I came back from Italy this past weekend after two weeks of travelling with my boyfriend. It was the most amazing and beautiful place, we visited 8 cities (including 1 island) over 13 days. We had a really jampacked itinerary so I thought I would share for anyone who is planning a trip there and needs a little inspiration. Enjoy x
Day 1-3: Sorrento, Amalfi Coast (Capri & Positano)
Catch a flight to Naples and get a bus from the airport to Sorrento from as little as €10. If you want to stay in the Amalfi Coast area Sorrento is a great base to get around and it’s breathtakingly beautiful itself. It has some amazing restaurants and bars and the views from down at the port of Mt. Vesuvius are like nothing I have ever seen before it didn’t look real. Make sure to take a wonder around the main strip and the narrow streets off of it and get lost in the long tiny streets filled with so many shops that sell everything from clothes, to wine and limoncello to homemade sandals. You can find anything in these shops. One restaurant I would highly recommend is Il Giardino Mediterraneo. Try the Carbonara, it’s the best you’ll ever taste trust me and the hospitality from the host and workers is incredible. They are so welcoming and give loads of extra food for your table to try.
While in Sorrento catch a ferry from Marina Piccola to Capri or Positano (or both over two days like we did). A ferry to Capri is only 20 mins and can cost a bit of money for a return ticket but it’s so worth it. You can pre-book tickets online if you want to beat the queues at the port. Once in Capri make sure to take a boat tour around the island to see some of the famous sites such as the Faraglioni rocks to the grotto’s and the famous blue grotto if you don’t mind waiting in the long queue to get in! These run really cheap and you can hop on one at any time while you are there or getyourguide.com have some good deals for this. After this make sure to take a trip up to Anacapri, the highest point of the island. From here you can take a chair lift up the top of the island for some amazing views or just walk around the museum grounds which are free and you will see views that are just as amazing. Grab some lunch and don’t forget to try a Limoncello cocktail, it’s delicious!
If you decide to head to Positano on your third day you can catch a ferry again from Marina Piccola and it will take from 1hr to 1hr30mins. Pulling into Positano is like a movie, its hard to believe you’re seeing that famous coastline right before your eyes. Hike up the town to get an even better shot of the colourful houses and shop the narrow streets on your way back down. Grab some lunch along the beach and relax for a few hours on the beach. Be aware that the sun loungers coast €25, we spent our day exploring, sitting by the beach and eating ice cream. You can also rent a boat on the pier if it’s something you’re interested in too but if not you don’t need much time in Positano. Head back to Sorrento each night for some nice dinner and enjoy the atmosphere along Via Corsa Italia.Continue reading