The Italian city of Sorrento is one of the prettiest and most wonderful coastlines in the world. There is barely any destination on the planet that can rival the breathtaking views of the Sorrento area. Sorrento is famous for lemons and limoncello, amazing beaches and notorious volcanic eruptions. Visiting Sorrento will help you learn more about this location and fall in love with it.
While hiring our private yacht services around Italy, plan a shore excursion to Sorrento, it will be an overwhelming experience. From fascinating beaches to inviting markets, Sorrento has something for everyone. This itinerary will help you make the best from your one day trip to Sorrento.
Cloister of San Francesco:
This monastery is dedicated to St. Francis and highlights the late 13th-century cloister. There are arches of tufa on two sides on the other two sides there are round arches above octagonal columns. You can see pieces of earlier structure here. Three of the corner columns of the building were used to be a part of pagan temples.
Cathedral and Bell Tower:
From the 15th-century to the 20th-century, Sorrento's Cathedral of San Filippo and San Giacomo was remodeled and updated repeatedly. The older bell tower belongs to the 12th century. The upper part of the tower was rebuilt during the 15th century. Inside, you will see paintings from the Neapolitan School and outstanding wood marquetry, which is a Sorrento specialty.
Basilica of Sant'Antonino:
The 9th-century was dedicated to Sorrento's patron saint named Santâ€™Antonino - St. Anthony Abbot. You will find Roman columns and other pieces recycled from the earlier buildings of a similar time. Don't forget to see the crypt and primitive paintings that remain the main attraction of the tourists.
Best Things to Do:
You must visit Sorrentoâ€™s most high end hotel with a shaded terrace. Bellevue Sirene gives you access to the most beautiful view of the setting sunset with an overlooking view of the Marina Grand. Just imagine yourself enjoying a breath-taking view of the sunset with your favorite drinks in your hands.
Visiting Old Sorrento:
Old Sorrento is an amazing place to walk through its narrow streets and alleyways, colorful shops and quaint trattorias make the true essence of Sorrento. This is a very popular destination and home to various historical buildings which include churches, convents and cloisters.
Hop aboard a train, and within 30 minutes, you will be on the doorstep of Pompeii or Herculaneum. Spending some hours at any of these archaeological sites is a must-see attraction. Pompeii is certainly fascinating to walk among the ruins of what was once a thriving community.
Marina Piccola Beach:
Next to the port, you will find a small strip of volcanic sand occupied by a stretch of public beaches and Marina Piccola beach is one among them. This little beach has now become a beach club. This is the most popular beach which is easy to get to and lets you enjoy a marvelous view of the Gulf of Naples. This place is an ideal choice if you want to swim during the winter season.
This private beach club is worth a visit if you want to spend some free time in style on the beach. It is famous for its amenities and views it offers to its tourists. Fantastic music, delicious food, access to signature cocktails and beer, endless blue water and plenty of nature.
Marina Grande Beach:
It is the second most popular beach of Sorrento which is technically a fish village. It gives plenty of room for sunbathing. The beauty of the beach gives an ideal choice for photographers. Marina Grande is considered the epicenter of the coast and is a great starter beach for your trip.
Marina Della Lobra:
It gives visitors a tiny beach made up of rocky outcroppings in which you can climb or swim in-between. The crystal-clear water, cleanliness and fascinating view will surely impress you.
Best Hotels and Restaurants:
There are many hotels in Sorrento made in the grand Italian style with a modern approach and spectacular locations. All hotels in Sorrento are equipped with eye-popping views, lush gardens, cocktail pools, relaxing environments, entertainment, romantic bedrooms, amazing style, plenty of tourist attractions and reasonable prices to make your trip memorable. Relais Blu, Bellevue Syrene, Villa Manning Relais, Maison La Minervetta, Grand Hotel Excelsior Vittoria, Grand Hotel Aminta, Parco dei Principi, Palazzo Marziale, Palazzo Jannuzzi, Grand Hotel Ambasciatori and Grand Hotel La Favorita - all these hotels offer high-class accommodation at competitive prices. They provide a plethora of facilities and fabulous views that will not forget.
If you are looking for the best restaurants in Sorrento, do not forget to step in any of these best places - Il Buco, Don Alfonso 1890, Ristorante Museo Caruso, Ristorante Tavernallegra, Bagni Delfino, Terrazza Bosquet, Ristorante Donna Sofia, Terrazza Marziale, L'Antica Trattoria and Don Geppi. These are the ideal restaurants to enjoy lunch or dinner with your loved ones and spend a memorable time in a beautiful place.
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