Sunday, April 19, 2020

A TRIP TO: SORRENTO, ITALY

It’s that time of the week where I share some travel pictures of my next trip, this time to Sorrento in Italy! This picturesque town lies on the Amalfi coast at the southern end of the Bay of Naples. It’s situated on the cliffs and is quite literally heaven on earth (my photos below and a quick Google search will prove that)! We were lucky enough to stay in a hotel right near the coast overlooking the world-famous Mount Vesuvius, a volcano that erupted in 79 AD. Like the previous trips I have written about, we went for 2 weeks, which was quite a long time in the Italian sun. We did some travelling around to some neighbouring towns and islands! 



Being an ancient history lover, I made seeing the ruins of Pompeii and Herculaneum a priority. It was so harrowing to see the destruction caused by the volcano Mount Vesuvius in the human casts that were preserved under the fallen ash for thousands of years. A must-see if you are a history lover like me! 

Included in our sight-seeing, we also made a visit to the Duomo di Sant’Andrea in Amalfi, a cathedral gloriously decorated with historic paintings. The complex of this building also housed a small garden in the centre!  

One of the highlights of our travels around the Bay of Naples was the trip to Capri, just to the south-west of Sorrento. Just an hour on the ferry from our hotel and we reached this little gem of an island. As well as wondering the peaceful streets of Capri, we enjoyed the local cuisine of the island; fresh fish and vegetables.  

And of course, our time in Sorrento was filled with pizza, pasta, gelato and shopping (we even found a shop with my name (Roberta) which I guess should come as no surprise as my name is Italian!) - a remarkable and satisfying trip, one I hope to make again one day. 

Take a look at the photos below to see what we got up to!

Human casts in Pompeii 

Fireplace in one of the houses in Pompeii

One of the streets in Herculaneum

The ruins of Herculaneum

The paintings inside the Duomo di Sant’Andrea cathedral in Amalfi

Gardens inside the Duomo di Sant’Andrea cathedral in Amalfi 

 On the way to Capri by ferry 

View from the island of Capri

The current situation with the coronavirus and the subsequent lockdown has had me feeling a bit miserable and anxious over the last week. But writing this post and marvelling over my travel photos, has made me excited to do more travelling once this is all over and certainly cheered me up, I hope it will do the same for you too! 

B x 
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  1. Can definitely see why writing this has picked you up slightly. I've never been abroad before (shocker, I know) just simply because the opportunity has never been there so I revel in posts like this. Sounds like you had an awesome time and the pictures are gorgeous. Bet you can't wait to get back out travelling once this is over!

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    1. Aw this is so sweet of you! I'm glad my blog was able to help you escape the boredom of being stuck indoors. Hope you are able to get your "travel" on when this is all over! Will check your blog out now <3 x

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  2. Wow it looks amazing the pictures are amazing! I can;t wait to read more of your posts I love the way you write! x

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    1. Awwww thank you! I have been told that the way I write is really good, glad that's making you stick around! Next travel post will be out next Sunday x

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  3. I have always wanted to go to Sorrento! It looks so beautiful x

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    1. When lockdown is lifted and we can travel again, put Sorrento at the top of your list, you won't regret it! Thanks for stopping by and commenting! x

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  4. Sorrento looks absolutely beautiful. Italy is right at the top of my list of places I need to travel to!

    Lauren | https://www.laurenyloves.co.uk/

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    1. I don't blame you for putting it at the top! Thanks for reading and commenting on my blog post! x

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  5. What I’d do to go back to Sorrento! We went last September and it was beautiful!
    Al x

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    1. Me too, I'd honestly love to be back there right now! x

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  6. Wow! Sorrento looks incredible! I have been looking at holidays for next year hopefully when things are better I will need to add Sorrento to my list of places to check out!

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    1. Yes, Sorrento should definitely be on your list of places to visit in Italy. I just can't wait to book a trip anywhere tbh! x

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  7. Oh my goodness. This is so stunning! I would love to go to Italy someday! The pictures are just gorgeous!

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    1. Thank you, I've been working on my photography for a while now, glad you enjoyed my pics! x

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  8. Looks like you had some lovely weather, and the photos are beautiful!

    MB | http://www.megbeth.travel.blog

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    1. The weather was divine for the entire time we were there! Glad you enjoyed the photos x

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  9. I've wanted to go here for ages. It looks so beautiful there

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    1. Well worth a visit there! Try and go for at least a week, there is so much to see x

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  10. Your trip looks amazing and Italy is right on my list!! Your photos look amazing and what a view from the hotel, beautiful! Thank you for sharing, making me travel nostalgic in this time 💙

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    1. Aw you're so sweet, thank you! It truly was an amazing trip, really wish I could be there right now! x

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  11. What a gorgeous post with fantastic pictures, I was on the Amalfi Coast in 2018 so it’s still very fresh for me. A must visit for future travel, thanks for sharing,

    Mark / Mark’s Travel Journal
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    1. Thanks so much for your kind words! I am glad you were able to get some joy out of the pictures on my post! x

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  12. Your photos are beautiful! Looks like you had a fab time visiting this beautiful part of Italy! I am keeping all my toes and fingers crossed that my trip in September will be going ahead, I cant wait to visit here!

    Aimsy xoxo
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    1. I really did have the best time in Italy! Hope you are able to visit there in the next few months, thanks for reading my post! x

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  13. Sorrento is stunning! I've gotten to visit twice, although both for short periods, so I need to go back and actually get to really enjoy it!

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    1. It really is! So lucky of you to visit Sorrento twice, I am so excited to visit there again! x

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  14. Great post! I’ve never been south of Rome but I’d love to visit Pompeii! I’m revisiting Florence in my travel blog. It helps to pass the days and smile at easier times. Stay safe!

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    1. Thank you Laci! The further south you go, the more beautiful the scenery becomes in my opinion - and Pompeii is a must-see if you are an ancient history lover like me! I love going through my travel posts when I am bored, although it does make me quite jealous of my past self!! x

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  15. Great post! I've never heard of Sorrento beautiful but this looks like it's definitely worth a visit while in the area. Hope lockdown is over soon to travel again!

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    1. Me too! I have been making a list of places I want to go once lockdown has been lifted! Glad my blog can be a part of your travel inspiration! :)

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  16. Good travelogue! I liked all your pictures.

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    1. Thank you Fadima! Lovely of you to stop by and read my post x

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  17. Love the photos! The Amalfi Coast is simply stunning. It was one of my favorite places we visited during our 2-week trip to Italy. We took a day trip to Capri but didn't make it to Sorrento (boo!). I'd love to go back and spend more time there along with Rome and then continue up to northern Italy. - Briana @ Next Destination Unknown | https://www.nextdestinationunknown.com/

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    1. Thank you! The Amalfi coast is truly beautiful - glad you were able to visit it! But definitely try and take a trip to Sorrento in the future, it's magnificent and the food is to die for. And having travelled to Rome to, I'd highly recommend visiting the capital, especially if you are interested in history and ancient ruins - here is a link to a post I wrote on Rome a while ago: https://www.bobbisblog.co.uk/2018/09/a-classics-trip-part-one-rome-october.html - enjoy x

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