Right from the day I have got back from Italy, I can’t wait to write about Sorrento. My ordeal is now over and I finally get to jot down my experience and thoughts about this wonderful coastal town. We hired a taxi from Naples train station to reach Sorrento. Our drive to Sorrento was along the beautiful Amalfi coast and we were lucky to see the amber colored sky in the midst of sunset by the Mediterranean Sea. Our driver was very kind to make a stop and help us get some beautiful pictures of the sun setting along the coastline.
As soon as we entered into the town, I could spot the beautiful street sides full of orange and lemon trees. The most amazing and unique part of this town was that there were orange and lemon trees everywhere including street sides, restaurants and hotel backyards. It was such a delightful experience to have the lemons just fall of the trees while you are sitting and eating under lunch/dinner them. We enjoyed picking lemons from our hotel backyard and enjoyed freshly squeezed lemon juice every day. Our hotel management was so very sweet to offer us orange juice freshly squeezed out from the oranges from their pool garden everyday during breakfast. We stayed at the Carlton International hotel and I would definitely recommend this hotel because of the location which was so central, the garden by the pool and more so because of their warm behavior and great service.
The best part about Sorrento is that it is very well connected to beautiful islands and other coastal villages. The nearest beautiful places that we traveled from Sorrento are Capri, Positano and Amalfi. There are ferries that run throughout the day to Capri and Sita bus that runs to Positano and Amalfi from Sorrento train station. During our visit, we made our day trips to all these beautiful places and returned back to Sorrento later in the day. Our third day there, we actually got a chance to explore Sorrento. The central square of Sorrento is the Piazza Tasso around which there are neighborhoods where there are lots of stores for shopping. The Marina piccolo is the main port area of Sorrento and at a walking distance from the square.
In all out trip to the town of Sorrento was fulfilling in every way and was one of the highlight of our Italy trip. Definitely add it to your bucket list if you haven’t yet 🙂