After we were finished with Assisi, our next mission was to relax for a few days on the beautiful Amalfi Coast – specifically in Sorrento. Our Airbnb accommodation was a large apartment with an even larger view!
The view from the outdoor terrace of the apartment:
There were so many things to see. This walled village with Naples in the background. Beneath the village is the main road into Sorrento with amazing views as you drive along the coast line.
There were small castles and watch towers set up to watch over the shores – and we worked out that if you actually sat in one for a day you could watch the sunset and sunrise from the one location!
Atop another hill is a massive cross that looks over the whole of Sorrento.
The houses and shops that were actually right on the beach were in the shadow of a giant cliff, but right on the water. You could see cruise ships go past from time to time.
In between the gap of two mountains, you can see the shadowy top of Mount Vesuvius – the volcano that buried Pompeii. There was also a small village nestled in the crook of the mountains with their view Vesuvio on one side, the Sorrento valley on the other.
That night we watched a storm roll in and play with the colours of the clouds out above the water.
We also watched the sun set over the valley and the colours change dramatically.
And then at night, the lights came on and showed us the beautiful buildings in the valley.
And the coolest thing is that we didn’t leave the apartment all day. All the above photos (no filter) were taken from the terrace of the apartment we stayed in. It really is the most amazing place.
Tomorrow we will be venturing out to see the sights – more photos then!