We absolutely love Italy and over the years have been on city breaks to Venice
, by Auto-Train to Tuscany
, and the lakes
with a day trip to Verona
, and by air to the Cinque Terre and Pisa. We’d always wanted to go to Sorrento and so decided to make it a special trip to celebrate our golden wedding.
We first heard about Citalia through Carol’s sister, who had travelled to Sorrento a few years earlier. After enquiring, we were immediately in touch with our Personal Travel Planner
, Erin Bridewell, who looked after us from then on. Erin was absolutely brilliant and gave us great service. She was so patient with us, and offered recommendations in terms of our hotel, which was in a fantastic location. We would step out of the hotel and be straight in the marina, and we were just a short stroll away from Sorrento’s Old Town.
As this was our golden wedding anniversary treat, we planned a holiday for 10 days in total, which was perfect - I mean we could have had a few more days if you twisted our arms…
Sorrento is quite a small coastal town and so you might think that you don’t need that length of time, but there are just so many interesting places around that it’s worth having a longer holiday - in fact this was one of the main pulls for staying in Sorrento.
We took a small group tour in an eight-seater minibus to the Amalfi Coast one day, and enjoyed a lunch high up in the hills, taking in Positano
town, and Ravello
. Amalfi Cathedral was brilliant, and we had a wonderful day out. There's such spectacular scenery, and the winding road here is incredible but a little hairy. Apparently, the road was featured in the last James Bond film, however, we were not 'shaken or stirred'. Our driver had a fabulous sense of humour, like Italians often do - laid-back yet lively. At every bend he’d yell, 'Mamma mia!’ and tell us to cover our eyes! We understand that the ferry trip to this area is also an enjoyable journey and plan to travel that way next time.