The quieter side of Sorrento
Sorrento is located on a cliff overlooking the Bay of Naples in South West Italy. It became a tourist destination in the 18th century, as one of the places to visit on the Grand Tour. (The Grand Tour was a traditional trip taken around Europe by wealthy young men.) It is still a very popular holiday destination today and has a wide range of hotels and visiting cruise ships that anchor in the bay. Although there are many sights, it is also nice to find quieter places to roam.......
We loved the fisherman's harbour at Marina Grande and returned here several times to enjoy the atmosphere, watch the fisherman at work and enjoy fresh local sea food.
We kept meeting this cat, who seemed used to posing for pictures!
Sorrento lemons are well known for their size, strong flavour and high content of lemon oil. It was lovely to walk in this lemon grove and enjoy the scent of so many lemons. Many of the lemons grown in this area are used to produce the limoncello, a liqueur and after dinner digestif. It tasted so much better than the version that I made here!
As I mentioned in my last post our hotel was perched above the town, away from the hustle and bustle, surrounded by olive groves - such a peaceful location. It might have been a short steep 15 minute walk into town, but living on a cliff it felt like just being back at home!
|Hotel La Badia is located is the highest building to the centre right,
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