Located in southern Italy, near to the city of Naples, Sorrento offers visitors a traditional Italian holiday in an enviable location overlooking the Bay of Naples.
Sorrento is a busy coastal resort but handles it well, maintaining it's relaxed, gentle atmosphere even during the most popular summer months.
The best time to visit Sorrento
Visitors enjoy Sorrento holidays throughout the year to experience its fantastic weather. The hot summer months of July and August are also the busiest and this is reflected in accommodation prices. Many choose this time to visit though as numerous events are held throughout the summer to entertain holidaymakers.
A fresh breeze across the resort from the Bay of Naples makes the warm summer temperature bearable for everyone. If you're looking for a slightly cooler holiday then during the Spring and Autumn months you'll find mild and pleasant weather.
What are the beaches like in Sorrento?
Sorrento itself doesn't have a long stretch of beach but there are nice areas surrounding both Marina Piccola and Marina Grande. Marina Grande in particular is worth a visit for its authentic small fishing village style.
In the cliffs surrounding Sorrento there are numerous small beaches, some free and some that require an entrance fee. Peters Beach and Leonitas Beach are both free and offer fantastic views out across the Bay of Naples.
Sightseeing in Sorrento
As well as being full of interesting sights, a holiday to Sorrento is also a great location for exploring further a field.
Within the town life is centred around the Piazza Tasso, a spacious square that is a prefect starting point from which to begin a stroll through the resort. To immerse yourself in the culture of this Italian city wander past the cathedral that dominates Sorrento's skyline and towards the 15th century Sedil Dominova and the Basilica di San Antonino.
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