Sorrento - hiking trails and walk-in restaurants?
Learning there are lots of hiking trails leaving from Sorrento for our day trip stop on a cruise coming up soon. Are their any walk-in restaurants that are part of some good day hikes in this area? Thanks.
I don't think Don Alfonso, Quattro Passi or Taverna del Capitano are walk-in places, but the most recent online SlowFood guide available without membership (2006) lists three places in Sant'Agata sui Due Golfi - Fattoria Terranova (an agriturismo; reservations required), Lo Stuzzichino and Margherita - and even one in tiny Santa Maria dell'Annunziata - La Torre.
Via Deserto 1A - Sant'Agata sui due Golfi, Massa Lubrense, Campania 80064, IT
via Pontone, 10, Massa Lubrense, Campania 80061, IT
we did not hike from Sorrento but enjoyed our hikes from Ravello using the Sunflower guide and locally provided maps.. I think you have two alternatives, take a bus to an outlying area on the Sorrentine Peninsula like Massa Lubrense or Sant'Agata and hike from there or find some walks that dont require transportation. There are a number of places to eat in those two towns (Massa Lubrense actually covers a fairly wide area.) including greats like Don Alfonso ,Taverna del Capitano and Quattro Passi, but you probably dont have time for these in a day visit, and there are other less expensive choices.
Here are some in the areas mentioned
if you search for hiking sorrento or massa lubrense you will find a lot of info, like this
also including bus schedules etc.
the tourist office in Sorrento should be a good source of guidance., bus maps and walk suggestions which you can hit when you arrive although a lot of the stuff is online. I will look at our Sunflower guide later to see if any walks recommended there seem appropriate to a short visit and seem to take you close to a good meal.
via Vespucci, 13/n, Massa Lubrense, Campania 80061, IT
Taverna del Capitano
Piazza delle Sirene, 10-11, Massa Lubrense, Campania 80061, IT
Don Alfonso 1890
Corso Sant'Agata, 11, Massa Lubrense, Campania 80064, IT
re: jen kalb
Thanks Jen, this looks like it will be fun project to find something that could work and maybe get us away from all the tourist congestion in this area. Have done the standard routes here and now looking for something a little more off the beaten path for a mid day lunchtime adventure.
We don't leave on this trip until November, but leave tomorrow for a cruise that will take us back to our beloved Naples next week so we can continue exploring its many wonderful dining options. Will head to the Spanish Quarter this time which we missed for dining on previous visits, but DH says he wants a espresso the first thing after we land. Looks like the tips head us towards finding a Caffe Mexico somewhere between the port and Plazza Publica.
Our first stop is Trapani and I am still debating trying to fit in a train trip to Marsala instead of the standard choice of Erice, simply because I think I want to have Scalope Marsala ...in ... Marsala. Cafe Garibaldi seems to get the nod for this in Marsala. But that is only if there is still room after engorging myself on marzipan at the first store I see selling it once we land.
there is a famous sweet shop in Erice that looks like the only food dont miss there - its linked on the Restaurant page. Not sure whether there is a Cafe Mexico close to the port in Naples, however. November is the wettest month of the year in Campania - but its not unrelenting. hopefully you will hit a dry day for your visit and walk.
re: jen kalb
Thanks for the weather warning. We will be prepared. I remember a cold, damp foggy Christmas in Naples many years ago - -with bag pipe playing shepards at doors of churches when you could just wander among the Santa Chiara tiled porticos. I also remember a crazy dessert made up of tiny little cream puffs no bigger than marbles that had colored sprinkles and probably bound with burned sugar - said it was a Naples New Years speciality.
piazza Santa Chiara 30, Sarteano Siena, Toscana 53047, IT