Sorrento holidays are the epitome of relaxation and beauty
Sorrento holidays are one of the best ways to appreciate the beauty of Italy to its fullest. It's location in the Neopolitan Riviera, part of the Campania region is arguably one of the most beautiful settings in the world.
It's inspired many literary greats over the years including Byron, Keats and Dickens, all stimulated by the breathtaking beauty and natural serenity of this area. Sorrento is balanced on a headland to the south of the Bay of Naples offering stunning views over the bay itself, with the historical sites of Pompeii, Vesuvius and Naples itself just to the north and Positano to the south.
Due to its cliff top location, holidays to Sorrento do not offer much in the way of beaches, however there is a small stretch of sand called Marina Piccola just close by, accessible by steps or a lift. There is also the Marina Grande beach about a 15 minute walk away, and the very attractive resort of Punto del Capo a short bus ride away.
Whilst spending the whole of your holidays in Sorrento relaxing and enjoying the views would be a wonderful experience, it really is impossible to come here and ignore the captivating history that is very much still in evidence today.
Catch the train to Pompeii and view the stunning remains of the Roman town destroyed in 79AD when nearby Mount Vesuvius erupted covering Pompeii in 60 feet of pumice and ash. The town lay lost for nearly 1,700 years before being accidentally uncovered in 1748. Today a Unesco World Heritage Site, the subsequent excavation revealed a fascinating insight into the life of a city at the height of the Roman Empire. Its sister city Herculaneum is another preserved Roman town worth visiting and then of course, there's always Vesuvius itself. You can also take day trips over to the islands of Capri and Ischia or a breathtaking drive down the Amalfi Coast, whilst enjoying late deals to Sorrento.
Quick Sorrento Tips
The currency needed on Sorrento holidays is the Euro
Flights to local airport Naples take around 2 hours and 45 minutes from the UK, depending on where you fly from
Buses run regularly along the coast but get very crowded, it's a good idea to travel early to avoid the queues
Avoid the bus queues altogether and take the train, timetables are frequent and it makes a very relaxing way to explore the Neapolitan Riviera
Try a locally produced and very refreshing limocello whilst on holidays to Sorrento
Perched on the cliff side means Sorrento holidays can be quite hilly affairs, so make sure you pack some sensible shoes
An enchanting town
Life on Sorrento holidays revolves around the Piazzo Tasso, the main square, edged with cafes and restaurants, the perfect place to enjoy a glass of Italian wine or a morning cappuccino. As the sun sets the square miraculously comes to life with a wonderful mixture of locals and tourists enjoying an evening meal and the music of the late night bars.
You can wander the maze of medieval alleyways with traditional trattorias, and arty craft shops selling locally produced drinks of limoncello and hand crafted wooden souvenirs. Due to its vast history and stunning archaeological sites, holidays to Sorrento are popular all year round, however most people flock here between May and October with the height of summer temperatures often reaching 30 degrees.
Flights will see you landing in Naples airport and the local unit of currency here is the Euro. Accommodation is mainly hotel based although self catering apartments are available; most people choose bed and breakfast or half board options in hotels with fantastic views across Naples Bay, some of which are actually built into the cliff side.
Sorrento holidays are the epitome of relaxation and beauty, an enchanting town with stunning views between the menacing volcano and reassuring sea. The ideal holiday destination for families wishing to explore the overwhelming splendour of its iconic history, and the romantic hearts who appreciate its captivating location. Look for holidays to Sorrento at Latedeals.co.uk today.
Top Places To Visit
Enjoy one of the most scenic coastal routes in Europe as you twist and turn along the cliff side roads. A guided tour will leave you free to enjoy the panoramic views, and discover a little history along the way.
Set high above the Amalfi coast, the town of Ravello is so breathtaking that it has inspired many visiting musicians, artists and writers over the many years.
Visit a city that was rediscovered in 1748 having been totally buried in ash when Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79AD. Wander the streets that once lay silent and see amazing structures still standing after all these years.