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What to Do and What to See in Sorrento

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Inspiriting Muse for many famous artists who have sung their praises, Sorrento is one of the most desirable tourist destinations in Italy.

Thanks to its mild climate, and the wonderful sea that draw a breathtaking landscape beauty with lush vegetation, rendering it a unique city, highly popular among tourists who once visited, can’t help to go back again.

Sorrento, Piazza Tasso

Sorrento has an uncertain foundation but it was already a strategic business centre for the Greeks and the Etruscans.

It is now a resort of international fame thanks to a series of ancient traditions ranging from food to crafts.

The first reason to visit Sorrento is, in fact, its food! The town produces oranges, lemons, nuts, olives and a rich variety of cheeses, including the production of excellent wines. Very famous is the production of handmade silk lace since the sixteenth century, as well that of scarves and coral necklaces. You can find all this in the shops hidden in the picturesque alleys of Sorrento.

Other reason to visit Sorrento is its cultural and architectural richness. You can visit many religious sites such as the Archbishop, the Basilica of St. Anthony, the Church St. Maria del Carmine, the Church of St. Francis of Assisi, Sorrento’s Cathedral, the Monastery of St. Maria delle Grazie. Do not miss the Museo Correale di Terranova, the seat Dominova and Via della Pieta. Sorrento is ideal for a luxury holiday in a private paradise, facing the splendid Gulf of Naples and the beautiful island of Ischia. A small group of friends or a family can find exclusive services like to be a fairy tale.

That is the other reason to visit Sorrento: the luxurious services that this charming spot immersed in natural beauty can offer.

The luxury and comfort of facilities, combined with the nature that surrounds the villa and the beautiful views of the Gulf of Naples, the strategic location (half way between Sorrento and Positano), the completeness of the services performed make yours a luxury holiday.

Come and visit the town of Sorrento to enjoy a unique mix of luxury and suggestive charm, creating a unique atmosphere! Do not wait any longer; your luxury holiday immersed in the colours and scents of the Mediterranean awaits you in Sorrento! Any time is good to go there and spend an unforgettable holiday!

In addition to the natural attractions, and charming unspoilt beaches – only accessible from sea- Sorrento is a must even for its traditions and art that have always distinguished it. From the mystical and suggestive holy processions, to the churches and ancient villas, Sorrento definitely has a special charm!

By sea, leaving from Sorrento, it is easy to reach the island of Capri, whose intense blue waters, trendy clubs and streets are coveted by tourists from the whole planet.

For the nature lovers out there, a must see is Massa Lubrense, from where you’ll reach the protected area of Punta Campanella. These are places where time has stopped, where nature thrives undisturbed, creating unique landscapes and leaving fresh, clean air.

The weather in Sorrento is beautiful, comfortablle and sunny with hot summer months of July, August and September.

Here you can enjoy all the wonderful things that life has to offer. The architectural buildings, museums, churches, beaches, “piazzas” (squares) , local food and wine and not to be passed off is the famous digestive liquor, ‘limoncello’.

Sorrento produces there own fresh mozzarella, olive oil, limoncello and other flavored liquors. They grow lemons and oranges, which can be seen all over the Peninsula. The nearby towns make their own pastas.

Culinary and culture with beautiful scenes of cut off cliffs dropping to the sea, piazzas, where one can simply sit and relax while having a homemande icecream which could be found all along the main strip.

The beaches in Sorrento are of different type. They either have dark sand or pebbles instead of clear sand. The waters are extremely calm making swimming enjoyable. Some beaches have docks where you may lay on and others have large rocks where you may have some relax. Beaches can be found in Meta, Sant’Agnello, Sorrento, Massa Lubrense, Nerano, basicly every town has a different beach to choose from.

The beauty of the beaches here are not the size or the sand, but rather the back drops that you see over powering you with the strong mountains and views of homes and hotels integrated inside the stone rock of the mountains.

The streets are filled with shops that sell local produce and nice souvenirs. Sorrento also specializes in inlay wood works that are beautiful pieces of art work that can only be found here.

The Sorrento Insider Guide can help you prepare for your travels to Italy.

There is so much to know and see that being well informed before hand will make your trip an easier and an unforgetable one.

The Amalfi Coast is just twenty minutes away from Sorrento center, where beauty will continue to capture your eyes beyond your dreams. The entire coast line awaits you with scenes that will never be forgotten.

If Sorrento is the destination of your stay, be seduced by the beauty of its coastline and strategic location that makes it close to both sea and mountains, choosing from the many excursions from Sorrento.

Hiking and scenic walks. If you love the sea and you are thinking about a boat trip to the port, it is easy if you live in a hotel in the centre of Sorrento, you can embark on a wonderful adventure by choosing one of the many itineraries to discover the natural beauty and marine: sandy beaches, sea, coastal cliffs and pretty harbours.

  • The island of Ischia. It is known as the Green Island and is characterized by impressive caves. Visiting the Cave of the Magician, the Green Grotto and the Grotto of Love, by boat, you will be captivated by the beautiful turquoise waters, beaches and romantic bays that surround the island.
  • The island of Capri. It is absolutely unmissable. Once arrived at the port of Marina Grande, you can easily move in the centre of Anacapri to reach the panoramic promontory of San Michele, where you can visit the Villa – Museum of Axel Munthe with its magnificent gardens. Moving in the city centre with distinctive architecture, you can get to the famous Piazzetta, from which branch off lanes and arcades in medieval style. It is full of shops selling the handicrafts of the island, clothing, jewellery of gold and coral, shoes and ceramics. Admire the colourful gardens of Augustus overlooking the famous Faraglioni Rocks and Marina Piccola.
  • Positano. Elegantly perched and embraced by the sea, it is the pearl of the Amalfi Coast, you will be overwhelmed by the colours of the sea and its strong scents. Along the coast by boat you will have the opportunity to appreciate the landscape in all its splendour. Following the coast you will pass through the beaches and see typical villas that arise from the rock. You will be fascinated by the natural caves that line the coast, first of all the beautiful Emerald Grotto.
  • Visit to Mount Vesuvius. If you prefer hiking, the advice is to spend a day visiting Mount Vesuvius. Mount Vesuvius is situated within a caldera in the territory of the national park and has experienced millennia of history. Climbing to the crater of Vesuvius will be a truly exciting and magical experience, looking out at the edges of the crater will repay the effort of the climb, offering a unique spectacle.
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