Sorrento Journals

The Italian Job

A September 2003 trip to Sorrento by Hunnie

Quote: Sorrento -- a great base for sightseeing on the Neapolitan Riviera.

Grand Hotel Nastro Azzurro

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Hotel

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As we arrived late on a friday night (during an eletrical storm which ended with all the lights out!) we were hungry, but the restaurant was closed. Upon checking in and going to our room we were grateful to see we had been left a room service platter of salads, meats, quiches, breads and dessert. I must say now that the food in the hotel is exquisite, we couldn't fault it at all - there is a huge selection at breakfast, including bacon, eggs, breads, meats, fruit, donuts etc... Dinner was also great, 4 courses including a selection of 6 meat and 5/6 vegetarian choices for the main course. The menu changed every night and sometimes it is hard to make a decision because so many of the dishes soun...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on March 22, 2003

Grand Hotel Nastro Azzurro
Piano Di Sorrento
Sorrento, Italy

Pizzeria Aurora

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Restaurant

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When it came to the end of our trip to Italy and we were getting a little bored of the hotel food, we headed into the town centre in search of the hearty Italian staple: the pizza. Pizzeria Aurora is located right in the heart of the town on the left hand side of the square. It’s easy to spot, as there is an array of tables outside, which are always full. On this occasion, we opted for a take-away pizza, although you can get the same menu to sit in for a small amount more. The array of pizza toppings is huge – they have everything from pepperoni, chicken, vegetables, pineapple, to you name it. With this huge selection, we decided to opt for the classic favourite, the margarita! Yep, ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on December 28, 2003

Pizzeria Aurora
Piazza Tasso
Sorrento, Italy

Ischia - The Green Isle

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Attraction

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Ischia is a beautiful island in the Bay of Naples. It is often overlooked in favour of its sister, the smaller exclusive Capri. Having been to both islands, Ischia is by far superior. Ischia is a Spa Island and is famous for its thermal springs which make it so green in comparison to its neighbour. Many flora and fauna cannot be found elsewhere in the region. We made the journey to Ischia by Hydrofoil. It took around 30 minutes and was pretty pleasant. When you disembark you arrive in Ischia Town, a small pretty village with a harbour and shops/cafes. The tourist information is located by the harbourside and is a good place to stop off for maps and leaflets. Just behind the tourist i...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on March 22, 2003

Ischia - The Green Isle
Bay of Naples
Sorrento, Italy