Nerano is a charming fishing village midway between pretty Sorrento and the Amalfi Coast to the south of Naples in southwest Italy. The area offers some scenic walks along the cliffs and there is a very pretty beach and marina with views across to Capri. The steep cliffs, blue waters and small sandy coves are typical in this area of unspoilt natural beauty.
The beach at Nerano is reached along a path through olive groves and past a 16th century tower. The walk takes about 30 minutes, but the beautiful sandy cove is well worth the walk. Boat trips, snorkeling and diving can all be organized from Nerano.
Nerano is known for its freshly caught seafood and fish-based cuisine. There are some excellent restaurants overlooking the seafront offering dishes created from some of the best produce in the area.Walking
The area around your Nerano villa is a walker's paradise. From the town there are many scenic walks towards the Marina del Cantone and Jeranto Bay, the focal point of the Natural Marine Reserve of Punta Campanella. The walk has magnificent views across the bay and passes the entrance to the Villa Rosa where writer Norman Douglas stayed.
A trip to Mount Vesuvius and the ancient town of Pompeii is sure to be the highlight of any holiday in Campania. Vesuvius is easy to reach by the Circumvesuviana railway which takes you right to the site.Sorrento
Sorrento is a small town close to Nerano overlooking the Bay of Naples and Mount Vesuvius. Enjoy a glass of the local drink, limoncello, made from locally grown lemons, alcohol, sugar and water. Protected by deep gorges, the old town is laid out much as it was in Roman times, with many historic ruins and whitewashed stone houses.
The nearby town of Marmorata di Ravello makes a delightful day out just 40km east of your Nerano holiday rental. The peaceful bay on the "Divine Coast" is overlooked by many private villas, each with their own colourful small garden, making it a very pretty place to visit.
Temperatures at your Nerano holiday rental are very mild in the winter with some rainfall from September through January. During July and August the area can be hot and dry, around 87°F (31°C), but the sea breezes create a pleasant climate. Hiking and outdoor activities are ideally enjoyed in the spring and fall when the weather is cooler.
The nearest airport to your holiday villa in Nerano is the Napoli-Capodichino (NAP) Airport in Naples, about 70km (44 miles) drive away. The airport has regular flights to most European cities with many budget airlines. A hire car is the best way to reach Nerano and will be useful for exploring the beautiful Amalfi coast.