Sorrento and Capri island tour
Sorrento, "the joy of nature itself", has been a fashionable and popular resort since time immemorial. The rocky island of Capri is a sliver of heaven on earth.
Romantics and aesthetes, gourmets and lovers of leisure travel here from all over the world: there's no better place to discover the philosophy of Italy's famous dolce far niente (do nothing). It takes time. But it is possible to touch and feel its atmosphere in one day in our company!
Sorrento has been a popular destination since time immemorial. In ancient Roman times the nobility and the powerful built their villas here, the rich and famous of today keep up with their distant "counterparts". It is impossible not to be enchanted by the mesmerising beauty of the area. The historian and Roman writer Pliny the Elder called these places "the joy of nature itself". Strolling along the promenade, especially in the evenings when the heat of the day is gone, is an unforgettable experience, with the buildings beautifully lit and the lights of cruise ships and private yachts twinkling in the sea.
Sorrento is not only interesting for its natural beauty and stunning views of the Bay of Naples and Mount Vesuvius over a bright sky. The city has a rich history that bears witness to the curious traveller. Goths and Lombards, Saracens and Turks, Byzantines and Normans couldn't resist the temptation to explore the area.
The main symbol of Sorrento is the lemon. In spring the town is drenched in blossoming lemon groves that are terraced due to the hilly terrain. Due to the thick porous peel and the fantastic aroma of the local lemons, the lemon liqueur "limoncello" from Sorrento is considered one of the best in Italy.
Sorrento is the perfect starting point to visit the island of Capri. Half an hour on the Aliskafe (hydrofoil boat) and you're in Mediterranean paradise. The mild climate, the gorgeous views, the lush nature, the seascapes against the piercing azure of the Italian sky leave no one indifferent.
Our contemporary, the poet and translator of the ancient classics Maxim Amelin wrote about Capri in this way: "When the Lord drove out of the heavenly paradise the forefathers of mankind who had been guilty before Him to the earth, they say that Adam, awkwardly crossing the threshold, stumbled and almost fell down. At that, several lumps of fertile soil of different sizes, evenly increasing, flew down and fell in different places. Almost an eternity has passed since then, but shards of paradise still exist somewhere on earth, and the island of Capri is one of them.
Maxim Gorky lived in Capri and left his memoirs-impressions about this place: "Capri is a piece of tiny, but delicious. In general, here at once, in one day, you see so many beautiful things that you get drunk and bald and can't do anything. You look at everything and smile...".
You can spend endless hours looking at photos of Capri, spending time contemplating its beauty which makes you feel good and reading enthusiastic odes about the island by travellers of all times.