15 Reasons to visit Sorrento

Italy, in my opinion, is one of the most gorgeous places in the world to visit. The architecture, best admired when getting lost in among winding cobbled streets, is stunning – and of course, the food is incredible. I’m forever pinning my next dream destination and looking up hotels in some of my favourite areas, eager to return for another adventure. You may remember that last summer, I spent a week or so exploring the beautiful Amalfi Coast, with trips to Naples and Sorrento, the latter of which I absolutely adored. Intertwining the adventure of a city break, the roof-top-pool…
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The Ancient Ruins, Pompeii

Although I’ve never been much of a history buff (I think I have a very poor general knowledge when it comes to past events), the Ancient Romans and in particular the tragic story of Pompeii has always fascinated me. The way they lived, their amazing architecture and their ability to create things more futuristic than their means has always been a point of interest to me – and probably the only topic in our history lessons I actually felt I got something from. The Ancient city of Pompeii was home to a 40,000 strong roman civilisation in 79AD (I don’t have much…
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Marina Grande, Sorrento

After a beautiful first day (you can catch up on that here), we had high hopes for our second day in Sorrento – which began with an incredible breakfast spread, (which you may have seen on my Instagram) piled high with the most amazing pastries, cakes and tarts. Unfortunately, being dairy-free and gluten-free has meant that all of the above are now completely out of my remit however I did enjoy admiring them and snapping away (not quite as good as eating them, but I made do). The morning was spent lazing by the pool and topping up our tans before…
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Exploring Sorrento, one pizza at a time!

After a rather busy first day in Naples (you can read that post here), we set off early the next morning for a train to Sorrento, which we’d been told could take anytime up to around 1 hour 45, depending on whether we chose a fast or a slow one. As luck would have it, we picked a slow one – stopping at every station and completely jam-packed, so much so that I was rammed underneath one rather smelly man’s armpit for the first leg of the journey. Delightful. However, as soon as we pulled into Sorrento, I knew our trip was about…
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Grand Hotel La Favorita, Sorrento

As someone who spends far too much time on Pinterest, pouring over pictures of beautiful places in the world – Sorrento, in Italy – very nearly had it’s own ‘board’ entirely on my profile. Set in the cliff-face, overlooking the bay of Naples and the gorgeous (but infamous) Mount Vesuvius, with glitteringly blue water and floral decorations to rival the Chelsea Flower show, the southern city meets the requirements of the most popular ‘pins’ and so when Sion and I booked a trip, I couldn’t wait to see if the surroundings lived up to the stunning pictures I’d seen. I’d pleased…
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