Sorrento is an iconic Italian town famed for its beautiful architecture and its splendid views across the Gulf of Naples. It's also home to some of the finest Italian dining and the tastiest limoncello. A luxury holiday in Sorrento offers exclusive hotels with lavish spa treatments, exclusive shopping, Michelin-starred restaurants, and a chance to go island-hopping.
The small coastal town of Sorrento enjoys a big reputation and it's easy to see why. Pastel coloured houses gather along steep cliffs, lemon groves scent the air with their sweet aroma, and the town's lofty height will afford you spectacular views of Mount Vesuvius, Naples and the charming island of Capri. You'll find lots of museums and galleries in this picture-perfect town, as well as ornate cathedrals, quaint churches and imposing monasteries.
Beyond the town's limits, you can put the top down on a racy Italian sportscar and cruise the remarkable coastal roads of the Amalfi Coast. See famed Italian township like Positano, made up of brightly coloured houses overlooking rugged cliffs that plunge to the turquoise sea. Then discover hidden bays and secret coves that litter the shores below. You'll also find larger beaches like Marina Grande Beach, one of the most famous bays in the area, and a haven for sun worshippers.
Take advantage of Sorrento's position on the coast, and take off on day trips to the ancient streets of Pompeii, or the lively ones of Naples, home to treasured museums and galleries, and arguably, Italy's most famous dish - pizza. Just don't forget to make time for the storied island of Capri, home to Roman emperors and today, celebrated fashion houses and upscale restaurants.
With a Mediterranean climate, Sorrento makes a great year-round destination. In the summer, beaches come alive with temperatures in the high 20s and low 30s. This season is the most popular time for luxury travellers to visit Sorrento, with July and August being the hottest and most favoured months.
Spring and autumn are slightly cooler with temperatures around 20 degrees Celsius, perfect weather for long walks and hikes. In the winter, it's quite mild with occasional rains that add to the seaside atmosphere of this coastal town.
Experience fine dining in Sorrento with Michelin-starred restaurants and award-winning chefs. Try classic Italian dishes like cannelloni, Mediterranean fish grills, and popular international dishes. Enjoy the best dinners overlooking the Gulf of Naples with views of Mount Vesuvius looming in the distance.
With fresh seafood, prime steaks and locally sourced produce, the food in Sorrento is ranked amongst the best of Italy. You'll find some of the tastiest pizzas and delicious local specialities like Gnocchi alla Sorrentina, a potato pasta covered in tomato sauce and Treccia cheese.
As with any holiday, it's a good idea to carry some identification with you at all times and to keep a photocopy of your passport. British passport holders don't need a visa to enter Italy. Visit GOV.UK for more advice on passports, visas and travel.