Margaret's Italian Diary, May 2018

Sunday 6th May:  Sorrento and Positano

  • Another early start to Positano with Antonioni + another black Merc. Excellent drive across to and down spectacular coast to Positano looking atmospheric with clouds hanging.  Antonioni dropped us near shops and we made our way past the old church and down to beach with hundreds of tourists all funnelled into one place.  

  • Enjoyed walk around coast past the towers to the Fornelli beach.  Lovely views back to the town tumbling down the hill.  Then across main beach to Rada (Michelin starred restaurant) at the other end.  Finished for coffee and bruschetta at cafe on beach watching artist at work (churning out poor stuff) and the world go by.  Antonioni picked us up at 1 p.m. and back for afternoon in SUNNY Sorento.


  • After rest, walked over to picturesque Marina Grande to check out Trattoria Emilia (Nello's recommendation).  Looked good and still busy.  No booking taken so decided to return for early supper.  

  • Enjoyed lots of fish- D. lemon sole-delish & M. a mound of sardines!  Met a very nice young America couple from near New York.

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  • Got back just in time to see great firework display set off from the sea.

Monday 7th May:  Sorrento

  • Day of leisure in Sorrento.  

  • Unfortunately a poor day weatherwise. Shopping first, mainly for Vanessa's hand bags.  Took a long time as difficult decision!

  • After lunch- lovely bruschetta at the Blue Water? side street near hotel, decided we were shopped out and receptionist suggested a trip to Massa Lubrense on the bus.  An interesting trip but when we got there the shops were shut and the weather closing in so came straight back down.
  • Highlight of the day was the dinner at the Basilica restaurant (recommended by Antonioni).  Opted for 4 course fish meal €40.  All excellent especially starter of marinated fish.  Came with prosecco, bottles of wine and water and pud.  Very full.


Margaret's Italian Diary, May 2018

Thursday 3rd

Friday 4th

Saturday 5th
Pompeii & Sorrento

Sunday 6th
Sorrento & Positano

Monday 7th

Tuesday 8th

Wednesday 9th

Thursday 10th

Friday 11th

Saturday 12th

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