Arrividerci Italia! The Sorento, and Amalfi Coast exceeded all of my expectations.
There is so much to see and do, it’s a shame we were only here for three nights.
Want to visit Sorrento/Positano/Capri? Some tips for anyone considering visiting the area:
1. Sorrento is a great home base! Ferries between Sorrento and Positano/Amalfi/Capri run almost every hour. Day trips to other towns are doable.
2. Book ahead of time/close to the Port of Sorrento. Sorrento itself is a very walkable town. However, the port of Sorrento is a hike (crazy incline) from the city itself. Carrying 2 suitcases and a backpack up 1,200ft of steps was a challenge...
3. Speaking of steps, decide whether or not you want to use a car service. Sorrento is easily accessible by ferry. However, we arrived via train direct from Rome. Used the metro, and walked around Naples for a while before figuring out where the ferry was. Again, with bags it was quite the challenge. A car service costs around $100 and more convenient.
4. Spend a few days in Capri/Positano/Amalfi. Since we were limited on days in Italy, we decided to take day trips. Although we got to see a decent amount in Capri and Positano, you’ll definitely need a few days to really get to enjoy everything these beautiful places have to offer.
5. Be prepared to eat! Many restaurants have stunning views and open well close to midnight. Every local red wine I had was fantastic.
6. Lastly, many of the beaches are rocky. Doesn’t hurt to bring a decent sandal, or rubber shoes (crocs? 😅) when visiting these places. And of course, be prepared to walk. All the up and downs on the mountainside calls for a good workout.
That being said, it’s off to Portugal! Looking forward to our friends’ wedding and seeing family. See ya then 👋🏻