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Sorrento

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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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  • 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.

  • Day1

    Sixty in Sorrento

    September 16, 2017 in Italy

    02:15 start seemed like a really good idea when we booked this holiday. Never mind holiday started with a bang well 2 bangers and a full English breakfast 😁06:00 out of Manchester for Naples gives a full day. Finally got to the hotel around 14:00 after a chaotic arrival at the airport - I suppose the Italians would say it was highly organised!!. Hotel not really what we were expecting and our balcony is bigger than our room. At least it is warm and very sunny when the clouds go 😎Read more

  • Day7

    Hafen von Sorrent

    October 8, 2016 in Italy

    Nach dem ganzen Besichtigungen der letzten Tage, wäre uns heute am ehesten nach einem ruhigen Tag auf der Dachterrasse. Allein die Wetterprognose für die nächsten Tage, die nicht so berauschend ist, lässt uns dann doch direkt den nächsten Ausflug anschließen. Vom Hafen von Sorrent aus geht es mit dem Boot nach Amalfi.

  • 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...

  • Day11

    Hafen von Sorrent

    October 12, 2016 in Italy

    Nach dem gestrigen Regentag stehen wir heute schon wieder im Hafen von Sorrent (diesmal aber waren wir schlauer - statt die ganzen Stufen zu laufen, haben wir uns gleich ein Taxi genommen). Capri ist heute unser Ziel! Schließlich können wir Sorrent unmöglich morgen verlassen, ohne diese Insel besucht zu haben.

    Die Überfahrt ist recht rau, die See ein bißchen aufgebracht, was den einen oder anderen Gast der Fähre dazu verleitet, die "Heute-nur-5-Euro-Capri-Tasche" zweckzuentfremden.Read more

  • 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

  • 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.

  • Day12

    Missed lunch, but caught the early bird special! LOL!

    Ricotta Stuffed Zuccinni Flowers (fried)
    Mediterranean Sea Bream
    Linguini with Seafood (mussels, clams, shrimp, calamari)
    Italian Cream with Fresh Fruit and Artisan Sugar Cone

  • Day2

    Heading to Italy

    August 11 in Italy

    Day 1 - Travel Day and Arrival in Sorrento

    ‍‍‍I packed my suitcase last night and helped John by rolling up his shirts and pants.  I also walked to grocery store to get a couple things for John.  The Washington Flyer picked us up at 2pm and we were at the airport by 2:30pm. Our Global Entry status got us Tsa Pre so getting through security was relatively easy. 

    We arrived at Naples pretty much on time. The luggage of one person in our pickup group was lost so while we waited for them I got money. Then we headed for our hotel in Sorrento.

    Once we got settled in our room, we showered and changed, got appetizers for dinner & went to the pier for a sunset boat ride around the Bay of Naples.  Our sailor & guide did a great job. We learned a lot about the area around Sorrento. We tried Lemoncello (not my favorite) and then prosecco (Riondo) and chips & pretcels as we watched the sun set. A nice first day in Italy.
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