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Holidays in Sorrento

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With incredible scenery, cafe culture and delicious food, holidays to Sorrento appeal to all ages.
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Gorgeous scenery, cafe culture and delicious food – holidays to Sorrento certainly have plenty to offer. This beautiful town on the Neopolitan Riviera is perched high above the Bay of Naples, making the views pretty spectacular. It hasn’t got a beach, but it does have bathing platforms that dip right into the clear blue sea. In the town itself, you’ll find a typically continental atmosphere; pavement cafes, mopeds, piazzas and warren-like streets lined with craft shops galore. Sorrento holidays are a great way to grab a sophisticated slice of sun, but they’re also an excellent base for exploring the wider area. Must-see sights like Pompeii and Ravello are all within easy travelling distance. And because this is Italy, you can expect warm hospitality and some of the planet’s most popular dishes for dinner. What more could you wish for?

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Most people tend to take holidays to Sorrento during the long, hot summers. Typically Mediterranean, these tend to start in May and run into September. The hottest months are July and August, when rain is scarce and daytime highs can exceed the late twenties, but the sea breeze cools things down a little. Winters in Sorrento tend to be wet but mild.
Things to see & do

Sorrento holidays are largely about kicking back and soaking up the unique atmosphere. Whether your idea of relaxation is sitting outside a cafe, listening to the buzz of passing Vespas, or jumping off a bathing platform into the sea, theres plenty of unwinding to be done here. If you like a little retail therapy, head on an adventure in the Drains, which arent actually drains (thankfully) but ancient cobbled pathways through the Medieval part of town, packed with pretty crafts and souvenirs. Mount Vesuvius looms over the vistas here and Pompeii is a must while youre in the area. Elsewhere, you can experience the glamour of Capri and the moviestar scenery of the Amalfi coastline. Theres so much natural beauty and fascinating history to discover in this part of Italy that its worth booking on to a few boat trips or excursions to discover more. For the ultimate day out, head for Rome.

Nightlife in Sorrento tends to be an extension of dinner, with al fresco terraces making the perfect place for drinks beneath the stars. You wont find any nightclubs in the town, although a handful of bars do stay open late in the summer months. Some hotels in Sorrento offer lowkey entertainment, but for many, the perfect way to spend evenings here is with a bottle of wine and the brilliant views.

Food & drink

The food and drink is one of the main reasons to holiday in Sorrento. From top notch coffee for breakfast to heaps of expertly prepared pasta for dinner, dining here is a real treat. When it comes to drinking, as well as coffee, the limoncello and local wines are famously good. Although the local cuisine is the star of the show here, its not all pizza and spaghetti. Youll find a wide choice of eateries on the town, offering everything from sushi to steaks. Pull up an outdoor table and enjoy al fresco dining in the place that invented it. And if youve got a sweet tooth, dont miss the brightlycoloured, delicious gelato sorbets and ice cream. Yum.

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