We left the hustle and bustle of Rome behind and hopped on a train from Roma Termini (central station) and off we headed to Naples, only an hour or so, I would highly recommend going this way rather than flying.
You can really appreciate the beautiful countryside and you save on your carbon footprint! Mum and my man seemed to think so.
Touch down in Naples, we were collected by a driver from the hotel and off we drove to our first stop along the Amalfi Coast, Sorrento, the Grand Hotel Capodimonte.
An amazing hotel built into a steep cliff face which overlooked the Mediterranean, cruise ships in the distance mooring up, Mt Vesuvius’s misty silhouette in the background.
It was perfect for a week of exploring, relaxing and our first venture along 50km of the southern edge Sorrentine Peninsula of coastline.
View from our room
We headed for lunch down in the local port of Sorrento; perched atop cliffs which separate the towns from its busy marinas, it is known for its narrow alleys…
… tree lined squares
and beautiful beaches sunken at the bottom of the cliff bases, Leonelli’s beach had to be my favourite with brightly coloured umbrellas lining the black volcanic sands and the turquoise med.
Gorgeous little fishing boats resting after the dawn fish
After a long day in the sunshine, with temperatures still reaching late 30’s, slightly scorched bodies it was time to sit back in to the evening, take in the sites over the valley and lit up pools of the hotel and to indulge in a large fish supper
Join me on my next blog post climbing the stunning Mt Vesuvius and absorbing the history in Pompeii…