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Piazza Sant'Antonino

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  • Day40

    Sorrento

    October 8 in Italy

    What a difference a day makes, from nasty Naples to stunning Sorrento. This place is heaven!!

    We somehow managed to make it on to the train at Naples after fighting against a huge crowd of people determined to get off the platform and not make any room for people trying to get on. I can understand how people get pick pocketed there. It was overwhelming. The train ride was just as unpleasant as I was sat across from an old lady who was muttering Italian in a “devil” like voice and doing the sign of the cross for the whole ride. I think she put a curse on me.

    Arriving in Sorrento broke that curse. Our room is beautiful, location amazing, the streets are clean and the sun is shining. There are very few people here so we spent the afternoon wandering the streets, exploring the area, checking out the shops (I love the ceramics here) and enjoying an afternoon drink sat overlooking the amazing water. It is such a pretty town and so full of colour. Such a contrast to where we just came from.

    We don’t want to leave.
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  • Day14

    Sorrento & Amalfi Coast, Italy

    August 16, 2017 in Italy

    Today we drove the entire Amalfi Coast. The narrow winding road offered magnificent views throughout. We stopped in the town of Amalfi to walk its streets, visit piazzas and have lunch.
    We could go on and on about this special place but will let our pictures do the talking.

  • Day8

    Sorrent

    October 9, 2016 in Italy

    Ein gemütlicher Bummel durch Sorrent steht heute auf dem Programm. Willkommen in der Touri-Hölle! Der Dom von Sorrent besticht vor allem durch seine Holzintarsien. Das Intarsienmuseum tun wir uns dann aber nicht mehr an, erstens teuer und zweitens fotografieren verboten. Nach einem leckeren Mittagessen und 2 Kirchen beginnt der entspannte Teil des Urlaubs...Read more

  • Day137

    Drive through Sorrento

    March 13, 2017 in Italy

    Lots of narrow streets filled with cars. It reminded me of driving as a teenager. Only then I didn't know to scream whenever there was a car about to run into me.

  • Day15

    Sorrento, Italia

    September 9, 2014 in Italy

    Pic 1 - Sorrento main square

    Pic 2 - On the way to the port to take the hydrofoil to Capri

    Pic 3 - Taken from the port looking at the cliff walls of Sorrento. Definitely no problem defending this in times past.

    I was hurting yesterday after a long 24 hours across 6 trains including the final train a commuter train from Naples to Sorrento with 32 stops. A third of the way into that final train a trio of musicians got on and wanted to play for everyone very loud music with a variety of instruments and an amplifier. I tried to pay them to stop playing as it was clearly annoying everyone and my head was about to explode. During that I met a very interesting tour guide name Roberto who owns part of a local travel agency known my the hotel where I am staying and will be going to tour the Amalfi Coast with him this week. He told me he no longer needs espresso each morning as he takes the commuter train each morning and the wake him up.

    I am staying at:

    http://ulisse.hotelmobilesite.com

    Real nice hotel with a spa attached gym and pool that are separately run but discounted. They have a wing of dorm rooms they call a hostel inside the hotel at discounted rates. I'm in a 2 person dorm and the only one in it. So it's a private hotel room at a dirt cheap price per night of 25 euro in a town that has been a resort town since the time of the Roman Empire. I was fine for 8 nights in 16 person dorm in Nice so this is quite a change.

    Capri next!
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  • Day18

    Leaving Sorrento

    September 12, 2014 in Italy

    On my way out of town and on to Catania, Sicily by way of Naples. I hear that Mount Etna is close by to where I'll be and is 2.5x Vesuvius and its currently erupting. They have tours and I'll be going for sure. More info:

    http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Etna

    Pic 1 - Annoying dingbats in the train playing loud ass instruments for tips.

    Pic 2 - Sorrento train station. Sorrento is a great town to get to other places; Capri, Amalfi Coast, etc but really not the place for single travelers. Great food but lack of good beaches in Sorrento. I'll be returning some day but will stay on the Amalfi Coast. They say Positano is the best place to stay.

    Pic 3 - Train to Naples. Pretty much anything going in or out of Naples looks like trash. Everyone tells me don't spend time in Naples. I didn't, but we drove all over Naples in a bus going to Pompeii and Vesuvius and I've never seen so much trash in my life. Another Euro wanderer told me they at one point had a strike of trash workers that lasted 3 years. I don't know about that but there was trash everywhere and a quick search brought me this WSJ article that talks about the problem including the Mafioso dumping nuclear waste.

    http://m.europe.wsj.com/articles/SB10001424052702304465604579218014071052296?mobile=y

    Glad I'll be there for less than an hour to catch the train to Sicily as ive had my max radiation exposure for the month.

    Whatever the outcome for Naples between the volcano that will blow and cause mass destruction and their total dysfunction I would have to say they are pretty fucked. They make Mexico look clean and organized. I think I've got maybe 5 more days of southern Europe in me this trip then time to get up to Germany and the other countries up north where they do things on point.
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  • Day23

    Sorrento, Italy

    April 27, 2016 in Italy

    Day 21,22 and 23 Sorrento

    I visited the Amalfi coast.
    The roads are very winding and i got a bit car sick so i didnt go as far down the coast as i expected to.
    But Alas it was still very nice.
    I sat on the beach and ate a panini.

    I could see the coast on the way back on the bus.

    I have left sorrento and am on my way back to Naples to catch a plane to Sicily.
    I am very excited.
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  • Day4

    Sorrento and Amalfi Coast

    October 25, 2016 in Italy

    Upon arrival in Sorrento, we stopped by a Limoncello factory where we bought a couple of small bottles to take home. Along the drive, we snapped a picture of "The Virgin Mary", a rock formation located along the coast. We also saw a miniature village scene built along the road to Amalfi. The other shots included here are near dusk back in Sorrento and from the cruise ship leaving Sorrento at sunset. Beautiful scenery!Read more

  • Day16

    Sorrento

    July 25, 2016 in Italy

    From Pompeii, we took the slow train to Sorrento, a touristy town built on cliffs, at the start of the Amalfi Coast. Lunch was a tasty gelato from David's Gellateria.

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