Italy's Sorrento; perfectly placed and utterly bewitching
Perfect marriage of sea, mountains and Italian life
The first words that come to mind with Sorrento are perfectly positioned, as this pretty town is right in the heart of the Neapolitan Riviera. Sorrento is deservedly one of Italy’s most attractive holiday destinations, being charming, authentic and romantic, but also broodingly magnificent. it's perched high on a rugged coastline and sweeps down to the shores of the Tyrrhenian Sea. A town rich in ancient history, Sorrento’s cobbled streets will draw you along, while the magnificent views along the coast of the bewitching blue sea to Mount Vesuvius and Naples will take your breath away. Relax or swim in the crystal clear waters using one of Sorrento’s iconic wood or stone bathing platforms. If you would prefer to see this amazing coastline from further out, there are abundant boat trips into the bay and travelling to nearby islands.
So much more than magnificent coast
There is plenty to interest you away from the coast on your holiday to Sorrento. The old town is awash with historical significance. Cobbled streets and winding pedestrianised lanes guide you to fascinating architecture at every turn. Visit local artisan shops or pick up a holiday bargain or antique at Teodoro Del Giudice, a weekly market much-loved by tourists. Wander to see the 11th-century Chiesa di San Francesco. Soak up history in the bell tower, monastery, and cathedral. Don’t miss the beautiful frescoes. If anything, Sorrento becomes even more colourful and vibrant in the evenings. Think lively bars, welcoming trattorias, the best in fine dining, or simple pavement café culture, accompanied by delicious fresh local seafood and fish, authentic Italian pizza and pasta, and of course, great wines.
Ideal base to explore the Neapolitan Riviera
Find your own slice of heaven along this stunning coastline. Hike a few miles in the lush hills surrounding Sorrento to find mindful moments. Or walk along the peninsula to Punta del Capo to enjoy even more splendid views.If you are a strong hiker, the trails around Sorrento lead to small, unspoilt villages. Mountain treks are marked in red by the local Alpine Club.
Your holiday to Sorrento provides easy access to Positano and Amalfi. The local ferries can take you to beautiful Capri – a magnet for celebrities and upmarket retail enthusiasts. Take the coast road to Naples for its world famous art and architecture. Pompeii is unmissable. A true window of Roman life, frozen in time.
Capturing hearts for centuries
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