Our Second to Last Port For This Trip: Sorrento, Italy

All good things have to come to an end, it’s said! Oh, how I didn’t want this vacation to ever end! We had a fabulous time in our month aboard the Voyager! So for a re-cap of the countries we were in………we started in Barcelona, Spain, then went on to France, Monaco, Italy, Montenegro, Croatia, Slovenia, Albania, Greece and Sicily! And then back to Italy! We were back and forth in Italy to different spots several times! One can never get enough of Italy! We visited 28 cities and much more including, but not all…………… 7 UNESCO World Heritage Sites……13 castles, 20 churches, 8 gardens, 7 museums of art, 9 markets or bakeries, a perfume manufacturer in France, 15 beaches, 7 wineries, 1 mill, 1 glass factory, 1 Olympic hotel, the Summer home of Empress Sisi in Corfu, Greece, and the estate of Napoleon in exile on Elba Island! We walked many miles and climbed many stairs! And I shopped, shopped, shopped! I wrote 18 posts for the Thursday Doors and 8 posts for Six on Saturday gardens and oodles of travel posts!  And, I tried to give you an idea of ship life on board a 5-star ship! But, nothing can be written or shown in photos as compared to being there! We had a great time, to say the least! So, here we are in Sorrento for our last outing before we dock in Rome and then head home….. Let’s see what a day in Sorrento looks like! First, from the ship looking out at Sorrento………

Sorrento, Italy

and then riding in on the tender we had this view……..

Sorrento, Italy

and this view looking this way……..

Sorrento, Italy

and then a bus ride through the rocky cliffs……….

Sorrento, Italy

to arrive in a beautiful piazza!

Sorrento, Italy

Who wouldn’t love this?

Sorrento, Italy

My first stop was Bottega del Gioiello, owned by the Esposito family for eons……. I was there looking for coral pieces of jewelry. I had excellent service, learned all about the family and left with several pieces of coral! I spent two hours in there! PS The present owner, shown here, is the child on the left in the photo that looks like he is wearing a dress!

Sorrento, Italy

Then down the wide avenue with more fancy shops!

Sorrento, Italy

There was limoncello and crema di limoni everywhere as well!

Sorrento, Italy

There were salami and pasta shops….

Sorrento, Italy

Oh, and the perfume shops! Every woman in Sorrento carried one of the Carthusia bags filled with their exquisite perfumes, including me! I waited in that line 30 minutes………….

Sorrento, Italy

and then we found the Cathedral of Sorrento just off the main thoroughfare…..what a beautiful and peaceful place………

Sorrento, Italy
Sorrento, Italy

One of the showstoppers of the cathedral is the huge nativity scene built into a large windowed space in the front of the church!  The sculptures and scenes are outstanding! One could look at it for hours and still discover something new!

Sorrento, Italy

It is so lifelike! All the buildings are made of various clays and from the roof tiles down to the bread made by the baker, it is perfection! There are the angels overhead……

Sorrento, Italy

And the animals and the shepherds…..and the water and underground niches……..

Sorrento, Italy

Inside the cathedral it is very quiet…….

Sorrento, Italy

and I love this photo of the door through the door, through the door…….through the door……………

Sorrento, Italy

and the ceiling wasn’t bad either! All that natural light made it perfect…….

Sorrento, Italy

Then on to the art museum……Transformations……..there is plenty of art in Sorrento……

Sorrento, Italy

and a secret garden in an English Garden………

Sorrento, Italy

and lots of people enjoying everything LEMON………..

Sorrento, Italy

and walking down the narrow passages of local shops……..

Sorrento, Italy

Now I’m hungry and want Italian! This place looks perfect, doesn’t it?

Sorrento, Italy

and here I am!

Sorrento, Italy

and this is what we ate………..homemade lemon-shrimp-fettuccini served in a lemon, no less, and draped over a fresh basil sauce, all made by grandma……..we met her! OMG! With wine (for me) and bread of course!

Sorrento, Italy

Everything is about the Lemon in Sorrento! Or, you could carry home an octopus………

Sorrento, Italy

There are dozens and dozens of small eateries to choose from……..

Sorrento, Italy
Sorrento, Italy
Sorrento, Italy

and art galleries as well…..

Sorrento, Italy

and small pocket neighborhoods………

Sorrento, Italy

and a beautiful park at the top of the city……..

Sorrento, Italy
Sorrento, Italy

with magnificent opulent mansions……..

Sorrento, Italy

and a view that will take your breath away……..

Sorrento, Italy

in every direction………

Sorrento, Italy

and my favorite location for the Hotel de la Syrene…….no kidding, who wouldn’t love it here?

Sorrento, Italy
Sorrento, Italy
Sorrento, Italy

we were very happy with Sorrento!

Sorrento, Italy

and one last look ending with dessert!

Sorrento, Italy

I must say a Mediterranean Cruise should be on everybody’s wish list! The weather and scenery is out of this world, gorgeous, and the cities are numerous and varied.  There is plenty to see and do, no matter what interests you have! I hope you have enjoyed our Mediterranean adventure, as I have tried to capture the best of each stop!  I will see you next in the States! Enjoy!

4 Comments Add yours

  1. Sheree says:

    Fabulous photos, I felt I was there with you.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Mala Burt says:

    I feel like I have been to Sorrento. Thanks for letting me come along on the tour.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Antoinette Truglio Martin says:

    OMG ! An amazing end to your adventure. Inspiring beauty all around.

    Liked by 1 person

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