This part was one of the impromptu parts of my trip. In Napoli I had booked a hostel in Sorrento for two nights, with a vague idea of what I wanted to do and see. I’m so happy I choose Sorrento to stay in. It’s a beautiful, holiday, seaside town with accessibility to many different towns along the coast and islands. Plus, it has some great views and beaches without the expensive price tag of it’s neighboring cities.
I arrived in Sorrento Thursday afternoon, checked into my hostel, and decided that I had just enough time to go check out the famous Positano. So I hopped on the next bus out of Sorrento. On the bus I happened to be sitting next to an Australian girl who was staying in Positano with two other friends. After getting off the bus, they walked me through part of the town before we parted ways down by the ocean.
Let’s make one thing very clear- Positano is every bit as dreamy as any pictures you’ve ever seen of it online. There are small streets, going up and down, winding through the town with barely enough of room for a van. The streets are lined with little boutiques, cafe’s, and more. I walked around for a few hours before heading back to Sorrento for the evening where I met my lovely roommates.
I was lucky enough to share my room with three Spanish girls who made the rest of my time in Sorrento SO MUCH FUN. We bonded over pizza and wine that evening while speaking a mixture of English, Spanish, and Italian. Turns out we both had plans to go to the island of Capri the next day, so we all went together.
After taking the ferry over, we opted for a boat tour around the island. We saw all of Capri from the water, traveled through a few small grottos, and enjoyed the sunshine.
After circling back to the start, we continued our afternoon by exploring the island. We didn’t do any swimming that day, but it didn’t matter. We were on a beautiful island soaking up all the little treasures that it had to offer. We ended the evening with dinner out in the town of Sorrento.
The following morning we parted ways, but I am sure I’ll see them again when I visit Spain. From Napoli that morning I bought a train ticket up to Massa, Tuscany to visit some friends that I had made the previous month when I was there with my host family. For the short time I was there I stayed with a dear friend who I had met in a bar in July. I will forever be grateful to her and her family for welcoming me the way they did. I also made a friend on the train, who I spent some time with while there. I had a few relaxing days that were much less touristy, I made some new friends and just enjoyed living by the ocean for a few days like a local. I did make one trip out of Massa while there, to the beautiful city of Portovenere. But that deserves it’s own post.