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Quattro Passi and boat rental

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Quattro Passi and boat rental

Hi,

We are finalizing plans for October. Read in the forums about dinner at Quattro Sassi, and renting a boat to get there. Question: do you hire a boat and drive yourself, or hire a boat and driver? Any clue as to cost? Sounds lovely!

Any other great suggestions for a 25th anniversary dinner? I think we're staying at Casa Morgana (still thinking--see next post!)

Thanks,

S

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1. Re: Quattro Passi and boat rental

We have no Quattro Sassi or Passi restaurant on Capri. If you're thinking about the one at Nerano/Marina di Cantone, then you need to get on one of those forums.

Seattle
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2. Re: Quattro Passi and boat rental

Sorry--saw this post below on the Capri forum, along with several Capri- posters replies, suggestions to get the hoteliers at Casa Morgano or Quisisana to arrange the boat, and just assumed this was something that could be done from Capri...

1. Re: Interesting Birthday Dinner

Jun 25, 2008, 9:08 AM

I would suggest renting a boat (preferably a speedboat) for the evening and having dinner at Quattro Passi in the hills above Nerano. The restaurant has a little bus which meets your boat. They also have a spectacular wine celler in a cave. You can have pre-dinner cocktails and hors d'oeuvres there. Everything about the evening will be special.

Edited: 21 August 2011, 19:18
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3. Re: Quattro Passi and boat rental

It would probably cost a small fortune to get there via boat as it is on the mainland. You will have plenty of great choices on Capri.

If you want to check more into this restaurant you can email them and ask if they have recommendations re: boat rentals.

ristorantequattropassi.com/en/how_to_arrive.…

Also you can check at this site which lists boat rental companies to ask price for this trip: www.Capri.net

Campagnano di Roma...
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4. Re: Quattro Passi and boat rental

Now I understand the query better - you'll be staying on Capri and want to go to Marina di Cantone for dinner at the Quattro Passi and return to Capri. Okay, we've done it a few times in the past because the owner is a distant relative of my wife's, and getting someone to run you over in a boat was much more simple then. Now the boat operators are all organized and with prices to match what you'll be paying at the restaurant. My advice is to research the boat operators and/or ask your hotel to arrange it for you (you'll pay a bit more though). Sig. Mellino at the Quattro Passi may also arrange this for you, but you're looking at a very expensive anniversary dinner! Unless you have cash to blow I'd agree with MomCat and have a great dinner on Capri at one of the more exclusive restaurants.

Seattle
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5. Re: Quattro Passi and boat rental

Thanks, MomCat, for the info and the website. It might be a better option to eat there when we are staying outside of Positano. Though I now realize it is not on Capri, interesting that it often comes up on the Capri forums, and even their own website mentions it more as an excursion from Capri than from the AC.

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6. Re: Quattro Passi and boat rental

That was my post. It will be spectacular and expensive. You can arrange for the speedboat like "Napoleono" through one of the Morgano hotels, Quisisana, Scalinatella or Casa Morgano. You must also ask them to arrange transport from the beach in Nerano up to the restaurant in the hills.

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7. Re: Quattro Passi and boat rental

For what it's worth, a recent post in an Italian food blog said that Quattro Passi was frequented, among others, by Russian oligarchs and their paid escorts. If there's a contingent present on the evening you are there, it may not be the quiet, romantic dinner you are hoping for.

I suggest you choose one of the better restaaurants in Positano or on Capri.

Seattle
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8. Re: Quattro Passi and boat rental

Hmmm--could be incredibly interesting! Though my husband is of Russian descent (family chased out by the pogroms generations ago), I hardly think anyone would mistake me for a paid escort. Lots to look forward to in the area, I guess!

I think we're just going to wing it locally and more casually--our luggage capacity isn't going to allow for a lot of fancy clothing choices and big bling items. That way, we'll fly under the paparazzi radar, right?

Thanks for the heads up!

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9. Re: Quattro Passi and boat rental

Today you'll find Russian oligarchs (and not just Russian) in all the five star hotels and restaurants of the Sorrentine Peninsula and Capri in the company of beautiful women including their wives, mistresses, daughters, etc. Just look around the outside cafès in the Piazza of Capri any evening and you'll spot several. I don't know about paid escorts but anything's possible.

Edited: 26 August 2011, 11:16
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10. Re: Quattro Passi and boat rental

Ah, but do most of the oligarchs on Capri behave like the Russians (three men and their "fidanzate") described here, who ordered 92 (yes, 92) bottles of Roederer Cristal at 900 Euro each at Flavio Briatore's Billionaires Club in Sardinia and skipped out without paying?

dissapore.com/primo-piano/…

Edited: 30 August 2011, 23:41