I'm back from a wonderful two weeks trip that I enjoyed so much! This was a great way to celebrate our 20th wedding celebration, one of the main goals we had was not wanting to feel rushed, I think we acomplished this. ( except for the first night )
We flew Los Angeles -Paris-LA ( I know, open jaw is better but we found a fare that we couldn"t resist! ) It was our first time flying non -stop , ( fifth time to Europe) Oh my! I loved it! We arrived so well rested .It's gonna be difficult to take connections again! 😉. We flew Air France, only positive comments about them.
We divided our trip like this:
* 1 Night Paris
* 6 nights Sorrento
3 nights Florence
4 nights Paris again
* Paris: We arrived early morning so we felt confident to take the RER and metro to our hotel Diana in the Latin Quarter. I found about this hotel here and it was great! Thank you! A little bit above our programmed budget, so we only booked for this one night stay. ( budget €100 , this hotel €125 no breakfast included) This neighborhood is so lively , full of young people, restaurants and things to do, we really liked it!
We walked through the area, went to Luxemburg Gardens for the first time , went to Notre Dame that was surrounded by blossom trees , beautiful!!! One street next to Notre Dame we found this restaurant that claims to be the oldest in Paris , it was so beautiful on the outside, full of flowers, picturesque lilac chairs, great picture shots!
We walked and had a beer in the Marais, and called it off for the day.
We had a flight to catch in the morning .
Things that I want to highlight:
* Great turist information service at Charles de Gaulle for first timers (or for everyone!) They sell metro tickets if you don't want to deal with machines yet, although they're not difficult to use.
* We found Parisians so kind and helpful! Always willing to help when they notice you need it.
We flew Easy-Jet , Orly -Nap , airline good as always. From Naples we took the Curreri bus ( €10 each) to Sorrento. Scenic drive, 90 min aprox , easy to catch just outside the airport . Being this our second time in the area I just loved the feeling of "knowing" the airport, knowing that the Curreri bus was on the left side of the airport and the buses to the train station on the right. Feeling some how "familiar" with the area was great! I just couldn't erase the smile of my face!
We arrived at 6:00 pm aprox to Sorrento , one of my happy places in this world, It just makes me happier!
Three years ago we went there for the first time and we fell in love!
That time we found this b&b Villa Monica ( don't forget the name,you will thank me later! 😉) We loved everything about it! The view, the rooms, the cleanliness, the price and especially the way Pasquale, the owner made us feel , we liked it so much that all this trip was planned around being able to stay at least six nights at Villa Monica and now, I loved it even more!
We stopped to have dinner at Il Leone Rosso, ( Pasquale picked us Up there, after dinner.) The restaurant is right next to the train station, It was good, but I expected more , nothing to complain but not a meal that we'll remember and rave about it. ( €48.50 per two wine included) Excellent service.
And there we went to one of my favorite spots in this world!!! My room in Villa Monica!
But , I' ll continue later... 😃 Thanks for reading me .