A new adventure today as we chose an excursion called 'The Flavours of Sorrento', which again did not disappoint us. We travelled by bus from the port of Naples along a rugged, picturesque coastline to Sorrento, a small town in Campania, southern Italy, overlooking the Bay of Naples with a view of Mount Vesuvius. We had fun shopping and enjoying the quaintness of narrow side streets. Our tour bus then took us up a steep, very narrow mountain road to Le Colline de Sorrento a working farm that caters to tourists with it's demonstrations of making mozzarella cheese and limoncello, a very potent digestif made with lemon rinds, alcohol, water and sugar. After a very hearty lunch served in a garden terrace we walked through an olive and citrus grove and learned all about the pressing of olive oil. I still have difficulty making choices of olive oil in a grocery store. It was a delightful time being out in the country away from the crowds we experienced yesterday in Rome.
Little mosaic niche in a courtyard
This was the appetizer - three homemade cheeses, salami, olive and roasted red pepper pate. Then came the pasta entree, wine, and cake for dessert.
Making mozzarella cheese
Tasting limoncello and marmalade's
Olive and citrus grove
Olives are caught in nets under the trees
We truly had delicious flavours of Sorrento