A terrace suspended between sea and sky, immersed in what looks like a palette of colors. Here we are in Sorrento, an authentic pearl not only of Campania but of the whole Belpaese.
Sunset. A look at its tufaceous promontory which plunges into the intense blue of the sea. Immediately it becomes clear why Sorrento has always been such a coveted and loved destination.
Probably founded by the Ancient Greeks, inhabited first by the Etruscans and then by the Romans, Sorrento has been a popular tourist destination since the nineteenth century, when it began to become a must for those looking for that typically Italian and romantic atmosphere.
What to see in Sorrento
Byron, Shelly, Tolstoy, Dickens, and Nietzsche are just some of those who have been fascinated by the unique beauty of Sorrento. Now it’s our turn. Let’s start exploring the town from its main square, dedicated to the poet Tasso. Here we can admire the Baroque Church of Maria del Carmine, the Correale Palace, and the splendid historic buildings. But above all we can mingle with the local people, starting to understand the authentic soul of Sorrento. The square is also the access point to the historic center of the town: from here starts a maze of characteristic streets, where we will find ancient artisan shops, shops, and excellent gelato parlors.
Continuing our exploration we cannot miss the Duomo, the picturesque Marina Grande, and the port of Marina Piccola.
The Villa Comunale stands in the garden of the Franciscan friars and is certainly one of the most beautiful spots in all of Sorrento. It’s perfect for enjoying the sea breeze and an incredible view over the entire Gulf.
What to eat in Sorrento
The beauty of Sorrento also passes through its flavors. There is, for example, the lemon. It’s one of the symbols of this Campania town, and we can taste it in typical sweets and the classic limoncello. Then there are many fresh fish dishes, Provolone del Monaco cheese and, of course, the gnocchi alla sorrentina.
A sustainable vacation
But how to make our holiday in Sorrento more respectful of the environment? Nothing easier! We can arrive by train without too much stress: from Naples, easily reachable from any city, the Circumvesuviana station departs, arriving in Sorrento. The ticket costs less than 4 euros. We have many options for a green stay: we can sleep in one of the comfortable rooms of the Hotel Villa Giovanna, allow ourselves a night away from everything in Villa Carolina, or in the Holiday Home Gaia Sorrento, or opt for the Family House Terrace accommodation.
There is no shortage of opportunities to immerse yourself in the surrounding nature. We recommend visiting the mysterious Vallone Dei Mulini, organizing a boat ride that includes the Blue Grotto of Capri, the protected marine area of Punta Campanella, or Lattari Mountains Natural Park. And how can we not talk about one of the most beautiful hiking trails in the world? The Path of Gods takes us to the discovery of the Amalfi Coast, admiring breathtaking views. The path connects Agerola with Positano.