Romeo and Juliet – The lovers die but their romance lives on!

Casa di Giulietta

Casa di Giulietta – Romeo and Juliet – An Immortal Love Story: Centuries after Shakespeare wrote his famous tragic romance Romeo and Juliet, more than half a million people still pack into the courtyard of Casa di Giulietta each year to see the famous Juliet balcony.  It was from this balcony that Juliet was supposed […]

Sorrento – A Town with a Southern Charm


Sorrento Has Sun, Sea, Good Food and Everything for La Dolce Vita Sorrento is a well-developed holiday resort town that is popular as a package-holiday destination. Although its history dates back to the times of the Etruscans, the Greeks and the Romans, it’s not history that attracts visitors to Sorrento. With its ideal location on […]

Ristorante Parco Ibsen in Sorrento

Sorrento Bar Ristorante

Parco Ibsen Has Good Food and a Nice Ambience: For one of our dinners in Sorrento, we had a choice of three restaurants – Ristorante Museo Caruso, O Parrucchiano and the Ristorante Parco Ibsen, all in the historic centre of Sorrento. Museo Caruso was described to us as a fine-dining restaurant and although we weren’t […]

Grand Hotel La Favorita in Sorrento

Hotel La Favorita

Hotel La Favorita is Centrally Located 4-Star Sorrento Hotel: For our three day visit in Sorrento, we stayed at the Grand Hotel La Favorita. This relatively new four-star hotel on Via Torquato Tasso enjoys a convenient location in the historical centre of Sorrento. Hotel La Favorita Hotel La Favorita is a beautifully appointed hotel with […]

How to Get to Sorrento

Sorrento Marina Piccola

How to Get to Sorrento by Bus, Boat, Train and Plane: Sorrento is in the Campania region in southern Italy, about 210 km south of Rome. With its cliff-top resorts and luxury hotels, this small tourist town is a good base from which to explore the Amalfi Coast, Capri and the ancient city of Pompeii. […]

What to Buy in Sorrento

Italian dinnerware

Sorrento Shopping – Typical Sorrentine Products to Buy: In the historical centre of Sorrento, shopping is unavoidable. Everywhere one walks, from the seafront to the narrow side streets and pedestrian precinct, there are shops and stalls everywhere, many selling souvenirs with the Sorrento trademark lemon-patterns. Typical Sorrentine Products Intarsio – Inlaid wood is very popular […]

Linguine alle Vongole – My Favourite Seafood Pasta

Seafood Pasta

Linguine Vongole or Linguine with Clams is a Classic Seafood Pasta in Italy: Linguine alle vongole is one of my favourite pasta dishes and whenever in Italy, linguine vongole is one of the dishes that I try never to miss out on. The recipe is easy enough to prepare but the truth is that I […]

Zi’Ntonio Mare – A Fine Seafood Restaurant in Sorrento

Sorrento Restaurant

Zi’Ntonio Mare Has Great Food and a Nice Setting in Marina Grande: For a good seafood restaurant in Sorrento, our tour guide recommended Ristorante Zi’Ntonio Mare at the Marina Grande. There are a few seafood restaurants in the old harbour area, but she liked Zi’Ntonio Mare. Zi’Ntonio at the Marina Grande From the Grand Hotel […]

Caving in to Limoncello Temptations at Limonoro

Limonoro Limoncello

Limonoro Is a Great Shop For Limoncello Shopping: Sorrento is famous for its limoncello and in this tourist town in the south of Italy, just about every other shop has some kind of limoncello or the creamier crema di limoni for sale. Walk around the pedestrian precinct and you’ll come across some shops offering free […]

Campo de’ Fiori – Colourful, Lively and Typically Roman

Campo dei Fiori Rome

Even During Medieval Times, Campo de’ Fiori Was a Colourful and Lively Area: Situated just south of Piazza Navona is Campo de’ Fiori, a typically Roman piazza and one of our favourite haunts in Rome. Campo de’ Fiori has many of the attractions that visitors come to Rome to enjoy, ancient sites, shops, restaurants, pubs […]