The Italian Roadtrip – Day 8 and 9 – Sorrento

A short drive south from Caserta and we got to Sorrento.
Driving here is awful. The number of scooters weaving in and out of traffic is unbelievable. It’s definitely the hardest place I’ve ever had to drive.

We checked in and went into town. Our hotel was at the top of a hill overlooking the beautiful coastline below us. It took around 15 minutes to walk into the main town with shops restaurants and bars.

We headed to Frankies bar on Via Tocca just off the main street.
This great sports bar offers food and drinks at reasonable prices. We noticed that in general the cost of a meal is considerably higher here than the other places we have visited so far. It is also the most touristy and everyone speaks brilliant English.

Frankies has homemade pizzas and desserts and the owner is super friendly and welcoming.

After lunch we walked around the town and down to the port. The pathway down here is steep and the stones have been shone up and are very slippery.
At the bottom there is a small beach and the ferry cruises.
We were thinking about maybe going to Capri on the ferry but the tickets were €31 return per person for the 40 minute ferry and to be honest, we didn’t see the value.
On Capri there is a small shopping village and a small cave called the blue grotto. To enter you pay around €15 each for a small row boat to take you into this cave. When inside the lighting causes the water to appear to be glowing blue.
Also at the port you can get boats over to Naples and Positano and Amalfi. But since Positano is the next stop we did not do these trips either.
To get back to the top of the cliff and back into the main town there was a lift for €1 each. Definitely worth it!

For dinner, we went to Taverna Sorrentina Sweet Dreams. The eccentric owner puts on a great show. He made the night very enjoyable and even gave us special offers on the drinks we had.

The views from out hotel at night were fantastic. The lights glittering from the town and port down below and the view of Naples in the distance was beautiful and incredibly romantic.

The following day we did similar again. A couple of days of full rest and relaxation.

We headed into town. Did a bit of souvenir shopping. There are some great leather shops also.

It was just lovely to walk around these old streets wondering what was around the next corner.

For lunch we headed to the other side of town to N’burg. A make your own burger joint. You are given a list of items, you simply tick what you want and they make it. No word of a lie though, they are massive! But also very delicious. If you get fries then definitely get them to share.

Rolling back down the road after the massive lunch we decided to get a sightseeing bus around the town. This small bus takes you to the neighbouring town for a panoramic view of Sorrento. At €7.50 a ticket we didn’t expect too much but it was a nice ride and at the end there was a visit to a limoncello factory and a tasting.

For the rest of the afternoon we sat out in one of the many bars with a drink and people watched. A great way to spend the afternoon.

Later in the evening we went for dinner to a courtyard restaurant off the main street called Cafe Latino Sorrento.
The service here was great and so quick. In general, all the customer service has been fantastic and definitely the best we’ve received so far in Italy. This could well be down to the language barrier though.

The restaurant was set outside lit by lamps and fairy lights and was absolutely beautiful. I’d definitely recommend going here for a nice meal.

And with that we went to bed ready for the trip to Positano tomorrow.

The Italian Roadtrip – Day 8 and 9 – Sorrento

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- Karen Dawes is 26 years old from Manchester, England. She is an accountant by profession with a passion for travel. She has visited most countries in Europe and is working her way around the rest of the world.