Capri in the summer is not for the faint hearted, and the hustle and bustle is quite overwhelming, but the second we went through the gates we were immediately in an oasis of calm and total luxury. I also loved the way the crowds on the street all stopped to look as the gates opened, it made me feel like a film star!!
The Villa le Scale on Capri is beautifully furnished with a wonderful terrace, which I was to make great use of during my stay. It also had a Turkish bath which was well used by us. The quality of everything from the food, to the service was unsurpassed.
A nice touch was the complimentary fresh fruit plate, indeed the first of many complimentary offerings we were to receive at the Villa le Scale. Already I could see why this is rated one of the most romantic hotels in Europe, and one of the best European honeymoon destinations.
I had breakfast on the terrace every morning amidst the perfumed jasmine and the gardens. I also had a couple of massages on the terrace-highly recommended!!
Lunch by the pool was another delight, but one of the outstanding memories were the staff who could not have been more helpful.
There are many nice hotels where the staff can be a little churlish when you want to eat out, but not so here, so we were able to enjoy the Aurora for dinner in Capri and da Paolina where you eat under the lemon trees.