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Sorrento by night
A view from the fishing village
tips on travelling from naples airport tosorrento
best way to get to sorrento from naples airport is it bus train
Re: tips on travelling from naples airport tosorrento
Did you not see my reply to your first post?
Here it is again:
>Best way is by direct bus from outside Arrivals.
I have used the Curreri bus both times I visited Sorrento, and was impressed.
You can book online here if you wish:
I never have: I just paid the driver. But I visited out of season.
Comfortable and efficient service, ending up outside the Circumvesuviana station in Sorrento.
An alternative would be taxi or bus into Naples for Napoli Centrale station, then take the Circumvesuviana train from the adjoining Napoli Garibaldi station. Circumvesuviana trains are cheap and frequent, but by te time you have got into Naples you might as well have taken the Curreri bus anyway.
Circumvesuviana train timetables here:
A taxi to Sorrento from the aiport will cost you around 100 euro. <
Travel Tips for Sorrento
Limoncello is made and sold all over Sorrento and comes in a wide array of bottles of different shapes and sizes. most places have there own recipes and in quite a few shops you can see the vats were it is being made. it is quite easy to make as long as you have the room to store it. This is a simple recipe..
6 Lemons (unwaxed)
1 Litre of 95% Alcohol (you can use a strong Vodka or Grapa instead)
1 Litre of water
700g of Sugar
Wash the lemons and peel them taking care to cut only the yellow part of the rind and remove the white part.
Place the yellow rind into a large glass jar (must be able to hold over 2 litres) with the Alcohol and allow to stand for about 10 days.
After the 10 days boil the water with the sugar for about 5 minutes and allow to cool (it will be like a syrup) then add it to the jar with the Lemon peel and alcohol.
After 7 to 10 days pour the liquid through a strainer and put it into bottles.
It is best drank with lots of ice
Hydrofoil to Capri
The hydrofoil to Capri leaves the port in Sorrento roughly every half hour, takes about 25-30 minutes and costs about 20 euros return. While you're waiting to board, you can walk around the small marina or sit in the small park area by the ticket offices.
Ice cream and people-watching
In my view you can’t visit Italy without eating ice cream, and in this part of the country the lemon granita reigns supreme. If you want to combine your ice cream eating with the pleasures of people watching, this is the perfect spot – right in the middle of Sorrento’s busiest square, the Piazza Tasso. The tables are arranged around a central service point, all of them outdoors but with an awning. As well as ice cream the bar serves a complete range of alcoholic and soft drinks, coffees (of course – this is Italy) and light meals. We both opted for ices however. There was a large selection but I knew for sure I wanted the lemon granita, and chose the straciatella (small chocolate chips in vanilla) to go with it, while Chris went for his favourite chocolate and like me the straciatella. Each glass of two generous scoops cost €4 which was good value I thought for the size and quality. This made a lovely final stop before we headed to the station for the train back to Naples.
Romantic dinner & dancing
After a delicious dinner, a good bit of wine & some lemon liquer, I started dancing with a charming lady. As you can see, we were feeling the moment.
Apparently my other lady friends weren't thrilled with my decision, because they were grabbing my arm & trying to pull me back to the table. It's so hard to be in my shoes sometimes. ha-ha.
Peters Beach and Leonitas
The other beaches besides Marina Grande are located around the cliff near to the harbour.
I was suprised at the beaches to say the least. Yes, they are attractive beaches, but I did not expect to be told that it cost 5 euro per person to go on them!! and that it cost an extra 8-13euro for a bed and brolly!!!
This is not ideal, especially if you are a poor backpacker! So, we went and found the "free" beach which is set between Peters and Leonitas beaches.....Its the same sea!!
I was not impressed with the beach, its very small and as its free it is just packed! Its not clean either, I regularly sat in somebodys left over dinner or stood on their cigarette butt in my bare feet!!
If you do pay to go on the beaches here, do be aware that you may not get a bed on the sand, as you can see from the picture the majority of th beds are actually on wooden decking that juts out into the sea.
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