Southern Italy holds many breathtaking towns along its coastline one of which is Sorrento Italy! I visited Sorrento while on a Mediterranean cruise and I was surprised at how colorful and energetic this town was! It overlooks the Bay of Naples with gorgeous water views as well as views of Mount Vesuvius and the Isle of Capri.
I actually took a ferry boat from the port of Sorrento to Capri. I am sure you have heard of the Amalfi coast. Well the Amalfi drive connects Sorrento and Amalfi and it is a narrow winding road along magnificent cliffs.
The streets of Sorrento Italy were filled with many shops ranging from luxury clothing stores, gelato stands to leather goods and tourist items.
Horse driven carriages were in the main square.
People were bustling through the town square on foot, bikes and scooters.
There were outdoor cafes, rows of motorcycles and many narrow lanes lined with European flags and filled with locals and tourists.
Sorrento is known for one of Italy’s signature drinks-limoncello. Limoncello is made from lemon rinds, sugar and alcohol. Therefore, multiple storefronts held lemons and bottles of limoncello. Since being back in Atlanta I have already seen signs for limoncello that state “made with Sorrento lemons”.
The weather was perfect, the water views amazing, the food delicious and the street scenes vibrant. What else could you ask for?
Have you been to Sorrento? If so share your thoughts with us!
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Stunning photos of such an amazing trip! I love seeing (via your photos) the gelato stands and the architecture. Italy is beautiful, thanks for the insight! Happy Monday, Nadeen 🙂
Thank you for reading and commenting! Yes Italy is so beautiful and the cities all have a unique character. And who doesn’t love gelato right? 🙂
These pictures bring back memories of my recent trip to Sorrento and the Amalfi Coast. It was such a relaxing and beautiful area. Can’t wait to return. By the way, I see you’re a Italian gelato fan too.
I loved your post on a Southern Italy! I hope to return to drive the full length of the Amalfi coast! And yes gelato is is good!
Looks like you had beautiful weather while your were there! We brought home some Limoncello as a souvenir from Sorrento and I LOVE pouring it over italian ice (although I secretly wish it was gelato). Beautiful pictures!
Oh that limoncello idea sounds so Delic! Yes the weather in September was perfect!
Gelato stands are the best!
At EB yes I agree! Thank you for reading and commenting!
Reading your post made me look back at our album from our trip to Italy. We spent the majority of our time in Sorrento and loved every minute of it. The views from our hotel were breathtaking, something you would pay $1000’s for here was so accessible there. We drank tons of wine, Peroni, Limoncello and enjoyed our trips to Pompeii and Capri. Definitely gives me an itch to go back to Europe soon!
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“Do you know the land where the lemon-trees grow,
in darkened leaves the gold-oranges glow,
a soft wind blows from the pure blue sky,
the myrtle stands mute, and the bay-tree high?
Do you know it well?
It’s there I’d be gone,
to be there with you, O, my beloved one…”