Holidays in Sorrento bring you the delights of small-town coastal Italy in close proximity to the bustling city of Naples. Breathing in the lemon scented air in the cliff top surroundings of the town, you can gaze across the Bay of Naples to the city with Mount Vesuvius in the background. Couples can enjoy the small town feel of Sorrento, while getting lost in the backstreets, and trying out local specialities including pizza and limoncello in street side restaurants and cafés. Families can enjoy the beaches, ferry rides to Naples and explore the nearby Amalfi Coast. The more adventurous can hike up to the summit of Vesuvius or spend time in vibrant Naples.
Sorrento is a heady mix of tourist friendly resort and a still traditional Italian coastal town. It has all the amenities you could wish for, as well as catering for families, couples and the more adventurous. It retains its artisanal crafts, and is filled with small shops specialising in ceramics, limoncello and leather goods. The aromas of fresh pasta, pizza, lemons and tomatoes permeate the air as you stroll around the quaint streets filled with restaurants and cafés.
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With Citalia, you will discover the best that Sorrento holidays and its surroundings have to offer. Visit romantic spots such as the Regina Giovanna, a lagoon nestling between the cliffs where you can go for a late afternoon swim and dive into the turquoise waters. Visit the Marina Grande, where you'll find a beach perfect for relaxation, or pay a visit to Nonna Emilia's café perched on the seafront and grab a limoncello or glass of local wine and relax as you take in the views. After a day of exploration, visit the clifftop park known as Villa Comunale, where you can find a bench and enjoy the beautiful panoramic views as the sun sets over the tranquil Bay of Naples.
Sorrento is still a lively fishing port and no visit here would be complete without eating at least one seafood meal. The best place to do this is one of the restaurants owned by the fishermen's cooperative which can be found dotted around the harbour. Here, you can be assured of the freshest seafood while also benefiting the local community as you dine in beautiful surroundings along the harbour.
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The closest airport to Sorrento is Naples (NAP), which is approximately 1 hour 30 minutes from Sorrento. Direct flights to Naples airport (NAP) are available from Birmingham, Bristol, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds, Liverpool, London Gatwick, London Luton, London Stansted, Manchester and Newcastle and take approximately 2 hours 45 minutes.
Most people head to Sorrento in summer, when July and August offer very warm temperatures. Hotel room and flight availability can be limited, so we recommend booking early if you can. You’ll also get pleasant weather and plenty of sunshine in spring and autumn – plus you’ll find fewer crowds. Some hotels in Sorrento stay open in the winter too, as the weather is relatively mild.
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