Sorrento Travel Information
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2 hours 45 minutes
1 hour 10 mins
Sorrento has one of the best locations in the Mediterranean. Its cliffs overlook the Bay of Naples to Mount Vesuvius, and it is at one end of the gorgeous Amalfi Coast. Whether you’ll be staying in Sorrento or using it as a base to explore the incredible surrounding regions, it is somewhere you must visit. The town itself embodies the charming, laid-back way of life that you’ll find in southern Italy. Bright, lively and very pretty, it is a terrific destination for a chilled holiday with mates, family or your other half. Try out the food, take in the views and soak up the culture for an Italian getaway that ticks all the boxes.
For foodies and sun worshippers, plan a holiday to Sorrento
Sorrento was an important town to the Romans, and a lot of its history is still around to see. Plenty of medieval buildings are still standing and are top of the list for sightseeing in Sorrento. Be sure to visit the Duomo, a stunning 15th century cathedral with an impressive bell tower. Once you’ve had your fill of culture, escape to the great outdoors and make the most of the gorgeous sun and sea. A boat trip is a great way to see the coast, and you’ll come across some lovely coves, pools and harbours that are good for swimming. If you’re feeling particularly energetic, there are a number of hiking trails for all skill levels that take you around the incredible landscapes.
The centre of the town is a winding maze of cafés, restaurants and bars. There are a huge choice of pretty, breezy terraces and outdoor spaces for wining and dining. Browse the local shops and wander the piazzas before stopping off for a good meal or gelato. The mozzarella and local seafood is particularly worth a try. Food shopping is a favourite pastime in Sorrento. Head to Via San Cesareo to check out delicious local produce such as lemons, olive oil and wine. If you’re a real foodie, you can even take cooking lessons with the locals. In summer, the nightlife is at its best, with the crowds staying out well into the early hours, enjoying the bars or sitting out in the warm squares. For other resorts in Neapolitan Riviera, click here.
Enjoy all the best bits of Italy
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