la dolce vita; capri or the amalfi coast? the amalfi coast vs. capri?

Buongiorno! Grazie mille for your incredibly helpful tips on London Town (especially over on Instagram — wow!). I’m hoping you might be able to help with another travel question…

la dolce vita; capri or the amalfi coast? the amalfi coast vs. capri? gray malin positano

Capri or the Amalfi Coast?

I am pinching myself to be going to either, it’s a life long dream come true. But, I’m not sure if there’s time for both… Or is there? Here’s the plan:

We’ll drive down from Rome on a Wednesday and need to be back in Rome on Sunday night.

la dolce vita; capri or the amalfi coast? the amalfi coast vs. capri?

There’s not much we want to do other than soak up la dolce vita…bask in the sun over long lunches with a view, eat lemon gelato, sip limoncello, eat Caprese (hmmm, I’m noticing a trend)…and not feel hurried or rushed, but here’s what scares me:

Rick Steves has called Capri the biggest tourist trap on the planet. Rick Steves! Yikes. From photos I’m not sure I’d exactly mind being trapped but I’m hoping you might be able to weigh in.

Have you been? What are your thoughts?

la dolce vita; capri or the amalfi coast? the amalfi coast vs. capri?

I’ve read the key to Capri is staying overnight, after all the daytrippers have taken a ferry back, which we’d definitely do. And we’re lucky that May isn’t peak season too, as we’re really hoping to escape.

FB revels in the opportunity to drive the crazy, windy roads of the Amalfi Coast and we both love just walking and walking and walking…and eating and eating and eating. We, however, do tend to get island fever and, embarrassingly, once even flew home early from the Caribbean (I know…) but I also can’t see being right by Capri and not going.

Which would you pick? Or is there time for both without feeling rushed? Schedules and vacation don’t go hand in hand in my book. However, gelato and limoncello do. 😉

p.s. Because I’m OCD Girl, I’ve started Pinterest boards for the Amalfi Coast and Capri, if you’d like to check them out.

[Top + bottom photos: unknown; Middle photos: Gray Malin, which you can buy here!]

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