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A to Z of Postcards – S is for Sorrento in Italy

Sant’ Agnello itself is a completely separate municipal commune from what is strictly speaking the town of Sorrento and walking the other way was another separate municipality of Piano di Sorrento, which was a working fishing village without the trappings of modern tourism.

The famous Victorian poet Robert Browning, who, it is said, adored Italy lived in this area and mentioned the countryside of Piano and other localities of the Sorrentine peninsula in his poem ‘The Englishman in Italy.

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Sorrento, Piano di Sorrento, Pasta and Italian Ice Cream

Sorrento from the cliff tops

When we returned to the hotel we went straight to the pool to look for sunbathing Maria and a fellow guest, an experienced traveller who was staying here alone, told us that not only were we lucky to see a place like Pompeii on our first time abroad but we were fortunate too to be staying at the Hotel Mediterraneo, which he rated as one of the best places that he had ever stayed.

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