Where to go and what to see In Sorrento, Italy?
Sorrento is a beautiful small town in the South of Italy, keeping the most amazing views of the bay of Naples and mountain Vesuvius. With its beauty, Sorrento attracts many tourists worldwide and Italy throughout the year; you will need not more than 2-3 days to visit it all. You can use it as a principal place for your accommodation. From here, you can easily reach other must-see essential tourist places, like Positano, Capri, Ercolano, Pompei, Paestum, etc.
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Here is my list of 14 things to do and see in Sorrento:
Piazza Tasso and Bar Ercolano
View to Piazza Tasso and the statue of Saint Antonino
Piazza Tasso during Christmas
Visit the Piazza Tasso – which is Sorrento’s main square, surrounded by elegant buildings. Have a morning coffee with a croissant at Bar Ercolano, Fauno, or Sirenuse, or enjoy an aperitif in the late afternoon hour. The square’s name is in honor of Torquato Tasso, a 16th-century Italian poet born in Sorrento. A statue of the famous poet dominates Piazza Tasso and a figure of Sant’Antonino, patron saint of the city. From the Piazza Tasso starts the main street called Corso Italia, a long road full of shops, bars, and ice cream parlors, from where you can arrive at the alleys of the historic center. The square is magnificent under Christmas as well, when it is all decorated with a giant Christmas tree, and all the buildings around are illuminated with Christmas lights.
2.Via San Cesareo and Sedile Dominova
For more info, check here Sorrento, the alleys of the old town Via San Cesareo.
Via San Cesareo
Emerging on the narrow streets of the historic center via San Cesareo, and visit Sedile Dominova. Via San Cesareo is Sorento’s oldest street, full of souvenir shops and trattorias where you can feel the city’s true essence of history and sea.
3. The Main Churches in Sorrento
Visit the main Churches.
Sorrento, The Basilica of Saint Antonino is devoted to the city’s patron saint, the Cathedral of Sorrento, located on Corso Italia, and the oldest church in Sorrento San Baccolo. You can find it among the alleys of the old town.
4.Correale Museum of Terranova
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The mirror room at the museum
Experience history and art in the Correale Museum of Terranova, a stone’s throw from Piazza Lauro square.
5.Cloister of San Francesco and the Villa Comunale
A must visit the Cloister of San Francesco and the splendid view of the Gulf of Naples from Villa Comunale. The cloister of St. Francis is a jewel, which dates back to the thirteenth century, hidden in between the homonymous church and the Municipal Villa. It is among the oldest monuments in Sorrento. The Cloister of St. Francis is one of the most beautiful wonders of the city. Favorite place for weddings, concerts, and exhibitions.
Go to the beach. Just below the Villa Comunale, you will find the main beaches of the city. You can take the elevator or use the stairs, which are in the garden of the Villa.
7. The Port and Marina Piccola
Take a walk to Marina Piccola, where the Port of Sorrento is, and enjoy the magnificent view of the cliffs.
Marina Grande and Marina Grande bird view
Sorrento’s fishing village retained its rustic charm with a fresh fish food experience at the Marina Grande. Marina Grande is a pretty picture-postcard seaside place, famous for its colored houses, small volcanic sand beach, and family-run taverns with delicious fresh fish food.
9. The lemons of Sorrento
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Visit Sorrento lemon groves. If you don’t want to book a tour, visit the City’s Lemon Park, next to the Sorrento post office. You should see the Cataldo gardens, where you can sip the famous lemon liqueur Limoncello.
10. Inlaid woods museum
Visit the Inlaid woods museum and its shops. Magnificent boxes and paintings, made with different colors of wood by Sorrento’s craftsmen.
11. Cooking classes
Have fun preparing local food by yourself while learning the secrets of how to cook the most delicious pasta.
12. Apperitivo at sunset
Saint Agnello public space with a view
Sip a cocktail observing the most beautiful sunsets, from the terrace of the sky bar at Hotel Mediterraneo, or the Bar Della Colona in the Hotel Lorelei, or from the shared balcony in Sant’Angelo in front of the Hotel Mediterraneo.
The Sunset view from the hotel Lorelei
13. Fine dining
Pamper yourself with fine dining in one of the Micheline star restaurants in Sorrento with a Micheline Star Chef, enjoying the beautiful atmosphere of the place.
You must try the best ice cream and treats from the ice cream shop “Davide,”http://www.gelateriadavidsorrento.it/ is an excellent place to stop and enjoy the most delicious and wide choice of ice cream in the city. David offers many kinds of Nutella desserts, ice cream, spaghetti, waffles, And more; you can live the experience by making authentic Italian gelato at the demonstration classes he offers.
From Sorrento with Love ❤
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