THE BEST AND WORST EXCURSIONS FROM SORRENTO
One company runs all excursions in Sorrento, so there is no need to shop around.
We purchased ours from our tour operator, we felt it was safer to do it this way because we were paying by credit card and you hear so many stories about fraud these days.
The cruise along the Amalfi Coast was fantastic. You make two stops, inluding one at Amalfi and you get to see the whole of the coastline without getting travel sick from all the winding roads (providing the sea is calm!)
The island of Capri is beautiful, but see it independantly otherwise you are just hearded around with thousnands of other tourists. You rep will tell you that it is not easy to get around on Capri, however we saw planty of taxis as well as a tram that takes you from the port to the chic town of Capri.
Don't bother doing the day trip to Rome. It takes much longer by coach than they tell you and there is not much time to spare when you get there. Rome is so beautiful that you are better off doing a separate trip there. We managed to get EasyJet flights there for fifty pounds each.
The volcano and Pompeii excursion is fantastic, although toilet facitiies are not the best!
A full day at Pompeii is too much unless you are interested in history and ancient ruins in a big way. Half a day is ideal becuase there are many interesting things to see. It can also get very hot because the sun reflects off the stones on the floor.
We did not travel to Naples, but there is a train station in Sorrento where you can purchase tickets which are much cheaper than going by organised excursion, but watch out for pick pockets and people on the make at the train station in Naples.
Cheap wines and spirits
This shop sells Wines Beers and spirits at cheap prices. they also sell spice mixes and pasta. This seemed to be the cheapest shop and one of the friendliest, They say that you can "taste and taste till you'll really see Pink Elephants!" They sell their own Limoncello, Lemon Cream and many many others. Well worth a visit just to look around if not to purchase all your holiday drinks. Limoncello is the local drink but all products are cheaper in this shop, i purchased spice mixes and pasta as well as drinks from here at prices a lot lower than the other shops from 00.50 euro for a bottle stopper
Try the local "Pinky" wine. Excellent!
A very good selection of food at extremely good prices!
This restaurant is worth finding. It is really off the beaten path. The hostess and waiters are so very helpful and friendly. Every thing on the menu is good.
This restaurant is on the end of a pier that sits in the Marina Grande, part of the Bay of Naples.
We let our hostess select our food one evening and she was right on target for our tatstes. Our evening was topped off with a Sambucca served traditionaly with coffee beans. My favorite was the fresh fish of the day, which was swordfish. The seafood risoto was excellent as well. I had the meat cannaloni one evening and it was just right for a light meal.
Every thing was freshly prepared and so reasonable!
Shopping in Sorrento and Free Limoncello
The main activities in Sorrento are shopping, eating, and enjoying the scenery. One of the best parts of the shopping scene in Sorrento is to go around to the numerous limoncello shops and get free tastings!
The heart of Sorrento, this bustling piazza is home to restaurants, bars, horse-drawn carriage rides, great views, tourists, locals, and more! Sit at Fauno Bar for a good, cheap aperitivo and lots of people watching, or enjoy an award-winning pizza at Pizzeria Aurora (see my Restaurant tips). From the piazza, busses connect you to the Cape and the marinas, and it is a brief walk to the Circumvesuviana stop.