Sorrento holidays spoon out a big dollop of Italian charm – from sipping limoncello at a cliffside café, to exploring the winding network of shopping streets.

Seafront sights

A Sorrento postcode is seriously sought after. It’s sat on the Neapolitan Riviera, so you can see Mount Vesuvius and the island-dotted bay all in one. In the town, you’ve got pizzas like you’ve never tasted before and a totally on-trend, shabby chic feel to its centre.

Marina medley

Golden sands aren’t necessarily Sorrento’s forte, but its double-helping of marinas more than makes up for it. Pink and yellow townhouses tower over Marina Grande, where the waterfront’s peppered with fishing boats, seafood restaurants and wooden bathing platforms. Make your way along the coast to Marina Piccola and you’ll find luxury yachts bobbing at the foot of the hotel-topped cliffs.

Shopping streets

The Old Town twists and turns down streets serving up gelato bars, family-run boutiques and historic buildings. You can’t move for shoes, scarves and handbags in every colour and a long day’s browsing always calls for a limoncello break – Piazza Tasso’s the pick for a chilled sip spot. The nooks, crannies and cloisters of the San Francesco Monastery are worth a mosey round, too.

Culture and Capri

It’s easy to go exploring on holidays to Sorrento. Hop on a ferry and you can reach the pretty island of Capri in around half an hour. The to-do list at this celebrity fave includes taking boat trips to the Blue Grotto, riding the chairlift to the island’s highest point and living the high life in the designer shops. Back on the mainland, historic sites like Pompeii, Mount Vesuvius and Herculaneum share the spotlight with the stunning Amalfi Coast.

At a Glance

  • Explore the maze-like Old Town
  • Tuck into a traditional Neapolitan pizza
  • Take a boat trip to Capri