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Sorrento, Italy

Sorrento

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Introduction

One of the Amalfi Coast's glittering gems, Sorrento is a sunny resort town moored in a rich history, with sweeping ocean views and plenty of locally-produced limoncello.

Sorrento's huge popularity with visitors is largely down to its location; the area's undulating mountains and valleys on Italy's southwestern coast offer uninterrupted views across the Bay of Naples to Mt Vesuvius. Sorrento holidays offer ample opportunities to visit neighbouring attractions, such as the vibrant port town of Salerno or the exclusive island of Capri; the archaeological wonders of Pompeii are a short drive away to the north.

According to Greek mythology, it was Sorrento's waters that housed the legendary Sirens, who lured sailors with their captivating voices and beauty. Now, visitors are more likely to be seduced by Sorrento's abundance of luxury hotels, which include the sumptuous Bellevue Syrene, Parco dei Principi and Excelsior Vittoria. Visitors will find plenty of local handicrafts here to enchant, as well, from locally-made lace to ceramics. But it is Sorrentine lemons that are perhaps the city's best-known product; the scent of citrus on the warm air is Sorrento's signature.

Special offers in Sorrento

Sorrento & the Amalfi Coast

8-day tailor-made tour from £1,320 pp incl. flights

Special
offer

Early booking discount – Save up to £55 pp
Book by: 15 February 2019

Let chauffeur drives and private guided tours bring you between the highlights of the Sorrento Peninsula. There’s everything from Pompeii’s Roman wonders to Capri's island beauty and the Amalfi Coast’s spectacular drama. Return each night to your luxury hotel's stunning Bay of Naples views.

Top itineraries in Sorrento

Capri and the Amalfi Coast

9-day tailor-made journey from £1,655 pp incl. flights

Let stays in world-class hotels and the services of private drivers showcase the best of Capri’s island paradise, the Amalfi Coast’s dramatic beauty and Sorrento’s clifftop views. In between, there's plenty of time for some beach-side relaxation and independent exploration.

Sorrento & the Amalfi Coast

8-day tailor-made tour from £1,320 pp incl. flights

Special
offer

Early booking discount – Save up to £55 pp
Book by: 15 February 2019

Let chauffeur drives and private guided tours bring you between the highlights of the Sorrento Peninsula. There’s everything from Pompeii’s Roman wonders to Capri's island beauty and the Amalfi Coast’s spectacular drama. Return each night to your luxury hotel's stunning Bay of Naples views.

Top places to stay in Sorrento

Grand Hotel Excelsior Vittoria, Sorrento

Traditional hotel

A high-end heritage hotel in an elegant garden setting high above Sorrento harbour, with superb views over the Bay of Naples, Michelin-starred cuisine and immaculate service.

Grand Hotel La Favorita, Sorrento

Contemporary hotel

A stylish and very comfortable new hotel in central Sorrento, just minutes from the beaches and beautiful terraces overlooking the Bay of Naples. The best rooms, garden and pool also have sea views of their own.

Hotel Continental Sorrento

Traditional hotel

Whether it’s dining on the rooftop restaurant, relaxing on your private balcony or unwinding on the bathing platform, this Hotel Continental offering features sublime views over the Bay of Naples. Look out from a clifftop perch over shimmering waters to the silhouette of Mt. Vesuvius on the horizon.

Grand Hotel Ambasciatori, Sorrento

Traditional hotel

Whether dining on the terrace, relaxing on your balcony or taking a dip in the elegant pool, this luxurious offering features spectacular views over the Gulf of Naples from every corner.

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When to go to Sorrento

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Like many places on the Amalfi Coast, Sorrento becomes crowded with tourists during the summer months; at this time of year, the temperature can reach 30° and the climate is quite dry. Spring and autumn provide more temperate seasons for a holiday to Sorrento, but spring can be particularly captivating as the region's famed lemon trees are in bloom. From October through February visitors will likely encounter rain showers, though the temperature is mild.

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Sorrento articles

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    Wexas Travel Specialist Chris Kyprianou recalls his latest trip to southern Italy, reviewing holidays to Capri, Sorrento and Sicily.

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    Europe's many seas means there are a huge number of quality beaches to enjoy. Different countries, cultures, foods and landscapes vie for your attention so it's easy to pick a great spot. Here is our list of the best places to lay down your towel.

  • Naples - Song to the Siren

    Amy Sohanpaul travels to Naples in southern Italy and explores the Amalfi Coast and Bay of Naples area, discovering history and dramatic landscapes at every turn.

  • Ski Japan sartorial stays & consolidation

    Each week Luke McCormick, Wexas Channel Editor, provides an inside look at the latest headlines and gives his independent, expert comment.

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