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* Positano and the Isle of Capri … with Paris before and after

Posted by Lew Weinstein on March 30, 2013

What a great way to finish the summer. We left Dublin on Sep 17, flew to Paris, and spent 2 nights at the Hotel des Deux Iles on Isle St. Louis. Our friends Rivian and Hans were in Paris and we had dinner with them at one of our favorite little restaurants, Sorza, just down the street from our hotel.

with Rivian & Hans cropped

We flew from Orly to Naples, where a van picked us up for the 1 hour trip to Positano. Along the way, we had spectacular views of Vesuvius. But even more spectacular was our room at the Eden Roc Positano, which unfortunately none of my photos does justice. Here, however, are the views from our room and at Pat’s birthday dinner at the hotel’s roof-top dining room.

Positano views

leaving Positano

leaving Positano

We took a short ferry ride from Positano to the Isle of Capri, where we were met at the dock by a representative from the Hotel Luna. To get to the hotel, we took a funicular up the side of the mountain, then at the top walked to the other side. The hotel and the views were spectacular.

view from the Luna

the view from our hotel room

plants and sea

After two short days in Capri, we took the big ferry to Naples, and then a taxi to the airport. Back to Paris, for the last act in “The Paris Bag Job.” We had left 3 suitcases in our friend’s apartment in Paris, taking 2 with us to Dublin and the Amalfi Coast. Once back in Paris, we took a cab to retrieve the suitcases, making sure the driver waited to take us back to the hotel. We had one more day in Paris, enough time to get haircuts and then duck into a nearby bistro to avoid a sudden rain shower. A great finish to the summer of 2012 and 7 summers based in Collioure.

after haircuts in Paris

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