Sorrento's proximity to the Amalfi Coast means it attracts visitors who are eager to sleep in luxury while being soothed with stunning views of the natural landscape. The good news is, this is not exclusive to big-budget travellers. No matter what type of accommodation you go for - bed-and-breakfast, residence, or family resort - you'll be met with the same gorgeous views and friendly service.
You may head to Sorrento with the intention of spending all your time admiring stunning vistas and scoffing pizza, but you'll soon find that many shops selling artisanal goods will lure your eyes away from the landscape and into their windows. You'll find colourful ceramics, intricate intarsia - or wood inlay - furniture, butter-soft leather goods, and beautiful handcrafted bottles of local limoncello.
There's little that can prepare you for the onslaught of natural beauty Sorrento has to offer. From volcanic sand beaches that spill into the Tyrrhenian Sea, to myriad hiking and biking trails that wind through the limestone Lattari Mountains, you'll be bowled over by nature. For even more breathtaking panoramas, you can take a day trip to the neighbouring Amalfi Coast, then refuel with a gastronomic tour.
A southern Italian coastal town that overlooks the Gulf of Naples, Sorrento is a popular holiday destination that offers stretches of sandy beaches and the warm, clear waters of the Tyrrhenian Sea. Its historic city centre houses labyrinthine streets characterized by ancient ruins and stunning architecture, along with restaurants and bars serving up local delights.
You'd be hard-pressed to think of a Sorrento without blue skies and eye-popping vistas, but in the evening, you'll find an equally enchanting city that draws you in with its warm atmosphere and endless cocktails. You can enjoy a typical Italian aperitivo with locals, take in some live music, or dance the night away at a club.
Sorrento’s artistic heyday dates back to the 15th century, when artists and artisans drew inspiration for paintings, sculptures, and intarsia (wood inlay) decorative pieces from the area's stunning scenery. Today, you can explore museums filled with examples of these distinguishing forms of art, as well as take in traditional Neapolitan musical performances and operatic works.
Sorrento's position on the Bay of Naples and within the province of Campania puts it squarely in the heart of what many consider to be Italy's gastronomic centre. As is the case with most of the country's cuisine, fresh, local ingredients reign in dishes that date back generations. You can expect fresh fish, vegetables, and pastas, as well as traditional Neapolitan pizza.
Nestled in the Gulf of Naples with Mount Vesuvius in the distance, Sorrento is a popular holiday destination. Its labyrinthine city centre is laden with restaurants and bars, ancient ruins, and churches that offer an architectural trip through history - from ancient Rome to the Renaissance. You can swim at local beaches, jaunt to the Amalfi Coast, or soak up the culture with a glass of limoncello in hand.
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