Friday, 13 May 2011

Amo Sorrento

Rob and I had a blissful few days in Sorrento last week. We spent the time relaxing, walking (a lot), eating (too much), drinking and I spent rather a lot of time trying not to panic over the heights of various things, ie balconies, steps, etc.

This is the view I woke up to each morning.




This is the view from our balcony down to Marina Grande, one of those old-fashioned places that inspire countless stories.

I love it there and we'd go down in the morning and have a drink while watching the fishermen bringing in their catches.



We took the boat to Capri for the day on Saturday and took the funicular up the side of the mountain to the main town, which had the most incredible shops, Hermes, Roberto Cavalli, Prada, etc. We stopped for lunch and then had a drink in the main piazza. Needless to say I only window shopped in Capri.

Me outside the hotel gazing at Versuvius on the other side of the Bay of Naples.

As we knew we wouldn't be driving anywhere whilst on holiday, Rob hired Francesco Marrapese to collect us at the airport and take us to Sorrento and also for the return trip and if you ever need a driver for Sorrento I can heartily recommend him!

20 comments:

rachtroy said...

WOW... so so divine. Now I need to have a man to take me there (apart from that very happy to remain single!!!) It looks totally amazing and very inspiring?!

Liane Spicer said...

How utterly idyllic! Thank you for sharing a slice of Greece with us!

Bluestocking Mum said...

Ah, Debs, I was there...
Looks wonderful.

my best friend is married to an Italian.

Can you imagine listening to the passionate, romantic language being bandied across the table at breakfast time, (and...in the bedroom...)

ahhh... my cheeks are flushing...
xx

Debs Carr said...

rach - it's so beautiful there, I could go again and again.

liane - the scenery is utterly breathtaking.

bluestocking mum - now that does sound heavenly! I adore listening to people speaking italian, even though I can't understand it. In fact, I told Rob that I may need to learn the language. Gorgeous.

Rosemary Gemmell said...

Ah, yes, I love Sorrento, Debs, and much more of Italy. We had a quick visit to Capri and to Pompeii when we visited Sorrento from a cruise ship.

Gran said...

This looks amazing! Even looks warm.

Suzanne Jones said...

Looks fantastic.

Thank you for sharing the photos.

XX

Talli Roland said...

I'm SO jealous, Debs. It looks spectacular!

L'Aussie said...

Hi Debs. Wonderful photos. Brings back memories. I was there in 2009 and will never forget it. What a place. We stayed on Anacapri too. We used to go down on the sunset-watching square in Capri to sip champagne and watch the wonderful colours. An amazing beautiful part of the world. So much story material!You're sure to come home inspired.

Denise

Anna Scott Graham said...

Oh WOW!!! What gorgeous scenery, goodness gracious!! I can't imagine not having a great time when one's eyes would be so overwhelmed. Thanks for sharing; this is truly beautiful... :)))

Debs Carr said...

rosemary - what a perfect way to visit these places and one that I hope to do in the next year or so.

gran - it was wonderful there and thankfully warm too.

suzanne - it was, thanks.

talli - we had a fantastic time, I can heartily recommend it.

denise - your trip sounds amazing too. We had the odd glass (or three) of champagne on our balcony looking over the Bay of Naples. Bliss. I can't believe it was already one week ago.

anna - thank you. It is so breathtakingly beautiful over there, I can't wait to visit again.

Troy said...

It looks idyllic! I've never been there, although enjoyed Lake Garda and Venice. Will put it on my list of places to go when Troy Junior goes to university (another eight years).

Flowerpot said...

That just looks amazing Debs - well deserved too!

Debs Carr said...

troy - it's wonderful, however I've never been to Lake Garda or Venice, but my father tells me they're fabulous places to visit too.

flowerpot - thank you.

Ladybird World Mother said...

So so so so jealous!! Would LOVE to go there and have longed to for years and years... might have to show Husband your post I think!! x

Debs Carr said...

LWM - it's so beautiful there, and this was our second trip. I can't wait to go again. Such a special place, I do hope you get to visit there too.

Shirley Wells said...

Beautiful pictures. Thanks for sharing!

I love Capri and actually bought a dress there. (Have to whisper now in case DH is listening but a) it was terrifyingly expensive and b) I haven't ever worn it. It does look pretty in my wardrobe though...:))

Debs Carr said...

shirley - glad you like the pic.

I loved Capri and think that as long as your dress looks gorgeous, it doesn't matter whether you wear it or not, you can still love it.

Phillipa Ashley said...

Totally gorgeous...

Debs Carr said...

phillipa - it was wonderful.