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One of the many benefits about being in Italy is that everything is just that much better! We are currently living in Castellemmare di Stabia which is conveniently situated between two of the best cities in the region of Campania: Naples and Sorrento. Most recently, Tucker and I ventured to Sorrento in search of good food, shopping, and of course Italian site seeing. On Saturday, March 22, 2014, Tucker and I made our way down the treacherous hill leaving the Vesuvian Institute for our first trip to Sorrento.

Once we arrived in Sorrento, we were in awe of the many different shops and clothing stores to choose from. We didn’t know what to do first. As we made our way down the street Tucker and I did a little shopping purchasing clothes, sunglasses, and of course the famous limoncello.



Sorrento is famous for its lemons which we found some as big as our heads. As we continued our journey through, Tucker and I found one of the most amazing restaurants which if you aren’t careful you could walk right by. A gentleman dressed in a 2 piece suite greeted us at the door and asking if we were joining them for dinner. He walked us through the glass doors and gave us the “best seats in the house.” A two top located in the corner of the restaurant yet close enough to watch as the locals walked by.

As we went over the menu, we were watering at the mouth by the many different options and everything sounded so good! We decided that we couldn’t come to the coast and not enjoy a plate of calamari.

First course: Ravioli stuffed with ricotta cheese (Moneté) Seafood Pasta (Tucker) Second Course: Filet with Green Pepper Sauce (Tucker) Filet with Gorgonzola Cheese (Moneté)

Did I mention that the food was amazing! The service was impeccable, but as Americans’ we are always on the run and had to leave within seconds of getting the check so that we could make our train back to Castellemmare di Stabia.

Nonetheless, our trip to Sorrento was filled with laughter, shopping, and excellent food.



Moneté Cockburn