Sorrento, Italy photo diary

Sorrento Italy travel blog diary

Lately I have experienced the absurdity of something I could only name as wanderlust. A calling, some great thirst for adventure and the sea, sent me to Naples airport, Italy and, soon after, the beautiful coastal

 town of Sorrento. I’m not lying when I say the air was thick and hot with the scent of flowers and pizza.

Sorrento Italy travel blog diary

The town itself sits atop the huge cliff faces, bridges overlooking huge drops, teasing glimpses of the rolling Elysian Fields below, with a network of alleys winding right down to the coast itself.

Sorrento Italy travel blog diary

The touch of the ocean is magic and changing. The sand against your skin, leaving an imprint forever. The most fun was running my hands along the salt crusted walls while we descended down the cobbled and mosaic patterned streets, local dogs at our heels, unravelling more and more ocean as we went.

Sorrento Italy travel blog diary

It’s like a storybook world, filled with balconies, hanging boughs of jewel like fruit, climbing around the shutters and it’s hot too, the temperature reaching its zenith at almost midday and everything already baking and shrivelled to the touch, except for the flowers hiding in the rock face.

Sorrento Italy travel blog diary

The sun weaves out the gold in your hair and cradles your bare face, slung with suncream, freckles and flecks of sand. I remember wearing sunshine and sea spray on my arms and face and nothing else.

Sorrento Italy travel blog diary

Everything is calm, serene and impossible to turn your back on. I can’t get over the colour of the water, the perfect mirror image of the sky, azure blue. It sparkles with every fingernail curve of the waves.

Sorrento Italy travel blog diary

More Italy diaries to come! Holiday diaries are always my favourite posts to read and the most fun to create, a documentation of a whole new world so different to my own, leaving an imprint behind and taking the ocean with me. Are you feeling wanderlust this summer? Let me know! ♡



  1. Unknown
    May 23, 2017 / 10:09 pm

    I have been to Sorrento and it was truly beautiful. Your poetic words & stunning shots took my right back there<3

    Sinéad xo Fabuleuse Du Jour

    • elizabeth
      May 25, 2017 / 8:20 pm

      Aw thank you so much Sinead, so kind of you!! ♡

  2. Adriana R.
    May 23, 2017 / 10:54 pm

    This is so beautiful! Your photos are amazing. <3
    The Fancy Cats

    • elizabeth
      May 25, 2017 / 8:26 pm

      Wow thanks so much Adriana! 😀 ♡

  3. marblmoon
    May 24, 2017 / 9:49 am

    What beautiful photos, I'm heading to Italy in August and I can't wait to experience it!


    • elizabeth
      May 25, 2017 / 8:27 pm

      Thank you so much Ciara, ahhh you are so lucky! Enjoy every second! 😀 ♡

  4. Julia
    May 24, 2017 / 10:02 am

    This post is beautifully written, and these pictures are breathtaking! Italy is my favourite country in the world, and it warms my heart to see that you had a lovely time, and how you describe it so poetically. I can't wait to see your other travel diaries, and I hope you'll include your trip to Pompeii in it!

    Julia x
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    • elizabeth
      May 25, 2017 / 8:30 pm

      Wow thank you so much Julia, I'm so glad you liked it – I hope I did it justice! Italy is so gorgeous, I can't wait to go back and explore a bit more! 😀 ♡

  5. UpYourVlog
    May 24, 2017 / 10:15 am

    Oh so pretty! Would love to go to Sorrento.

    • elizabeth
      May 25, 2017 / 8:30 pm

      Aw thank you so much Natalie, I totally recommend it! 😀 ♡

  6. Indya
    May 24, 2017 / 11:23 am

    These photos are absolutely breathtaking. I've wanted to visit Italy for such a long time. I know I'll get there someday! I'm excited to be surrounded by the smell of pizza 😋

  7. Elle
    May 24, 2017 / 1:53 pm

    I swear I was born with wanderlust haha. I love how poetic this is written, absolutely lovely to read and the photos are wonderful. I've been dreaming of Italy since I was a child and this just makes me want to go even more.

  8. Mihaela
    May 24, 2017 / 2:54 pm

    such a great post 🙂 you have an amazing blog!


  9. Katarina
    May 24, 2017 / 8:20 pm

    Very nice photos! Love them all! *_*

    Kathy's delight I Instagram I Facebook

  10. Amelia May - Milly -
    May 24, 2017 / 9:37 pm

    A beautiful look in at your holiday diaries xxx very best wishes xx

    Keep Calm and Start Writing ~

  11. Amelia May - Milly -
    May 24, 2017 / 9:37 pm

    A beautiful look in at your holiday diaries xxx very best wishes xx

    Keep Calm and Start Writing ~

  12. franalibi
    May 24, 2017 / 9:41 pm

    These photos are absolutely gorgeous omg

  13. MarianneSophia
    May 24, 2017 / 9:55 pm

    Wow it looks so beautiful there!! Such lovely photographs!

    Much love,
    Marianne x

  14. Mollie Quirk
    May 24, 2017 / 11:12 pm

    What a truly gorgeous place. Your photographs are stunning, Elizabeth. It looks like you had the most amazing and breathtakingly beautifully romantic time!

    Lots of love from Mollie xxx |

  15. Venus Smileygal
    May 25, 2017 / 10:17 am

    Looking forward to visit Italy soon! Beautiful pictures as always Elizabeth!

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  16. Melody Ong
    May 25, 2017 / 1:18 pm

    such beautiful photos!


  17. Elise Liddell
    May 25, 2017 / 1:41 pm

    everything is beautiful; from the photos to how you arranged your words. i just stumbled upon your blog by accident but already i am liking things around here. looking forward to more posts in the future 🙂

    p.s: i find it so interesting and cool that you are a girl with synesthesia. while i don't understand what life is like with it, i've always been intrigued by it. i even did a project on synesthesia before and i wish more people know about the beautiful mystery.

  18. Unknown
    May 25, 2017 / 3:04 pm

    Such a cute little blog!;-)<3

  19. Unknown
    May 25, 2017 / 3:12 pm

    All the pictures are so dreamy. It seriously makes me want to go there. Thank you so much for sharing.


  20. Danielle Alexa
    May 25, 2017 / 7:54 pm

    I love Sorrento, it is one of my favourite places!

    Danielle xx

  21. Unknown
    May 25, 2017 / 7:58 pm

    Beautiful photos you have here! i am definitely searching for some new places to travel to and add to my list! This'll be on it now 😉

  22. Unknown
    May 28, 2017 / 5:17 pm

    Ahh beautiful! I find myself forever dreaming of the next trip but never more so than now, as I know that we won't realistically be going anywhere until next year. I'm looking forward to reading your other posts about this trip so I can live vicariously through you in the meantime.

    Amy –

  23. Unknown
    May 29, 2017 / 3:45 pm

    Looks so beautiful! Your photos are lovely x

    Abi | abistreetx

  24. Amy
    May 30, 2017 / 3:24 am

    These photos are beautiful! It looks like such a gorgeous place ♥
    Amy xx

    Little Moon Dragon

  25. Claudia Ciocca
    May 31, 2017 / 9:45 pm

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  26. Claudia Ciocca
    May 31, 2017 / 9:46 pm

    I Love Sorrento! Beautiful pics 🙂


  27. Unknown
    June 10, 2017 / 1:44 am

    Mesmerizing, beautiful photos…so so lovely.

  28. brynn.svenningsen
    July 9, 2017 / 7:31 pm

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  29. Brynnie
    July 9, 2017 / 7:36 pm

    This trip looks amazing! I really want to travel to Italy someday! xx Brynn

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