Sorrento is a charming and elegant town located on a volcanic coast overlooking the Gulf of Naples. It represents an important holiday destination and is a lively and friendly place thanks to the friendliness of its inhabitants.
Tourists generally remain attracted by breathtaking views and landscapes, as well as by the unique contrast generated by the green hills and blue sea. Undoubtedly, the Sorrento coast is one of the most sought-after destinations of the entire Campania region and is also the ideal place for tourists who want to plan excursions to the nearby destinations of the Amalfi Coast.
Sorrento can be reached from Naples via the A3 (Naples-Salerno) with an exit at Castellammare di Stabia where there is a viaduct that connects to it. By train, you can get there via the Circumvesuviana with direct and mixed runs every hour from Naples.
The first point of reference for tourists on the occasion of a visit to the city of Sorrento is undoubtedly the Villa Comunale. This enchanting park with well-kept gardens and floral arrangements is known for the breathtaking views of the Gulf of Naples with the Vesuvius as its backdrop. On clear days, you can even see in the distance the islands of Ischia and Procida as well as the nearby Capri. From the aforementioned villa, it is sufficient to walk for a few hundred metres to reach the elevator that leads to the port of Marina Piccola.
After various excursions and a day spent by the sea, you can relax in Piazza Tasso in the evening, which is the main square of Sorrento as well as the place to go for dinner. In the immediate vicinity, there are also charming alleys where the various shops sell all kinds of items from food to souvenirs as well as the famous limoncello. In the evening, these alleys are animated by locals and visitors who enjoy a walk or dine in one of the many bistros and restaurants.
Lastly, it is worth visiting the port of Sorrento, as it has a charming village atmosphere with colourful boats and restaurants overlooking the sea. During the day it is also possible to admire (and buy) fresh fish unloaded from the so-called paranze, i.e. wooden boats of local fishermen. In fact, it is certainly good practice in Sorrento to stop in restaurants to enjoy seafood dishes.
The Valle dei Mulini is another place in Sorrento that deserves a quick visit; in fact, you can see up close after crossing the paths above the city, an ancient mill that is located at the bottom of a gorge and this is an unexpected scenario since it is located in the middle of the town.
Lastly, on the occasion of a holiday in the Sorrento peninsula, you can not miss at least a dip in the waters of the bath of Queen Joan. It is a natural swimming pool enclosed between the cliffs and with a rocky beach. The site is named after Giovanna d'Angiò, the legendary 14th-century Neapolitan. queen who frequently exploited this wonderful body of water. To get there just take the bus to shorten the route, although it is worth opting for a walk starting from the city centre.