The lovely town of Sorrento overlooks the Bay of Naples and has been occupying a Tufa terrace – a natural rock formation – for over 2,000 years. The town is located over white cliffs and is enclosed by limestone mountains on one side with the water on the other, giving it a very secluded and private feel. Visitors from all over the world enjoy this town for this reason, and the smell of the orange and lemon gardens scent the air all year round.  

There are plenty of small hotels to stay in while in Sorrento and visitors here are encouraged to try the food at the small Ristorante di Leva where Sophia Loren filmed one of her movies. The owner of this small establishment prepares some of the dishes herself and many of the local flavours can be found here and in other restaurants in the town.

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Why visit Sorrento ?

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Overlooks the Bay of Naples

The smell of the orange and lemon gardens scent the air all year round

If you travel to the small fishing harbour of Marina Grande during the low season, you will get an excellent view of the way Sorrento blends into the mountainside it was built on and the way nature has surrounded the town to make it part of the scenery. The town is a great starting point for destinations such as Capri, Ischia and Procida. A train that starts in Naples ends in Sorrento and from this small town you can also reach the ruins of Pompeii and Herculaneum by taking the train back to Naples. The trip is only half an hour one way, making it the perfect day trip.  

The town is known for its magnificent, huge lemons. This fruit is the staple of many of Sorrento’s products including lemon chocolate, lemon liqueur, and ice cream. The Geleteria Bougainvillea in Sorrento produces over 70 different flavours of ice cream and if you stay in the town long enough, you might be tempted to taste them all! There is a small shopping area in the heart of Sorrento that is filled with local items. The weekly market takes place on Tuesdays where bargains galore can be snapped up. Additionally, you will want to visit the workshops of the many craftspeople in the town for some wonderful unique items.  

If you do not feel like touring or leaving the beauty of the town, you can always spend the day at the beach. Many of the town’s hotels are built near the water’s edge, and there is nothing more relaxing than soaking up the warmth of the Mediterranean sun. You can also enjoy the gardens of the hotels or restaurants to relax, shutting out the sound of the traffic that is passing by on the streets outside.  

There are plenty of churches, museums and palazzo in the area that will give you a good insight into the history of Sorrento. The Basilica di San Antoninio is dedicated to Saint Anthony, the patron saint of navigators and the crypt holds the saint’s remains. There is a small cathedral complete with Neapolitan frescoes and bell tower, and the Saint Francis Cloisters that display numerous architectural styles from Gothic to Renaissance. The Correale di Terranova Museum holds artwork and furniture from the 18th century artists of the area. Sorrento really does provide something for every taste.

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