Located on the Sorrentine Peninsula, just across the bay from Naples, Sorrento, Capri and the Amalfi Coast is one of the most beautiful destinations in southern Italy, if not the world. Overlooking the Isle of Capri and Mount Vesuvius, the charming little community of Sorrento is famous for its lemons and limoncello and is a great base to explore the spectacular Sorrento, Capri and Amalfi Coast attractions. Book Sorrento Accommodation
Located on the Corso Italia, Sorrento’s main thoroughfare, the Cathedral (Duomo) of Sorrento is easily recognisable with its beautiful clock tower. Despite its simple exterior, the interior is spectacular with a dramatic altar and gorgeous frescoes. Old Sorrento is another popular attraction and is a wonderful place to get lost in its charming alleyways, narrow streets, quaint trattorias and colourful shops not to mention the beautiful historical buildings including the San Francesco and Basilica of Sant’Antonino. A complex of arches and 14th century architecture, the cloister and church of San Francesco are a beautiful site and are dedicated to Saint Francis.
If you’re looking for a spot to just relax, the Piazza Tasso is perfect with its many cafes, shops and the wonderful horse-drawn carriages that offer leisurely tours of the city. For a different perspective on Sorrento, stroll down to the Marina Grande and watch the fishermen bringing in their catch or enjoy a bite to eat. This is also where you can get the ferry to the beautiful Isle of Capri. Dramatically beautiful, Capri is home to its own range of spectacular attractions. Covered in flowers and surrounded by some of the bluest seas you’ll ever see, Capri’s attractions range from its Marina Grande to the glamourous, beautiful people’s hangout of Piazzetta.
An enchanting destination, Capri also boasts the spectacular historic path of Via Krupp and the amazing Charterhouse of San Giacomo as well as Emperor Tiberious’ villa ruins. You can also take the chair lift to the top of Monte Solaro, visit the incredible rock formations of Faraglioni and the Natural Arch. However you’ll truly fall in love with Capri after visiting it’s most popular attraction, Grotto Azzurra, or Blue Grotto. So named for the incredible colour of its waters, the Blue Grotto is a natural sea cave 25m wide and 60m long. Best explored on small rowboats, your skipper will guide you through the mouth of the cave and into the breathtaking interior of the cavern, bathed in sparkling blue light. Book Capri Accommodation
Further along the coastline, the Amalfi Coast is an attraction in itself, however it is also home to some famous sightseeing. Positano, Ravello and Amalfi are charming little communities along the coastline that are well worth a visit, with the stunning seaside town of Positano being the most popular thanks to its dramatic landscapes and position, built right into the side of the mountain. However, the main attraction of the Amalfi Coast is the famous Amalfi Drive, offering some of the world’s most incredible coastal scenery. Rent a car and drive along the twisting roads that hug the cliffs for one of the most memorable scenic drives of your life. Book Amalfi Coast Accommodation