Here is the second installment of my new European travel series & I am so glad you have joined me! If you missed the first one don’t worry you can find it here! Last time I talked all about what we brought with us to Italy and now I want to tell you all about where we stayed. First things first, let’s break down the island of Capri.
If you really want to follow along or if you are planning a trip to Capri here’s a downloadable map of the island.
*courtesy of capri.com
Capri is about 4 miles and it is broken down into 3 areas of the island. There’s the Marina Grande, Capri, & Ana Capri. The best way to think of Capri is a big rock, the most beautiful rock of all time but none the less it’s a big mountain looking rock off the coast of Italy. At the bottom of the rock is the Marina Grande this is where all the ferries come in, then halfway up the rock is Capri which has a town square called the Piazzeta, and then at the very top of the rock you find Ana Capri.
After a 20+ hour trip I knew we were going to want to get off the ferry and go straight to our hotel which is why we chose to stay in the Marina Grande. We stayed at the hotel Relais Maresca which you can see from the water when you pull into the dock at the Marina Grande. It’s a beautiful quaint hotel right in the middle of all the excitement of the Marina. When we arrived on the ferry we immediately spotted the hotel and it was a 2 minute walk from the ferry. In our opinion the location of the hotel was perfect. It was surrounded by lots of cafes & extremely close to the Funicolare (pronounced: FUN-NICK-YOU-LER) The Funicolare is like a train that for $3 runs you up and down the island of Capri. Within minutes, you could easily get to any part of the island from our hotel. You were also seconds from Gelato at any time, consume at your own risk. We are still working off our honeymoon 15 ;) In addition to the perfect location the Relais Maresca is also very affordable. Our honeymoon in general was YOLO type trip so we knew we would rather spend our money on experiences in Italy than on the hotel which made Relais Maresca the perfect choice for us. For about $100 usd we had a very clean, fairly large European room (hotel rooms in Europe are traditionally much smaller than hotel rooms in the US), with a terrace overlooking the Marina Grande, and daily complimentary breakfast. In the next installment, I will go into detail on what to do and see in each of these locations.