There I was, moping around in the South of France, exhausted after flying back and forth for London Fashion Week and still feeling pretty raw post-breakup. Add to that I'm probably a few days hungover (Provence is the land of Rosé after all), but none the less lapping up every minute in beautiful France and loving being surrounded by friends and family – just feelin' a touch sorry for myself let's say. 

Then, timing as on point as ever, Charlotte Whatsapp's me a screenshot of some Easyjet flights to Naples, followed by some inspo shots of Tash Oakley and the like frolicking about on the Amalfi Coast. Am I broke AF at this point from the non-stop travelling this year? Yes. Do I decide to go anyway? Hell yes. And it was probably one of the best decisions I've made all summer.

Short but oh so sweet, we spent four wonderful days in Italy, eating our body weight in pizza and pasta (same with the negronis & red wine), cruising the coastal roads of Amalfi on a Vespa (thanks for not killing us Char), swimming in the med and taking a boat to the island of Capri – just being your general Italian cliche really!

Being probably one of the post Instagrammable places like – ever – I took approximately a thousand and one photos during the trip. So to share them with you all in an orderly manner, I've decided to do an Italy mini-series so I can share each of the three places we visited in a lil bit more depth and y'know – make it a bit more bit more bite-sized for ya.

After a somewhat chaotic night in Naples, we jumped on the Circumvensa train bright and early for a quick 50-minute ride to Sorrento. The train was busy, but it was a beautiful day and I loved the scenic views of the coast that flew past as we made our way south. From Sorrento station, it was an easy 15-minute stroll through the town to our aptly named B&B, Casa Lucia. We booked the day before (last minute as ever) via Booking.com and both were so impressed with this lovely little family-run place. 

For a great price, we had a whole newly-refurbished bungalow to ourselves including a lounge, bathroom, double bedroom and gorgeous little private patio area complete with an outdoor kitchen and barbeque which I would have loved to put to use had we been staying there for a few more nights. Add to this there was a wonderful breakfast spread each morning and there were two resident dogs, it really was the most charming little place in the heart of the old town that I couldn't recommend enough. 

This was my second time in Sorrento and not a lot has changed in four years, except perhaps it's a little busier and has a few more facilities. The old town is just as charming as I remember, cobbled pavements and rust-coloured old buildings lined with fruit stalls, lemon cello shops and a pizza and pasta restaurant every few meters or so. All have basically the same menu, so what we made a habit of doing in the evening was just getting lost in the little streets and discovering an adorable new place every night. The main town piazza square also has some great places and I love the views of the sloping road down to the port here, but for dinner, I prefer the intimacy of the little streets.

One new development since I was last here was a smattering of beach bars and clubs closely nestled in together in a strip of beach just along from the port, easily reached by a lift that takes you down to the foot of the cliff. Here you can rent a colourful beach hut or sun lounger and enjoy a day at the beach just minutes away from the busy town. There is also a small public beach too which is plenty good enough for a few hours of beach fun. What I was most impressed with though, was the sparkling, crystal clear, turquoise water that for late September, was actually pretty warm and made for a couple of magical sunset swims.

All in all, Sorrento was still as wonderful to me this time as it was the first. I was impressed that given how much busier and popular it was, it was still a relatively affordable destination and even if you only have a few days, it's a great way to experience some true Italian culture. For us, it also became the perfect base for us to explore the neighbouring Amalfi coast and of course, the beautiful island of Capri – but more on those in my next posts!


There I was, moping around in the South of France, exhausted after flying back and forth for London Fashion Week and still feeling pretty raw post-breakup. Add to that I'm probably a few days hungover (Provence is the land of Rosé after all), but none the less lapping up every minute in beautiful France and loving being surrounded by friends and family – just feelin' a touch sorry for myself let's say. 

Then, timing as on point as ever, Charlotte Whatsapp's me a screenshot of some Easyjet flights to Naples, followed by some inspo shots of Tash Oakley and the like frolicking about on the Amalfi Coast. Am I broke AF at this point from the non-stop travelling this year? Yes. Do I decide to go anyway? Hell yes. And it was probably one of the best decisions I've made all summer.

Short but oh so sweet, we spent four wonderful days in Italy, eating our body weight in pizza and pasta (same with the negronis & red wine), cruising the coastal roads of Amalfi on a Vespa (thanks for not killing us Char), swimming in the med and taking a boat to the island of Capri – just being your general Italian cliche really!

Being probably one of the post Instagrammable places like – ever – I took approximately a thousand and one photos during the trip. So to share them with you all in an orderly manner, I've decided to do an Italy mini-series so I can share each of the three places we visited in a lil bit more depth and y'know – make it a bit more bit more bite-sized for ya.

After a somewhat chaotic night in Naples, we jumped on the Circumvensa train bright and early for a quick 50-minute ride to Sorrento. The train was busy, but it was a beautiful day and I loved the scenic views of the coast that flew past as we made our way south. From Sorrento station, it was an easy 15-minute stroll through the town to our aptly named B&B, Casa Lucia. We booked the day before (last minute as ever) via Booking.com and both were so impressed with this lovely little family-run place. 

For a great price, we had a whole newly-refurbished bungalow to ourselves including a lounge, bathroom, double bedroom and gorgeous little private patio area complete with an outdoor kitchen and barbeque which I would have loved to put to use had we been staying there for a few more nights. Add to this there was a wonderful breakfast spread each morning and there were two resident dogs, it really was the most charming little place in the heart of the old town that I couldn't recommend enough. 

This was my second time in Sorrento and not a lot has changed in four years, except perhaps it's a little busier and has a few more facilities. The old town is just as charming as I remember, cobbled pavements and rust-coloured old buildings lined with fruit stalls, lemon cello shops and a pizza and pasta restaurant every few meters or so. All have basically the same menu, so what we made a habit of doing in the evening was just getting lost in the little streets and discovering an adorable new place every night. The main town piazza square also has some great places and I love the views of the sloping road down to the port here, but for dinner, I prefer the intimacy of the little streets.

One new development since I was last here was a smattering of beach bars and clubs closely nestled in together in a strip of beach just along from the port, easily reached by a lift that takes you down to the foot of the cliff. Here you can rent a colourful beach hut or sun lounger and enjoy a day at the beach just minutes away from the busy town. There is also a small public beach too which is plenty good enough for a few hours of beach fun. What I was most impressed with though, was the sparkling, crystal clear, turquoise water that for late September, was actually pretty warm and made for a couple of magical sunset swims.

All in all, Sorrento was still as wonderful to me this time as it was the first. I was impressed that given how much busier and popular it was, it was still a relatively affordable destination and even if you only have a few days, it's a great way to experience some true Italian culture. For us, it also became the perfect base for us to explore the neighbouring Amalfi coast and of course, the beautiful island of Capri – but more on those in my next posts!


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