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Saturday, May 12, 2012

Thank you for Sorrento

After Naples, Sorrento was a big fat beautiful relief.
Have you ever seen a place more beautiful? Water more blue? Rocks and cliffs and colorful houses so pleasing to the eye?
Oh there was just one thing no one told us about.
The Stairs.
First we noticed a pretty little staircase beside our hotel.

As it turns out, it was a 214 step climb along 14 Stations of the Cross to a sweet little chapel carved into the wall of stone at the top. And a beautiful view as payoff for the climb.

We asked directions to the port
Long way down

Many stairs!

Sorrento was full of sun, cool evening breezes, beautiful hotel with 5 interconnected swimming pools, warm residents, great food and delicious wine.Try all of the local wines. It will be a challenge and may take many days, but there are so many good ones I don't want you to miss any.

We started a diet in Sorrento. On a typical diet you might say "Since I had a salad for lunch I can have pizza for dinner". Our diet was more like,  "Since I had pizza for lunch I can have pasta for dinner". Oh and did I mention the gelato?Trust me, with all those stairs calories were not an issue.

 Another great thing about Sorrento - it is an excellent jumping off point for Positano, Capri and Pompeii.More on that next time.

Nothing like being the center of attention!

1 comment:

  1. I'm glad your trip had an upswing after nasty Naples. From everything I've ever heard, this is a beautiful part of Italy and the wine never disappoints. So I've been waiting for your review. Can't wait for the next chapter!


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