|Piazza Tasso, Sorrento|
|Bar Ercolano, Sorrento|
We entered the grounds of the Excelsior Vittoria and made our way through the lush gardens to the former greenhouse which was now La Serra for their signature Orange Blossom Treatment.
Now completely restored from our recent weeks of touring, we headed to Villa Communale to enjoy the gardens
|Villa Communale, Sorrento|
and the views
of Mount Vesuvius and the Bay of Naples.
|Mount Vesuvius across the Bay of Naples|
Below the terrace, bathing platforms jutted into the sea as Sorrento does not have many beaches.
|Sorrento's Bathing Platforms|
We did a little shopping before returning to Piazza Tasso for lunch.
|Tweety Bird Vending Machine|
|Sorrento's Old Town|
We chose an outdoor table at the Fauno Bar where we could watch the passing parade of people. The Pizza Capriciosa (mushrooms, artichokes, olives and ham) was the best I had tasted while in Italy.
|Pizza Capriciosa, Fauno Bar|
This was followed by a cappuccino
and the ubiquitous free shot of limoncello. I never did acquire a taste for it - rather like lemon-flavoured cough syrup.
There was a station set up for washing the horses who pulled carriages through the town streets.
Soon it was time to return to the Michelangelo to board the bus for our return to Rome, and we arrived back at the Hotel Diana by 8:30 p.m. It was nice to return to familiar surroundings.
|Hotel Diana Roof Garden, Rome|
And this time the Hotel Diana Roof Garden was open! So we shared a glass of wine here on our last night in Europe, with church bells chiming in the distance.