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Sorrento – a pretty base for the explorer

Sorrento has a charm about it that can’t be matched. The small city is balancing right on the very cliff edge, overlooking the Bay of Naples with a perfect view of Mount Vesuvius.

It’s certainly a place where you will always need quick and easy access to a camera as the surrounding landscapes are spectacular.

Sorrento lies in Campania in southern Italy and has become a popular holiday destination. Visitors on Sorrento holidays will quickly become familiar with Piazza Tasso. Here you will find cafes and restaurants lining the streets and a lively atmosphere both day and night. Locals as well as visitors come here for their morning coffee, or for some delicious pasta in the afternoon and it’s the central meeting point for people in the city.

This enchanted little city has the perfect blend of beauty and serenity with lively attractions and plenty to do as well. You could spend all of your Sorrento holidays admiring the beautiful views over to Mount Vesuvius and out into the sea or you can make the most of the lively atmosphere in certain parts of the city. You could perhaps take day trips out to some of the glorious attractions in the area too.

Sorrento attractions

Close to Piazza Tasso, you will find an area of the city called Drains. This charming little area consists of lots of interweaving alleyways which are lined with quaint little shops as well as some inviting looking trattorias.

The thing which attracts plenty of visitors to go on Sorrento holidays every year is that it is a great base if you want to travel about a bit. Not far from Pompeii and Capri, as well as the Amalfi coast, Sorrento offers a pretty little base if you want to take trips out to visit fascinating and beautiful destinations around the area.

Pompei is a fascinating place to visit. After the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD, Pompei was completely buried and was simply left for hundreds of years. But in the 18th century excavations began and now, visitors to the old town can see some of the ancient streets and villas built by the Romans in 80 BC. Everything has been remarkably preserved and there are plenty of tours you can take to discover this wonder of the world.

The beauty and magic of the island of Capri is absolutely legendary. Visitors go here simply to relax and enjoy the stunning scenery around them. And another beauty is not far from Sorrento too. The Amalfi coast lies just 43 kilometres away and it really is a spectacular coastline.

A lot of visitors also enjoy walking while they are on their Sorrento holidays. Some of the opportunities on offer are truly spectacular. You can walk among vineyards and lemon groves and of course make the most of the amazing sea views along the way.

Eating in Sorrento

In keeping with the rest of Italy, the food in Sorrento offers reason enough to book a holiday there. Of course, pasta is the dish of the day and many tourists like to stick to the traditional recipes while they are on their Sorrento holidays. Dishes such as lobster ravioli and gnocchi with tomato, basil and cheese are the popular favourites. But each trattoria has its own speciality and own way of cooking the pasta. It’s worth trying out a few to really get the most out of your Sorrento holidays. Pizza also features heavily on the menus in Sorrento and with this city being based in the south of Italy, the pizzas are cooked in a unique way which will not disappoint. Seafood is another popular dish in Sorrento and you can guarantee that here, it will be fresh and of superb quality.


Transport in Sorrento

Sorrento has a great bus service consisting of four lines. There are also ferry services which run from Marina Piccola to Naples, Capri, Ischia and Amalfi making it easy to discover the beauty of Sorrento as well as the surrounding areas. But many visitors comment that on Sorrento holidays, it is always best to plan your travelling as a lot of the time, you will be relying on boat services.

Things not to miss in Sorrento

Basilica of Sant’ Antonino was built around the year 1000 and has since been restored and rebuilt. Inside, you can see parts of an ancient majolica tiled floor. There are also some important paintings including the works of Giovan battista Lama and Giacomo del Po.

Sorrento Cathedral is a pretty building which plays host to local art and also boasts a grand bell tower.

Shopping on Sorrento holidays is an unusual experience. You will be impressed with the incredibly fair prices of things but even if you don’t buy; the experience is not one to miss. The quaint and charming cobbled streets make for a scenic and pleasant window-shopping experience.

The old parts of Sorrento are really worth a visit. Within the ancient city walls, you can find monuments, churches and the remains of ancient civilisations.

Palazzo Correale is a 15th century villa and inside you can see art, china and glass as well as porcelain from the 17th to 19th centuries.

Sorrento boasts an old cheese factory which you can take a tour of. Here you will learn all about the process of cheese making right through to the finished product, which you are allowed to taste of course. At this factory, you can have fun trying to make your own mozzarella and also enjoy a light lunch. The perfect relaxing activity to round off your Sorrento holidays.

Weather in Sorrento

Sorrento boasts a typical Mediterranean climate with mild winters and warm summers. The city enjoys sunny weather for around 250 days of the year and the most popular time for tourists to take their Sorrento holidays is during the months of July and August when the temperatures sometimes reach up to 30 degrees. For those who want to avoid the large tourist crowd as well as the hot heat, the months of May and October are pleasantly warm with temperatures getting up to around 22 degrees. 


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