Sorrento is the quintessential Italian resort town and a gateway to the Amalfi Coast. With narrow roads and a maze of footpaths framed by endless stores, it's quaint and chic, luxurious and authentic. Famed for its classic Mediterranean climate and fertility, both people and food thrive in this seaside settlement. Built on dramatic cliffs overlooking the Bay of Naples, Sorrento hotels are the perfect perch to look upon Mount Vesuvius looming in the distance.
Hotels in Sorrento Italy make a great base for exploring attractions in the region, like the bustling city of Naples, the famous ruins of Pompeii, and the lavish Isle of Capri. However, any Sorrento vacation warrants ample time in the town itself. Enthusiastic shoppers should head straight to Via Cesareo, the main shopping drag, and explore the maze of pedestrian-only roads lined with stores and eateries that lie between this street and the beach. Visit the regal Piazza Tasso, the central square, and the Museum Correale, which features artwork, artifacts, famous Bohemia crystals, and Murano glass.
A fair number of Sorrento's shops sell the two products the town is famous for—artisanal gelato and limoncello, a sweet lemon liquor fabricated from the fruits that flourish on the region's hills. Take your gelato to Villa Communale Park for a view of Vesuvius while you eat, or enjoy the classy and relaxed ambiance pervading Sorrento's restaurants. Try pizza, which has its origins in nearby Naples, or a caprese salad featuring the region's celebrated mozzarella. If you're searching for scrumptious sophistication, dine at one of Sorrento's numerous establishments that have earned one or two Michelin stars.
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