Driving through the Puglia region to the Amalfi coast we saw numerous Trulli houses and beautiful washboard houses and blooming red poppy meadows. The scenery changed completely as we hit the west coast where the cliffs and colourful houses were breathtaking. Sorrento was a good place to stop that had easy access to Positano and Capri. Sorrento had lots lemons, vespa’s & the old-fashioned fiat 500’s, linen shops and restaurant possibilities.
On our last night in Sorrento we found an authentic pizzeria that had a que of locals waiting to eat inside. It was small, noisy, plastic cutlery, with a vibrant atmosphere that ranged from people of all ages. We were the only tourists there. Hands down… this place has the best parma ham (pic below) that literally melted in my mouth. It cost only 5 euros and it was served on an old-fashioned oven dish. I also tried local warm cheese that had chili and olives in it. So good! The food was incredible and pizza’s were going in and out of the door every 2 minutes. It is a definite place to visit: Pizzeria Franco
We found a cute scenic cafe in the harbour where we had an espresso and a glass of wine after dinner. This place had beautiful views of the sea and beach. You had to stop for gelato in every corner as the ice-creams looked way too tempting to miss out on. My favourite was the simple but rich, panna.