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Review: Sorrento

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Sorrento , Italy

Bellisimo!

  • By SilverTraveller marilyn

    1 review

  • Jun 2013
  • Family including children under 16

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Sorrento was such an enchanting place; olive trees, lemon trees, winding hills and mountains. In Sorrento centre, there was a tram that took us up into the hills overlooking the Amalfi coast to where Limoncello is made. The tram driver was very entertaining, handing out tambourines while we sang along to "Hey Mambo, Italiano!", Elvis and Frank Sinatra. From Sorrento, it's easy to visit Vesuvius, Pompeii and Herculaneum. Herculaneum was the most poignant place; where the water level used to be is now very marshy ground with the eerie sound of frogs mating! Our tour guide was wonderful, telling us to imagine we had travelled back in time. The bathhouse was surprisingly intact and the mosaics were surprisingly in good condition. The Ampitheatre was reminiscent of the film Gladiator! I'd watched Mary Beard wandering around Pompeii, now I could truly relate to her passion for the Romans! Nothing prepares you for the casts of the man with his head in his hands and the figure of the female languishing. We stayed at La Vue D'or, where the accommodation was so relaxing and clean. The view was of the mountains, winding hills, villas and farmland. The waiters were friendly and served delicious roasted vegetables with pizzas and suptuous desserts. 

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  • Su
    about 6 years ago
    We have just returned from Sorrento, and fell in love with the area. We stayed in The Marina Grande area. What fantastic views!