Italy - Sorrento Holidays
Overlooking the Bay of Naples, Sorrento combines all the attractions of a town with the relaxed ambience of a resort. From the atmospheric cobbled streets of the old town to the brightly painted sunbathing platforms at the foot of the cliffs, this delightful town has it all. Surrounded by dramatic scenery, with cliff top hotels and sparkling blue waters below, Sorrento has long been a popular choice.
Explore some of the smaller villages in the hills around Sorrento, such as Sant'Agata, where you will find friendly locals and authentic restaurants.
This area is famed for the production of the delicious milky, mozzarella di bufala. You will find this on many restaurant menus, either served with delicious proscuitto or as a salad with tomatoes, known as caprese salad. Try also the gnocchi alla Sorrentina, little potato dumplings in a creamy tomato sauce.
For a fine dining experience in Sorrento, the Il Buco restaurant is one of the best addresses in town, or try some of the authentic trattorias around the Marina Grande if you like fresh fish. The Bar Fauna on Corso Italia, is one of the most popular spots for people-watching, and enjoying an after-dinner coffee or drink.
The lovely iced Limoncello lemon liqueur is made locally and must be sampled before you go home.
In the old town of Sorrento, the narrow cobbled side streets are brimming with shops selling local souvenirs, whereas the smart Corso Italia is filled with elegant stores and designer boutiques for that special purchase. Lace, furniture and pottery are all good buys here and among the most renowned of their kind in Europe.
Pompeii & Vesuvius Tour
The ancient city of Pompeii was destroyed in 79AD by the eruption of Vesuvius. A visit to the many sercret villas and temples of this compelling archeaological site is a must and why not combine it with a trip to explore the imploring Mount Vesuvius. This is a fascinating full day tour which includes transfers and an English speaking guide. Entrance fees payable locally.
Adults from £42.
Visit Capri, the island that has attracted many famous writers and actors and is still visited by many for its beautiful scenery and the crystal clear waters of the Blue Grotto. This full day tour features a tour of the island including a trip up to Anacapri, transfers and an English speaking guide.
Adults from £61.
Take the Amalfi drive, which passes through the many pastel-painted towns dotted along this breathtaking stretch of coastline, from Sorrento to Amalfi town. Full day excursion.
Adults from £29.
Rome - The Eternal City
A full day excursion to the eternal city with free time to explore the impressive St. Peter's Square. Lunch at leisure. Free time at the Coliseum to explore the surrounding area. During the journey to Rome your guide usually gives a background history and information about the city, enabling you to maximize your free time in Rome. Returning to Sorrento in the evening.
Adults from £68.