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Grand Hotel La PaceAfter our tour of Pompeii, we checked into our hotel for the next two nights. The Grand Hotel La Pace was indeed grand - one of the most elegant of our trip. The public rooms were filled with huge glass pieces. Hotel PoolOur room was covered with bright yellow tile (a tradition of Sorrento) and overlooked the pool area. We lounged around the hotel and pool for a few hours, then left for a walk through the downtown area.


Inlaid Wood DemoFirst stop was an inlaid wood factory and showroom.We were given a demonstration of the many steps it takes to create a piece of inlaid wood. No wonder it is a dying art. The showroom had all kinds of pieces to buy, from musical jewelry boxes to pictures to furniture. Factory ShowroomWe had purchased one of the music boxes when we were in Sorrento 20 years earlier so we didn't succumb to the temptations. They sure have increased in price since then!





Shopping streetWe continued on to the old town area and wandered down the shopping streets until dinner time.Restaurant Dinner was at Restorante Parrucchiano Favorita, a huge and beautiful restaurant. It felt like we were dining outside due to the hundreds of plants and fruit trees throughout the multi-level restaurant. And the food was delicious starting with the traditional antipasti, all the wine we wanted, pasta, main entree and ending with a wonderful dessert. Thank goodness this dinner was included in the tour as it probably cost a pretty euro!



To view more photos from Sorrento, please go to Sorrento Photo Gallery. To read about the next location visited, go to Capri.


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