Today I've got the final set of photos from our honeymoon in Italy and our last few days in Sorrento.
We woke up on the Tuesday morning with full intentions of going to Capri for the day, but arrived at the port to discover all the boats had sold out! So we didn't have the best start to our day and had to re-arrange our plans for our last few days (we ended up booking a boat to Capri for the Thursday). We wondered around the town for most of the morning and picked up a few treats including limoncello and lemon scented candles (literally lemons everywhere!) and stopped off for another pizza for lunch.
In the afternoon we found Marina Grande, the smaller, quieter marina with a little beach and rented a pedallo for an hour. We had great fun pedalling out to sea (I say we, Jamie did most of the hard work!) and stopped off for a few swim stops along the way.
Later that day had to be one of the highlights of our whole honeymoon. I'd seen pictures online of a beautiful bay for swimming just along the coast. We looked it up and it seemed reasonably straight forward to get to on foot... but we underestimated the crazy Italian roads and lack of footpaths! Combine that with a wrong turn, flip-flops and steep cobbled hills, and it turned in to quite an adventure! Eventually we made it to the beautiful spot and it was absolutely worth all the effort. The bay was absolutely beautiful, the water was freezing but it was so calming and romantic that it didn't matter at all!
Wednesday we had pre-booked a boat trip along the Amalfi Coast, so we were picked up from our hotel early in the morning and headed down to another Marina further around the coast. We sailed around the coast and stopped back in Amalfi where we returned to our favourite ice cream shop and went for another swim in the sea! Back on the boat we sails back towards Sorrento with a stop in the beautiful town of Positano (for another ice cream and another swim!) and sailed past a few small islands and into a lovely little lagoon. We had gorgeous weather all day and I actually got a bit of colour on my legs for pretty much the first time ever!
On our last day we finally made it to the gorgeous island of Capri. We got the ferry accross from Sorrento, headed up the funicular railway, took a bus to Anacapri, and got the chair lift to the top of the mountain. I have to admit I was a bit nervous of that part as the chairs didn't look very secure and its a long way up! But once I was on it, it was so peaceful just looking down at the island and the sea, and the views from the top were absolutely stunning! Once we'd soaked it all in (and enjoyed a fresh lemon slushy!) we went back down the chair lift for a wonder around the town and a spot of lunch. We found a restaurant with a table right next to the pizza oven so we watched the chef make our pizzas from scratch in just 3 minutes flat! We finished the day off with a final swim in the sea and one more ice cream before getting the ferry back to Sorrento.
Our final evening was a particularly lovely one. With drinks on the balcony (although I'll admit, we did that one ever evening), another dinner in our favourite restaurant, O'Parrucchiano, and more drinks with some lovely friends we'd met at the hotel. We ended up with 4 hours sleep before we left for the airport on Friday morning!
The whole honeymoon was everything we had hoped for, and we wished we could have stayed longer. We'll definitely be returning to Venice and the Amalfi Coast, and I can see us exploring a lot more of Italy in the future.