After settling into our hotel in Sorrento, we spent our first night grabbing a drink and then you guessed it, sleeping. Because we’d arrived relatively late we were again so tired after a long day of travelling, but I was eager to awake the next day to see what Sorrento had to offer.
We were located at a hotel named ‘Villa Sorrento’, a cute, personal hotel which was obviously a villa where rooms had been separated to house guests. I think in total there must have been about 8 rooms, and a shared kitchen where guests could keep stuff in the fridge if they desired. Being that the hotel is so small, it was very private and intimate and for the most part, it felt as if we had the pool to ourselves.
The pool set up was beautiful, with incredible mountain views, a glorious garden round the back and the coolest thing of all, a hammock. I loved the hammock and spent some quality time relaxing and reading in the comfy little setting.
On our first full day in Sorrento, we kind of just chilled out by the pool for the most part, ventured down to see one of the beaches and then before we knew it, it was time for dinner. We ate at a local bar which I think judging by the menu is called Pizzeria All Angelo, you can see from this picture! So even if that’s not the actual name, if you ever want to visit, look out for this menu.
This bar / restaurant is super cute and authentic, and for sure somewhere where the locals would hang out. It was always busy in here which shows how popular of a place it is, and we ate there very often throughout our trip.
For dinner that evening, I had a ravioli dish with a tomato sauce. Oh my goodness. I’m gonna have to stop recapping this trip because all it’s doing is making me hungry and drooool over all the yummy food pictures. I need that ravioli again. It was even better with pesto which I had one other night, but uh, the tomato was so good too.
Afterwards I went all out and even treated myself to a dessert because when in Italy right!? My dad even tried some too, the cutie. I love him so much. Also can I just take a moment to say how friendly the staff in All Angelo’s are? They were a delight, and would definitely make me want to return based on their custom alone!
Day two was again spent chilling out by the pool because it was time to make the most of our relaxation period after so much travelling.
We ventured a little further out to a bar on the cliff top which had the most gorgeous views of the beach down below. Uh, dreamy dreamy. Check out those boats. We watched the sunset here a few times and had drinks there virtually every day because the views were so gorgeous!
As well as chilling by the pool, I got my ice cream fix at another local café my dad had found and this time not only did I have a chocolate ice cream, but I actually tried something new and had a white chocolate ice cream too. It was gross LOL. Maybe I felt sick because I had it so soon after my first ice cream, but I could not finish it. It had these weird bits in it that just didn’t make it very appetising, so I had to bin it. I didn’t get ice cream from there again. LOL.
In the evening dad drove us to a local town called Positano. Guys, I’m not even exaggerating when I said I thought I was going to have a heart attack. This is one of the scariest roads I’ve ventured down and on the drive on the way back, I could feel some kind of pain in my chest which normally I’d put down to indigestion or something but I hadn’t eaten, so I could only assume it was due to stress and fear. Positano is literally like a cliff top town, it’s all cliffs. I don’t understand it. There is no flat ground, just pure cliff. It was so scary and we didn’t even stop to get out, we just drove straight back to Sorrento. I’m not going to lie when I say I’d be gutted if I’d booked to stay there, it was too scary for me! The only way I’d go there in the future would be if I had a boat, and we got off down by the seafront then walked up to the shops or whatever. I will not be driving there again. It was for sure interesting to see though. Also I can’t believe how dangerous people drive there considering how dangerous the roads are. WHAT? These people are mad. My dad is brave enough just for driving there but at least he drove safely LOL. Some people were driving like they were in the grand prix or something. Madness.
After driving back from Positano, it was once again time for dinner and this time we ate at a really cool restaurant called Covent Garden. I was in foodie heaven! My eyes were lighting up at everything on the menu, once again, my mouth is watering. I ordered everything. Ok, not everything, but I didn’t hold back.
For starters we ordered fried rice balls and mozzarella balls, which both did not disappoint. I’d never had rice balls before so this was exciting for me to try something new and oooh they were dreamy. They had a little onion in too and they kind of tasted like mini jacket potatoes. So good. The mozzarella balls were yummy too of course, and I’d happily eat both dishes again pronto.
For my main, I tried Gnocchi, another new dish for me and another that I enjoyed. The gnocchi came with a tomato sauce and was pretty yummy, of course I had some cheese to go on it making it extra tasty. Yum yum yum!
I so wanted to have a dessert after the meal but I was honestly so full up, so I had to skip that time! The dessert menu did have me drooling though, so I made sure to return later in the week for all the puddingy goodness…
What’s your favourite way to relax on holiday? What’s your favourite ice cream flavour? Let me know in the comments below.
Thank you all for reading,