Last weekend we stayed in Sorrento, the pearl of Campania. If I say pearl, it is the truth. A wonderful little city set in the middle of the Amalfi coast.
It was a strange weekend, two full days spent in such a beautiful place, but the weather wasn’t clement with us.
Clouds, rain, wind and clouds again. The best situation to visit Sorrento and the near towns is in a sunny day of spring. In this way you can walk in the narrows, eat some local food, try coffee or limoncello, without use the umbrella and with the right light for your pictures.
Unfortunately, it was a rainy weekend. We are at home now, but we are planning a new minitour in a sunny day.
We use the car, the highway toward Salerno and then the exit Castellammare di Stabia. Then on the right, on a beautiful street on the coast, full of wonderful landscapes. You can decide to stop your car and take a look at the see in one of the service areas scattered on the street.
Before Sorrento – it was 2 pm – we thought it was time to eat. Suddenly I turned the car on the right, toward the sea. We arrived in Marina di Cassano, a little port with a lot of boats. It is in the heart of the peninsula, less famous but very nice. It is a tiny fishing village, approachable by an impervious road or an elevator, but it is open only during the summer. In the marina, there are few restaurants and bar. We choosed a good restaurant, Fracatell, where we ate spaghetti with fresh fish and a tasty dessert: caprese cake. After the food, we had a little walk on the beach… and Marianna decided to write this on the sand: lovely.
After leaving Marina di Cassano, we arrived in Sorrento – we stayed in my grandma’s house, that is on the main street of Sorrento and the right place to explore this little and nice town, and also the coast.
On Saturday we spent the afternoon walking around without any destination: Corso Italia, Tasso square, little shops, a break for a coffee and then a new walk on the street. Sorrento is very famous for limoncello, the liquor made from lemon rids and alcohol. I suggest everybody to try it!
One of the most suggestive experience is walking through a little narrow that starts from Fauno Square. In march is full of people, and I am sure that in summer they are much more, so I think that the spring is the best time to stay.
The town is really lovely, and it is also a great base to start a bigger journey on the coast.
We stayed only two days, and trust me, they aren’t enough to appreciate all the wonderful surprises that this place offers to you. We will come back soon!