Holidays to Sorrento offer a big dollop of Italian charm – from sipping limoncello at a cliffside café, to exploring the criss-cross network of shopping streets.
A resort with a view
Sorrento is a polished little number perched high on a cliff on Italy’s south-west coast. The resort’s main centre is polka-dotted with bustling piazzas, while the surrounding streets are teeming with cafés and bars. It’s got itself a pretty fancy location, too. It’s tucked up against the Bay of Naples, so if you cast an eye across the water you’ll see zig-zagging coastal roads backed by a cloud-piercing volcano.
Golden sands aren’t Sorrento’s forte, but its double-helping of marinas more than makes up for it. Pink and yellow townhouses tumble down to Marina Grande, where the waterfront’s peppered with fishing boats, seafood restaurants and wooden bathing platforms. Flit along the coast to Marina Piccola, and you’ll find luxury yachts bobbing at the foot of the hotel-topped cliffs.
The old town
The twisting lanes of the old town are like an Italian-style Aladdin’s cave. Gelato bars clamour for your attention, while the family-run boutiques are overflowing with every-colour shoes, scarves and handbags. Historic buildings pop up along the way, and there’s no shortage of places to take five with a chilled tot of limoncello – Piazza Tasso is the most popular of the lot.
Culture and Capri
It’s easy to go exploring on All Inclusive 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 boat trips to the Blue Grotto, a chairlift to the island’s highest point, and enough designer stores to leave your wallet hurting. Back on the mainland, historic sites like Pompeii, Mount Vesuvius and Herculaneum share the spotlight with the stunning Amalfi Coast.