When you receive a phonecall to inform you that the villa you are due to stay in the day after has a hole in its roof after a tremendous thunderstorm, the only thing you can do is laugh… Sim’s Life style!
Liv and I flew out to Italy on Friday morning with a group attending a special couple’s wedding in Sorrento on Saturday. That is not the phonecall you want to receive the day beforehand! However alternative accommodation was soon arranged right in the centre of Sorrento, actually working out even more convenient for us all (thank you Wednesday evening thunderstorm!).
I left a little part of my heart in Sorrento when I first visited aged 16, on the most awesome school trip ever. I have once again left leaving another part – Liv too.
Words cannot describe the time we spent over in Italy… wedding aside, it was all awesomeand unfortunately all over in the blink of an eye!
It was fabulous to experience the trip with friends, it just made it all a little more special! Not knowing what to expect from a wedding in Italy, the day surpassed all expectations… it was all simply beautiful, as were the newlyweds! Such an occasion is always widely celebrated, with passers by all tooting their appreciation as we made our way to the wedding venue.
Whilst the wedding ceremony took place in the beautiful gardens of the Museum Correale in Sorrento, the reception was a 5 minute walk away at the Villa Antiche Mura.
Words cannot express how breathtaking the view is from Villa Antiche Mura, totally uninterrupted views of the Mediterranean Sea, with Mount Vesuvius acting as a spectacular backdrop. Only yachts and cruise ships floating in the way of the ‘money shot’.
The day after the wedding was spent in a daze… super lazy, chilled and filled with excited chatter about the previous day. When we all surfaced, we headed through the town on foot to the Sorrento lift (lift through the cliffs) costing one Euro to reach the Marina Piccola below. It was lovely to spend time by the beach and enjoy a well deserved refreshing drink at one of the marina bars whilst watching the world go by.
The Italian lifestyle is so laid back and relaxed and it was super easy to slip into the more sedate way of life.
Whilst relaxing in the bar, we were presented with a tray of treats that could not have arrived at a better time. Hunger was starting to set in and surprise appetizers board was much appreciated. Assuming the food was fish based, we dived straight in to be greeted with the most amazing mini mac and cheese bites coated in breadcrumbs, spiced dough balls and more… bellissimo! 🙂
If you ever visit Sorrento, you seriously need to try Pizzeria da Franco, located on Corso Italia. It serves the most delicious pizza I have ever had the pleasure of eating and the calzones are AMAZING! A rustic Italian restaurant, that is always packed to the rafters with locals especially. You know you have stumbled across something quite special when locals themselves are happy to queue outside for a table! Unfortunately there are no images of the pizzas on offer… the food presented did not last long enough for a snapshot moment! So we will have another Mount Vesuvius image instead! 😉
This post had not made sense in the slightest, I have been somewhat on the go-slow since returning on Monday evening. I find myself still trying to process (and remember) everything that happened, whilst scrolling through hundreds of random pictures, which is a nice lead into the half term!
I am already planning our next trip there in my mind, hopefully our next visit will be a little longer! Have you ever visited Sorrento?