I've never been to Italy
April 15, 2012 11:35 AM Subscribe
What are the must-see places to visit around Sorrento and the Amalfi coast in Italy?
In early May, my family (parents in their 60s, "kids" in their 30s) are going to Sorrento for a week. We know that we want to see Pompeii, maybe Capri, take nice walks, and eat good food. Do you have any recommendations for things that we should see and do in that area? (or things that we should avoid?) Are there specific restaurants or walks or sites that we should be checking out? We're all reasonably fit and love to spend time outdoors, though we're more "walk along the beach" people than "sunbathe on the beach" people.
Bonus question: my parents will be celebrating their wedding anniversary. Does anyone have any advice about a special treat that my brother and I can arrange for them while we're there? I'm thinking of something like a hot air balloon ride, if we were in California wine country, or a gondola ride in Venice -- it doesn't have to be super expensive, but something special for the two of them that we can surprise them with. Would love any suggestions!