Sorrento is a small town in Italy that not a great many people may have heard of. It is home to a variety of interesting natural and historical landmarks, each of which hold a unique beauty that can only be found here. Located in southern Italy, this small town is the perfect destination for visitors who want to immerse themselves in Italian culture. Sorrento may not be as popular as other Italian cities such as Florence, Rome, Venice, and Milan, but the culture and traditional ways of Italy shine very bright in this small town.
Piazza Tasso is Sorrento’s main meeting place, here you will find the towns transportation stations, small traditional restaurants, pubs and shopping areas. This area is popular with both visitors and locals alike.
A must see is II Buco, a small restaurant which occupies the wine cellar of a former convent. Wonderfully traditional food with a menu that changes daily, depending on what is freshest at the time. Recommended is the mezzanelle con ragu di pesce (if available) this loosely translates to perfectly cooked pasta with a wine based seafood sauce, outstanding.
Sorrento’s shopping district can be found on Via San Cesareo, a small narrow street lined with cobble stone. Here visitors will find cafes, restaurants, fruit stalls, hotels and more. This is an area that should not be missed, it is crowded, but the look and feel is truly a unique experience, and encompasses all that this beautiful town has to offer.
Museo Correale di Terranova is a small Sorrento museum that is best known for its collection of paintings, furniture, and archaeological artifacts. It also includes woodwork, porcelain, and other notable treasures made by Sorrento locals.
Sorrento has a number of fine and luxurious hotels that provide unparalleled quality and comfort to their guests. One of the most recognized is the Art Nouveau Grand Hotel Victoria, rich in architecture, but better known for its lush gardens, this is one of the finest hotels in Sorrento.
For spectacular views of the coast, take a drive a long Amalfi Drive. This road connects the towns of Sorrento and Amalfi, and is known for its spectacular seaside views, enjoy.