After visiting Rome, our roadtrip continued to Sorrento where we booked a hotel with a stunning view in the old town centre. Bear in mind that if you decide to go for a roadtrip through Italy in August, chances are high you will be stuck in traffic. Most Italians are off in August and leave for the Amalfi Coast. As we were wondering in Rome where all the Italians are, proud to announce that we found them in cars driving to the Amalfi Coast.
When we arrived in Sorrento after hours of driving on an empty stomach, we found the best looking restaurant so far. Dining under the lemon trees eating the best seafood ever, you should make a reservation at Ristorante ‘O Parrucchiano La Favorita.
The next day we booked a ferry from Sorrento to Capri to explore the jetset island up close. The ferry takes you there within 20 minutes and a return ticket is around 25 euros, a pretty good deal I would say.
Capri is beautiful, seriously beautiful. Steep cliffs rise majestically from an impossibly blue sea, elegant villas drip with wisteria. Even the trees are carefully manicured. But beauty comes with a price. And Capri knows its worth.
The lovely story of our trip to Positano started when we left Sorrento after breakfast on a warm day in August. When we arrived in Positano we were unable to find a parking spot for our car. We decided to continue our journey to the next town on the Amalfi Coast where we ended up in a huge traffic jam with all the other people looking for a place to park their cars. After a couple of hours Jasmine had to go to the toilet. We stopped on the road, used a toilet in the local pub and to avoid a parking fine, we ordered ice cream and Aperol Spritz and made the pavement our lunchspot for the day.
The lesson leant from this experience is:
- Never go to the Amalfi Coast in August as italians have their summer holidays during this month.
- Do not go to the Amalfi Coast by car. Go by boat, bus, bike, horse… Anything that does not involve using a parking space.
- Or book a hotel in Positano inclusing parking.