business class.
Any last minute European hotel websites that are good for booking the day ot the day before?
Where can i rent a car to do this trip? Any special rental codes or companies that i should search for?
Thanks all
Can we get a TR?
Title: Re: Coast of Italy + Cinque Terre + Tuscany + Amalfi Coast + Naples
Post by: Yehoshua on January 05, 2014, 05:50:55 PM
Has anyone driven through Tuscany? We're planning a trip for the beginning of July and would like to spend about 1.5-2 days driving from Rome to Florence through Tuscany.  I heard it was highly recommended and that you can find real off-the-beaten-path places to stay for less than 100/night.

Can anyone confirm?
Title: Re: Amalfi Coast Master Thread
Post by: sky121 on May 25, 2014, 12:01:53 PM
I have 4 days to spend in Europe this summer and was thinking of picking a coastal town in Italy. Where would be the "easiest" place to get to in terms of travel and still being able to enjoy some beautiful beach towns?
Title: Re: Amalfi Coast Master Thread
Post by: dandu16 on June 22, 2014, 04:51:11 PM
Just went to the coast.

Gorgeous, would recommend for everyone. 

We went to the shul in Naples. You should look for it a while before Shabbos as it is hard to find.
Title: Re: Amalfi Coast Master Thread
Post by: Chapshnell on June 22, 2014, 09:18:20 PM
what was your favorite part?
Title: Re: Coast of Italy + Cinque Terre + Tuscany + Amalfi Coast + Naples
Post by: damaxer91 on July 22, 2014, 08:03:19 AM
Anyone been to the Tiberio Palace in Capri? The kosher there has been getting great reviews

Title: Re: Coast of Italy + Cinque Terre + Tuscany + Amalfi Coast + Naples
Post by: damaxer91 on September 03, 2014, 07:31:36 PM
Anyone been to the Tiberio Palace in Capri? The kosher there has been getting great reviews



To answer my own question, its a really great hotel in a beautiful setting (views to kill). Location is right off the main square.

As hotels with in-house kosher go, its definitely the best option in Europe.

The Kosher food is 6/10 but they do a great job making sure you are accommodated and the service is really over the top by European standards.

There were approx 10-15 frum couples there so we barely had a minyan (no Sefer Torah either) and they said that most weeks there are not enough people for a minyan

Title: Re: Coast of Italy + Cinque Terre + Tuscany + Amalfi Coast + Naples
Post by: Yehoshua on September 03, 2014, 07:32:49 PM
To answer my own question, its a really great hotel in a beautiful setting (views to kill). Location is right off the main square.

As hotels with in-house kosher, its definitely the best option in Europe.

The Kosher food is 6/10 but they do a great job making sure you are accommodated and the service is really over the top by European standards.

There were approx 10-15 frum couples there so we barely had a minyan (no Sefer Torah either) and they said that most weeks there are not enough people for a minyan
Good to know. Thanks for reporting back.
Title: Re: Amalfi Coast Master Thread
Post by: avadah on September 30, 2014, 06:05:42 PM
Any point options for hotels in Capri?
Title: Re: Coast of Italy + Cinque Terre + Tuscany + Amalfi Coast + Naples
Post by: avadah on March 23, 2016, 04:14:43 AM
Anyone been to the Tiberio Palace in Capri? The kosher there has been getting great reviews
Any recent reviews? Any point options on Capri?
Title: Re: Coast of Italy + Cinque Terre + Tuscany + Amalfi Coast + Naples
Post by: ChAiM'l on March 23, 2016, 04:48:19 AM
Any recent reviews? Any point options on Capri?
I stayed there last year. The food is underwhelming, but much better than schlepping along tuna cans. There is no dairy, so breakfast is parve. I'll post some pictures later if I could.

The hotel is very nice, though if you're used to getting everything with points, it may be difficult to fork out the amount they charge. Also, book well in advance, as they fill up pretty fast.

Overall, Capri is a really beautiful place to visit.
Title: Re: Coast of Italy + Cinque Terre + Tuscany + Amalfi Coast + Naples
Post by: avadah on March 23, 2016, 08:19:41 AM
Yeah. I've been there. I would love to go back but those prices are crazy.
Title: Re: Coast of Italy + Cinque Terre + Tuscany + Amalfi Coast + Naples
Post by: damaxer91 on March 23, 2016, 10:54:00 AM
I stayed there last year. The food is underwhelming, but much better than schlepping along tuna cans. There is no dairy, so breakfast is parve. I'll post some pictures later if I could.

The hotel is very nice, though if you're used to getting everything with points, it may be difficult to fork out the amount they charge. Also, book well in advance, as they fill up pretty fast.

Overall, Capri is a really beautiful place to visit.


+1000. Food is pretty average but hotel is great. We loved it
Title: Re: Amalfi Coast Master Thread
Post by: rcarentals on March 06, 2018, 02:28:02 PM
Anyone Know price for breakfast at Tiberio Palace in Capri?
Trying to figure out if it's worth booking the room only rate and paying for breakfast - and if that is even an option?.. Google not helping me here...
Also - anyone thats been have any pics of what they serve?
Title: Re: Coast of Italy + Cinque Terre + Tuscany + Amalfi Coast + Naples
Post by: danielbokobza on April 30, 2018, 05:11:46 AM
I was in Amalfi Coast twice and ordered kosher food from Avigail Kosher Catering. It was great!
You can find them online and contact them by email. They usually reply after a few days so it is a good thing to contact them well in advance.
www.kosher.altervista.org
Title: Re: Coast of Italy + Cinque Terre + Tuscany + Amalfi Coast + Naples
Post by: Yehoshua on April 30, 2018, 09:02:50 AM
I was in Amalfi Coast twice and ordered kosher food from Avigail Kosher Catering. It was great!
You can find them online and contact them by email. They usually reply after a few days so it is a good thing to contact them well in advance.
www.kosher.altervista.org
Good tip. Thanks for sharing!
Title: Re: Amalfi Coast Master Thread
Post by: Nonastai on May 28, 2018, 01:40:25 PM
Anyone Know price for breakfast at Tiberio Palace in Capri?
Trying to figure out if it's worth booking the room only rate and paying for breakfast - and if that is even an option?.. Google not helping me here...
Also - anyone thats been have any pics of what they serve?

If your asking specifically about the kosher restaurant/menu, I believe its open only for lunch (12-2) and dinner (7-9)
Link: http://www.capritiberiopalace.it/en-traditional-kosher-restaurant.php

So not sure if a kosher breakfast is even an option
Title: Re: Amalfi Coast Master Thread
Post by: damaxer91 on May 28, 2018, 02:07:51 PM
Anyone Know price for breakfast at Tiberio Palace in Capri?
Trying to figure out if it's worth booking the room only rate and paying for breakfast - and if that is even an option?.. Google not helping me here...
Also - anyone thats been have any pics of what they serve?


When I was there a couple of years ago there was def kosher breakfast but it was pretty weak (as is most of the food there) and only for guests. Try emailing them and see if that has changed at all.
Title: Re: Coast of Italy + Cinque Terre + Tuscany + Amalfi Coast + Naples
Post by: Ed on July 09, 2018, 04:52:42 PM
I'm heading to Italy Aug 9th, flying EWR-VCE, spending Friday & Shabbos in Venice, Sun-Mon in Capri, and plan on taking a driver up the Amalfi coast and through Positano & Sorento on Tuesday, dropping us off in Naples (early Morning Flight on Wednesday). Does anyone know of any driver's they can recommend for Tuesday? Would like to stop at the towns etc..

Any other tips for this itinerary from those who have been? 
Title: Re: Coast of Italy + Cinque Terre + Tuscany + Amalfi Coast + Naples
Post by: Tzadik Nistar on January 17, 2019, 05:26:40 PM
I stayed there last year. The food is underwhelming, but much better than schlepping along tuna cans. There is no dairy, so breakfast is parve. I'll post some pictures later if I could.

The hotel is very nice, though if you're used to getting everything with points, it may be difficult to fork out the amount they charge. Also, book well in advance, as they fill up pretty fast.

Overall, Capri is a really beautiful place to visit.
is the Tiberio Palace in Capri kosher year round?
I'm thinking of going in may
Title: Re: Coast of Italy + Cinque Terre + Tuscany + Amalfi Coast + Naples
Post by: PlatinumGuy on January 17, 2019, 06:02:32 PM
No, the Kosher kitchen is seasonal.
Title: Re: Coast of Italy + Cinque Terre + Tuscany + Amalfi Coast + Naples
Post by: Tzadik Nistar on January 17, 2019, 08:29:42 PM
No, the Kosher kitchen is seasonal.
Just found on their website
The Kosher Restaurant will be open from May 2nd to September 22th 2019.
Title: Re: Coast of Italy + Cinque Terre + Tuscany + Amalfi Coast + Naples
Post by: kosherjid on January 18, 2019, 03:03:59 AM
I'm heading to Italy Aug 9th, flying EWR-VCE, spending Friday & Shabbos in Venice, Sun-Mon in Capri, and plan on taking a driver up the Amalfi coast and through Positano & Sorento on Tuesday, dropping us off in Naples (early Morning Flight on Wednesday). Does anyone know of any driver's they can recommend for Tuesday? Would like to stop at the towns etc..

Any other tips for this itinerary from those who have been?

Capri in summer is a nightmare.  So many tourists.
Title: Re: Coast of Italy + Cinque Terre + Tuscany + Amalfi Coast + Naples
Post by: PlatinumGuy on January 18, 2019, 02:47:16 PM
Capri is fine year round. The tourist leave with the last ferry and Capri remains relatively empty and charming.
Title: Re: Coast of Italy + Cinque Terre + Tuscany + Amalfi Coast + Naples
Post by: ChAiM'l on January 18, 2019, 03:43:28 PM
Capri is fine year round. The tourist leave with the last ferry and Capri remains relatively empty and charming.
+1. Spend the day touring the surrounding mainland and enjoy the evenings there. You should of course leave a day to explore the island itself.
Title: Re: Coast of Italy + Cinque Terre + Tuscany + Amalfi Coast + Naples
Post by: moish on January 19, 2019, 05:02:13 PM
Capri is fine year round. The tourist leave with the last ferry and Capri remains relatively empty and charming.
Were you there as a resident? Or did you mean day trippers
Title: Re: Coast of Italy + Cinque Terre + Tuscany + Amalfi Coast + Naples
Post by: PlatinumGuy on January 19, 2019, 09:18:27 PM
Were you there as a resident? Or did you mean day trippers
Day trippers. There are only a few hotels on the island and not remotely enough to make it feel busy.
Title: Italy Master Thread (Other Than Florence/Milan/Rome/Venice)
Post by: Dan on April 02, 2019, 12:06:28 PM
Anyone been to this place? Any good?
https://www.capritiberiopalace.it/en/kosher-restaurant-capri.php
Title: Re: Italy Master Thread (Other Than Florence/Milan/Rome/Venice)
Post by: @Yehuda on April 02, 2019, 12:26:53 PM
2 small related threads, although I didn't see that restaurant mentioned.

https://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=29281
https://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=30937
Title: Re: Coast of Italy + Cinque Terre + Tuscany + Amalfi Coast + Naples
Post by: kosherjid on April 02, 2019, 02:46:25 PM
Day trippers. There are only a few hotels on the island and not remotely enough to make it feel busy.

In summer Capri is a nightmare.  It's so packed with tourists, that you can hardly move.  August is a no, as the place is swamped with italians on Holiday.
Title: Re: Italy Master Thread (Other Than Florence/Milan/Rome/Venice)
Post by: PlatinumGuy on April 02, 2019, 03:16:59 PM
Anyone been to this place? Any good?
https://www.capritiberiopalace.it/en/kosher-restaurant-capri.php
I've been several times. The restaurant is OK. There is a very limited menu of simple food presented nicely. The hotel is one of the best on the island. Neither are particularly exciting IMO. The Amalfi coast has far superior hotels but no kosher.
Title: Re: Italy Master Thread (Other Than Florence/Milan/Rome/Venice)
Post by: shaulyaakov on April 05, 2019, 09:11:21 AM
Anyone do a trip to Amalfi? Any recommendations for food, or is it BYOK?
Title: Re: Italy Master Thread (Other Than Florence/Milan/Rome/Venice)
Post by: PlatinumGuy on April 05, 2019, 02:18:07 PM
There is no kosher food in Amalfi. Capri is a 30 min boat ride away and has a kosher restaurant at the Tiberio palace hotel.
Title: Ischia
Post by: ValueFlyer on April 28, 2019, 06:35:05 AM
My wife and I are considering going to Ischia for 4 days/3 nights.  Anyone been there? Advice on any must see/dos? Any insight on the Kosher food situation? TIA!
Title: Re: Italy Master Thread (Other Than Florence/Milan/Rome/Venice)
Post by: M on April 28, 2019, 10:49:27 AM
Anyone been to this place? Any good?
https://www.capritiberiopalace.it/en/kosher-restaurant-capri.php

Yes, great simple and tasty food. Nice wine selection. If you go to Capri you must stay at least 1 night preferably 2+. The island gets packed with tourists during the day and quiets down at night and is really beautiful to walk around. Definitely do a boat tour around the island and visit all the caves and sights. Rent a scooter and go to the blue grotto for sunset and a swim in the cave. If your staying overnight that's the best way to see the blue grotto. During the day they don't let you swim unless you come on a tour and the wait is long usually.
Title: Re: Italy Master Thread (Other Than Florence/Milan/Rome/Venice)
Post by: Tzadik Nistar on May 09, 2019, 08:05:56 PM
Planning a trip to Italy for a week and want to get some feedback on the itinerary is it enough time in each destination, anything to add

Friday fly into Venice - 2 nights
(second time in Venice so don't need longer)
Sunday morning train to Rome - 2 nights
Tuesday morning train and ferry to Capri - 3 nights
Anything specific must see around Capri?
How to I get around is there public transit or I need to hire private tours to go see amalfi coast pompeii etc.?

Missing anything?
Title: Re: Italy Master Thread (Other Than Florence/Milan/Rome/Venice)
Post by: Luvtotravel on May 09, 2019, 09:47:47 PM
anyone been to bari and could tell me whats not-to-miss?
Title: Re: Italy Master Thread (Other Than Florence/Milan/Rome/Venice)
Post by: Buruch on May 10, 2019, 06:52:47 AM
Planning a trip to Italy for a week and want to get some feedback on the itinerary is it enough time in each destination, anything to add

Friday fly into Venice - 2 nights
(second time in Venice so don't need longer)
Sunday morning train to Rome - 2 nights
Tuesday morning train and ferry to Capri - 3 nights
Anything specific must see around Capri?
How to I get around is there public transit or I need to hire private tours to go see amalfi coast pompeii etc.?

Missing anything?

If you're at all interested in Florence, it's on the way to Rome.
Title: Re: Italy Master Thread (Other Than Florence/Milan/Rome/Venice)
Post by: shaulyaakov on May 10, 2019, 07:51:18 AM
Is there anywhere cheaper to stay in Capri than the hoyle with the kosher? 500 euro per night is a little extreme.
Title: Re: Italy Master Thread (Other Than Florence/Milan/Rome/Venice)
Post by: kosherjid on May 10, 2019, 08:08:32 AM
You can stay in Amalfi then go to Capri by boat
https://www.alicost.it/

Title: Re: Italy Master Thread (Other Than Florence/Milan/Rome/Venice)
Post by: M on May 10, 2019, 04:40:14 PM
Planning a trip to Italy for a week and want to get some feedback on the itinerary is it enough time in each destination, anything to add

Friday fly into Venice - 2 nights
(second time in Venice so don't need longer)
Sunday morning train to Rome - 2 nights
Tuesday morning train and ferry to Capri - 3 nights
Anything specific must see around Capri?
How to I get around is there public transit or I need to hire private tours to go see amalfi coast pompeii etc.?

Missing anything?

Book your ferry to capri in advance and your train tickets. Similar to airline fares they all go up as it gets closer.

Hotel Della Piccola Marina , charming hotel in Capri with nice pool and good location. Take a boat tour around the island in the morning and rent scooters one day, go to the blue grotto after it closes to boats, and swim in it. Have a beer after and enjoy the view! Worth renting the scooters for 24 hours.
Title: Re: Italy Master Thread (Other Than Florence/Milan/Rome/Venice)
Post by: Dan on May 10, 2019, 06:16:11 PM
How many kosher wineries are there in Italy? Are they worth visiting?
Title: Re: Italy Master Thread (Other Than Florence/Milan/Rome/Venice)
Post by: PlatinumGuy on May 11, 2019, 02:17:42 PM
How many kosher wineries are there in Italy? Are they worth visiting?
Terra Di Seta and Cantiana Guliano.
Title: Re: Italy Master Thread (Other Than Florence/Milan/Rome/Venice)
Post by: Dan on May 11, 2019, 09:52:17 PM
Terra Di Seta and Cantiana Guliano.
Do they have food as well? Acceptable hechshers?
Title: Re: Italy Master Thread (Other Than Florence/Milan/Rome/Venice)
Post by: shaulyaakov on May 11, 2019, 10:00:33 PM
Do they have food as well? Acceptable hechshers?
Define acceptable. Neither are in the cRc list or kosher quest. They are smaller.
Title: Re: Italy Master Thread (Other Than Florence/Milan/Rome/Venice)
Post by: ckmk47 on May 11, 2019, 10:54:17 PM
I visited Terra Di Seta and enjoyed it.  Hearing the routine used to make wine was interesting and the Mrs, who ran the tour, was great.
Driving there was BEAUTIFUL!  But get good directions there; we got badly lost GPSing to the wrong place.
Title: Re: Italy Master Thread (Other Than Florence/Milan/Rome/Venice)
Post by: PlatinumGuy on May 12, 2019, 05:49:37 AM
Cantina Guliano serves food as well.
Title: Re: Italy Master Thread (Other Than Florence/Milan/Rome/Venice)
Post by: No quitting on May 26, 2019, 11:11:19 AM
Cantina giuliano is an amazing experience  and everything is hand made. Even the cheeses and fish are personally made/caught by the owner. He was also knowledgable in all the halachos regarding wine making and kitchen standards etc.
Title: Re: Italy Master Thread (Other Than Florence/Milan/Rome/Venice)
Post by: Tzadik Nistar on June 04, 2019, 04:03:29 PM
I will be staying in the alps in Italy or France for a week in August after that I have another 4-5 nights (over shabbos) until my flight out of Milan
Traveling with kids ages 3-9
What city would be a good option to stay in Italy that has shabbos with food nearby and hotel or apartment near shul
Going with kids so Venice is probably not a option as it will be overrun
Rome might be a option, but it's a bit far from Milan and from alps
Any ideas?