Thursday, August 17, 2006

I recommend Sorrento!

What a great holiday spousey and I had together - it befitted our 25th wedding anniversary this month. Marvelous place Sorrento, Italy. Our hotel was high up on a cliffside with a panoramic view of Sorrento, the Bay of Naples, Mt. Vesuvius etc. It truly must be one of the best views in the World.

We had wonderful 5-star waiter service evening meals on the great hotel rooftop restaurant watching the sunset over the stunning Bay of Naples, our ears serenaded with a singer gently performing lovely Italian songs inc. Sancta Lucia etc. as our palates and senses were pampered by exquisite food and glasses of the beautiful local wine Lacryma Christi del Vesuvio *. The nearest it gets to Heaven on Earth!

* Aside - this wine name translates as "The Tears of Christ" and amusingly is so named from Christ's emotions during his ascension into heaven at seeing the beauty of the Bay of Naples!

We had a guided tour of nearby Pompeii and Mt. Vesuvius. What struck me about Pompeii was how large it is and the extent of excavation. It really is a city in scale. Most interesting. They have actually only uncovered 80% of the place - plenty more for future archaeologists.

Also visited the famous Isle of Capri and had boat tour around it. It's a spectacular island visually with high cliffs and peaks.

Best holiday spousey and I have had in years.

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