FUN-travel: Sorrento, Italy – Full Day 1

October 27, 2013 by  

Day 35 – Sunday, October 20 – Sorrento, Italy – Day 1 – full sun – high 75 – low 59

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Capri Port

What I LIKE

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Sorrento

  • 7:00 – wake up
  • 7:15 – machine cappuccino – so so
  • *9:40 – breakfast
  • 10:20 – begin Sorrento adventure
  • **10:45 – walk down to dock for boat to Capri
  • 11:15 – arrive
  • find ticket booth for boat to Blue Grotto
  • ***11:45 – boat reservation
  • 11:55 – takes off
  • +12:15 – arrives Blue Grotto
  • ++1:00 – transfer to smaller boat – only holds 4 + driver w/oars
  • wonderful – sings opera inside w/other guide/drivers
  • clearly enjoying his job!
  • 1:15 – head back to port
  • +++1:30 – arrive & thirsty
  • get funicular tickets – talk man into taking $12 US
  • 2:10 – beer break
  • 2:30 – short walk around town
  • 3:00 – funicular down
  • #3:15 – boat reservation back to Sorrento
  • 3:45 – arrive
  • walk back up to Sorrento town
  • 4:00 – late lunch/dinner @ Aurora Restaurant on Piazza Lauro – 2008 Sole di Sesta – sicily syrah $30 – caprese salad & diavola pizza – not the best – $53 Euro
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Blue Grotto Entrance

  • 5:15 – walk around shops
  • 7:00 – back to room for happy hour on balcony
  • more unbelievably beautiful twinkle on the bay!
  • not hungry – so another cheap food day
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Blue Grotto

 What I DON’T LIKE

  • *no fresh fruit – only canned
  • **costs $70 Euro for 2 – only cash
  • ***costs $27 Euro for 2 – only cash
  • +there’s a big back up of boats waiting
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Capri Town

  • ++park entrance fee for grotto is $25 Euro for 2 – only cash
  • +++out of cash – just blew through $122 Euro!
  • ATM in Capri @ top of hill – over 30 min walk & don’t have enough time
  • #not enough time in Capri – should have booked the 4:30 back
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Capri City Center

FUN-fact – Unlike the other islands in the Gulf of Naples, Capri’s origin is not volcanic but sedimentary.
More FF – One of its first fans was the Roman Emperor Tiberius, who spent the last years of his life here.
Not so FF –And rumor has it he liked to be “entertained” by little boys in the blue grotto.

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