On our last day in Vico we did a day trip into Sorrento for some sightseeing and shopping that was enjoyed by all. The weather was outstanding, we had lots of variety from walking through the beautiful grounds of a hotel/villa to sampling local foods and shopping for souvenirs. We were looking at Sorrento as a place to base ourselves for touring the Amalfi Coast but picked Vico, it seems to be downplayed on sites like TripAdvisor but all of us really enjoyed it. We returned with the kids to Sorrento on our itinerary with them, we spent the day at a beach club and some sight seeing. They also really enjoyed spending the day in Sorrento. Here is a link to the Sorrento, photo gallery.
Here is a video from Sorrento, click on the photo below to open.
They next day we left our beach house in Vico and drove to check into our new apartment in Naples, then we headed out to explore this chaotic city. First on the agenda was the famous pizzeria Di Michele, to taste the originator of the Margherita Pizza.
We lined up for an hour and half to try one of two kinds, either the simple Margherita or a simple large Napolitano Tomato pizza that were the only two choices for 5 Euros. It was an excellent Margherita at a great price but a little overrated for the long line we waited in, nevertheless it was an experience and something to check off our to do list. We spent the rest of the afternoon walking around Naples in the old center where we were later caught in a torrential rain downpour.
We saw Sandra and Vyse off on the subway as they headed back to the apartment while Janet and I headed for the airport to pick up the kids. We were beyond excited as it had been 9 months since we said goodbye to them in Calgary and we missed them so much, they would arrive anytime and we’d get to hug and kiss them. Standing at the airport terminal waiting for their arrival we both fought back the emotions, trying not to well up as they walked through the arrivals gate. Finally, they were here in Naples!
We returned to our apartment where we joined our roomies, it was a tight squeeze for one night with all six of us but the next day they left for Paris and we started our three week tour with the kids; 4 days in Naples/Sorrento, 3 days in Rome, a day in Florence, 3 days in Venice and 8 days in Slovenia. I’ll cover that portion in my next post. If you want more Naples Pics, here is a link to the Gallery.