The first thing I noticed about Sorrento were the streets. They’re old. Lined with cobblestone and other rocks, the streets are not for the weary walker. Also, they’re narrow. With only one main street, Corso Italia, Sorrento is a haven for people watchers. However, even with all the people in such tight spaces, you never feel cramped. The most amazing part of Sorrento is how each street, all seemingly similar, can feel so distinct. No matter how many times we walked down the same roads, they always seemed new, always prompting the recurring question, “Have we been down here yet?”
Beyond the streets there is a feeling of sheer joy. It surrounds and envelopes you when you’re there. People are on vacation. People are splurging. People are happy. It was the perfect escape from the malaise of day to day working life and the monotony of home. It was an older British couple that we met in a bar who captured it best, “Sorrento is just perfect.” There are few places like it in the world, where everything- the food, the air, the sea, the people- just blend together so naturally to produce such unencumbered satisfaction.
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Patrick Edmonds is a co-founder, editor, and writer for/of The Lunch Break. His passions include Food, Arts & Entertainment, and Educational News. You can follow Patrick Edmonds on facebook and on Twitter @patrickedmonds1.