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Don't wait until the last minute. Passports can be slow to arrive, but the application process is very straight forward. Ask about it at your local post office.
Please read this careful. Apply in 2024 for travel authorization and please do it well in advance on travel (at least a month or more). The cost is under $10 but it’s required.
You'll want to book a flight to Naples, Italy and take public transit or an airport transfer service from there to Sorrento. There is even a ferry (though ferry is prone to cancellation due to rough seas.) Whether you choose a transfer service or public transit, the ride is about 1 hour. The train is easy if you're an experienced traveler, however, an airport transfer is much easier but will cost about 100 Euros. Your hotel can easily arrange this for you. If you choose to take the train, get off the train in downtown Sorrento. The walk is easy and there are more transit options. We recommend the website provided for the best deals. If you prefer a car, please see the rental car section.
The best way to go about this is to fly in and out of Rome. Rome is a very friendly city and you should give yourself an extra 3 days on the front end to explore and a day on the back for travel. Europe is full of amazing public transit! There is a clean, comfortable and efficient train that runs from Roma Termini to Sorrento and back. We recommend the website below for the best deals on flights and hotels.
We are working with a few local hotels to reserve a block of rooms at a discount, however we are not providing the hotel. There are many fine local accommodations and we will be providing a list of hotels that represent a range of prices. We will send a blast email when we get this information but we do ask that you please check back as the event gets closer for that list or feel free to make your own reservations. Additionally, it is our intention to match attendees who wish to share a room or rental car (for cost savings). This is coming. Sit tight for more.
You don't need a car in Rome as it is very walkable, but a scooter rental for a day is fun (please be able to ride a scooter, it's not as easy as you may think!) Once you leave Rome, renting a car from any airport in Italy is very straight forward and navigating the road system is easy. Renting a car is a great option and gives you flexibility, however, you may be surprised that most rentals have a manual transmission and the hills can be quite steep! Skip the upgraded SUV, get a tiny car. The roads are narrow and have lots of scooters and motorcycles.
Please watch the video links that we provided in the "Explore" section and read below. Bring cash. While most of Europe runs on digital transactions, the Italians still prefer cash. Restaurants are not fast and you'll have to ask for your check. Don't be a typical American and expect everything "right now" as the vibe is much more leisurely. Call your cell phone company and get a travel plan for the days that you'll be in Italy. Get WhatsApp. The world outside the US runs on WhatsApp. It’s fast, stable and much more reliable on a variety of internet connections. Get an app called GPSMyCity. This app will be your tour guide and it will help you find out what to see, where to go, and what to do while you're exploring! Download it and pay the $13 for the premium version. Download the packs ahead of time (on wifi) and use them off-line. Get the Google Translator app and download the Italian language pack for off-line use. This way you can ensure easy communications with the locals and you can read signs, menus and everything else. Google Maps and Apple Maps work all over the world and both apps can guide you through public transit as well as basic directions, you can download them off-line but the on-line versions are much more robust. If you're going to see historical sites, please understand that some require conservative dress. Sorrento is on the ocean, there are mosquitos. Bring bug spray or buy it at the Farmacia.
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Walking shoes, sunscreen, hat, sunglasses.
Travel from Sorrento by train to the ruins of Pompeii and spend the day exploring this amazing UNESCO site. Round trip train tickets and entry provided.
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Feel cute and comfortable! Walking shoes, sunscreen, hat, sunglasses.
This event is TBD.
Sun, Oct 6, 2024, 4:00 pm - Mon, Oct 7, 2024, 12:00 am
Please read the FAQ for additional guidance.
Celebrating our union: We will begin with an apertif, the ceremony will be held during at approximately 4:30P and is followed by a full dinner. The reception will take place after dinner and will run until midnight. The attire is in the FAQ and you can learn more about the venue in the "Explore" section.
Please enter the first and last name of one member of your party below.
If you're responding for you and a guest (or your family), you'll be able to RSVP for your entire group on the next page.
The image above is a beautiful sunset over Positano, Italy. We'd like to ask that you draw inspiration from this photo for the color of your attire. Since you're all in our wedding party, we think it would be brilliant to embody the feel of the landscape that surrounds Sorrento. You have lots of choices of colors, but as far as style? Please be yourself! We encourage you to be extra, fabulous, or extra and fabulous! Look amazing, express yourself in your truest form. As a general guideline, fancy cocktail attire is preferred.
We are kindly asking you to avoid wearing pink. Also, please, no jeans, no running shoes, no t-shirts, no PJs, and no flip-flops. Thank you!
You must attend the wedding if you come to Italy, but the other events are our gift to you.
All events at our wedding are child-free and the events are exclusively provided for the person or persons on the invitation.
We chose this venue because it offers a stunning backdrop, Italian flair, and is simply beautiful.
This is the city where the wedding is held. Its gorgeous. Find an authentic restaurant over-looking the Mediterranean, get a Limoncello spritzer and enjoy the most glorious sunset you've ever seen.
Stroll through the olive groves, down the long hill that takes you to the scenic and archaeological ruins of a 2000+ year old ancient Roman villa. The site is truly unique and offers coastal views, a grotto and a secluded beach for sun bathing, cliff jumping and swimming. The water is cold, the rocks can be sharp, but you won't regret it! We promise.
Bring your walking shoes and a sense of curiousity because Pompeii speaks for itself. Please see the events sections for additional details and how to RSVP.
Grab a take away prosecco and find the cat sanctuary among ancient ruins where Julius Caesar was killed! (https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/torre-argentina-roman-cat-sanctuary) If you decide to explore Rome, you should, watch this video. Rome has a VERY rich history and you could spend a few weeks there if you wanted to see everything but you can hit the highlights in 3 days.
Although we aren't hosting events in Positano, you should visit this amazing gem of a town. Be ready to climb a lot of stairs!
Capri is considered a travelers gem, however, be aware that to see this island you'll need a ferry ticket and a means to get around. There are many island tours available, renting a scooter is also an option, but you'll need transport to see this island. Renting a scooter is a great idea, but it's harder than you think. Please be a somewhat experienced rider.