Wednesday, 10 September 2014

SORRENTO, ITALY

Sorrento (Neapolitan: Surriento) is a town and comune in Campania, southern Italy, with some 16,500 inhabitants. It is a popular tourist destination which can be reached easily from Naples and Pompeii, as it lies at the south-eastern end of the Circumvesuviana rail line. The town overlooks the Bay of Naples as the key place of the Sorrentine Peninsula, and many viewpoints allow sight of Naples itself, Vesuvius, and the Isle of Capri.

The Amalfi Drive (connecting Sorrento and Amalfi) is a narrow road that threads along the high cliffs above the Tyrrhenian Sea. Ferry boats and hydrofoils provide services to Naples, Amalfi, Positano, Capri and Ischia. Sorrento's sea cliffs and luxury hotels have attracted notable people, including Enrico Caruso and Luciano Pavarotti. Sorrento is famous for the production of limoncello, a digestif made from lemon rinds, alcohol, water and sugar. Other agricultural production includes citrus fruit, wine, nuts and olives. Wood craftsmanship is also developed.

This post is part of the Waterworld Wednesday meme,
and also part of the Outdoor Wednesday meme,
and also part of the Wordless Wednesday meme,
and also part of the ABC Wednesday meme.







12 comments:

  1. Breathtaking views from Italy, we were they years ago in Venice and Pisa.
    Ann

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  2. My sister will be in ITALY next week; JEALOUS!

    ROG, ABCW

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  3. Oh, what beautiful clear air, and beautiful clear water - love the one of the boats!

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  4. A beautiful, and interesting part of Italy. I always remember my first sight of the Bay of Naples sparkling blue as we flew over it.

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  5. How beautiful! The water looks crystal clear!
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  6. Those are some stunning views! How I wish I was there!

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  7. The rugged coastline and building styles are spectacular. Love the mix of colours in these scenes.

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  8. Lovely and evocative pictures! I wish I was someplace like this right now, instead of in the cold, dark and rain.

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  9. Great photos of such a beautiful place. I wouldn't mind being in that spot, sipping on limoncello.

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