Sorrento sits in southern Italy, close to Naples and is the gateway to the Amalfi Coast, a popular tourist destination for those travelling to Italy. Sorrento encapsulates the relaxed, amicable feel of Italy as a whole, a charming little town with a number of restaurants and cafes serving traditional Italian cuisine, a pull-factor in itself.
Things To See
Renting a vehicle is an ideal way to travel the Sorrento coast so ensure all annual travel insurance is secured as soon as possible so that it’s one less thing to worry about before the holiday begins.
The Cathedral of Sorrento, easily recognisable thanks to its clock tower, sits in the heart of Sorrento and features a dramatic interior with all the works. The general area of Old Sorrento is well worth a visit with its narrow streets and alleyways with an assortment of historical buildings as well. Buildings such as the Saint Francesco complex and the Basilica of Saint Antonio stand out as stalwarts of Sorrento, prominent examples of the churches and cathedrals that dot the town.
The Marina Grande provides visitors with a different point of reference, a chance to get off the streets and walk down the cliff around a bit of green. A bundle of day trips are also available from the Marina so it’s certainly worth getting familiar with the area which can be a port of call for the rest of the Amalfi Coast. The beach at Marina Grande is secluded and quiet but is not far from a great selection of beach cafes and restaurants, offering the standard tourist beach fare for those that may be in need of some sun, sea and sand.
Sorrento is the ideal spot for those looking to get out and about in Italy as well. With Naples and Vesuvius not far off, the ruins of Pompeii are perfect for something unique. It also gives some astounding views out over the volcano and Herculaneum is another archaeological site, close to Pompeii but not as well-known, which attracts smaller crowds for those looking to escape the hustle and bustle of the tourist season.
Elsewhere, the Amalfi Coast is nearby and Sorrento offers some great transport links with this stunning area of the country. The Amalfi Drive is spectacular, a picturesque coastal drive that hugs the cliff and twists all the way down to the water below.