Holiday in Sorrento
Famous for its art, poetry, literature, music, dance (tarantella) and first class cuisine (pizza and pasta) Sorrento is one of the most recognized coastal destinations in the world, and the town offers relaxing and calm surroundings.
The city's excellent location makes it easily accessible. You can either fly to Rome or Naples and from there you can easily take the train to the city centre. From Sorrento there are a wide selection of excursions to choose from - the beautiful Amalfi Coast, the islands of Capri, Ischia and Procida and the city of Naples and Pompeii.
The town is also called la gentile (the friendly town) because of its mild climate, its relaxing and beautiful gardens and because of the friendliness and hospitality of the local people. Since the Middle Ages, the town has been a holiday destination for royal and aristocratic families.
The Italian writer Torquato Tasso was born in the town, and today the town’s main square is named after him. Corso Italia starts at the main square; it is a street with an abundance of shops, delightful cafés and good restaurants. We recommend a visit to the cathedral, the Verniero palace with its Arabic adornments and Sedile Deminova, which dates back to the end of the 15th century. This was where the aristocracy met as representatives for the various parts of town.
The town is built on a cliff and commands stunning views of the many gardens with lemon and orange trees.
Similar to the island of Capri - Sorrento is known for its production of the tasty lemon liqueur Limoncello, made from the locally grown lemons. A small glass of Limoncello tastes the best after a good meal.