After spending a couple of weeks in Rome and Tuscany, we drove down to serene Sorrento where we spent 4 nights in serene Sorrento. Of course, we took a tour of the stunning Amalfi Coast and went on a wet but amazing stroll through rainy and mysterious Pompeii. Below is a collection of travel photos from our trip.
Despite occasional rain showers, which are normal that time of year, the carefree seaside village of Sorrento was dressed up and buzzing with holiday frivolity. Our home base was the lovely Antiche Mura , a boutique hotel perched on top of a deep ravine. It was only a block from the Piazza Tasso, a cafe-lined square in the center of town. Sorrento was busier than usual because an Italian film festival was being held during the time we were there. Filmmakers and their entourages filled the cafes and crowded the sidewalks as they networked and made deals. We used our film industry connections to score passes to the festival and some of the parties even though we didn’t understand a word of Italian. It was Felliniesque, to say the least.
On one of the days we were there, we hired a driver who took us on an all-day tour of the Amalfi Coast and Pompeii. As far as I’m concerned, that’s the best way to maneuver the winding coastal roads. Our driver was familiar with the terrain, knew exactly where to go, and was laid-back and relaxed. He took us to an olive oil tasting and then to the towns of Positano and Amalfi. The road was closed off after Amalfi because of a landslide, so we took the mountain route over to Pompeii. Despite the fact that rain started pouring down, we traversed through the sparkling wet ruins in wonder. I think it made some of our photographs even better.
To read more about our adventures in Italy click on the following articles:
- What I Learned About Eating in Italy
- My Foodie Vacation in Italy Continues to Tuscany
- Our Italian Itinerary and Recommendations
- First Days in Rome Foodie Heaven
- Collecting Doors and Travel Memories
Sorrento is located on the coast of southeastern Italy, facing the Bay of Naples on the Sorrentine Peninsula.
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The Amalfi Coast
The stunning Amalfi Coast is a 50-kilometer stretch of coastline along the southern edge of Italy’s Sorrentine Peninsula, in the Campania region. We stopped in Positano and Amalfi along the way. During the summer both of those towns are packed with tourists, but we were traveling in winter so it was easy to walk around and explore without the crowds.
When Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79 A.D. it covered the city of Pompeii in ash. Now it’s a vast city in ruins in southern Italy’s Campania region. We visited it during a rainstorm but it made it even more mysterious and sparkly in these photos.
Planning a Trip to Sorrento and the Amalfi Coast
Find a hotel in Sorrento
- Booking.com – Find a place to stay in Sorrento.
- Booking.com – Find a place to stay in the Amalfi Coast
Get the best price on flights to Naples
- Skyscanner – Find the most affordable flight to Naples on a search engine you can trust.
Rent a car in Sorrento
- Auto Europe – This site offers the best auto rates in Europe.
Take a tour of Sorrento and the Amalfi Coast
- Tour Sorrento – Book a tour on Viator to see the amazing sites of Sorrento – Amalfi Coast.
- Tours by Locals – Find a local guide to take you on a private and personalized tour.
Don’t forget to buy travel insurance!
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