The Sorrento peninsula, one of the most celebrated destinations on earth. Views over the bluest of sapphire seas, sun to inspire daydreams, the enchanting fragrance of citrus, the finest of produce from sun-kissed land.
Sorrento, since time immemorial the haven of poets, painters and lovers of beauty as a philosophy of life, is no more than 45 minutes from Naples airport.
History, culture, art, agriculture, food and wine and just plain Italian simpatia weave a magic spell on travellers who have always fallen in love with this enchanted place with its amazing landscapes, lush vegetation and richly productive earth as well as the sunny disposition of its inhabitants.
Gourmet lovers of good, genuine food will want to taste the produce of this magnificent land and meet the fine craftsmen of Sorrento who encourage respect for natural productive cycles: oil, wine, limoncello, walnuts, desserts such as the tangy, sweet delizia al limone, pasta from Gragnano, dairy products from Agerola, sausage and pork salame with orange zest from Vico Equense, burrini and little cheeses called Caciottini, goats cheese caprignetti and the world-renowned Provolone del Monaco DOP ….
And then there are the local arts of intarsio, inlays in different wood for smaller objects and furniture, and lace making, as well as the local handmade sandals to be seen, ordered and picked up in just a few hours in the back streets of this superb resort town, and the cheerful, colourful fashion known all over the world by the name of another nearby seaside town, Positano.
Places to visit
Half day and Full day trips
Amalfi coast, Positano and Amalfi
Pompei and Herculaneum
Capri by night
Sorrento by night
Something a little different
Naples and the Nativity scene
Events not to be missed
The gourmet Festa di Vico in early June, each year, perfect for gourmets, gourmands and just the simply curious.
The Christmas markets at Sorrento from November to Jenuary.
Sorrento Film Festival, one of the most important events the Italian film industry. During the event are scheduled screenings of trailers, previews of upcoming films, thematic meetings, round tables to an audience of fans and industry professionals.
Ravello Festival, is also popularly known as the "Wagner Festival" and is an annual summer festival of music and the arts held in the town of Ravello on the Amalfi coast. Almost two-month-long presentation of a wide variety of music featuring large orchestras, chamber groups, jazz, art shows, dance, photographic exhibits, discussion groups and a chance to meet and talk with the featured artists, many of whom are of world renown.