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Piazza della Vittoria

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  • Day49

    A room with a view in Sorrento

    May 13, 2017 in Italy

    I arrived after a flight from Naples and then a bus ride to the lovely town of Sorrento. Next challenge was finidng my room at the B&B I had booked. Google maps led me to a very large private house which was not the right place. As I stood there pondering a lovely young American woman stopped to help. She was living in Sorrento and running a food tour business. She rang the host and got directions for me, one of many helpful people I found along the way.

    The room was lovely with a balcony and view over the Petite Mer and fisherman's village. The host helped me up the stairs with the bags and then took me to the rooftop balcony for a drink and a chat. She gave me some great advice about how to spend the next few days.

    Breakfast was freshly made food served every day on the roof balcony. Such a nice start to each day. The village below was lively at night and a great place to eat with fish straight from the boats each day.
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  • Day24

    A Long Journey – part 4

    September 12, 2017 in Italy

    Our first glimpse of Sorrento seemed promising (but appearances can be deceiving as we were to find out). Suddenly there was sunshine, pretty houses and sea views – I did nearly stab the nearby American who loudly pestered some poor local, non-english speaking Italians with “Oh my God… is that the Mediterranean” – When I pointed out that it was the Bay of Naples, he was amazed at such a thing, having, apparently, had no idea! SRERIOUSLY!!! We arrived at the Sorrento railways station and then made our way to the bus stop – this is where the trouble started; the area was packed with what felt like a million tourists, I had barely eaten all day, it was hot and the bus took over an hour and a half to show up – by the time it finally did I was so OVER Sorento I just wanted to go home… and then the bus delivered us (after a terrifying ride up a ridiculously steep hill with blind corners and narrow roads which were dealt with by aggressive driving and violent horn beeping) to Oasi Madre della Pace. It IS actually a convent with an accommodation attached, it is really, truly run by honest to goodness nuns, in habits and wimples and it is wonderful and calm and quiet and away from all the tourist crap and just what I needed. It is cute and old fashioned and just lovely. We are high above Sorento and the hoards and from the balcony of our room we overlook the nun’s garden and then in the distance, Sorrento. BUT from the terrace, just down the hall we have the most amazing, million dollar (well actually 40 euros pp, per night, plus an extra 20euro pp of you want dinner) views of the Bay of Naples and smack bang in the middle of it…Mt Vesuvius!!!! We spent a few hours just relaxing, sorting bags, doing some laundry… then at 8pm took up the option of the 20euro dinner…. OMG (can I say that when I am at a convent!!??) but there was sooooo much delicious food! Bruschetta to start, then rice, fish, fruit and biscotti – there was a bottle of red wine and then limoncello to finish – I have eaten tooooo much but it was soooooo soooooo yummy. I said we would come back again tomorrow so I think I am going to have to fast all say to make sure I can fit it all in!!!!Read more

  • Day8

    Ein exzellentes Frühstück (eine Zucchini Tarte!) und dann mache ich mich auf um mir das schöne Sorrent anzuschauen.
    Überall ist man am Verschönern - für die Saison die spätestens mit Ende April beginnt.
    Was mich sehr erfreut - heute schaut auch die Sonne immer wieder x vorbei; ohne Schirm geht es aber doch nicht.
    Die Marina Grande ist noch im Winterschlaf, die Zitronenbäume sind voll, Blicke auf Capri und den Vesuv, ein obligatorisch gewordener Café ..... ich übe mich heute sehr im Genießen!
    Die Sedile Dominava aus dem 15. Jhdt.mit wunderschönen Fresken- der Duomo - die Chiesa dell‘ Ddolorata, deren Prozession der Vermummten in weiß und schwarz zu Ostern in ganz Italien berühmt ist.
    Das Franziskaner Kloster mit einem kleinen aber beeindruckenden Kreuzgang mit arabischen Einflüssen und im obersten Stockwerk eine Ausstellung eines Fotokünstlers. Raffaele Cellentano, ein gebürtiger Sorrentiner, stellt seine hauptsächlich in schwarz-weiß gehaltenen Bilder aus. Wunderschöne Fotos aus dem Alltag der Menschen - in einem tollen Ambiente.
    Nach einem kurzen Zwischenstopp im Hotel gibt es einen klassischen Campari und ein bisserl Flanieren durch die schmalen Gassen voller Geschäfte und Menschen.
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