Sorrento for 10 days???

Old Apr 28th, 2005, 06:44 PM
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Thank you Grasshopper and Ira..I guess I have to brush up on my limited Italian (The hotel view does look really nice...)

I have to tell you all a funny story. I went to get my hair cut today and my hairdresser is from Rome...Well, when I told him that I was staying in Sorrento for 10 days...He said the same thing most people originally said about it being too long...It was very funny! He did say though that it was beautiful in Sorrento and suggested that maybe I could even go more south too...I just had to share that story!
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Old Apr 29th, 2005, 02:53 AM
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Hi NYC_05...that's a nice story.
I know yu're going to have one of the best times of your life!

It's a coincidence, but this week I am looking for a good hairdresser (un parucchiere) here at home, because I am going to have my first real haircut (il taglio di capelli) in six months- (not a trim) - can you recommend this one to me?
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Old Apr 29th, 2005, 04:07 AM
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And don't forget about the Sorrento Webcam! I have it on now - looks like the weather is nice - lots of people in shorts and capris.

Don't worry NYC 05, once you get a taste of Italy, you'll be back.
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Old Apr 29th, 2005, 12:47 PM
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Bellastar: I would love to recommend him, but have to admit he's actually the colorist He's out in Great Neck...

SashieZ: Good idea to look up the webcam, but I had trouble. I needed a code?

I have one more question Transportation from Naples Airport to Sorrento came up. I looked up the bus and the car service previously posted and I have to email them for a rate? What did you find to be the best way to get from Naples airport to Sorrento? (and not too costly). I heard that a car service could be $152 dollars one way. Thank you!

I'm leaving for San Antonio tomorrow morning for a week...I still have to pack! Has anyone ever been there? I hear it's nice and warm...
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Old Apr 29th, 2005, 01:45 PM
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Hi! Re my last post, I didn't realize there were other posts about my question...I found the information...Thanks!
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Old Apr 29th, 2005, 01:50 PM
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Bellastar, there are some cooking schools up in the hills alongside the agritourist places. I can look in my notes if you would like some names.

NYC-05, would you or your friends be interested? If so, I will delve into my messy notes.
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Old Apr 29th, 2005, 02:55 PM
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SeaUrchin...I will definitely ask them... What are the cooking classes like? Time? Cost? It sounds like something I'd be interested in! Thanks!
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Old Apr 29th, 2005, 03:08 PM
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They range from one day to a few days, not too expensive. I know Mama Camilla is the most noted one, but I have the names of the lesser known ones in the hills above Sorrento. Hopefully I can find the notes.

Have fun in San Antonio, say hey to the Alamo for me.
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Old Apr 29th, 2005, 04:04 PM
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SeaUrchin..Thanks! It should be a nice trip to San Antonio! and thanks for looking into the cooking classes too! It's an idea to spend one of those extra days I have in Sorrento
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Old Apr 29th, 2005, 07:14 PM
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Yes, Seaurchin- I would like the names of a few others besides Mami Camilla, who I've met already. I might do this for a day or two while there this fall, so if you can find the names, that would be great.

Did you ever take these classes?
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Old Apr 30th, 2005, 04:25 AM
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just type in guest for username and access for password and you're on!

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Old Apr 30th, 2005, 05:35 AM
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My husband and I travel quite a bit. I think you can make a trip to Sorrento great. A couple ideas that we have learned in our traveling:
I highly recommend having a list of sights to see in advance.
I also recommend being aware of the pickpockets in Italy. Esp. Naples. Do not use a fanny pack or loose purse. Be careful of setting a purse on the floor of a restaurant. I recommend a travel hidden pouch around your waist for your valuables and passport. Also have a zerox of your passport and put your passport, and extra credit cards and other valuables in the safe when you arrive. Carry your passport number with you when you go shopping, you will need it for the VAT tax forms. (Allows you to get the tax back on larger purchases)
Call your credit card company before leaving so they can put your trip on their computer. Otherwise, they can stop you from charging and will call you at home to see if you are in Europe. It happened to us. We did straighten it out from Europe but it took quite a bit of time.
Dinners are usually around 9 pm. We found it helpful to have reservations and to rest after the day. We would just read or even sleep for a bit. I don't know about Sorrento but thoughout Italy, it was helpful to have resrvations. I looked on this sight for restaurant ideas before leaving. I even booked a couple reservations before leaving. Others may not agree with this but we found we were able to go to the places we wanted and didn't have to think about it once we were there.

Have a great trip.
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Old May 8th, 2005, 07:31 PM
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I'm back from San Antonio...Nice city, beautiful weather and I finally got to the Alamo the day I left.

leah6: Thank you for the tips, especially on the credit card and passport...

SashieZ: Thank you for the info on how to view the webcam...I will check that out.

SeaUrchin: Were you able to find the notes on the cooking classes? What are they like? Do they give you recipes to take home?

Bellastar: How did you like the classes at Mama Camilla? Are they in the town of Sorrento?


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Old May 8th, 2005, 10:31 PM
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Glad you had fun, my notes are a complete mess but I know they are in agritourist places. I will try and straighten them out and let you know.

I do know people who have been to Mama C's cooking school and they had great times and really loved the warmth of the family there.
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Old May 18th, 2005, 07:10 PM
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Hi SeaUrchin,

I looked up Mama C's website and it looks like the cooking classes are more than one day so I think I'm going to pass on that one for this trip...From what you remember, are most cooking classes more than a day?

Thanks!
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Old Jul 10th, 2005, 09:54 AM
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I'm finally leaving for Italy next week and wanted to thank you all for all your advice! I'm a little apprehensive with what's happened recently, but at the same time I am determined to have a wonderful time in Italy and as some of you posted,"Il dolce far niente."
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