Favorite thing: After a long day exploring the sights of Sorrento and the region, it was nice to come back to the hotel and relax on the balcony (overlooking the street, not the sea unfortunately), with a glass or three of limoncello.
According to the legend, Ulysses came there. He made his companion's hears blocked to avoid they listen to the siren's song and were drowned. But he asked for beeing tied to enjoy the beautiful songs without beeing drowned.
If he was back, he would ask to be tied as well but only to not heared the noise of the traffic.
Fondest memory: The picture was shot Corso Italia, on Piazza Tasso, the main place of Sorrento.
Torquado Tasso is a poet born in Sorrento in 1544. He is the famous man of the city.
Located along the beautiful Amalfi coast, Sorrento was a brief stop on our tour from Capri to Naples. We spent only a few hours here, having lunch and shopping for inlaid wood souvenirs.
Fondest memory: We ventured away from the tour bus and found ourselves in Rita's Shop (see my Shopping Tip). Such friendly people, such a picturesque town.
It s just pay, pay, pay,
First time we went down to the private Boardwalk swimming areas, as these were owned exclusively by the Hotels on the cliffs, we were charged 30 euros per day for 2 loungers. By the end of the 9 day break after frequenting the beaches were were charged 19 euros.
Think the ticket woman sees your face and decides on a price.
Its best to make your own excursion arrangements, too.
Fondest memory: Best memory hiring our own boat and going under our own steam to Capri all around the island without landing on it then sailing down to Amalfi.
Beware the tides on the way back are horrendous and very rough, not at all like the first half of the journey. But would not have missed it for the world. Nice to sail up to the restaurant and have your boat tied up and taken to a table, treated like royalty.
The food is to die for, go to the back street restaurants though, not as pricey but the food is wonderful.
If you're taking the ferry, you'd be able to marvel at this city from afar (see pic). From SORRENTO itself, you can also catch commanding views of the Bay of Naples. better still if you can afford to stay in a local hotel right along its rugged coastline.
According to Greek mythology, SORRENTO was once the home of wanton women whose mystic song lured enchanted sailors to their early demise. Hm, in reality, I think SORRENTO is best described as the "Gateway to CAPRI" overlooking the beautiful Bay of Naples.
Via Fuoro runs through the old town parallel and just a few yards from Corso Italia. They could not be more different. Via Fuoro is lined with little shops selling just about everything and little cafes.
Fondest memory: But keep going along Via Fuoro and you will end up at the far end of town, just where you think the alley cannot possibly get any narrower and there is a little gelateria restaraunt called the old taverna. They make their own gelato in the kitchen and will cook you a pizza or a pasta. They are the nicest people and we kept going back as a result.
Fondest memory: A visit to Capri and the view point over these famous rocks. Where have those youthful days gone......
From here you can get a very good view of Naples and Capri. Well on a clear day you can see them both.
Fondest memory: The people there were very helpful in trying to get me to let go of some of my money.