Naples, Sorrento, Amalfi, Positano - Amalfi Coast Italy 2018

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Here we are in Italy - Amalfi Coast - Part 1 Sorrento

This is a travelogue of our 2010 vacation in the Amalfi Coast area of Italy in seven parts, showing what we did and what travel around the Amalfi Coast is like. In Part one we arrive in Sorrento, crash a wedding at our hotel, and watch the sun settle over the sparkling Tyrrhenian Sea. We then enjoy a day simply strolling the Piazzas, a few back streets, sip Limoncello in a Lemon Grove and admire views of Sorrento, Vesuvius and the Gulf of Naples.

Amalfi Coast Vacation Travel Guide | Expedia The Amalfi Coast stretches for 30 miles along the southern coast of the Sorrentine Peninsula in Southern Italy. There are some places that are so famous and so legendary that even before you set foot there, it feels familiar. The Amalfi Coast or “road of a thousand bends” is one such place. This route has attracted society’s rich and beautiful for thousands of years and inspired some of the world’s greatest artists and writers. The area’s largest city, Amalfi is a great place to begin this legendary journey. A wealthy and powerful town during medieval times, merchants here were amongst the few who had gold coins to spend instead of the barter system used throughout the rest of Italy. Visit the magnificent buildings that reflect that early wealth. Positano is perhaps the best known destination on the coast. A favourite of celebrities since the 1950’s this town glitters with old-world glamour. From Marina Grande Beach, most of the paths lead right to the town centre and the Byzantine Santa Maria Assunta. Visit the Terraces of Infinity, at Villa Combine, a view so stunning that the famous american writer, Gore Vidal called it “the most beautiful view in the world.” Before it’s medieval glory days, the Amalfi Coast’s charms drew the Roman aristocracy. With its endless sunshine, mediterranean colours and a landscape of gripping drama and breathtaking beauty, the Amalfi Coast truly is a legendary destination.

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Sorrento Tour - What to see on a 1 day trip

How to get to Sorrento in Italy and what you can see on holiday in 1 day. About Sorrento: Sorrento is a town overlooking the Bay of Naples in southern Italy. It’s within sight of Mount Vesuvius, the only active volcano in mainland Europe. A popular tourist destination, Sorrento is easy to reach from Naples airport by bus. Or you can take the Circumvesuviana railway, passing Herculaneum and Pompeii on the way. My video of what to see in Positano is here (3m10s): My video of what to see in Capri is here (3m33s): You can see my Pompeii tour video here (9m06s): And you can see my Herculaneum tour video here (7m56s): There are also ferries across the bay to Sorrento’s Marina Piccola. You can catch ferries from here to the islands of Capri and Ischia as well as back to Naples . Summer services also run around the Amalfi coastline. Piazza Tasso, the main square, is a great place to stay. We stayed at Maison d’Art overlooking the square. It’s a small B&B with friendly staff, free wif-fi AND free cake and a good breakfast. The elegant cafés in Piazza Tasso, such as the Fauno Bar, are great places to relax and watch the world go by. Piazza Tasso was named after the 16th century poet Torquato Tasso. Sorrento is busy with traffic and people all day, even in April, when this film was shot. and the locals like to weave through the narrow streets on motorbikes and scooters. Of course, if you fancy something more sedate there are horse-drawn carriages for hire. The fishing village , Marina Grande, is a great spot to relax away from the busy town centre. Restaurants, homes and shops rise along the seafront, yet the village has maintained its rustic charm, original identity, and a sense of community. There's a "cottage industry" approach toMarina Grande's ancient and primary source of survival, which is fishing. Plenty of orange trees adorn Sorrento’s streets. In fact, the cuisine here is big on citrus fruit as well as fish, pizza and pasta. The varieties of lemon grown around Sorrento date back to Roman times and locals believe that their lemons are the best in the world. The local liqueur, limoncello, is made from the zest of Sorrento lemons. Lemons can grow impressively big in these parts too! Of course, you can buy products from all over Italy here in Sorrento. Glass is from the Venetian island of Murano, for example. Or locally produced ceramics. And Sorrento’s renowned inlaid woodwork. There are also shops selling a huge variety of leather bags and stylish shoes and sandals are available at good prices too. Italy is a Catholic nation and, as you walk around Sorrento, you can see a number of shrines to the Blessed Virgin Mary. Before you leave Sorrento, be sure to check out the Valley of the Mills, just behind Piazza Tasso. The mill area was isolated from the sea by the construction of Piazza Tasso, which raised the humidity in the valley to unbearable levels and caused the mills in the valley to be abandoned in 1866. Finally, as day becomes evening you can experience the nighttime ritual of la passeggiata. As Italians dress up for a gentle stroll through the main streets of the old town, it’s a chance to see and be seen. Film and Narration by Deanna Allison.

Highlights of the beautiful Amalfi Coast in Italy.
Our visit to Naples, Sorrento, Amalfi, Atrani, Positano was during our Amalfi Coast trip in 2018.
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