Sorrento, the sun and Ice cream, the sea and beautiful views of the mountains and the Bay of Naples, all well and good, but you must have a comfortable base to start from. Ours was Hotel Ascot. It was not what we expected, it was far better. We may be biased but we love Italian food and the food on offer at this hotel was out of this world. Some people may complain for whatever reason, we couldn't fault it. We dont do the touristy things on holiday, although this was a package holiday, we came and went at our own pace. Yes there is Herculaneum, Pompeii and Capri to gad about on - if that is your want. We saw Capri - and Capri saw us from a distance and never said a word so we lazed by the pool complete with jacuzzi and bijou waterfalls over an adjoining walkway and loved every second. In the evening after the three course meal, we would then sightsee or shop, The place came alive when the sun went down and we would just saunter up and down and people watch and there is a lot to see. jumping for your life across the main road Vespa hopping, seeing Italian drivers trying to negotiate a three way junction where the forth turn was a petrol station and seeing the fun that ensued as they all negotiated it at different speeds. It was part of the experience and I ask everyone who goes there to stop and watch for a few moments, then if you come from the UK - thank your God for the HIghway Code! Give this tome to the Italians and the country would stop dead. But why am I telling you this? because it was a free show from my balcony in the hotel and nightly a bottle of the local wine or birra would end up on there as the sun started to set. Its a wonderful, vibrant place Sorrento, its all that people have said it is and more, there is a hidden gem in the centre of town its a hidden house where there has been so many movies made in that area that a shrine has been created to conserve the memories of these various films. Casino Royale being one of them and so many Sofia Loren films, some little known outside Italy. All within a comfortable walk from the hotel. It may not be the biggest, brash or brazen hotel in the city, but for me its possibly one of the best. and can I say thanks again to Pepe? for fixing my earphones - Grazia mille... (they are all very friendly and care about you) which is a rare commodity these days.
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