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The Tall Ship Vera - Sorrento Holiday

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By | Blog, Amalfi Coast | Posted 07 Apr 2015

The Tall Ship Vera - Sorrento Holiday

Having booked your Sorrento holiday, it is natural to want to make the most of your time. Once you have visited the nearby sites of Pompeii and Herculaneum, along with the main towns, you may feel tempted to spend more of your time at Grand Hotel Cocumella, relaxing around the pool. For those wanting to experience the Mediterranean in style however, you have the option of the Tall Ship Vera whose crew will sail you around the region, and provide you with a light lunch whilst on board.  

Only half of this beautiful region can be explored by land, and taking to the sea on your Sorrento holiday provides the rest of the jigsaw, as you will feel like a sailor!  The Tall Ship Vera is one of the most ancient ships still sailing the Mediterranean, and the crew have preserved her original features to a high standard.

Vera was originally a fishing boat named Gjertrude Marie and was first taken to the sea in 1880 from Denmark, where she sailed in the icy waters of the Trait of Skagerrak and the North Sea. In 1936 she was renamed Vera and became a recreational ship in Svendborg, before reaching the Mediterranean in 1956. Since this time Vera has been owned by the owner of Grand Hotel Cocumella, whose owner in 1956 was the current pope’s family.

Vera is capable of up to 7 knots and has been used for both half day trips to 2 week long expeditions taking in Capri, Sardinia, Corsica and the coast of the mermaids, to name but a few places.

What better way to relax then with the wind in your hair sampling the best views of the regions? The office is guaranteed to feel but a distant memory away! 

The Tall Ship Vera in Sorrento

On board The Tall Ship Vera on the Amalfi Coast, Italy

 

About Hannah Netting

Hannah has had the travel bug from an early age where she was fortunate enough to travel widely, including a four month trip around the world. For her experiencing new cultures, sights and wonders was very important.

Lately her focus has been heavily on Italy enhanced by many wonderful trips including Verona, Venice, Top to Toe, Florence, amongst many others. In Venice she got lost in true Venetian style and got to experience the amazing acoustics of the Verona Arena. Currently Florence is her favourite, but this can always change! With plenty on offer in Italy, it will keep her entertained for many more trips to come!

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