Why choose Sorrento for a summer holiday destination?
If you are looking for an ideal Italian getaway during the summer months, Sorrento is the ultimate place to get a taste of real Italian culture. The town overlooks the gorgeous bay of Naples, and with views that are simply out of this world, Sorrento is one of the most popular destinations in Italy.
1. Sorrento is famous for the popular Limoncello
Sorrento is famous for its lemons, so if you are a fan, you may be aware that it is where Limoncello originates from. In the centre of the town, there are plenty of boutiques that sell a variety of lemon fragranced gifts and bottles of Limoncello to take home as a memoir.
2. Authentic small villages and crafts
The resort is the perfect base to get to other nearby towns such as Pompeii, Herculaneum, Ischia, Capri and the wonderful Amalfi coast. Sorrento is perfectly quaint, with narrow streets that are full of quirky gift and clothing shops with one-off items that you won’t find elsewhere. If you are hoping to take a special gift home, the area is famous for its handmade wooden music boxes, and you are able to choose your own design and tune.
3. Quiet and beautiful agricultural areas
If you are hoping to holiday in Sorrento but want to stay on the outskirts, you may find accommodation in the nearby towns of Piano de Sorrento, S’ant Agnello and Meta di Sorrento. These are mostly agricultural and residential areas but are a little quieter than the centre of the resort.
4. No beaches but plenty of sunbeds and lidos to relax
One thing to take into consideration is that there are no beaches in Sorrento, apart from the large lidos which provide sunbeds to unwind and relax after a long day of sightseeing. Swimmers can jump into the sea from these lidos which have sectioned areas for safety purposes.
5. Rich culture and italian history
If you're looking for a tourist resort in Italy that isn't overly commercialised, Sorrento has a rich culture and contains a great deal of Italian history that remains untouched. You will not be disappointed with the food either as most restaurants serve dishes that are made from traditional Italian recipes passed down for generations.
If you are looking to explore sorrento, wanting to have an amazing holiday with all of its perils but not spend a fortune on accommodation or flights? Why not check out our cheap Sorrento holidays or contact us here at Sunsearch holidays. We would be more than happy to help and advice on things to do and other places to see while you're on holiday in sorrento.