Day 4 -Rome-Sorrento-Bay of Naples
The drive to Sorrento was beautiful with views of the Bay of Naples and Mount Vesuvius We stopped at an inlaid-wood workshop for a tour then spent an hour or so wandering the lovely lanes in Sorrento (be sure to stop at Primavera for a gelato).
An optional tour to Positano (40 euro) was worth doing with a drive along the Amalfi Coast and time to wander around the lanes in Positano, a quick dip in the ocean and a drink and bruschetta at a restaurant overlooking the beach. The hotel scheduled was The Grand Moon Valley but we stayed instead at the Hotel Mary on the Sorrento coast. After a swim in the pool, which was very cold, we ate dinner at the hotel and spent the evening sitting on the balcony and watching the buses and cars trying to navigate the sharp bend (some guests had a sea view). Some of the others in the group chose to walk to the small town (Vico Equense) where there are a few small shops. I wish we'd had longer to spend here as it seems a very interesting town with lots of history.