Sorrento & Capri

Now this is more my speed!

Hostel in Sorrento!

Sorrento and Capri were by far one of my favorite places that I visited while in Italy. I am biased though and love anything that has to do with water and the sea. When I was little I was convinced I was a mermaid so it makes sense that I feel most at peace when near water. We checked into our hotel around 5:00 pm on June 5th in Sorrento. This hostel was very nice and colorful on this giant hill called Ulisse Deluxe Hostel, but once again four of us were crammed into the tiniest room. Way smaller than Rome. All four of our beds were touching. The shower was also very strange. It did not have a shower curtain but a shower door, but that wasn’t the strange part. The odd part was it was half a shower door so your nice hot shower you stayed cold because half was open at all times. Hello creepy!!

First meal in Sorrento
One of the fluffy bunnies in the garden!

Once we checked in we were free to grab dinner. We ate in this adorable Alice and Wonderland garden. They had bunny rabbits grazing all over and you could pet and play with them while you ate your delicious pizza. While we were in Sorrento we didn’t have any tours planned, which confused me. My professor told us the next day we just needed our swimsuits and a smile because we were in store for a relaxing treat!

 

Capri

I had no idea the fun the day next would bring. We left our hostel in our bathing suits, cover-ups and money ready to spend and headed to the island of Capri around 8:30 a.m. Of course we walked to the ferry to pick up our tickets but only a picture can do it justice of the amount of steps we had to walk down to reach the ferry’s. Yeah there was a lot and trust me going up them was not fun.

The never ending steps we had to climb down to reach the ferry!

Once we reached the end of the steps we hoped on a ferry that took us to our water taxi cabs where we were transported to Capri. The taxis fit about 6 people and my groups was awesome because it had a nice cushioned space to lay out. We went around the whole island of Capri and went through the Blue Grotto, saw orange and purple coral and even got to jump in the Gulf of Naples and swim. It was a dream come true! The water was beautiful and so blue!  I felt like an actual mermaid, I was so happy. I highly reccommend a tour around the island in the water. By far the most relaxing part of my adventure. Prepare for the flood of photos babes!

 

Waiting for our water taxi in Sorrento

In the cave where we saw purple and orange coral!
Orange Coral!

 

 

Alpha Phi sisters take on Capri!

And just like that… we jumped!

The Real Adventure…

Once our water taxis dropped us off in Capri we were on our own for five hours to be tourists and explore Capri. Did we know we would be alone fending for ourselves? Nope! Our Professor legit dropped us off and said, “Okay find your way back to the water taxis by 5! Bye!” Scary but manageable. Capri is famous for its lemons. They grow them right there on the island so there were tons of lemon slushes, spritzers and drinks that you have to try! I got a lemon gelato and it tasted just like the lemonhead candy.

My lemon gelato

 Our group also ate at this yummy restaurant right where we got off the water taxis. It was higher up on the cliff and the view was to die for!

View from our balcony lunch

I got a seafood angel haired pasta and it was so fresh! I went out of my comfort zone with the mussels and was so glad I did.

After lunch we split up and went souvenir shopping and found our way to the other side of the island, where our ferry would pick us up at 5:00 pm and take us back to Sorrento. Capri doesn’t really have any historical sites. It is a lavish place for relaxation and to enjoy the Gulf of Naples. I recommend staying in Sorrento and taking a day trip to Capri, because there is more to do in Sorrento. But either way you have to take a water taxi! I could have stayed on it all day long.

Waiting for our ferry back to Sorrento!
Shrimp Risotto!

After we got back to our hostel time caught up with everybody and we passed out. We had to be up early to depart for our next destination.
NEXT STOP VENICE!

Lessons Learned

1. I was meant to live by the sea.

2. Capri and Sorrento are my favorite places in the world.

3. Being stranded in Rome is scary but not in Capri.

4. The people who live in Capri are absolutely fabulous!

5. Branching out with different seafood isn’t as scary as I thought.

6. Taking risks and finding adventures everywhere is what is truly exciting in life.

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17 comments

Your photos are beautiful! Looks like such an amazing trip – AND THAT PIZZA! My goodness!

-Clarissa @ The View From Here

Looks like so much fun! And beautiful weather too!

Ugh Capri looks like an absolute dream! I’ve never been, but have always wanted to go. Those boats that you and your sorority sisters went on look SO cute!

Wow- it looks amazing. Capri is definitely on my bucket list!

My husband will be in Sorrento and Capri in a few weeks. I’m SO jealous! It looks gorgeous!

My husband is literally headed here in the next week and I’m super jealous. (I’m staying home with the 5 month old). So beautiful!

I would be so jealous too!

I was in Sorrento about a year and a half ago and it was so relaxing and beautiful. Our hotel had the most amazing views of Mt. Vesuvius too. We took a day trip to Capri, but it was too windy to take the boat tour around the island and see the Blue Grotto, so that was pretty disappointing. I think that made the island busier too because it was so crowded. I definitely would have enjoyed it more if we could have spent more time on a boat.

We went through the Blue Grotto so fast that I missed half of it!

I have never been to either, had actually not even heard of Sorrento, but this trip looks AMAZING! Sorrento especially looks gorgeous! Hopefully I will make it one of these days!

I currently have a travel link up running and this post would make a great addition if you wanted to join in on the fun 🙂 http://www.lifessweetwords.com/2017/07/traveltuesday-18-5-ways-to-enjoy-road.html Happy Tuesday!

Love seeing this!

OMG Capri! One of my favorite places ever. The food, people, and scenery. Can’t beat it!

YES!!!!

Capri looks so amazing! I need to add it to my travel list for sure!

It’s a must but I recommend staying in Sorrento and taking a day trip to Capri

Looks like you had an amazing time. Both places are just breathtaking. I loved Capri.

Thank you! It was breathtaking.

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