Gulf of Naples

If I close my eyes I can still smell the scent of lemon dancing through the air. I sink into my balcony chair, with freshly brewed coffee in hand, overlooking the Gulf of Naples and I realize this is perfection. With each crow from the roosters and gentle breeze, I fall more and more in love – oh Sorrento, you have my heart.

I had the pleasure of staying 3 nights at Il Nido Hotel Sorrento during a 2 week italian holiday. Il Nido Hotel is located about 5km from the center of Sorrento. The elevated location provides a breathtaking panoramic view of the Gulf of Naples and Vesuvius. The hotels restaurant provides a delicious international breakfast consisting of brioche, eggs, fruit, and the best freshly squeezed orange juice I have ever had, just to name a few. A free shuttle journeys down the hill to the center of Sorrento every hour.

Sorrento is an ideal home base for gallivanting around the coast. Ferries and hydrofoils connect Sorrento to Amalfi, Capri, Ischia, Naples, and Positano. I highly recommend hopping on the Sita bus to Positano and riding the ferry back. The window seats overlooking the coast are not for the faint of heart. Tickets for the Sita bus can be purchased at the tabaccherie, or smoke shop, by the train station. Pompeii and Naples can be reached by the circumvesuviana train. Both the bus and train tickets cost a few euros each.

Taken from the Sita bus

Sorrento, a town known for its charming shops, limoncello, and breathtaking views, should be a must on any travel bucket list. I am fortunate to have ticked it off of mine.

Taken from the Sita bus

Disclosure: I am NOT getting a kickback nor did I receive anything for writing this. I had a great time, loved my stay in Sorrento and just wanted to share.

Copyright © 2020 Gallivanting Mommy

15 Replies to “Flashback Friday – Oh, Sorrento, you have my heart”

  1. Here’s the danger of reading other people’s travel posts – now I’ll have to add this gorgeous destination to my bucket list which is way too long already. Lovely photos, thanks for sharing.

  2. This is so lovely to read, thank you! I’m returning to Sorrento later this year and really can’t wait. I completely understand why it stole your heart! And thank you again for the fab travel tips!

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