Enjoy the charms of Sorrento
Sorrento is the epitome of a stunning Italian coastal town, oozing elegance but with a traditional charm that seduces from the moment you arrive.
Most of your coach break to Sorrento will centre round Piazza Tasso, a stunning square framed by colourful grand old buildings and pavement cafes.
Have a cappuccino before wandering the warren of narrow cobbled streets in Sorrento Old Town. Lose yourself in the many craft and art shops selling ceramics, leather sandals and lacework, brilliant souvenirs to look back fondly on your coach trip.
Culture enthusiasts will love discovering the historical gems of Sorrrento. Top of your list should be the Duomo with its striking exterior fresco, triple bell tower and majolica clock.
Also make sure you check out the natural phenomenon Il Vallone dei Mulino, the remains of abandoned mills that were left sunk into a deep mountain cleft following a volcanic eruption 35,000 years ago.
On your coach break to Sorrento make sure you cover the town’s beautiful collection of ornate churches and convents, in particular the cloisters of Chiesa di San Francesco, characterised by its interlaced ivy covered arches and octagonal pillars. If you’re here in the summer you may be lucky enough to catch one of the summer concerts.
Meanwhile, at Basilica di Sant’Antonino, you can see medieval paintings and learn more about the town’s patron saint, Saint Antonio, whose bones lie beneath the baroque interior in an 18th-century crypt.
Meander to the foot of the cliffs to Marina Grande for a dip in the sea or sunbathe on one of the traditional timber-framed platforms raised above the water.
Sorrento also acts a great place from which to visit atmospheric Pompeii, the ancient city that was left frozen in time when Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79 AD.
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