I heart Italy

Positano, Italy
Rick Steves is my idol.  He travels all over the world and writes travel guidebooks for a living.  Nice work if you can get it.  I saw one of his shows on PBS.  It featured the Almafi coast in southern Italy.  It caught my attention because it mentioned Positano - which is at the number one position on my bucket list. I knew nothing, however, of the neighboring Sorrento & the Island of Capri.
Sorrento, Italy
Sorrento is known for it's world-famous....lemons?  Yes, lemons.  This quaint little town is set back in the mountains among a multitude of lemon groves -bet it smells terrific.  Sorrento as well as Positano and Capri offer breathtaking views.  Take a boat tour, explore the shopping and fine dining on your own - you can even take a cooking class.  (see tripadvisor link below for things to do).  In the morning, hop a ferry ride over to the Island of Capri where tours of the famous Blue Grotto are the most popular destination.
The Blue Grotto
Capri is teeming with the rich and famous so spend the day roaming around & rubbing elbows or rent a boat and tour the island by water.  Or visit the same shop Jackie O used to frequent for handmade sandals. That's my kind of souvenir.


Amedeo Canfora
 Plenty of historical sites, ruins and fabulous villas to tour as well.  Also, if you need a plan to see more of Italy, see Rick's tour ideas below.  



http://tours.ricksteves.com/tours10/its/dsp-itinerary.cfm?pa=215
http://www.tripadvisor.com/Attractions-g187782-Activities-Sorrento_Campania.html
http://www.tripadvisor.com/Attractions-g1783025-Activities-Island_of_Capri_Campania.html
http://www.canfora.com/customer/pages.php?pageid=1

2 comments:

Sandy said...

This area looks fantastic! Our plan was to stay in the northern part of Italy but this entry may change our minds! We are really hoping to attend a few cooking classes while we're there, any info on this to share?
You are such a good writer, can't wait to follow you through to the big time and say "I knew you when"!

Fei Dong Anhui said...

You should try this site: http://www.italiancookerycourse.com/index2.html I believe it is a cooking course in Italy.

I must agree, my mother is an excellent writer. Your explanations are very clear and practical with a a bit of humor at points.

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I didn’t dip my toe in an ocean until I turned 25 and my friend Sandy and I traveled to Puerta Vallarta, Mexico. After that week, I was hooked. I loved being somewhere new; smelling the smells, tasting new food, seeing how other people lived. It energized me. As luck would have it, I landed a job that allowed me to travel all over the US and often to Canada. Being a sports event television producer, I was on the road all the time. That's when my love affair with travel began. Now, its 20 years later and still no one gets more “geeked up” about planning a vacation than I do. All I need is a destination and some travel companions and my fire is lit! I start delving into my favorite hotel sites, sifting through photos and reviews, comparing, contrasting -it’s like an addiction. The travel shows with tips and trends? I study them like a playbook. I LOVE doing the things most people hate doing before they go on vacation. Whether it be searching for a food tasting tour with a local or discovering a romantic B&B in the middle of New York - I’ve found it and I’ll share it with you. So....where should we go?