If you want your 2021 holiday destination to be charming, sophisticated and effortlessly glamorous, head to Sorrento on Italy’s southwest coast. Romancing travellers from all corners of the globe for decades, Sorrento’s charismatic town, complete with essential cobbled streets and rich history, is surrounded by devastatingly beautiful countryside and sparkling sea. Colourful houses cascade down cliff sides towards the coast and meet gorgeous beaches that invite visitors to dip a toe in the crystal waters. Incredible scenery makes this town a must for all photographers - from selfie-stick wavers to seasoned Instagram professionals.
Holidays in Sorrento never fail to provide tranquility, incredible views and a wealth of attractions to explore in equal measure. Whether you’re relaxing with a cocktail on a beach club boardwalk or kicking your heels up with the locals at the aperitivo you can rest assured you’re sampling some of the finest hospitality southern Italy has to offer. With day trips to Mount Vesuvius and Pompeii within easy reach and the Amalfi Coast just a stone’s throw away, Sorrento is the ideal base for your Italian getaway in the sun.
Your guide to Sorrento holidays
The jewel in Sorrento’s crown is it’s winding maze of cobbled streets. The delights of Italy unfold with every step you take. Gelaterias tempt you in with so many delicious ice cream flavours you’ll want to try them all. Small and quirky cafes, first class restaurants and chic bars line piazzas and squares while boats bob gently in the harbour waters. With two harbours to explore, Marina Grande and Marina Piccola, there’s also chance to hop on one of the many boat trips leaving Sorrento. Trips to the Amalfi Coast, Naples and Capri are all just minutes away - including the stunning Blue Grotto. Back in Sorrento there are excellent museums, beautiful basilicas and stunning architecture to find and enjoy. At one point in history Sorrento has been ruled by either the Greeks, Romans, French or Spanish, to mention just a few. Spotting the legacy these cultures left behind makes a trip to the town a fascinating tour through history. With the local delicacy of the caprese almond cake giving the gelatos a run for their money, a Sorrento holiday is a treat you’ll want to savour.
Lapped by beautiful azure waters, Sorrento’s coastline is a gloriously picturesque seaside destination. Perfect for a leisurely holiday by the sea, it is impossible not to be tempted by the warm sands, colourful yachts in the harbour and breezy coastal paths that characterise Sorrento holidays. Though Sorrento town itself doesn’t have many sandy beaches, you can still enjoy a swim in the sea via the many bathing platforms along the rocky shoreline. For a stretch of sand to laze on Marina Piccola Beach next to the port is ideal. This public and private beach offers volcanic sands, sundecks over the water and plenty of sun beds and umbrellas to rent. To beach where the locals love to swim and sunbathe, head to Nerano. A gorgeous and lesser known spot where crystal clear waters lap at the pebble beach and excellent restaurants keep the refreshments and fine food flowing all day long.
Prices last checked at 7:15 AM January 19, 2021