Prepare to fall hopelessly in love with Sorrento. Combining everything that makes Italy wonderful – breathtaking beauty, a startling Roman legacy and sensational food – Sorrento is a twinkling gem in the golden location of southern Italy’s Campania region.
Visit Sorrento in spring and breathe in the scent of lemons from groves that cling to this lush peninsula. Admire the vivid blooms that burst from the greenery, adding to the countryside’s intoxicating perfume. Or take a stroll around the historical town, on its picturesque perch overlooking the azure Gulf of Naples. Dine at a terrace restaurant by the sea and sip zesty Limoncello as the sun sets. Beyond Sorrento, visit the haunting ruined civilisations of Pompeii and Herculaneum against the backdrop of mighty Mount Vesuvius. Explore the spectacular Amalfi Coast and take a leisurely boat cruise to the island idyll of Capri. Sorrento is stunning at every turn. Discover it with British Airways.
At the heart of Sorrento’s historical centre, Piazza Tasso is the perfect place to sit back with a cappuccino and watch the world go by. From this bustling square, make your way to the Via San Cesareo and pick up a bottle of Sorrento’s famous liqueur – Limoncello – from one of the many shops that line this pedestrianized street. Wander up the Corso Italia and gaze at the ornate façade of the lemon-hued Church del Carmine. Or explore the magnificent 18th-century Palazzo Correale.
Follow Via del Capo from the centre of Sorrento town to beautiful Punta del Capo beach. Recline on its soft golden sands and snorkel in the clear sapphire sea. Or cool off in the jade waters of the Bath of Queen Giovanna nearby. Combine beach relaxation with culture and take in the ruins of a Roman villa on the tip of Punta del Capo.
Sheltered by a promontory separating it from Sorrento, the pretty fishing port of Marina Grande has retained its historical village charm. Stretch out on the narrow sandy shore overlooked by pastel-hued buildings. Then as the sun sets, watch the fisherman bring in their traditional boats as you dine or sip an aperitif at a waterfront restaurant.