For this week’s Travel Tuesday, Lauren Kenny takes us on a trip around Sorrento and lets us into the world of Italy’s most famous coast, complete with a large helping of pizza!
Sorrento is a coastal town located in the south-west of Italy. Although it is not part of the Amalfi Coast, it is a good place to stay if you want to explore the beautiful Italian coastline with its many transport links. Flights to Sorrento (Naples) can be bagged for about £50 so it’s not going to completely break the bank and would be a great sunny getaway!
From Sorrento, you can go on bus tours along the Amalfi Coast, or go on boat trips which take you to Positano, Amalfi and the island of Capri. It is also a short train ride away from more bucket list destinations such as Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius. Tickets for Pompeii can be bought for €15 here!
The best time to visit Sorrento is before or after the summer season. Locals say that it is far too hot in peak summer time to be walking and exploring the scenery. The spring months and September are definitely the time to go in order to get those extra drops of sun!
Pizza and Limoncello
If you want to try some of the best pizza in the world then this is defiantly the place for you. Not only can you eat pizza, but you can also have a go at making your own at one of the many classes in and around Sorrento. These are very popular and will probably need to be booked in advance. Classes start at around £54.
Sorrento is home of the famous Italian liqueur, Limoncello. If you’re a fan you are in luck – there is a shop selling Limoncello on almost every corner of Sorrento. In most of the shops, they even let you have a taste. It’s the perfect tipple to end your evening.
If cheese if more your thing, be sure to try the buffalo mozzarella. Order Caprese salad and indulge in total bliss. Don’t be put off by the word salad, it is mozzarella with tomato and basil. This makes a delicious starter for before your pizza and limencello.
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