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Slow the pace of life at Sorrento, where you can marvel at southern Italy’s green plunging cliffs, while captaining your own sailing boat. The Sorrento peninsular reaches out towards the beautiful island of Capri, and it’s just as easy to voyage out to the celebrity-magnet of an island as it is to reach the big city of Naples. You may not want to go anywhere else, however, after experiencing Sorrento’s charms for yourself, and eating in scenic restaurants surrounded by lemon trees. The violently yellow Sorrento lemons are put to good use around here, and are a staple ingredient in the eye wateringly sour limoncello liquor - which is served chilled, and slips down beautifully after a meal.

Things to see

Boats of all sizes bob in and out of Sorrento’s harbor, and drifting away from the town’s pretty dock is the best way to take in amazing views of the jagged emerald coastline, the open waters of the Bay of Naples, and the hazy presence of Mount Vesuvius on the horizon. Back on dry land, you’ll have to fight to keep your eyes on the road as you drive in the footsteps of the Romans, along the Amalfi Road. This narrow road teeters on the Amalfi Coast’s immense cliff edges - so hold on tight as you negotiate hairpin bends, inches from spectacular sheer drops to the shimmering waters and hidden coves below. Take a more relaxing stroll over the cobbled streets of the old town of Sorrento, if you want to stop for an afternoon coffee, or visit the church - Chiesa di San Francesco - which dates back as far as the 8th century. Its cloister courtyard is the perfect concert venue, and hearing harp music swirling through its flower-covered, Arabic arches is a magical experience.

Hotels in Sorrento

Sorrento hotels make full use of the spectacular scenery available to them, offering practically every visitor a stunning view from their room. The best hotels allow you to al fresco dine on beautiful terraces, perched high above the azure ocean. The interior won’t disappoint, either, and you’ll find a widescreen television and cavernous bath waiting in your room – if you can drag yourself away from your secluded balcony. Midrange hotels offer all the facilities you’d expect, like WiFi, air conditioning, and swimming pools, or you can save money by staying in no-nonsense hostels – offering comfortable beds and hearty breakfasts.

Where to stay

If the idea of wandering past market stalls - where bunches of red-hot chilies hang, and the smell of ground coffee beans fills the air – appeals, try a hotel in the center of Sorrento. Neighboring Sant’Agnello is a little quieter, and a great choice for olive oil aficionados. See how the olives that go into Gargiulo oil are cultivated, and be sure to dip your bread into the company’s unusual lemon-infused blend. The hotels gathered around the secluded coves of Meta are another option, and they offer a front row seat for the spectacular sunset each evening.

How to get to Sorrento

It can be quite tricky to drive around Sorrento’s steep, narrow streets, so many visitors rely on public transport to get around. Circumvesuviana trains conveniently link Sorrento with Naples in a single hour, and they also stop close to the entrance to the ruins of Pompeii. Naples International Airport is the simplest way to arrive in this part of Italy, with flights touching down from all over Europe and beyond. A cheap bus service can connect you directly with Sorrento from the airport.