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Did you enjoy your stay in Sorrento Italy?

Did you enjoy your stay in Sorrento Italy?

Apr 28th, 2006, 08:03 AM
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I will agree that the worst food we had in Italy was in Sorrento (except for one REALLY bad meal on Murano)

However, that having been said...it was pretty darn good. That just how good the food is in Italy

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Apr 28th, 2006, 08:18 AM
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Eloise, if not Sorrento, where would you (or anyone else) recommend as a good base for Amalfi Coast/Pompei visit if one has a car? Priano? I stayed in Sorrento in the 70s and loved it but have not been back since then...would you compare it to Taormina on the level of package tourism popularity? (Taormina is gorgeous but three days were too much for me last year..) Or would this depend on season? (We do not travel July-August.)
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Apr 28th, 2006, 08:52 AM
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I enjoyed Sorrento more than Positano on our trip last May. It was probably partly due to the weather (we had a lot of rain in Positano), but I think it was also partly due to:

1. It's more difficult to get to other places (Pompeii, Naples, Capri, etc.) from Positano than from Sorrento
2. Positano seemed even more packed with tourists than Sorrento and every single store and restaurant was thus incredibly overpriced

I didn't hate Positano or anything, but I just enjoyed Sorrento a lot more.
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Apr 29th, 2006, 08:27 AM
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Ekscrunchy, I have to admit that on my two trips to that area, I stayed in Naples once (this was way back when, and I was more interested in art and architecture than resorts) and in Sorrento once (which served as a base for trips to Positano, Amalfi, Ravello, Capri and Pompeii).

I'm still not a resort person, so if I had to choose, I might choose Amalfi, which has a bit more "real" life than Positano, or, if I wanted to get away from it all, Ravello. But I think after two days in Ravello, I would probably be climbing walls. In Amalfi, it might only be after three or four days. I don't know Praiano, so I can't say anything about it.

Comparing Sorrento and Taormina, I would say that Taormina gets a more sophisticated kind of package tour. I don't recall any British or Irish pubs in Taormina, but there are at least five in Sorrento.
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