SORRENTO & AMALFI COAST
We arrived at the Hotel Mediterraneo on a beautiful day. The first thing we did was Wine & Pizza, duh. This hotel was stunning. It had a beautiful pool, and a poolside restaurant that was perfect for lunch. It also had a sky bar and lobby bar as well as a dinner restaurant. The food and drinks were amazing and the amenities of the hotel were great. I forgot to mention, they also had an elevator down to their private beach which had a little eating area but we didn't use that. The hotel offered excursions like a day trip on their yacht to Capri, a private drive for the Amalfi coast and pizza making, poolside!
Our room was wonderful, it was very clean and spacious with a balcony with the most beautiful view.
*Tips & Restaurants in Sorrento will be at the bottom of the post
The first excursion we did was the private drive of the Amalfi Coast. Our driver Tony was absolutely amazing. He was so knowledgable, easy going and really a nice guy. I highly recommend asking for Tony if you're going to do this tour!
First Stop, Positano. Such an interesting city, it is a little more touristy and a little less chic than I thought it was going to be. But, it was beautiful. Positano is known for its linen and cotton. We only stopped to have a coffee here so I didn't get to try and of the restaurants. But, here are some suggestions to try out if you have some time. These have amazing reviews or just views.
- Le Sponda, Champagne Bar & Franco's Bar at Le Sirenuse Hotel
- The most instagram worth aesthetic, beautiful views and amazing food!
- Chez Black
- Restaurant is right on the water and Mario Batalli approved
- Il Capitano
- stunning views and delicious food
We then got back in the car and headed on our way. Our next stop was Amalfi! Here we stopped and had a perfect lunch at Lo Smeraldino. It has a nice view, amazing Brittany oysters and delicious pasta and wine. We were very happy. We walked around Amalfi a bit, visted a little church. It is a very pretty town.
Our next stop was Ravello, a town full of music. The drive there was beautiful and the town was small and quaint. I don't think I actually took any photos here because at this point I was very tired. I did vlog it, so if you want to see parts of Ravello, stay tuned!
We were both pretty tired so we just sat in the square and had another coffee!
That was it for the tour of the Amalfi.
The next day we took a Yacht to Capri. Capri is chic af. It is all white, with the most high end shops. Beautiful gardens with lemon tree's everywhere. There was also all these little Perfumeries, which I just thought were the cutest. We had a glass of wine, lemonade and olives at the patio at the Grand Hotel and it was just a perfect day. You have to try the lemonade, the lemons on the coast are like nothing you've ever had.
That night we went into Sorrento and had an amazing meal at L'Antica Trattoria. Book a reservation so you are able to sit on the patio. We sat inside but the service inside was excellent and so was the food.
The next day we just hung by the pool and relaxed after a very busy vacation. We did pizza making and were taught how to make the perfect Italian pizza. That night we went into Sorrento, walked around the town, had a drink (it was so windy we could barely walk). Then we ate at Il Buco! This is a fine dining restaurant but very good and really cool atmosphere.
Restaurants in Sorrento I didn't try but you have to
- Don Alfonso: 2 michelin star restaurant, apparently it's fabulous
- O'Parrucchiano: You sit on a patio with orange and lemon tree's hanging over your head!