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Winter Italy Trip (Sorrento, Amalfi, Pompeii)

Hello T.E.A Birds!
First, allow me to say Happy New Year! I know it’s mid-February, but I feel renewed. To be truthfully honest January 1st didn’t feel like a new year for me, and I’ve been struggling with setting goals and getting that “New Year” surge of energy.
But alas Hello 2018! I am here, and I’m ready to dominate… is that what I’m supposed to say, or is it the new year new me thing?

Anyway, this “new year” surge of energy I’m feeling is partly due to our recent trip to the beautiful country of Italy or should I say Italia!
We spent a total of six nights in Italy. Four nights in Sorrento and two nights in Rome. So I’m going to break this Italy post into two parts. Given the title, you can probably guess I’m going to discuss our time in Sorrento and surrounded cities. As for Rome check back next week for the blog post and stay tuned for the Italy Video soon to be uploaded to our Youtube.

Sorrento, Italy

Ocean at a distance, roads underneath   Italian Flag flying in the city of Sorrento  Sorrento Alleyways

Sorrento is a three and a half-hour ride from the international airport in Rome. You could imagine that after sitting in an airplane for 15 hours, the last thing you want to do is sit in a car for 3hours and 30 minutes to get to your next destination. But that is exactly what we did, we picked up a rental at the airport and drove all the way to Sorrento. You can see how nervous Drew was driving in the streets of Italy in our Italy Video lol.

Where We Stayed

Hotel Gardenia was our home for the next few days and our experience there was excellent. Friendly staff, great breakfast spread, and it’s located only a 10-minute walk away from the historical center of Sorrento. From there you can visit shops, restaurants, museums and plenty of historical sites.

We did a lot of walking in Sorrento mainly to sightsee but also because we got lost a lot! lol… We realized that street signs are not really visible. It took us a while to figure out that street names are carved into a stone on the side of the buildings. So no free-standing polls on the corner of the street telling you where you are. lol

WhoWhatWear Flower Dress in Italy

Winters in Italy

February is considered the “off-season” which is why it’s cheaper to travel. You won’t find tons of tourists in the area which makes it easier to navigate through the cities and point of interest. You don’t have to wait in long lines to get into places but the downfall of traveling during the winter months are;

  1. the weather- it was cold most of the time and it rained a lot.
  2. A lot of the shops and restaurants close down as well during winter months.

Cream di Limoncello bottles

Limoncello

Limoncello is a traditional Italian lemon liqueur. It is mainly produced in southern Italy and in Sorrento specifically. If you ever visit you’ll notice lemon trees are plentiful. They produce so many things with their lemons like liqueur, candy, and also perfume. We visited their store Limonoro to taste the Limoncello and it was delicious and strong. The gentleman suggested we try the Crema Di Limoncello which is the cream version, still strong but smoother to drink. We ended up buying 3 little bottles with different flavors, Lemon (original) strawberry, and chocolate. Drew and I thought the Crema tasted like Coquito but with a lemon twist.

Amalfi Coast

We explored the gorgeous Amalfi Coast on our second day. The Amalfi Coast is only an hour drive from Sorrento down the scenic coast. We pulled over several times to admire the beautiful ocean scenery and to take pictures. I think the Amalfi Coast was my favorite place to visit on this trip. The views were absolutely breathtaking. The city had a small-town feel and it was super charming in my eyes.

the edge of the Amalfi Coast

Amalfi Coast Cathedral Steps

Italian Dinner plates

Homemade Gelato Italiano

Seagulls, Ocean, Amalfi Coast

Streets in Amalfi

women going down the Amalfi Cathedral stairs

Pompeii

I will say that visiting the ruins of Pompeii was really fun and educational. Drew and I booked a group tour that ended up being like a private tour just because we were the only ones who booked the tour on that day. I guess that’s another perk of traveling during the off-season. 😉

Couple on the Steps of Teatro Grande
Teatro Grande
Pompeii February 2018
Ruins of the City of Pompeii
Mt Vesuvius- the forum in pompeii
Mount Vesuvius up in the background.

Victim of Mt. Vesuvius eruption

We learned that Pompeii was destroyed by the catastrophic volcanic eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79AD. That last picture above is one of several victims that were found in the excavation of Pompeii.

After our last day in Sorrento, we drove to Rome to explore the Colosseum, Vatican City, Trevi Fountain and so much more make sure to check out Part 2 of our Winter Adventure in Rome.

Thank you so much TEA Birds for always following along our adventures! If you have any questions about traveling Internationally or traveling as a couple or anything else please leave us a comment below.

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As Always Sweet Blessings,

Yaritza

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7 Comments

  • Kimberly

    Hey! This was an informative post with great pictures. Looks like a fun trip despite the cold & rainy weather. Italy is on my travel list as well. Your outfits were cute – perfect for travel.

    • myroadtea

      Aw thank you, Kimberly! It’s so nice to hear my post are informative. I hope you make it our Italy one day and experience this beautiful country first hand. 🙂

  • Sarah

    Looks lovely! Thanks for sharing. My fiance and I are looking at maybe a Honeymoon in Naples and Amalfi Coast in January. Was the weather miserably cold outside or bearable in this area? Could you sit outside and eat and enjoy of freeze your face off? haha! Thanks for your help!

    • Yaritza Betancourt Estrada

      Hi Sarah! Congratulations on your upcoming wedding, I think a Honeymooney in Italy will be so romantic. The Amalfi Coast in January is cold, I would definitely travel with a Jacket, hat, and scarf. It also rained quite a bit while we were there so I would say to bring an umbrella. It wasn’t unbearable though and we were able to enjoy a lot of outdoor activities including having lunch outdoors. I would definitely visit again in January just to avoid all the crowds and high prices. FYI- we booked a group tour in Pompeii and we were the only ones so it ended up being like a private tour. 🙂
      If you get a chance look at my Italy Vlog for more of an idea on the weather: https://youtu.be/GhiCrAYnmCs

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