As my time in Sorrento comes to an end, I want to express my heartfelt gratitude and love for the AboutSorrento team, the Sant’Anna Institute, and this beautiful city.
These five weeks have been nothing short of magical, from the mouthwatering cuisine to the awe-inspiring views.
But above all, it’s the warm-hearted people of Sorrento that have made this experience truly unforgettable!
Sant’Anna Institute: A Dream Location
Living at the Sant’Anna Institute has been a dream.
The location looking over Marina Grande and just about a four-minute walk to the main squares of Sorrento could not be more prime.
My dorm room has a fantastic view of the school’s garden. The two terraces have a birdseye view of the scenic Mediterranean Sea and the cliffs that surround the area.
It is like waking up in a postcard every day!
A Foodie's Paradise
Sorrento is a haven for food lovers.
From crepes to paninis, pasta to everything lemon, the gastronomic delights here are endless.
Stroll down Corso Italia to find a multitude of incredible restaurants, bars, and gelaterias, all offering excellent service.
Don’t miss the mouthwatering Paninis at A’Marenna and That’s Panaro, where the charming staff treat you like family.
For the best Gnocchi alla Sorrentina, you can’t go wrong at any restaurant.
Even if you’re not a seafood fan, the seafood risotto at Soul&Fish is a must-try.
And of course, end your meals with a limoncello shot and some delightful gelato.
The saying in America that you have a second stomach for dessert is definitely applicable here!
The Enchantment of Swimming
Sorrento’s beauty is unparalleled, surrounded by the Mediterranean Sea, cliff-side homes, and vibrant flowers.
Swimming in the salty waters is a magical experience.
The salt may feel gritty, but your skin will be left feeling smooth after rinsing off.
The shimmering blue waters make you wish you could stay in the sea forever.
My favorite beach I visited was Bagni della Regina Giovanna which is where Queen Giovanna Ⅱ of Anjou of Naples met her lovers.
This archeological spot has breathtaking views as well as a mix of shallow and deep waters.
While leaving Sorrento is heartbreaking, I found solace in a small piece of jewelry from Miele Gioielli, a lovely handmade jewelry store run by women.
My roommate and I bought beautiful Italian horn necklaces, believed to bring good luck and protection.
Gifting the necklace to each other added to its significance, always keeping a piece of Sorrento close to our hearts.
Sorrento has left an indelible mark on my heart.
This experience, coupled with the warm hospitality of the AboutSorrento team, especially Pasquele, Francesca, and Luca, has been an honor.
My parting advice is to visit Sorrento at least once in your lifetime – you won’t regret it!
Ciao for now,