Sunday, 28 February 2010

Italy Trip - Sorrento

A Hoopee.

Sorrento Harbour.

View of Sorrento from Piazza Tusso



I am lucky to have relatives living in Sant Agata which is very close to Sorrento and the beautiful Amalfi coast in Italy.
I had some holiday to use up from work before the end of February so it was a quick decision to swap the snow and ice of England for a few days of Italian sunshine.

Whilst in Santa Agata I managed to spot a bird i've always wanted to see !! A Hoopee which really made my day. As a means of celebration I called into a local Tavern and was soon mingling with the locals drinking Perroni. It wasn't long before I was helping them with their English football coupons !! And I picked 3 wins and a draw, unfortunately Rochdale lost at home else I would have been back for free drinks. As it was I got given complimentary Amaretto so all was good.
Another experience was at the Italian barbers. Unfortunatey communication was limited ... Therefore the slight trim I was hoping for turned out to be quite a severe chopping of my golden locks. At least he seemed to be enjoying himself.
Then it was the turn of a rather elderly gent who didn't exactly inspire confidence when he dropped the cutthroat razor twice. Undaunted I let him carry on and quite enjoyed the close shave and the pampering with several herbal smelling lotions and potions. Altogether it lasted well over an hour and cost about ten pounds - A bargain !!

Sorrento is a lovely place to visit. Land of Mermaids. Land of Orange and Lemon Groves. Land of Colors. This small city in Campania has earned various alluring names. Famed for its sea cliffs, the town's steep slopes look out over azure waters to Ischia, Capri and the Bay of Naples. The birthplace of Limoncello liqueur is great for diving, sea fishing, boat cruises and meandaring through the labrynth of traditional shops and restaurants. I was quite happy to wander around for hours after stopping off for the occasional beer.

1 comment:

  1. you should apply to be a tour guide or travel agent Peter.. you have already sold me on the beauties of the land :D

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