Sorrento clings gamely onto a cliff top overhanging the Tyrrhenian Sea in the Bay of Naples. Its combination of sun, scenery and cuisine has helped make Sorrento the premium location to take a holiday villa on the Neapolitan Riviera, where life revolves around the numerous restaurants and pavement cafes of the main square, the Piazza Tasso. Taking accommodation in Sorrento means that you can decide to enjoy a hectic exploration of the main tourist attractions of Camapania, a leisurely indulgence of all the finest food, wine and sightseeing in the town itself or a busy but relaxing holiday on the beaches of the Bay of Naples and the Almalfi coast. A Sorrento holiday genuinely is exactly what you make of it!
When you first arrive in Sorrento accommodation, you will almost certainly be overcome by the views and the shear number of historical sites. The main square is the hub of activity and social interaction in the town, changing from a calming spot to enjoy a coffee to a nightlife centre daily. There are an enormous number of top class restaurants in the town, with cuisine taken from around the world.
Sorrento accommodation is an ideal place from which to head onto the peninsula, which is particularly popular with walkers. Information on the best walks is available from the Sorrento tourist information centre on Piazza San Antonino.
There is no actual beach at Sorrento, but if you would like to feel the sand between your toes, there are many beaches in the area to discover, including the delightful Puta de Capo beach. If you are after a swim in the sea, you have a wide choice of wooden and concrete swimming piers along the base of the cliffs from which to take a dip.
A Sorrento villa or apartment acts as the perfect base for exploration in the Naples area. The historical treasure of Pompeii, the Islands of Capri and Ischia and the beaches of the Almalfi Coast are all close enough to be able to investigate in a day, and allow you to get back to your Sorrento accommodation in time for a leisurely drink overlooking the Bay of Naples or a hearty supper in the town.
Sorrento’s Mediterranean climate means that summers are long and hot, hot enough to convince the most cold blooded of people to swim in the sea! Average temperatures reach over 28?C from June until the end of August, with daily peaks flying past the 30?C mark. In winter, Sorrento is much quieter, as temperatures drop to around 10?C, but many of the Sorrento villas and apartments are still being used as an exploratory base.
Sorrento is very well connected to the area through road, rail and sea, which is why so many people take holiday accommodation in Sorrento as a calm, scenic alternative to taking a holiday rental in Naples. Arriving at Sorrento accommodation could not be much easier, as flights arrive into Naples Capodichino Airport (RRO), just a few miles away. Busses run regularly to the main square in Sorrento.