As I may or may not have already mentioned, for the second half of our week in Italy we stayed in Sorrento.  It's a convenient location for visiting Pompeii, and has the added benefit of not being Naples!

On our first evening we were treated to this rather stunning sunset:

fantastic sunset

There's not a huge amount to do in the town itself.  Lots of nice places to eat and drink, even more shops selling limoncello and other lemon themed products, and travel companies selling day trips to Capri or tours of the Amalfi coast.

We went on an hour long boat tour of the Sorrento coastline.  Just like everything else, this included a limoncello tasting.  One of the places our guide pointed out was a little gap in the cliff beneath the remains of a fort, leading to a sheltered cove which he told us was the best local swimming spot.

It was also only about a 20 minute walk from our hotel, which quickly answered the question of "what shall we do after lunch?"

swimming spot

So nice to have a day of relative relaxation after our week of visiting historical sites :)


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    Whoa, that looks amazing! I've never visited Italy but it's high on my list!

    Amanda | 10th Sep 16 0:41

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