Sorrento Journals

Slowing Down Time in Sorrento, Italy

An April 2006 trip to Sorrento by Ghost Train Rider

Hotel Minerva on Via Capo Photo, More Photos
Quote: We spent 3 days in Sorrento relaxing and exploring the nearby coastal towns.

Slowing Down Time in Sorrento, Italy

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Overview

Hotel Minerva on Via Capo Photo,
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Sorrento is a beautiful place to come and relax and also a perfect home base for exploring the Amalfi Coast and Capri (you could also visit Naples as a day trip). Nestled in between two cliffs, Sorrento gives you an amazing view of the Bay of Naples. Although there aren't any major sites in Sorrento it is a great place to just wander around. You will find a multitude of local shops offering everything from the tackiest souvenirs trinkets to beautiful works of inlaid wood art (a specialty in the area). Strolling around the old town (between Piazzo Tasso and the water) you'll find lots of interesting places to window shop as well as some great restaurants. Though the beach is not ideal f...Read More

Hotel Minerva

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Hotel

Hotel Minerva on Via Capo Photo,
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Talk about a room with a view! Though you will pay an extra €10 for the view it is worth it, and comes with a balcony. The hotel basically hangs on the cliffside giving you a view of the water, the entire town of Sorrento and in the distance (if you look closely) you can see Naples. The rooms are quite large (the biggest we had on our whole trip to Italy). They are tiled and have a complete set of wicker-like furnishings. You also have the use of a lock-box and satellite TV (including a few channels in English, which we later learned is rare). Though the hotel is not in the center of town it is within walking distance. From Piazza Tass (the center) it takes about 15 minutes to walk, which we didn't mi...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on May 11, 2006

Hotel Minerva
Via Capo 30
Sorrento, Italy 80067

Pizzeria Aurora

Restaurant

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Great pizza. I had the seafood pizza (which be warned you have to pull the mussels, clams, etc. out of the shell yourself) and my husband had a calzone (which was huge!). It was great and well priced for the huge portions (average meal about $10 per person). You have the choice of sitting inside, or we prefered sitting outside and watching the bustling nightlife on Piazza Tasso.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on May 11, 2006

Pizzeria Aurora
Piazza Tasso
Sorrento, Italy

Botteguccia

Attraction | "La Botteguccia"

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La Botteguciia is a great place to find the coveted inlaid wood products that Sorrento is famous for (they also have a large selection of Sorrento's other favorite "limoncello"). Jasmine runs the place and speaks fluent English and loves to chat about the works she has in the store. You can find small plaques and coasters for less than €10 or incredible masterpieces for over €1000. She'll wrap your purchase up nicely so that it will be safe throughout the rest of your travels.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on May 12, 2006

Botteguccia
Corso Italia 137/A
Sorrento, Italy