Saturday, August 20, 2011


We left Rome yesterday and made the drive south to Sorrento. On the way, we stopped in Pompeii. Pompeii is such an interesting place... a look into how the people here lived 2,000 years ago! We enjoyed seeing the amphitheaters, an ancient version of a fast food franchise and the remains of a brothel where the "menu" was painted on the wall.

We arrived in Sorrento in the afternoon after a scenic drive along the cliffs. This place is beautiful! I was in love right away. In contrast to Rome, Sorrento is clean, romantic and laid back. Our hotel has a wonderful, open, beachy feel. The streets are bustling at all hours, not just with young people, but with families too. People here love children and dogs... they are everywhere. They produce a liquor called Limoncello. It is made with lemon rinds, alcohol and sugar and is DELICIOUS!

Jake and I wandered through the shops in the evening and stopped for dinner at a restaurant called La Taverna. We had insalata caprese, pasta with fresh produce, roasted potatoes, chicken and a delicious wine. Afterwards, we drank Limoncello and listened to the city from our balcony. Buona Serra Sorrento.

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1 comment:

  1. Looks like you guys are having such an amazing time. I'm jealous, I've been having a lot of thoughts about Europe. Also, I love Pompeii, I've been slightly obsessed with having to see it ever since I did a report in like the 6th grade- yeah, just a little nerdy :-p