A Stay In Sorrento

Looking down on Positano

I loved my recent holiday in Sorrento on Italy’s Bay of Naples.

But I wasn’t surprised to read that, amongst the most popular holiday destinations people travel to from Scotland, it’s the most expensive.

When I was there I noticed that everything was pretty pricey, culminating in the half-litre of still water in Capri that cost an astonishing nine euros – that’s almost nine pounds, given the current exchange rates!

Vesuvius by night from Marina Grande

In case you’re wondering, Marmaris in Turkey was the cheapest for travellers, with prices there on average a third of what I was paying in Sorrento. If I had known that before I booked my trip, would I have chosen differently?

Tranquil cloisters in Sorrento

Would I have done things differently?

I concluded that no, I wouldn’t have! I had dreamed of visiting Sorrento for years. The trip was to celebrate a “significant” birthday, an event I’d promised myself I was going to mark amidst the ruins of Pompeii, and that was what I did. It was a truly wonderful experience.

I’m sure I would have enjoyed a holiday in Turkey, But the very special week I spent in Italy was filled with magical and unique moments I will remember forever.

You can’t put a price on that.


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Angela Gilchrist

Angela is Editor-in-Chief of “The People’s Friend” magazine. Her passions include cats, Highland ponies, good books, vegetarian food and long walks in the Scottish countryside. Her favourite place to get away from it all is the magical Isle of Skye.