Oct 21, 2013

Sorrento, Italy


The last stop on our Italian coastal tour was Sorrento, also known as the gateway to the Amalfi Coast. While Sorrento still boasts gorgeous sea views, colorful buildings, and delicious Italian cuisine, I didn't find it quite as charming as Positano. We arrived in the heart of the town just after 2 pm and the streets were bustling with tourists. I don't mind visiting touristy locales, but after wandering down the almost tourist-free streets in Positano just hours before, I couldn't help but be disenchanted by the overabundance of them in Sorrento. Not to mention it was over 80 degrees outside that afternoon, so the combination of crowded streets and humid weather made our time there a little less bearable. In lieu of snapping a million photos of the town (since I'd already had my fill of photographing gorgeous Positano), we spent an hour wandering up and down the shop-lined streets trying to find a memento to bring home from our quick stop there. We settled on a cute ornament covered in hand-painted lemons and seascapes, then headed back to our air-conditioned van and we jetted off to the docks to catch our ferry back to Naples. A quick stop, indeed. If I had the chance visit Sorrento again, I would...but maybe in the off season when less tourists are out in full force. Although, if we find ourselves along the Amalfi Coast again, I'm positive the island of Capri will be our first stop since we opted out of it this past trip. So much Italy to see, so little time. Guess we always have a reason to come back! You won't hear me complaining. :)

If you missed any of our day along the Amalfi Coast, you can find all my recaps here, here, and here.

14 comments:

  1. It's good to see the coast of Sorrento. When I went to Sorrento at the end of September, I only wandered to the shopping district near the train station because the coast was a ways off, so now I can see what it looked like! I did notice a big amount of Brits in Sorrento.

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  2. gah, I love Sorrento. such a beautiful coastline!

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  3. Looks amazing. I wouldn't complain about going back either. It's definitely a city I would love to visit.

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  4. What lovely photos again! Seeing the sandals makes me think of the sandals I had made for me in Greece. :)
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  5. Oh wow! What an absolutely gorgeous place, I love reading about your adventures.

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  6. Beautiful! I agree about the super touristy places, sometimes it does unfortunately take away from the place a bit

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  7. Ooooh Sorrento looks beautiful... although I'm one to get easily disenchanted by crowds of tourists as well. Still, those views. Your photos look like a painting :)

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  8. Sorrento looks so beautiful! I been a few times to Italy but never to Positano or Sorreto!
    They are in my "to-go" list!
    Thanks for sharing this lovely photos!
    xx from Barcelona

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  9. Wow what bloody marvelous photos...............loved all of them

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  10. Love the pictures!! Wish I could go right now!

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  11. This looks exactly like I imagine a Southern Italian town to be! :)

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  12. That looks so gorgeous!! But I can imagine wanting to go during the off-season...everything seems more attractive to me when it's less busy!

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  13. So beautiful! I seriously love everything about Italy! Hmmm....maybe not the driving ;-) but everything else!

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