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Romantic holiday in Sorrento
Small city close to the sea and near Naples, Sorrento combines Italian charm and mythical archaeological site. Not far from the famous Vesuvius, in front of the Mediterranean Sea, your holidays in Sorrento can be nothing but delightful! Succumb to the temptation of a vacation rental in the Italian region of Campania.
Vacation rental on the seashore
According to the legend, Sorrento would be named after the mythical Sirens, half-women and half-fishes, who compelled the fishermen to go aground on the rocks. Sorrento gave its name to the Sorrentine Peninsula, often called "Gulf of the Sirens" or "delights garden". A location you will immediately find perfect for your holidays in family or for a romantic getaway.
With the south of Italy being cheaper than the northern part, you will easily find vacation rentals in Sorrento, even during the peak season. But please notice the tourists flow during the summer near Pompeii, about 20 kilometers far from Sorrento. In the high season, the vacation homes, apartments and villas are booked in the whole region. So do not hesitate to book ahead, it is often cheaper than try to reserve house rentals once you arrived! Another good tip is to book rooms in a B&B or in a guesthouse of Sant Agnello, one of the five cities of the Sorrentine Peninsula. You can even book a room in an old monastery, converted in a five-star-hotel.
Discovery traditional Italy
Sorrento is the perfect place for traditions and history enthusiasts, as well as for seashore aficionados. You will discover the cathedral, its marvelous Stations of the Cross, the Saint Francis of Assisi cloister, the little port of Marina Grande where the famous actor Vittorio de Sica played in the triptych "Scandal in Sorrento" with Sofia Loren, a true Napoletana. Sorrento is the perfect start for all the available trips in the regions, rather in boat, bus or train. You will discover the most beautiful archaeological sites of the southern part of Italy: Pompeii, Herculanum, and Paestum.
If you stay longer than a weekend, extend you visit to the Amalfi coast, offering magnificent jewels to admire like Positano or Ravello, suspended between sea and sky. Rent a house for the holidays in Sorrento means discovering ancient heritage as well as ageless Italian landscapes.
Eat your way through Neapolitan goodness
Sorrento is ideally located between Pompeii and Naples, so you will be able to discover these two cities during your stay. The city of Naples in itself deserves at least a day in your schedule, preferably with a guide to fully enjoy it. Naples if one of the city in the world concentrating the most important number of cultural resources and monuments, representing 2800 years of history. The lovers of gastronomy will not miss the famous Margherita Pizza, born in Naples at the 18th Century. Sorrento is well-known for its Limoncello, typical lemon liquor. No doubt, Sorrento will be your next dreamed holidays destination!