Lifestyle & Parenting

Cap Nap

September 17, 2009

While close in proximity to each other, the Italian cities of Naples and
Capri are a lesson in contrasts. We delightfully dabbled in both the
gritty and the grandeur.

a few hundred paces from the bustling Naples train station, the UNA
Hotel is conveniently located and a little oasis in the midst of the
citys madness. In soothing shades of green and beech, rooms are quiet
and serene. Make sure you dont miss the bountiful breakfast at the
hotels own rooftop café, complete with views of downtown. From89, Piazza
Garibaldo, 9-10, Naples, +39-081-5636901,

Located on the small Megaride island alongside
the grand Castel dell’Ovo and a bevy of other outdoor cafés, Le Bar is
the coolest of the bunch for a good cocktail, conversation and even
hooka if you have the hankering. The drink list is long, the crowd young
and trendy, the atmosphere cool and relaxed. Le Bar, Via Eldorado, 7,
Naples, +39-081-7645722.

In the morning, head for the docks and board a
hydrofoil to Capri where shopping is an otherworldly experience. For the
sandal-obsessed, a visit to L’Arte
del Sandalo Caprese
is a must. Cobbler Antonio Viva has been making
them for decades. Sophia Loren and Jackie O are a couple of his former
clients. Via Orlando, 75, Anacapri, +39-081-8373583,

With the money you saved skipping the overnight
stay at a pricey hillside hotel, treat yourself to some of the best
cuisine on Capri. The family-owned Aurora
is known for its Mediterranean cuisine and high-profile
celebrity friends. Order pacchero, a pasta dish of parmesan and zucchini
flowers, and youll go home very happy. Aurora, Via Fuorlovado, 18-22,
Capri, +39-081-8370181,



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