Citalia's guide to Sorrento

If you are looking for picture-perfect postcard Italy, then you've found it. Sorrento is one of the most beautiful, quintessential towns in Italy and with so much to explore both in the town itself and nearby it is the perfect base for an authentic Italian escape. Read on to find out Citalia's favourite things about Sorrento...
If you are ready to start planning your Sorrento getaway, you can easily book online today to enjoy fantastic offers on our resorts. We look forward to bringing you the real Italy.

What is there to do in Sorrento?


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In Sorrento...

Like many Italian towns, much of Sorrento's charm is found in its cobbled side streets, where you can spend the day browsing the hidden boutique shops. Around every corner you will find lemon-themed memorabilia, restaurants and lemon gardens that fill the air with their scent. End your day at Marina Grande for a cocktail and fresh seafood dish as you watch the sunset over the glistening sea.

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Along the coast...

One of the best things to do while visiting Sorrento, is to take a boat trip along the Sorrentine Peninsula. See the beautiful town from this unique perspective as you travel along the stunning coastline! If you are looking to explore further, Sorrento is very well-connected so you can head on a ferry to visit nearby islands such as Capri, or the spectacular towns of the Amalfi Coast.

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Sorrento is the perfect base to explore, and one of our top recommendations would be to hop on a train to Pompeii. This preserved Roman town had a population of around 20,000 and now you can amble the ancient stone streets that used to thrive back in the day. You have the choice to take a guided tour or wander around the site at your own leisure. It is a truly fascinating place, and with 170 acres of land to explore you won't want to miss out.

What is there to eat in Sorrento?


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You can't leave Sorrento without trying the local speciality of Frittura di Paranza.  Assorted fried seafood is hugely popular in this region, and along the seaside it will always include crustaceans and mollusks, as well as very small whole fish such as fresh anchovies or sardines.
With Sorrento being so close to Naples, you will also find plenty of pizza. Perfect dough smothered in tomato sauce, mozzarella and herbs is a must in this area.
Typically served as an after-dinner drink, Limoncello is synonymous with Sorrento. The liquor was born at the beginning of 1900 and is an excellent digestif after indulging in Sorrentine cuisine. 

Where should I stay in Sorrento?


Grand Hotel President
In peaceful surroundings above Sorrento and the Bay of Naples, the Grand Hotel President has some of the best views on the coast and is surrounded by attractive gardens. A highlight is the contemporary lounge bar that leads onto a lovely terrace looking out over the terracotta rooftops of Sorrento town. 
Grand Hotel Capodimonte
Perched on the side of a cliff, Grand Hotel Capodimonte fuses seamlessly with its surroundings. This elegant and prestigious hotel is built in traditional Mediterranean style, and enjoys gorgeous views of the Bay of Naples. Take a dip in its cascading swimming pool, and dine with beautiful views on the hotel's terrace.

If you are ready to start planning your Sorrento adventure, you can easily book online today to enjoy fantastic offers at our resorts. We look forward to bringing you the real Italy.

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