Down the Coast We Go: Sorrento

Hana Yoon
June 25, 2014

As a part of one of our field trips planned through the program, we spent a day in Sorrento on our way to the Amalfi Coast. Sorrento sits at the foot of Mount Vesuvius (the volcano infamous for burying Pompeii) and is known for it’s quality limoncello. Limoncello is a lemon liqueur that is popular in Italy and the best of which is made in Sorrento since it has abnormally large and sweet lemons. We also took some time to visit a winery and vineyard whose wine takes on a bit of an acidic taste since the soil is rich with the Vesuvius’s ashes.

The view of Mt. Vesuvius from the vineyard

A sneak peek into the wineries cellar

The grapes of the new harvest.

One lemon was a handful

The garden we visited was one of the oldest in the town. They also grew oranges!

We caught Italy’s second game, which ended up going to Costa Rica.

The sun setting on Sorrento.

Both tourists and locals alike were out enjoying the good food, views, and activities of Sorrento’s streets at night.

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<p><span style="color: rgb(29, 29, 29); font-family: Arial, Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; line-height: normal; background-color: rgb(237, 237, 237);">My name is Hana and I am a junior at the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana. I&#39;m currently studying Architecture and minoring in Urban and Regional Planning (which has me even more excited to study abroad in Rome with its rich architectural history). As a lover of art, food, and adventure, I look forward to delving into the dynamic Italian culture and sharing my experiences!</span></p>

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