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Street Views in Sorrento, Italy

Sorrento is a coastal town in southwest Italy. Its dramatic cliffs face the Bay of Naples. Its winding roads is full of vendors selling gelato, ceramics, woodwork, and the requisite tacky souvenirs. Limoncello — think alcoholic lemonade — is produced in Sorrento. Honeymooners walk underneath the afternoon sun. It is a slow town where meandering is encouraged and visitors can relish in the salt air and sea breeze.

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Street Views in Naples, Italy

Naples is without a doubt, a gritty city. From a bird’s eye view, the wide roads and colorful buildings look well kept, rolling down from the hill towards the water. A beautiful view of Mount Vesuvius echoes in the distance. One might mistake it for a southern Italian paradise. Unlike the picturesque Capri, Amalfi Coast, or even Sorrento, Naples is a rough around the edges, lived in city. The locals may speak little to no English. You’ll bend your ear to make sense of the few words you may have studied before landing here. This place isn’t catered to tourists. Nor should it be.

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Marina Grande in Capri, Italy

Marina Grande is the main port to the island of Capri, Italy. A steady flux of ships and boats come in and out of the port, carrying cargo and passengers alike. Boats travel to Naples, Sorrento, the Amalfi Coast, and simply around the island for a tour of the grottos. Restaurants, hotels, and shops line the main strip, serving locals and tourists.

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