Sensational Sorrento

Beautiful, bellissima Sorrento.  What an absolutely breathtaking place!  We stopped at a furniture factory on the drive to Sorrento where they made custom-made tables, chairs, music boxes, jewelry boxes, etc.  The work was beautiful!  Here is a picture of my brother standing on top of one of the tables.  The owner told him to stand on it to prove its durability.

There was also this cute little dog who would not let me take his picture.  Every time he saw me coming, he was like, “nope” and ran off.  Finally, I was able to catch him and zoom in.

The views in Sorrento were spectacular!

  

        

Love, love, love Sorrento!  It’s a beautiful & laid-back city.  I love the quaintness & small town feel.  This region is known for Limoncello (a very strong lemon-flavored liquor).  Sorrento is where the legend of the “3 Sirens” originated.  The Seirenes (or Sirens) were three sea nymphs who lured sailors to their death with a bewitching song.  The sound of their singing would drive them mad (kinda like the first few weeks of American Idol) and they would crash their ships into the mountains.  However, Odysseus was hip to their game and put wax in his ears so he was able to sail thru with no problems.  The legend goes on to state that the sirens were so upset about Odysseus out-smarting them that they tossed themselves into the sea and formed the 3 small islands pictured below.

Sorrento is a great anchor city to stay while you visit the Amalfi coast.  The island of Capri and other beautiful towns (Positano, Ravello, etc) are nearby.

7 thoughts on “Sensational Sorrento

  1. Travelbunny says:

    Sorrento is a gorgeous town – and I’m going back next year 🙂 Soooo I wonder if you could tell me where the courtyard with the porticoes is please? I might have to check it out on my next visit – looks lovely.

    • Nikki says:

      I completely agree…Sorrento is a little taste of heaven! The courtyard is right attached to a church. They were actually set up for a wedding. It’s very close to the port area but I can’t remember the exact location (I visited in 2010).

      • Nikki says:

        Amsterdam & Istanbul 🙂 Cannot wait!!! How about you? Is your next stop Sorrento or some other fabulous destination?

      • Travelbunny says:

        I’m out to the Alps end of March for some skiing and then Sorrento in May for work but should get a bit of time to explore. Amsterdam is somewhere I’d like to visit and would love to go back to Istanbul – so much to see there and the food is amazing! Have a fab time 🙂

      • Nikki says:

        Sounds like fun!!! Swiss Alps? So jealous that you are going back to Sorrento in May!! That is awesome. Enjoy yourself 🙂

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