The final part of our trip (part 1 & part 2 here) was spent in the beautiful Amalfi coast. After running around trying to fit in so many things for the first 7 days, we wanted a chance to just relax and enjoy the beauty of Italy, Sorrento was the perfect place to do just that.
Sorrento is a great hub to get around Amalfi coast. There is a train station right in the center of town, a dock with boats that travel to Capri and neighboring cities, and a bus that winds through the windy small roads towards Positano and Amalfi.
Sorrento itself is very touristy but clean. Almost everyone speaks English, fish is fresh, food is amazing and the people are all nice and calm. It was easy to spend hours wandering the streets, shopping and enjoying the serenity of this calm city.
Sorrento, and all the neighboring cities, are all very busy in the summer, but we came late in the season and it was already getting chilly, so the crowds were mostly in our favor.
The second day we went to the island of Capri and Anacapri. I usually dont have any issues with sea sickness but it was so windy and the waves were so choppy that it took hours before I was back to my normal self. Because the waves were choppy we could not make it to the famous Blue Grotto but the day ended up great and filled with activities even without it. We first headed to Anacapri and took the chair lift up to Monte Solaro which has a beautiful 360degree view of the island and the amazingly blue water. We opted out of the chair lift back down and instead took a relaxing hour walk down the mountain to experience some more pretty views.
The next day we went off down the coast taking the bus through the tiny windy roads. It was really hard to get any pictures while on the bus, but the views were jaw dropping. I would have stayed on the bus for many more hours just peaking out the window. Our first stop was in Positano, it was chilly but a beautiful walk making our way down to the water. We then continued on the bus and stopped in Amalfi and Ravelo. All of these places were beautiful, busy and also pretty touristy. The best part of the day was definitely the bus rides!
We ended our trip with a great dinner filled with fresh seafood and white wine relaxing on the bay. We spent a good part of our long flight back looking through our massive compiled amounts of photos. I would have loved to share many more of those photos, and stories that correlate, but did not want to bore you.
The most important part is that this whole trip would have not been possible without my mom. This was the best gift a parent could give. Thank you Mom! and Thank you to all my readers who came along on this reminiscence (here & here as well) over the last few days.
I brought back an extra gift from Italy for a special reader, the first giveaway is up and the winner will be announced next FRIDAY!