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20 May 2014

Postcards of Scenic Sorrento

Found these postcards when I was sorting through a cupboard so I thought I would share them. Scanners are wonderful things!
All the pictures are of Sorrento which, as many of you know, is one of my favourite places. The next picture shows Marina Grande, which is THE most wonderful harbour. Happy hours were spent there watching the fishermen, browsing round the stalls, drinking coffee, having wonderful meals in Italian restaurants, or simply idling the time away.

Marina Grande, the most photographed harbour.
View for Marina Grande from the Bel Air hotel
Looking back at the hotel
Hotel swimming pool
The Bel Air - built into the rock. 
Though they are invisible on this photograph, there are steps and steep winding pathways that lead directly to the sea and then to the Marina ... often used by hotel guests.

I often wish I was there, especially now when 

our daughter and her husband are soon to head that way!
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12 comments:

faye said...

lovely ... I need a vacation and
Sorrento would be perfect.

Brian Miller said...

ah i could use a vacation there as well....the best of both worlds...the ocean and the mountains.....

Akelamalu said...

Oh beautiful views Valerie, having just come back from Italy I appreciate them even more! x

Valerie said...

Pearl, I hope you liked Italy as much as I do.

Brian, Italy isn't short of ocean or mountains. Heavenly!

Valerie said...

Faye, Sorrento would indeed be perfect. Plenty of photo opportunities as well.

DeniseinVA said...

Thank you for sharing these lovely photos Valerie. Everything I have heard about Italy makes me want to go there one day. Such a beautiful country!

Ron said...

Valerie, I'm sitting here this very moment, sipping my morning coffee and so enjoying these postcard images. Bellissima!

" Happy hours were spent there watching the fishermen, browsing round the stalls, drinking coffee, having wonderful meals in Italian restaurants, or simply idling the time away."

OMG...how delightful!

I was just recently speaking with my brother on the phone and the two of us were sharing what country in Europe we would like to visit the most, and it was ITALY.

Thank you for sharing, dear lady. Enjoyed!

X to you and Joe!

Valerie said...

Denise, if ever you get the chance, take it. You wouldn't be disappointed.

Valerie said...

Ron, you have more reason than me to enjoy Italy. As I have often said... it is delightful. I am pleased I didn't throw the postcards away.

Lea said...

No wonder it's the most photographed harbor! It's beautiful.

Montanagirl said...

Oh my - it's gorgeous there! ....sigh.

Ranita Sinha said...

Lovely pictures and omg the swimming pool..will love to spent some me hours far away from the hustle and bustle of daily life..thanks for sharing it Valerie..