Sorrento Area

Sorrento Area holidays


The Sorrento Area is a spectacular stretch of coastline in south-west Italy, wrapping round the sparkling Gulf of Naples. Effortlessly elegant towns spill down colourful cliffsides, overlooking boat-filled harbours and vintage bathing platforms. The romantic allure of this Italian idyll is truly timeless. Further south marks the start of the breathtaking Amalfi Coast.

Villa Pina and Antico Francischiello
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  • London Stansted, Thu 11 Oct 2018
  • 7 Nights, Half Board
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Villa Pina and Antico Francischiello

Massa Lubrense, Sorrento Area

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  • Recently refurbished rooms
  • Easy access to Sorrento resort centre
  • A la carte menu at one of Sorrento's best restaurants
  • Traditional charm
Hotel Delfino
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Hotel Delfino

Massa Lubrense, Sorrento Area

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Based on 1027 reviews

  • Great for couples
  • Stunning views
  • Relaxed atmosphere
  • Recently refurbished public areas
  • Direct access to the sea
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Language

Italian

Currency

euro

Time difference

+1hr

Cost of a beer

around 5 euro

3 course meal

around 25 euro

Flight times

3hrs

Picture-perfect towns

The star of the show around here is Sorrento. Home to two lovely marinas and a maze of cute cobbled streets, you’re sure to be charmed by its understated elegance. On the Amalfi Coast, Positano is a vision of pastel-coloured villas with the most superb sea views.

Buon appetito

Stir your senses with a taste of the region’s famous lemon liquor: limoncello. The sun-soaked lemons here are so sweet, and for the best buffalo mozzarella, you’re in the right place. Try some on a Pizza Margherita, another local creation. Grab a harbourside table for the finest setting.

More to explore

The archaeological phenomenon of Pompeii is an absolute must-see. An ancient city frozen in time, you’ll be amazed by the well-preserved artefacts on show. Favoured by the rich and famous, the island of Capri oozes glitz and glam. Make like the jet-set and sail across to this exclusive sun-drenched retreat.

Sorrento Centre

A fragrant frame of lush lemon trees and bougainvillea in bloom surround Sorrento’s sophisticated central piazza, cobbled lanes and picturesque parks.

Sant'Agnello

This clifftop town overlooks the dreamy coastline and turquoise sea.

Massa Lubrense

This peaceful, picturesque commune lies on the sun-kissed Neapolitan Riviera.

Meta di Sorrento

Across this sweeping arc of beach, you’ll find blackened volcanic sands and blissfully glossy blue seas that are simply out of this world.

Seiano

Nestled peacefully around 10km from Sorrento lies the little village of Seiano, where a palette of plush greens will welcome you upon arrival.

Sant'Agata sui Due Golfi

The little village enjoys stunning panoramic views of the Bay of Naples. Close to Sorrento, Sant’Agata also boasts an exceptional gourmet restaurant, considered one of Italy’s best eateries.

Ischia

Ideal for dazzling day trips, the densely forested chunk of land is blessed with blissful beaches, old fishing villages and a local liquorice-flavoured tipple to rival grappa.

Maiori (Amalfi Coast)

This visitor-friendly town has the longest stretch of sandy beach on the whole of the Amalfi Coast.

Minori (Amalfi Coast)

A quaint town close to Ravello and Amalfi, Minori has all the classic beauty you’d expect from such an idyllic Italian shoreline.

Castellammare di Stabia

Lying by the coastline close to pebble beaches, Castellammare di Stabia takes in some marvellous mountain and sea views.

Vietri Sul Mare

Known as ‘The First Pearl of the Amalfi’, Vietri Sul Mare offers a warm welcome to this beautiful coastline, where houses hug a cliffside plunging into the sea.

Piano di Sorrento

Immerse yourself in true Italian life here in Piano di Sorrento. Stretching from coast to coast on the Neapolitan Riviera, you’ll get to see this intriguing region from all angles.

Beaches

For the widest stretch of the softest sand, head to Aghios Nikolaos. Nearby, you’ll find the place to go for cute seafront tavernas serving fish fresh from the Med. Laid-back stretches offering the coolest water sports will entice families, but if you want to dance on the sands, make for the Malia seafront.

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La Marienella Beach

La Marienella Beach

Sorrento Area

This tiny beach is connected to the La Marinella restaurant and is popular with locals and children, who enjoy splashing around in the shallow waters. A sunbathing deck sits above the beach for dedicated...
Antico Bagno Stabilimento Balneare

Antico Bagno Stabilimento Balneare

Vico Equense, Sorrento Area

A delightful bay with a few rocky outcrops and water so clear you can see the bottom as you swim. The beach is private, so you’ll have to pay to access it, though they provide sun loungers and umbrellas. There...

Sights

A trip to ancient palace complexes is a must in Crete. The ruins are thought to be part of Europe’s oldest city, while the region’s also home to some impressive and fascinating medieval castles. If you’re looking to dig up some history, the resorts all have something to gawp at.

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Blue Grotto

Blue Grotto

Sorrento Area

Something magical awaits you in Capri – a natural phenomenon and the island’s most famous attraction. Hop on board a small wooden boat and let your skipper guide you into the Blue Grotto. This sea cave has an...
Aqueduct

Aqueduct

Ischia, Sorrento Area

The aqueduct looks Roman but was built later, in the 16th century, when the village spring dried up. The aqueduct carried water from a source in the hills 550 metres away. It has two tiers of arches made with...

Activities

If you’re after a family-friendly day out, Crete has three waterparks to whet your appetite. Hardcore hikers will not want to miss a ramble through gorgeous gorges and canyons, while the water sports scene is a massive draw for marine fans. You can even try your hand at a spot of fishing.

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Amalfi drive

Amalfi drive

Sorrento Area

Take a drive along the world-famous clifftop of Amalfi, and enjoy Italy’s most scenic stretch of coast. Carved out of the cliffs, and with a 500ft vertical drop, the road produces incredible views. If you...
Pompeii

Pompeii

Sorrento Area

Pompeii lay buried for centuries after Mount Vesuvius erupted, covering it in a layer of burning pumice fragments. In 1748, excavations began, and today this UNESCO World Heritage you can see the remains of...

Eating and drinking

Traditional Cretan food is fresh and rustic – think hearty lamb pasties and olive oil-rich salads. Being an island, the seafood is second to none and is served fresh from the net in many of the seaside tavernas. Raki is the local tipple and tastes a bit like Italian grappa. It’s strong stuff, so be warned!

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Don Alfonso 1890

Don Alfonso 1890

Sant'Agata sui Due Golfi, Sorrento Area

Reservations are required for one Italy’s most inspired and well-regarded restaurants. This two-Michelin-star eatery serves food harvested from the chef’s own six-hectare farm and, reflecting the changes in the...
Acqua Pazza

Acqua Pazza

Cetera, Sorrento Area

Local seafood at its most delightful. All of it is locally sourced and cooked in their secret ‘crazy water’, then presented artfully on glass plates. You can try squid, lobster, shrimp, or if you don’t like...

Shopping

Crete’s famous for its leather goods and you’ll find plenty of boutiques and markets all over the island. Keep an eye out for ceramics and silver, too – in some shops you can watch the craftspeople as they create their wares. Foodies will want to take home the local olive oil and honey.

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Anchovy essence

Anchovy essence

Cetera, Sorrento Area

Since medieval times, the village of Cetera has been famed for its deep-sea tuna, though recently locals have returned to anchovies. At night, they go out in their boats with powerful lamps to fish for...
Antiques shop of the Fratelli Ruocco

Antiques shop of the Fratelli Ruocco

Minori (Amalfi Coast), Sorrento Area

If you are looking for a piece of art or a souvenir to take back home with you then you’re in luck. There are some great artisan shops that sell locally made items like the famous linen shirts, handmade...

Nightlife

Malia is Crete’s hottest spot when it comes to nightlife. Its beachfront bars and clubs promise booming sound systems, laser shows and foam parties. Elsewhere, there’s a share of waterfront clubs, while the smaller towns boast live music bars where you can listen to everything from traditional Greek tunes to jazz.

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Al Piccolo Bar

Al Piccolo Bar

Sorrento Area

The very first bar open in the legendary Piazzetta and arguably the best. It’s long been seen as the centre of evening life on the island and is a favourite of both locals and tourists. They serve food during...
Auditorium Oscar Niemeyer

Auditorium Oscar Niemeyer

Ravello, Sorrento Area

The modern Auditorium Oscar Niemeyer, named after its Brazilian architect, opened in 2010. It’s open all year and attracts international musicians, artists and performers. The striking design follows the...
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