Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Sorrento, Amalfi Coast

Sorrento,  such a contrast to Ischia. One expects to see Ibsen or Goethe popping out from around the corner. It retains the Grand Tour atmosphere. The gardens are lush and extravagant  - especially in the palazzos and lavish hotels. It is a perfect place to stay as a  base for exploring the Amalfi Coast.

as there is no beach to speak of, bathing is done off pontoons/piers
elegant courtyards
the main town is on a cliff!

we went to this evening of opera and Neopolitan songs, in a palazzo!
interesting photography exhibition 
lots of English tourists in Sorrento. .. 
an open air portico outside a working man's club where men play cards

a detail from the fresco

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