Sorrento, Italy.

26.09

Cider-with-Rosie-Sorrento
Vesuvius

I’d like to go back and do the past few days over again, please!

It feels like we cheated a last few days out of summer with such a late season-trip. Italy always captures my heart (I always find the people to be so warm and inviting, and let’s not even get started on the food!), but being there with some of my favourite people in the world was just about the best thing ever.

Particularly ‘stand-out’ moments?
Eating pineapple and basil gelato. It was *mindblowingly* incredible.
A Sunday lunch of pizzas and grilled octopus salad, eaten in the sunshine on the marina.
A morning stroll to the village to buy fresh fruit for breakfast.
Laying by the pool in late September sunshine.
Discovering lush Italian biscuits called ‘Pan di Stelle’, that are kind of like a cross between Bourbons and Oreos but without the cream filling. I’m obsessed.
Getting chance to expand my Italian vocabulary a little way beyond ‘One scoop of yoghurt gelato in a cup, please’ ;)
Watching bats flying round the piazza at dusk.
Late evening drinks the hotel with Mum and Jason, and finally managing to find a wine I don’t hate the taste of!

Oh and what’s that? Oh yes, watching my darling cousin marry the love of her life was pretty spectacular too, I guess…;) Photos from the wedding day itself to follow in the next few days (just *wait* until you see how beautiful Emily looked! She’ll knock your socks off!) but just for now, here’s the first batch of photos from our time in Sorrento…

Fiat-and-Vespa


Prosciutto-e-rucola-pizza

Below: This pizza monstrosity is what Jason ate on our first evening in Sorrento. It was called ‘The Vesuvius’, and we presumed the name referred to how spicy the pizza would be. But no! It was actually two entire pizzas squished together, with sauce and filling spilling out of the centre like a volcano. Jason’s verdict was ‘delicious, great base, but overwhelming’…

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Bay-of-Sorrento
Sorrento-pavements

Heart-shadow-on-Italian-pavements

You can’t turn a corner in Sorrento without spotting a fruit tree or vines. I saw figs, kiwis, limes, tomatoes, and of course, fat Amalfi lemons growing ripe on branches. Those lemons really are as good as they say, you know. At the wedding on Monday, we ate a traditional Amalfi dessert whose name translated directly to ‘Warm heart lemon cakes’. They were rich vanilla scented cakes, filled with buttery lemon curd. Lemon is my Mum’s favourite ever flavour, so they just about sent her to lemon-scented seventh heaven.

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Wrought-iron-in-Sorrento

Below: Whenever we travel on the continent, Jase can always pass for a local. It’s those French genes…

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I feel like Jason and I really recharged over the past few days, and had some time to concentrate on each other. There was so much love in the air in Italy (well, we were there for a wedding after all!) and I feel more smitten with him, and more *together* than ever before. Being away also made me feel extra appreciative for our every day. I’m in love with our routine, and our *mundane*. I love being his other half :)

Cider-with-Rosie
Vines

More postcards from Italy to follow soon…

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30 Comments
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  • http://madeinhunters.blogspot.co.uk/ Ema

    So glad you had such a wonderful time!

  • http://leavventuredellapice.blogspot.it Bea

    Lovely photos!!!
    And I thought “Pan di stelle” were international….I love them too!!
    Have a nice day!

  • http://makeupbycandlelight.blogspot.co.uk Charlotte (@makupbcandlelit)

    We went to Sorrento last year and had an amazing time! So much fun recognizing the place – I hope you enjoyed it as much as we did :o). Xx

    http://makeupbycandlelight.blogspot.co.uk

  • http://www.bumblespeaks.wordpress.com Katie

    Ahh this looks so lovely.. you are Jason are so cute! can’t wait for more photos.

    Bumble Speaks

  • http://loulou-in-paris.blogspot.fr Lou

    Ah stunning photos Rosie, as ever. So happy to hear you feel your couple benefited from the romantic trip. I can’t wait to hear about the rest of the wedding and see the photos! Didn’t know Jason had French blood in him, Gallic men are the best : ) xx

  • http://dippedinrococo.blogspot.com Kasia

    I visited Italy last year and it was one of the trips I’d ever taken! <3

  • Emma

    Looks like you had the perfect time!

    Italy is high on my list of places to go, especially just for the food :)

    Lovely photos.

    Hmm maybe…

  • http://www.uni-of-life.blogspot.com Danielle

    Oh my, this whole entire post is so cute! I’ve been to Italy a few times but never Sorrento, it looks beautiful. Can’t wait to see photos from the wedding! X

    http://www.uni-of-life.blogspot.com

  • http://www.alittlelusciousness.com Rosie

    Such lovely photos! The pineapple basil combo sounds delicious too!

    Rosie xx

  • http://www.everywordhandwritten.blogspot.co.uk Rosie W

    Really beautiful photos Rosie :) I’ve always thought about visiting Italy, and you’ve pretty much sold it to me in one post ;)
    Rosie x | Every Word Handwritten

  • Brookies

    Feeling nostalgic now!! You’ve captured the atmosphere and the beauty of Sorrento perfectly.

  • http://www.daisybutter.com Michelle

    Looks and sounds amazing Rosie, I’d love to visit Italy! Congratulations to your cousin on her marriage as well (:

  • http://lasaloperie.blogspot.com Isa

    I always love your photos – I always think I’m taking the same ones, and then they don’t come out nearly as nice. What’s your secret?!

    http://lasaloperie.blogspot.com

  • http://itsamadsmadsworld.blogspot.ca Madeline

    Looks like such an amazing trip, the photos are gorgeous ! And the food ! Ah !

    Madeline | Its a Mads Mads World

  • http://www.littleappletree.co.uk Angela

    I love all the fresh produce that flourishes everywhere along the Amalfi Coast. Glad you had such a great time in bella Italia!

  • http://thenewnortherner.com Lucy

    Your photos look gorgeous Rosie! I just got back from Italy a few days ago as well and am trying to adjust to a life where I’m not eating multiple gelatos every day. We went to Rome and Florence and I can’t wait to go back to Italy already as there are so many other places that I’d love to visit, including Sorrento :)

    Lucy x The New Northerner

  • http://atrailofsparkles.blogspot.com Liesa

    Glad to see you had a lovely time! Gorgeous photos! xx

  • http://cocoandmingo.com Jessica (Coco/Mingo)

    Beautiful photos! Looks like an amazing time – I would LOVE to visit there!

  • http://renversus.blogspot.co.uk Ren

    Pan di stelle dipped in a nice, big mug of tea mmmmmm. Italians like to dunk them in a bowl of warm milk but that’s a bit much for me! x

  • http://dancingthroughthefire.com dan

    Beautiful pictures, there’s so many areas of Italy that I want to visit and Sorrento looks amazing! xx

  • http://whatsarah-says.blogspot.co.uk/ Sarah

    Looks amazing! I love your photos too. Really craving pizza now, hehe.

  • http://lavidalaura.com/ Laura

    Looks like a lovely trip! I have to say that I would not expect pineapple & basil to be a good gelato combination…who knew??

  • http://lilylipstick.blogspot.com LilyLipstick

    Beautiful pictures! That pizza looks immense. x

  • http://www.chambrayandcurls.blogspot.com laura

    Sorrento is just stunning. I went a few years ago and they had these perfect big fresh green olives in a tiny corner shop that nothing has tasted as good as since… It looks like the two of you had the most wonderful time, those photos are lovely of the two of you- you look so relaxed and happy
    xxx

  • http://mstoodygooshoes.blogspot.com Amy

    I enjoyed your trip to Sorrento, vicariously through your photos and words! Looking forward to seeing more.

  • http://www.makinglifeslemons.com Lisa @ Making Lifes Lemons

    beautiful photos!

    xo Lisa

  • http://Www.Easylittletiger.com Amanda

    What a wonderful trip! That pizza is absolutely bonkers, I love it.

    Also, it’s amazing how therapeutic a few days away together can be for a relationship.

  • http://ladyeleanorsblog.blogspot.co.uk/ Eleanor

    Argh! I feel as though I have to pack up my life and move here immediately, it looks amazing. Gorgeous photos as ever, it looks like you had a lovely time x

  • http://www.frillsnspills.com Maria

    Italy is one of my favourite places in the world and your gorgeous photos are really making me want to go back!

    Maria xxx

  • http://www.thewanderlusthasgotme.blogspot.co.uk gina

    Lovely post and sorrento looks beautiful
    http://www.thewanderlusthasgotme.blogspot.co.uk

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