Sorrento and Capri

Sorrento was next on our tour and while it as quite a journey to get there and the roads were terrifying (narrow along cliffs) along the Amalfi Drive, we finally made it to Sorrento, a place I was very excited to visit! 

The town overlooks the Bay of Naples and you can see Capri and Vesuvius from the coast. The coastal views are stunning and show the elevation, and the beautiful water below. We even climbed the hundreds of stairs back up after our ferry from Capri.

Views from a restaurant in Sorrento:


The pasta in Sorrento was some of the best I tasted in Italy. The people were lovely and the town felt small, intimate and unique. 

Sorrento is known for growing lemons, and we visited a lemon garden and of course the area is famous for the Limoncello liquor, which can be sampled in many shops, as well as varieties such as melon and coconut. 
The highlight of these couple of days was absolutely the visit to Capri and a cruise around the Isle. The views are amazing and the water is simply breathtaking. We got to see the incredible Blue and Green grottos. 

Photos from our cruise around the Isle of Capri: 

Capri itself was a lovely Italian island complete with beaches, sea side restaurants, plenty of shops and panoramic views. It was an absolute dream of a day to spend it here.

Photo from the beach in Capri:


While Sorrento and the area may be a bit out of the way on a typical trip to Italy, it is truly beautiful. While it was known as a tourist area, it seemed much less crowded than most places, even at the end of May. I will definitely go back and could spend so much more time enjoying the areas natural beauty, delicious food, limoncello, and lovely people!

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