We have just come back from a fab week at the Michelangelo and beautiful Sorrento.
The transfer from Naples airport is about 1 to 1.5 hours, along the beutiful coastline. We went with Portland Holidays, and our Tiu representative Chris at our hotel was excellent, he is a minefield of usefull information and very friendly, not pushy with Thompson trips at all.
The rooms are lovely - but do ask for a room with a balcony, as we had one of the very few without one - but all the same it was great. The pool is very nice and theres an excellent roof terrace for sun bathing. But to be honest there was so much to do in sorrento and the surrounding area that we only spent one day lounging around. The cost of the drinks in the hotel are very reasonable - cheaper than in the bars. At dinner - we usually had a half bottle of wine and a half bottle of water for about 8 euros. We also saw that some people bought a full bottle of wine, and only drunk half and the restaurant then saved it for them until the day after. If your trying to save money they will also give you a jug of ice water if you ask for it.
Barman is a legend as everyone says.
A few doors down from the hotel towards to Piazza Italia is a great pizza place that do lovely ham and cheese hot sandwiches for lunch to take away - 5 euros. Also for lunch further down the street on the left hand side after the road for the train station was Rita's they had some lovely sandwiches, pasta, and cakes for lunch too.
There is a nice bar restaurant called the Foreigners Club at the side of the main road down to Marina Piccolo - that looks nothing from the outside, but go through and its a lovely place overlooking the Bay of Naples - you can eat there or just go for a drink - and you can watch the sunset over Versuvius. They also have a couple of traditional musicians and dancers which is quite nice to see/hear.
You can do all the trips yourself.
We did a bus trip to Amalfi and Ravello 7 euros - takes about 1.5 hours, then on the way back we did the boat - 12 euros. That was great - but you need a head for heights but the views are gorgeous.
Capri is lovely - but its 14 euros each way so a bit pricey. We walked up to Capri town - take about 30-40 minutes - or you can take a little bus or cable car up. Sit in a cafe and people watch.
We did Herculaneum and Vesuvious together in the same day. Train is about 3 euros ish - takes about 1 hour. Outside the train station is a company who will take you to Vesuvious for 10 euros return- we were worried its was a scam but no all ok. The taxi took us to 1000 feet - and they then stay for about 1 hour 20 mins whilst you go to the top of the crater. Its then 6.50 euros to walk up to the crater. Its quite steep and as you look up its further than you can see - so again you need a bit of a head for heights - but a fabulous view at the top. If you're doing Pompei then get a 5 site ticket for 20 euro when you go to Herculanum/Pompei as on there own its 11 euros each so you save 2 euros per person. Pompei is emense!
Sorrento itself is lovely - all little cobbled walkways and streets with lovely shops, and cafes.
Enjoy it! - Michelangelo Hotel cracking location and lovely hotel, Sorrento - Gorgeous.
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