Things to do in Sorrento


Things to do in Sorrento

What do you do when you find out you have not used up all your holidays? You book an Easyjet flight to Naples and head off for a weekend trip to Italy, right? Here are some things to do in Sorrento.

Things to do in Sorrento



Things to do in Sorrento

After what was possibly the most scenic airport transfer in the world, winding along the coast from Naples towards the Amalfi Coast, I got off the bus in Sorrento, headed to my hotel, exchanged my luggage for a map and off I went. Not having researched much, I didn’t really know much about the sights and what Sorrento is famous for. So I decided on just wandering through the village streets, soaking up the atmosphere. Tiny Sorrento is draped on top of steep cliffs that rise out of the Med, looking out across the bay to Naples which lies humbly at the foot of famous Mount Vesuvius.

Things to do in Sorrento

I discovered that Limoncello is made here from the abundant lemon groves in the surrounding area. I discovered a quaint cloister courtyard that is host to evening concerts in summertime. I got lost in quiet, meandering streets, dotted with small shrines and decorated with murals dedicated to Mother Mary. laundry drying up over my head. Suddenly I found myself at the top of some steps that looked down onto a marina, called Marina Grande. A group of elderly men were engrossed in what sounded like a heated discussion, while local cats were playing at their feet.

Things to do in Sorrento


Things to do in Sorrento

I walked back up the steps to the centre of Sorrento, took a peek in a few of the omnipresent churches and indulged in some shopping at the local shops. By nightfall I was tired from all the walking around and I nipped into what looked like a cosy restaurant where I tucked into a hearty plate of spaghetti amatriciana.
A good start of my weekend trip to Sorrento, I’d say.

Comments

  1. I recently travelled to Philadelphia, USA for a wedding that had an Italian theme and a lemon theme. The food was great and there were bottles of limoncello scattered on all the tables like in your picture. The bride and groom had only been to Italy once but they seem to have captured it well just like your pictures. Hope you are enjoying your trip!

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  2. I've longed to go to Pompeii and will get there some day. Lots of people tell me Sorrento is the place to stay, since it is so beautiful. They also warn that Naples is nothing to write home about.

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  3. Sorrento was so much nicer than Naples. Although I have to admit I only drove through it in a taxi, but it didn't look like anything special at all. More like a dump, to be honest...

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