Highlights of the Amalfi Coast: Sorrento & Positano

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After our travels from Rome, we finally arrived late on Sunday evening at the gorgeous seaside town of Sorrento. We used Sorrento as our base to explore the sights around the Amalfi coast, and despite only being there for three days, we managed to see quite a lot!

Our first few hours in Sorrento were spent washing off the grime from our travels, and hunting in search of a perfect cocktail with a view.

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Sorrento is typical of many towns you can find along the Amalfi coast – perched high up on rocks, with a staggered layout with tiny narrow roads winding down to the beach or the harbour.

bay of sorrento

We found dinner and drinks in a restaurant with a wonderful view across the bay of Naples, and with Vesuvius looming ominously in the background. You can see the clouds rolling in across the bay – there was a brief but brilliant thunderstorm which happened whilst we were eating dinner. An incredible experience!

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The next day we awoke early to beautiful sunshine and the sound of many Vespas and Fiat 500 cars beeping at each other on the tiny, crazy roads. We decided on our first full day to visit Positano which ended up being one of my highlights from the entire trip.IMG_1217-2positanoIMG_1210

Positano is one of the most beautiful places in the world. Just like Sorrento, it’s laid out in a staggered approach from high up in the rocks, but with the houses and buildings painted in gorgeous pastel colours.

The winding roads all lead down to a sparkling sea. We bought flutes of prosecco, negronis and a sunbed for half a day, and spent the afternoon alternating between jumping into the sea and drying out underneath the sunshine.IMG_1215-2

Walking through the promenade back up to catch our bus back to Sorrento, I spotted this chap capturing the scene perfectly.

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I was sorely tempted to take a picture back with us! Sadly Ryanair’s luggage restrictions are a little too harsh for this trip…

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3 thoughts on “Highlights of the Amalfi Coast: Sorrento & Positano

  1. Thrilled to stumble on this post – I’M going to the Amalfi coast next month. We’re staying just outside Sorrento and plan to mooch about all over the place – Capricorn, Pompeii, Positano.

    I’ll look out for your post on Maples as that too is on my list but sounds like maybe one to skip?

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    1. Thanks! Mm, I wasn’t that keen on Naples – I think I’d skip it if I went again. Go to Ravello if you get time, as we only drove through there but it looked SO pretty! Enjoy Amalfi xx

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