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Re: Amalfi Coast Master Thread
« Reply #30 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.
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Re: Amalfi Coast Master Thread
« Reply #31 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

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Re: Amalfi Coast Master Thread
« Reply #32 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

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Re: Amalfi Coast Master Thread
« Reply #33 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??

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Re: Amalfi Coast Master Thread
« Reply #34 on: June 18, 2013, 05:14:00 PM »
Nothing to do in mxp, go to fco
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Re: Amalfi Coast Master Thread
« Reply #35 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

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Re: Amalfi Coast Master Thread
« Reply #36 on: June 18, 2013, 07:24:03 PM »
That Hyatt looks like something to do!!
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Coast of Italy + Cinque Terre + Tuscany + Amalfi Coast + Naples
« Reply #37 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

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Re: Coast of Italy + Cinque Terre + Tuscany + Amalfi Coast + Naples
« Reply #38 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

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Re: Coast of Italy + Cinque Terre + Tuscany + Amalfi Coast + Naples
« Reply #39 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

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Re: Coast of Italy + Cinque Terre + Tuscany + Amalfi Coast + Naples
« Reply #40 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?

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Re: Coast of Italy + Cinque Terre + Tuscany + Amalfi Coast + Naples
« Reply #41 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

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Re: Coast of Italy + Cinque Terre + Tuscany + Amalfi Coast + Naples
« Reply #42 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

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Re: Coast of Italy + Cinque Terre + Tuscany + Amalfi Coast + Naples
« Reply #43 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?

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Re: Coast of Italy + Cinque Terre + Tuscany + Amalfi Coast + Naples
« Reply #44 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