Sorrento Italy is a picturesque town in the Southern part of the country that overlooks the Bay of Naples from a peninsula. Its location on the Amalfi Coast, which is world renowned for its golden sandy beaches, tranquil clear blue waters, ancient architecture and lush vineyards, makes Sorrento a popular tourist destination. The town is divided into old with its narrow streets and historical landmarks and the new where you will find hotels and modern buildings.
The shops in Sorrento sell a variety of goods including authentic Italian woodwork, ceramics and lacework. The Sorrentine Peninsula has breathtaking views of Vesuvius, Naples and the island of Capri. A true escape from it all. So it’s no wonder that people flock here at all times of the year to enjoy the temperate climate and nearby historical sites. Let’s explore what to see and do on your vacation in Sorrento.
If you love historical sights and landmarks, Sorrento will not disappoint. The Via San Cesareo is the main street in the old town. Taking a stroll and doing some shopping on the narrow, cobblestone streets is like stepping back in time. The beautifully stunning Sedile Dominova is a wonder to behold and a must-see. The Church of San Francesco is also worth a look. If you love museums, the Correale Museum contains Neapolitan exhibits, and the Museo Bottega della Tarsialignea is a wood carving museum.
Perhaps you fancy outdoor spaces on your Italian vacation. Sorrento has public gardens with breathtaking views of Mount Vesuvius and the Gulf of Naples. You can also wander on various walking paths with equally striking sights. One of the paths will even take you by the Roman Villa di Polio, which are ruins you can visit. Sorrento also has two ports, which are aptly named Marina Grande and Marina Piccola. You can also visit the small fishing village of Massa Lubrenese.
Because of its location and the vast number of hotels available, the most of any other Amalfi Coast town, in fact, Sorrento is an excellent base location. From Sorrento, you can book a day trip to go and visit Naples, Pompeii, Vesuvius and the Amalfi Coast. You can also take a guided boat tour to Capri from Sorrento. A great way to spend part of your vacation.
Sorrento has something for everyone. With its warm weather, perfect location and lots to see and do, you’ll be sure to have a memorable visit to this charming Italian town. Enjoy your vacation!