Both me and Sarah needed to get away from all the big city hustle and bustle and find our calm near the ocean. So we went down to Sorrento, an hour away from Naples, to get away from it all and enjoy some down time.
That doesn’t mean we don’t do anything at all. We’ve done quiet a lot in the day and a half we were there. But all to find some relaxation near the ocean.
After arriving at our hotel (yes no hostel this time!) we took the bus to Positano. A very small town located in the Sorrento peninsula, the bus takes you up to the main road of the town and you have to walk all the way down to the little shops, restaurants and the ocean.
We enjoyed a good few hours in Positano before heading back to Sorrento, with a bus ride I’ll never forget. Seeing Italian driving is one thing; experiencing it is a whole different ball game! Who should have thought you could negotiate a drop off point that’s off the route and drivers changing shifts while stopped in the middle of a very busy intersection in a small town! At least it was another authentic Italian experience 😉
The next day we went on a boat cruise to Capri, we got to go on a small boat with only 4 other people on it and sailed all around the island of Capri. We stopped at all the grottos and even went swimming and snorkelling in the beautiful clear waters of the green grotto. We swam all the way through the green grotto were Mario our captain picked us up again to sail further along the Capri Coast before dropping us on land to explore the island ourselves.
We headed up to Capri and from there to Anacapri and back again looking around the small little towns while eating the lovely lunch Mario’s mum prepared for us.
We met Mario back at the docks fro here he sailed us back to Sorrento. We spend a whole day on the ocean and it was absolutely amazing and relaxing. If you’re in Sorrento and want to go to Capri, I really recommend Mamma Mia cruises, the do cruises to other islands too and I’m sure they’re just as good!
These two days away from it all was just what we needed. Feeling all relaxed and recharged we are currently on our way to Florence to see the old town centre and all it has to offer.