Sorrento is a captivating town nestled on steep cliffs along the Gulf of Naples. Sorrento offers old world hospitality, breathtaking panoramic views of the Mediterranean and awe inspiring historical sites that help make it one of the most sought after vacation destinations in the world. Even if you only have time to visit during a shore excursion Sorrento, you'll definitely want this to be one of the stops you make. Sorrento offers visitor lovely cafes and restaurants serving fresh local specialties, delicious wine and countless historical sites.
All over Sorrento, both the town centre and outer areas, you'll find a collection of magnificent historical churches and homes that are definitely a must see. Some of the most unforgettable sites to see are the Cloister of San Francesco, the Church of Saint Antonio and the Sorrento Cathedral. While strolling through these ancient works of art you get the feeling that you've stepped back in time, a truly remarkable experience.
One of the most beautiful places in Sorrento is Chiesa di San Francesco, medieval cloisters that are a wonderful combination of architectural creations of days gone by, complete with 14th century arches and amazing octagonal pillars. Sorrento often hosts outdoor concerts and exhibitions here. Another must see is the Cathedral Sorrento which is brilliant white with a triple tier bell tower. Inside you'll find a stunning Crucifix lovingly displayed over the alter. Seeing is believing when it comes to the beautiful Cathedral Sorrento.
As you walk about Sorrento's town centre you'll find a nice variety of shops and restaurants. In the shops you can buy local souvenirs and gorgeous inlaid wood pieces handcrafted by local artisans. You'll also find Limoncello, a delicious lemon liqueur which is predominately produced in Southern Italy, especially along the Sorrentine Peninsula.
Sorrento also has its fair share of restaurants serving everything from deli specialties to vegetarian and the freshest seafood you've ever tasted. You'll want to make time during your shore excursion Sorrento to have a bite to eat. Along the Marina Grande waterfront you'll find a great selection of casual, family style restaurants that serve all the classic fresh seafood dishes. You'll also find establishments that are bar/restaurant combinations serving Sorrento's famous cheese fondue, Salsiccia (sausage) and fresh local produce and a variety of drinks. Not to be overlooked are the pizza and pasta dishes that Southern Italy and Sorrento are famous for.
If you have time during your shore excursion Sorrento, you'll want to enjoy a swim at Bagni Regina Giovanni which is a rocky beach uniquely situation alongside the ruins of the Roman villa Pollio Felix. Swimming here is a truly unique experience and along with the warm Mediterranean sun, a great way to spend a peaceful afternoon.
A shore excursion Sorrento is well worth your time. Everyone that visits the area finds that Sorrento is an enchanting town and love that it is within easy access to other magnificent places like Pompeii, Capri, Herculaneum, the Amalfi Coast and the vibrant city of Naples.