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Driving Italy: Souvenirs from Sorrento

Enjoy pizza and pasta with a view of the coast.

So Dan decided to hire a scooter and whiz around the Amalfi coast again, while I decided to explore more of Sorrento. It was a nice relaxing change to be free from driving, plus it’s difficult to find a left handed scooter – or one which I could use without my right hand.

Sorrento is a really quaint location that centres on a bay.

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Above the marinas are cute villas and a vibrant promenade with restaurants and shops selling souvenirs to gelato. The area has become somewhat tourist friendly, with most people able to speak the most basic English. I started my day with a morning coffee and crepe before exploring the shops, later on finding a restaurant that served a delicious bowl of seafood marinara pasta and then walking to check out the coastline.

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Sorrento is easily accessible on foot. The main shopping area is one area off Corso Italia, about a block away from the train station. From there you can walk to view Marina Grande. On this particularly sunny and warm day, there were a number of people enjoying the sunshine at the local parks overlooking the water.

It’s not a very busy city and one that you should spend a day in, to read, have good pizza or pasta and pick up some Italian souvenirs.

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