Our family recently took a Mediterranean cruise, which brought us to southern Italy for the first time.
I arranged a private shore excursion with Joe Banana Limos to travel from the port of Naples to Sorrento and Pompeii. The company graciously worked with me to customize it just a little bit, by adding in a stop at the olive oil farm, as well as a lunch at Frate Cosimo in the countryside.
This was one of our most memorable and beautiful days from our entire trip. Giovanni was with us for the day, and was an absolute pleasure . . . warm, friendly, and eager to ensure we were having the best possible experience. He was also an extremely safe driver.
The day was paced perfectly. We fell in love with Sorrento, which we toured on our own after a few orientation tips from Giovanni that included an excellent gelateria recommendation.
Our visit to the olive oil farm was a true pleasure, and just the right length. The tasting was extensive and delicious.
Next, we went to lunch at Frate Cosimo. The restaurant fed us a lovely and delicious variety of food that just kept coming. No menus, just a memorable lunch that was "molto delicioso"!
Finally, we went to Pompeii. Joe Banana had coordinated with an expert tour guide there, Veronica, who helped us maximize our two hours in Pompeii. Her knowledge helped us get considerably more out of our visit than if we had tried to tour it on our own. I appreciated that this tour was arranged ahead of time by Joe Banana Limos.
We truly couldn't have been more pleased with Joe Banana Limos. In fact, we enjoyed our day with them so much that we are going back to Sorrento next summer. And there is no question who we will ask to take care of our transfers and tours! Thank you to the entire company, and especially to Giovanni, for a glorious introduction to your beautiful area!