Sorrento & Almalfi Coast

From Rome we took the slow regional train to Naples then switched to an even slower train to Sorrento. The latter train was pretty run down, packed full of tourists and the first 15 minutes had a busker band player terrible loud.

During our quick stopover in Naples we made a detour to L’antica Pizzeria Da Michael. Simply rated as one of the best pizzerias in the world; they only serve 2 types of pizzas: Margherita and Marinara. The pizza was so good and crust was so yummy we quickly devoured the pizza. Delicious, cheap (€5), and crazy good.

The pizza maker was very fast, this photo required multiple shots just to photograph him stretching the pizza:


Sorrento accommodation is incredibly expensive given its location, and the type of visitors it attracts, but luckily we found a campground with cute bungalows for only 24 Euros a night. A steal, especially when there is a private beach, pool and a delicious breakfast buffet that is included in the price. 

We didn’t do too much in Sorrento: just walked around, ate Gelato and swam in the ocean. Sorrento is 100% a tourist town, every shop is geared towards tourists and everywhere they sell trickets and such. But the streets are pretty and it is nice to wander around. We sampled some Sorrento lemons which you eat with skin and dipped into sugar, it was delicious and not sour at all!

View of Sorrento, lots of cruise ships:


First swim of the year, Amalfi Coast is really good for cliff jumping:



We also hiked up to Santa Agata which gave us a good view of Sorrento from high above. We got a little lost walking there but some friendly locals helped us out:


So overall it was a very relaxing 2 days of beach and sun.

A pretty deserted building in Sorrento:


When we left we took a bus from Sorrento to Salerno. The drive was crazy! How there is 2 lane traffic on that tiny windy road, I do not know. The bus drivers have some mad skills.

Driving by Positano:


Travel tip:

-To go from Sorrento to Salerno, one has to switch buses at Amalfi. The bus drivers are very unhelpful and there are no signs indicating when busses will arrive. We had to wait 1.5 hours before there was a bus heading from Amalfi to Salerno. Basically plan for a 4 hour trip to get to Salerno.

-The Sita busses to and from Sorrento to Amalfi is extremely packed. If you don’t get on at the first stop, chances are you will need to stand and jammed packed like sardines.


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