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2fedup Tue 14-Jul-15 21:07:53

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Wolfcub Tue 14-Jul-15 21:14:08

Davide's for lovely ice cream and good pizza.

TurnOverTheTv Tue 14-Jul-15 21:18:10

Ask for limoncello ;-)

senua Tue 14-Jul-15 21:20:01

Go to the Villa Cimbrone in Ravello. I shan't say why because I don't want to spoil the shockshockshock moment. Just go.

2fedup Tue 14-Jul-15 21:20:42

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DustBunnyFarmer Tue 14-Jul-15 21:22:06

Take a packed lunch if you decide to go over to Capri for the day. It's daylight robbery!

MelanieCheeks Tue 14-Jul-15 21:23:12

Oh enjoy! It's a pretty easy to find your way around p,ace, just chill and stroll. Have fun!

Ludways Tue 14-Jul-15 21:23:34

Nothing to add other than you'll love it, Sorrento is gorgeous. Enjoy!

GarlicBreadItsTheFuture Tue 14-Jul-15 21:38:55

Day trips: Walk up Vesuvius and visit Pompeii; drive or bus trip along the Amalfi Coast to Positano, Amalfi and Ravello; boat trip to Capri

Limoncello is everywhere - hard to avoid it even if you wanted to!

2fedup Tue 14-Jul-15 21:40:47

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senua Tue 14-Jul-15 22:14:46

Sorrento has been a favourite place of the Brits for years - the locals are good at the lingo.

The bus system is easy. Most buses are up the coast or down the coast so it's hard to get lost! The train is efficient, too.

DustBunnyFarmer Tue 14-Jul-15 22:20:36

The Pompeii site is massive and there isn't much shade, so get there early to get round a lot of it before the heat of the day kicks in. There are shady areas around the amphitheatre. There are always lots of escorted groups with tour guides. If you settle somewhere interesting, you can usually earwig what the guides are saying to learn more about the building you are in.

There is only one food/drink outlet at Pompeii and it is not cheap - €40 for 4 slices of pizza and 4 cokes/lemonades. If you want to go off site to buy lunch, you have to pay a further entrance fee to get back in! The restaurant is air conditioned, so a good bolt hole, but it's worth taking water/drinks and snacks in with you to eke your day out.

Pussycatbow Tue 14-Jul-15 22:39:01

I would skip Capri. Very touristy and overpriced. Go to Herculaneum (sp?), as an alternative to Pompeii. It's smaller and much more managable and quieter. It was also hit by the volcanic explosion but was flooded with mud, not ash, so is preserved in a different way. Really fascinating.

2fedup Wed 15-Jul-15 19:33:08

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TheHouseofMirth Thu 23-Jul-15 22:28:12

Get a boat from Sorrento to Positano and Amalfi, much better than the bus.

Christmas shop is in Via Degli Archi.

If you can afford it, have a meal here

hollyisalovelyname Sun 26-Jul-15 16:59:41

I adored Capri.
The Blue Grotto well worth seeing. Magical.
I was only on a day trip.
If I could afford it, I'd holiday there.

YAsoNBU Sun 26-Jul-15 17:07:32

Take a walk behind the main square and finds the most amazing ravines with old abandoned buildings at the bottom.

There is a coast walk to the Arco Naturale which is cool.

Agree Herculaneum is a fascinating and compact site.

Get a bus to Positano - the drive is hair-raising, but worth it!

LIZS Sun 26-Jul-15 17:09:09

Apparently Pompeii and Herculanium have been randomly closed by strikes in recent weeks.

Trumpton Sun 26-Jul-15 17:34:13

If you do go to Capri and are fairly fit climb the Phoenician steps from Capri town to Anacapri. Astonishing but 900+ steps. Carry your own water. Well worth it for the sense of achievement and amazing views .

Buttercupsandaisies Tue 28-Jul-15 16:31:22

Defo go to Capri it's gorgeous. We spent a whole day walking around the entire island. Get the gondola up and out of the port and then explore the rest of the island on foot. We saw old emporer ruins, gorgeous courtyards etc. it's lovely and not at all touristy out of the port area.

I'd also recommend ischia - they filmed the talented mr ripely there. It has some lovely public spa resorts and was on par with Capri for me.

We got the bus to Amalfi and the boat back. The bus is very scary due to cliffs but you get to see some lovely sights that you'd miss on the boat.

CurlyhairedAssassin Wed 29-Jul-15 23:08:22

We loved Sorrento and would go back in a heartbeat. We went to both Pompeii and Herculaneum and glad we did both because they'r both quite different. I thought the tour guides were well worth it. I had no idea of the scale of Pompeii - it's huge. Amazing place. You can imagine the hustle and bustle. Herculaneum is more kind of intimate and you could imagine the slower pace of life.

We walked up Vesuvius but you have to be FIT! It was like walking up a sand dune in parts. Saw a pregnant lady who was coming down from the top - I have no idea how she managed that in the heat!

I also loved Capri. Went as part of a tour day, most of which was free time to roam round with a few recommendations form the guide. He recommended taking the cable chair ride to the top, Anacapri. It was so much fun, everyone we passed coming down had as much of a smile on their face as we did on the way up. Was lovely, peaceful and picturesque, passing over the heads of people working in their gardens Etc. A great memory!

Ice cream shops in Sorrento are amazing. I think I had an ice cream most days!

The views, the views! Absolutely to die for. So jealous.

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