The Toledo women’s basketball team laced up its traveling shoes Wednesday during its fourth day in Italy. The Rockets said goodbye to Bologna and hello to Sorrento.
The Rockets jumped on a high-speed Italian rail early Wednesday and made the more than four-hour ride to Naples through the countryside.Upon arrival in Naples, they ate homemade pizza at Gino Sorbillo Lievito Madre al Mare and secured a quick bus tour through the city.
Toledo then made the trek along the coast to scenic Sorrento, where it will spend the next two days.
“The great thing about today was our team had the opportunity to experience a different type of travel,” Head CoachTricia Cullop said. “They had the chance to ride on a high-speed train. To think we traveled from Bologna to Naples in only four hours is pretty amazing. It’s at least an eight-hour car ride. I also thought the drive from Naples to Sorrento featured some of the most spectacular views I’ve ever seen. It was unbelievable.”
The Rockets had a small amount of time to relax after checking in the hotel before wrapping up the day with dinner at O’ Parrucchiana La Favorita in the heart of the shopping district in Sorrento.
“I loved Bologna, but there seems to be a little more to do in Sorrento,” freshman Soleil Barnes said. “The trip has far exceeded my expectations, and from the little I saw in Sorrento this afternoon, this place is going to be awesome.”
Toledo will spend a majority of Thursday at the beach before playing its second exhibition game during the trip. The Rockets will battle the Sorrento All-Stars.