Amalfi Coast: Stunning Sorrento

 

Capri hotel de la ville

Yes i took that picture  yes the Amalfi coast is as idyllic as it looks.

I booked Sorrento for a few days as a gift to my mum for christmas as we both love Italy and have so many parts we wanted to see.

The Amalfi coast was on my bucket list. I love everything about Italy -the food,the wine,the language.

Flights

The airline I booked our flights with was Meridiana which is an Italian airline and quite cheap too with a 23kg bag included.

Hotel

The hotel I booked was Grand Hotel de la ville and it was a gorgeous hotel. It really was perfect for our short stay(4 nights).  The decor is beautiful and classy with all marble and baby blue furnishing all over the hotel(instagram worthy) and the staff were extremely friendly considering most Italians I bumped into over there weren’t very polite.

Our stay included breakfast and I wasn’t expecting much but it was all we needed and exceeded expectation. There was tons of fresh fruit and fresh bread, a chef making omelettes and all types of eggs on request, fresh warm pastries and cakes which included nutella filled croissants along with cheeses,meats and bacon. There was also prosecco on ice every morning included too which I popped a few strawberries in and sipped away.

The rooms were spacious with a balcony and very in keeping with the rest of the hotel with antique furniture and coloured tiles on the floor.

We came back to the bar every night where  had some delicious cocktails and prosseco that came with complimentary nibbles -nuts,pretzels and crackers. Even the bar was gorgeous with velvet baby blue stools.

There was a rooftop pool with a bar and a stunning view and they all had a private beach.

We had a look at a few other hotels in Sorrento and really didn’t find one as nice as this. I would recommend it for sure and it was only a short walk to the square.
Grand Hotel de la villeGrand Hotel de la ville

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AREA

Sorrento is actually quite small so would definitely recommend travelling around the area for sure-It would be such a shame to be by the Amalfi coast and not! Below is where I choose to visit whilst there:

Pompeii:

Most of you know about Pompeii I’m sure but if not it- it was  an ancient Roman city near Naples which was mostly destroyed and buried under 20ft of volcanic ash  in the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD 79.

It’s amazing to see -some of the ruins are just incredible and so in tact still-you can see from the pictures I took how stunning it is and I would definitely recommend this. We didn’t get a tour guide as there was so many walking around I just listened(cheap skate I know) .

This was only €1.80 to get to from the train station in Sorrento which is so cheap. It took about 35 mins so not long at all.  Entry was €7.50 and guide is optional at an extra charge.

Pompeii

 

Pompeii

Capri:

Capri was so  so beautiful and picturesque as you can see in the image. We got the ferry over which had gorgeous views and only took 30 minutes. It’s very upmarket here compared to Sorrento -it’s full of designer boutiques (Prada,Moschino, Gucci etc) and local little restaurants. The ferry to here was €35 euro which was the most we paid but still not too expensive to see Capri and worth it for sure as this was by far the prettiest area i visited but again quite small so easy to see it all in a day. i would however recommend wearing flat comfy shoes as there are a LOT of steps to get up to the top where everything is.

Positano

A little village on the Amalfi Coast which is where the Galaxy advert with Audrey Hepburn was filmed. We got the bus here for €4 return. It’s like a fishing village that has lots of little boutiques and restaurants. We didn’t stay long and this probably isn’t a must see compared to Pompeii and Capri but a nice little day trip if you’ve got time.

 

I hope this all helps if you’re planning on visiting Sorrento-you will definitely taste the best pizza you’ve ever had here and the lasagne I had with fresh pasta I still dream about!

See Hotel HERE

Blue stripe shirt,yellow shoes and hat all from Primark/Penneys

Sunglasses- The Spoilt bitch club

Blue off the shoulder shirt from Zara

 

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  6. john
    4th August 2018 / 1:13 pm

    Hi
    Having just come back from Sorrento I agree, we stayed at the Grand Flora, its a great centre for visiting the area. One thing the Galaxy ad was filmed in Ceterna near Solerno (I went to Positano to look too)

    • thelwordbylaura
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      9th August 2018 / 4:25 pm

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