The beautiful town of Sorrento is majestically situated 50 meters over the Gulf of Naples and has been drawing visitors from all over the world because if it's beautiful landscapes and breathtaking views. The town shares its name with the extensive Sorrento Peninsula that reaches from Vico Equense all the way to Massa Lubrense. This special place was blessed by Mother Nature with its perfect location between the emerald hued hills and the crystal blue of the Mediterranean Sea, making it one of the most popular tourist hot spots in all of Southern Italy.
Sorrento boasts a fantastic variety of accommodations including hostels, bed & breakfast establishments, holiday villages and campsites for those who like to sleep under the stars. There are also several farm holidays, a unique way to enjoy Sorrento and find out more about the people who make up this lovely community. When you visit Sorrento and stay here you'll find it the perfect place to adventure out from on excursions to must see locations like Mt. Vesuvius, Pompeii, Capri, Amalfi, Positano, Paestum, Ischia and beyond.
When you visit Sorrento be sure to see the Cathedral Sorrento which showcases exceptional varieties of famous inlaid woodworks created using eye catching ancient techniques. The cathedral was built during the 15th century in the romantic style of the times and since has been lovingly restored in keeping with its original features.
Other must see historical landmarks in Sorrento include the Basilica of Sant' Antonino, Sedil Dominova and the San Francesco convent. You'll also want to visit the Correale Museum in Sorrento which is filled with an extensive array of awe inspiring Neapolitan paintings and beautiful art created by long ago artists dating back to the XVI to XIX century. You'll also find an amazing collection of European clocks and a beautiful variety of porcelains from all over the world dating back to the XVIII century.
You'll love the lemon and olive groves that surround Sorrento and the lovely scent they share along Sorrento's charming narrow streets. You'll want to stop by one of the local restaurants and enjoy of fresh seafood meal along with a taste of their famous Limoncello liqueur made from lemons straight from the area's beautiful orchards. You'll also have access to a sampling of local wines and fresh fruits and vegetables served with each fantastic meal. After a bite to eat you can enjoy strolling along the many walking paths, each providing excellent views, some that will take you to local fishing villages or the Roman Villa di Pollio ruins.
When you visit Sorrento you'll also find a lovely variety of shops that sell the beautiful inlaid wood pieces that the city is so famous for as well as buy some Limoncello to enjoy during your stay as well as colorful clothing and handmade accessories.
When you visit Sorrento you will experience the best of everything Southern Italy has to offer; the warm Mediterranean atmosphere, the breathtaking surrounding and one of a kind historical sites, a once in a lifetime experience.