Travel Blogs from Sorrento
... difficult to spot them as the train station was very large and extremely crowded. Luckily after less than a minute of walking around, I heard my name being screamed. Jamie and Caitlin were just entering the train station and were able to spot me. I thought that they were extremely excited to see me, but really my dad was having troubles parking so they were just trying to find me as fast as possible. They ran me out of the ...
... they needed in a first class way, from homes and edifices, aqueducts lcharcoal grills to cooking utensils to grilling tools. The Vatican museum has it all. The museum tour ended with 20 minutes in the Sistene Chapel, awed and with stiff necks. Our tour guide
got us out thru St. Peter's, onto the bus and we headed for Sorrento (not Pompei), grabbing lunch on the way.
By three we ...
... vacation spot for emperors...
Some of the places that I missed this trip and hope to visit if I ever make it back:
the Amalfi Coast and towns
Hike up Vesuvio (Vesuvius)
Pompeii* (again, worth seeing twice!)
Along the train tracks at times you can see where some of the homeless live, I think a lot of them are the Roma or gypsies, lots of garbage in some places too.
Arrived in Rome, left the ...
... four corners), Piazza Sett'Angeli, Piazza Pretoria and countless churches. The churches here house such artwork and intricate details and always seem to be held in the very highest regard. In fact, we met a man who gave us a mini tour of one of the churches and told us stories of the frescoes and statues. He also expressed to us that the tombs existing beneath the church have an extensive underground path system all the way to the Cappuccini Catacombs two or three ...
... by pirates across the Mediterranean. A terrible storm had blown up in the waters opposite Positano and the frightened sailors heard a voice on board saying "Posa, posa!" ("Put down! Put down!"). The precious icon was unloaded and carried to the fishing village and the storm abated.
Positano has been featured in several films, including Only You (1994), and Under the Tuscan Sun (2003), as well as being mentioned in the 2009 musical film Nine in the song "Cinema Italiano". ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Rota Suites Sorrento
New modern apartments, relatively clean. The shower was a bit mouldy and if you lift the drain cover, or accidently bump it off like i did, it's not pleasant under there. Also the water pressure is terrible.
5 of us stayed at the rota for two weeks in a two bedroom appartment and it was excellent. The appartment is kept in emaculate condition, the space was plentiful and the staff were wonderful. Gueiseppe is very efficient and helpful. The cleaners do a fantastic job, cleaning the appartment once a week, with clean linen every three days. We arrived in the middle of the heat wave and the air conditioning is the best. The only down side is there is no pool. However you are able to walk five minutes down the road to use the pool and beach of the Hotel Rivera for a cost of 6 euro, which includes a towel and a chair. To get a sun lounger it costs an extra 5 euro. The best place in Sorrento for lunch, a beer and some food is just outside the Hotel Rivera,it is next to the football Stadium and is only open from 11.00 til 3.30. From the outside it does not look much however the snacks are lovely and the ladies are extremely friendly with a lovely view of the Sea and it is extremely good value. There are two Piazzas within ten to fifteen minutes walk from the hotel. We found the Piazza Lauro to be more comfortable further from the traffic with better surroundings and a bit of entertainment with the most efficient waiter in Sorrento, Giovanni to be found at Bar Del Fiori Number Two which serves decient good value food. This square is closest to the Rota Suites.
Loved Rota Suites
Rota Suites was a beautiful haven. Three of us stayed in January and it was more than comfortable. We were very impressed. It is a short 10 -15 min walk to main plaza (Tasso Square)with lots of shops and places to eat along the way. There is internet access at the hotel(at a cost)for guests. You will not be sorry that you staying at Rota.
Just a tip - it cost us 12 euros in a taxi from the square and it was a 2 min car drive. It had cost us 18 euros for the bus from Naples airport for all 3 of us which was 60kms away. Find a map or use the Lonely Planet Italy to find your own way from the bus stop!!
Modern Style really relaxing
My family of four really enjoyed the Rota Suites. They were spacious and airy and chic. I was very impressed by the standard of the furnishings and kit. Staff were helpful but unobtrusive. Location great and access to the pool and diving/swimming platform of the neighbouring hotel is not to be missed. Do not think self catering for family of four think about a well deserved 4 stars.
i stayed at rota suites in july 2004 with a group of friends and we loved it, the suites were exceptionally clean, from the reception to the apartments, they are very modern and it was like we all had our own city apartments! the deco is funky and u feel relaxed strightaway...for those looking for italy feel dont bother staying here however those looking to relax in a modern and chilling apartment book this place! especially if theres a group of u, the location is perfact we walked everywhere..guiseppe the guy who owns the place was really nice and helpful he actually booked our transfer from the airport to the hotel before we arrived, we just paid gusippe the next day who then paid the driver for 8 of us it worked out £10 each which was not too bad as it would have cost us upto £5 or £6 getting the train but then they are really stuffy etc and would have taken us forever so atleast this way we arrived in comfort,
May 2004 Have just spent 2 weeks at the Rota suites and can highly reccommend them as the best self catering apartments I have been in.
What a fabulous time we had in Campania! We took the bus from Naples airport which is small-to Sorrento. We easily found our beautiful Rota Suites. We were so pleased with Guiseppe the concierge who showed us our suite and guided us as to how to tour the beautiful area. Our suite was never occupied before we came-so it was pristine. Every space was most useful from the kitchen area -the dining/living room-to the king-sized bed/dressing area and the enormous bathroom. On our balcony were chairs and a water view over the lemon grove across the street. We also contacted Panorama Travel where Adele lined up Mario Fiorentino from Piano to drive us and see the area. He was fantastic! We loved all the food and wine- Everyone was so friendly! We were adopted by Mario and also adopted by a shop owner, Vincenza Coppola( her shop had wonderful ceramics which we bought). We spent many days over coffee and conversation with her. We also attended her husband's birthday party with their family at Villa Rubinacci. What fun! My husband sang Italian songs and everyone in the restaurant cheered,"Bravo"- We also have returned home and contacted Vincenza's son, Antonino,who is in Duluth, MN where he has a ceramic shop. We spoke over an hour on the phone. He invited us to visit him this summer. He is sending some Deruta ware which we love. So all in all we LOVED our friendly, awesome time touring the Amalfi area from Sorrento!! Our stay was from February 7-19,2004.