Posted on September 24, 2012

A public beach on the west end of Castellammare di Stabia, 30 km south of Naples

The Sorrento Peninsula juts into Tyrrhenian Sea and wraps the Bay of Naples. Its rocky outcrops, vertical cliffs and aquamarine clear blue waters provide much of the scenic respite for many Italians since the ancient times – that is if you are able to navigate its winding, narrow coastal road and arrive at the city of Sorrento in one piece.

From there, your adventure among the cliffs may continue.

Mount Vesuvius from across the Bay of Naples poking through the morning fog

The marina of Sorrento where we took a ferry to the island of Capri

Chili peppers hanging in the market of Sorrento

Confetti e Agrumentti, a chocolate confectionary that somehow managed to incorporate Amalfi lemons in its recipe

A cheery if not imposing figure at the confectionary – whom I regretfully hadn’t gotten a name of