Fortunately, today was a bit more relaxed. We were doing a ship's tour, the Sorrento Coast and Wine Tasting, leaving at 8:30am. Wow, we could actually get up and have breakfast before disembarking!! We went up to the Marketplace and had buffet breakfast (fast and a ton of choices) and made our way to the Galaxy Theater to wait for our group to leave.
It was a very rainy day. Each previous day threatened rain, but fortunately we were able to dodge around it. Not today. It was rainy off and on.
When we got off the ship, we boarded a very small, very cramped bus and headed up to the main Sorrento town square. The way is curvy and very tight. When we got to the top, we switched buses to a normal bus with adequate room. We headed up the Amalfi coast (world famous for its beauty) to a Michelin starred restaurant. The scenery was breathtaking.
|Serenity Anchored in the Harbor|
|Olives (taken from Bus, so a bit blurry)|
|Tunnel to wine cellar|
Next up we assembled in a large patio area where they had set up a bunch of tables for 6 people. On the tables were two plates, one with traditional bruschetta and an olive spread on bread; and the other plate was a charcuterie assortment of cheeses and meats. They served us two wine tastings we believe were from the area.
|Area near patio.|
|Front of restaurant - Eggs are from a local artist.|
The trek back to Sorrento was on the same road.
We ended up in the Sorrento town square.
We went to a small restaurant called Da Gigino for lunch (the four of us had variations on pasta and gnocchi). The food was excellent, the tables were slammed together and very tight, and we just loved it.
|Julie's Mushroom Ravioli|
We went to the Avenue Saloon again for pre-dinner drinks. Our waiter Nico was incredible as always. The staff on Serenity are just amazing. We told Nico our names the second night and since then he always refers to us by name. So cool...
Dinner was in Waterside. Julie had:
|Appetizer portion of Fusilli "Con Prosciutto E Asparagi"|
|From the Modern Menu: Pan-seared U-10 Scallops|
|Summer Berry Cheesecake Trifle|
BTW - Alex had the Poppy Seed-Pepper Crusted Venison and said it was terrific (we all agreed when given our taste).
Today we walked:
Steps: 9,144 and 4.01 miles (we definitely slacked off today with the weather and a long bus ride to and back).