Today we had planned to take a ferry to the Isle of Capri (with the accent in the cap) but when we woke up we realized that we were already in a lovely, unique place so we decided to enjoy Sorrento. Our small balcony overlooks the main Sorrento thoroughfare and we felt right at home with our caffè americano and our cappuccino from the little pastry shop next door watching the street come to life along with the locals who peered down from their nearby balconies. The shops opened one by one and the street began to bustle.
When we decided to join the crowds below we discovered a tiny kitchen shop two doors down from our hotel and we browsed there talking with the charming proprietor who lamented the loss of Italian factories to China. We each bought Italian-made pasta and espresso gadgets from him and continued on our way to the Marina Grande to find the recommended ristorante where we have reservations for dinner tomorrow night. We were hungry when we found it and spent a couple of hours dining overlooking the Bay of Naples and watching the fish swarming around bits of bread tossed into the water. We each had the most delectable lobster ravioli with clams and mussles along withe carafes of wine.
We had an unhurried delightful day enjoying the local sights and people and dining on once- in- a -lifetime seafood delicacies. Sorrento is small and very beautiful. It is late afternoon here as I write and the pace has slowed; the shops have closed for the Italian version of siesta but the pace will pick up again in a couple of hours.
Here are some pix from today, including a mate for the sunbather I photographed in Vernazza, our delectable seafood lunch and some views of the bay.