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Italy - Day 2


What an amazing day!!!!   After a thunderstorm overnight, we enjoyed 75 degree weather and sun (before an afternoon shower).

This morning we enjoyed a breakfast at the hotel and then headed out for a tour of Sorrento.  We stopped at the Museum of Correale which is situated in the 18th century palazzo at the end of town and had some amazing pieces - and views!.  We then went through the hillsides of Sorrento and had a break for lunch.


 Later we visited La Sorgente, a lovely agricultural farm belonging to the Marciano family.  What a view of the city of Naples!  We saw a demonstration of making mozzarella – and couldn’t resist tasting some for ourselves (along with some homemade wine and limoncello)…
 

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