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My Hotel room at the Hotel
Residence Miramare in
Sorrento. The door leads to a
kitchen.
I actually made use of the
kitchen and cooked a few meals
(pasta for the most part).
Mt. Vesuvius (1281 metres)
across the Bay of Naples as seen
from my hotel balcony.
The Gulf of Naples and Sorrento
from my Hotel sundeck.
Marina Grande Sorrento from
atop the cliff..
San Francesco Marina. What
serves as a beach in Sorrento.
Most people just enjoy the sun.
The Guidebook describes
Sorrento as an unashamed
tourist town. It has about three
streets that are packed with
tourist shops.
Sorrento Cathedral first built in
the 11th century and rebuilt in
the 15th Century.
Every tourist town need a "thing"
to sell to the tourists. In Sorrento
it is colourful pottery and
anything made from lemons.
Apparently there is a connection
between Dali and Sorrento.
They have this sculpture and a
museum.
Sunset on the Gulf of Naples
from my Hotel
.
Sorrento is built in an area of
high cliffs
. A cruise ship is
anchored in the harbour for the
evening.
The lights of Naples suburbs
around the foot of the volcano
Vesuvius
.
The Hotel pool with a view of
the Gulf of Naples
.
I did a day trip by bus to
Positano
. This is the view of
Positano from the coast highway.
Positano is built in a narrow
valley between the hills
. Another
portion is on the other side of
this hill.
On Positano beach looking out
at some islands a local wag
claimed they called Sophia
Loren
.
Santa Maria Assunta church in
Positano
. Medieval in origin but
rebuilt in 1778. It most
distinctive feature is a dome not
visible in this photo.
The altar of Santa Maria Assunta
holds a Medieval icon of the
Madonna as Queen and Child
.
A Positano street covered with a  
trellis
. It was raining pretty hard
for the entire time I was in
Positano.
The main street (path) of
Positano. The town is famous for
the amount of steps you have to
climb to get anywhere.
Leaving Positano by ferry the
sun came out and I got the
picture postcard photo
.
The coastline of the Amalfi
Coast looking east toward
Positano
.
Vesuvius rising from the mists in
the Bay of Naples as the ferry
heads for Capri
.
The reputation of Positano as
picture postcard beautiful
appears to be taking a hit on this
overcast and wet day.
Marina Grande on the island of
Capri
. Capri town is a little over
2 km further inland by foot or
cable car.
Hotels cling to the cliffs above
Sorrento including my Hotel
.
Check out the elevator to the
beach (close up photo).
This photo really shows how
almost all of Sorrento is on top
of an unclimbable cliff
.
The ferry docks in Marina
Piccola. The 5 star Excelsior
Vittoria Hotel looks like it has a
great view of the bay.
The island of Capri is not all that
big
. Its entire 6 km length is
easily visible in this photo.
The steps leading down to the
Marina at Sorrento
. This gorge
split Sorrento in two until
recently.
Sorrento is famous for its lemons,
so it is not surprising that they
have come up with an alcoholic
drink using lemons (limoncello)
.
Some clouds cling ominously to
the peak of Vesuvius
. The
volcano stopped smoking after
the 1944 eruption but it is no
less likely to erupt again.
Sorrento harbour and some
peculiar clouds over the coastal
mountains
.
The Foreigner's Club. Rick
Steves guidebook praises this
club for sandwiches and the
view. It looked very pricy.
The sunset view from the Hotel
looking out over the Bay of
Naples
.
Mt. Vesuvius with the sun setting
off to its left.