Sorrento Italy postcard
Oranges, lemons... mermaids? Yes, you read that correctly! Sorrento is a small town with a big reputation. Sitting proudly on the Amalfi Coast, it combines traditional Italian beauty and grace with a more developed ‘package holiday’ vibe, and the town is well equipped for the thousands of English-speaking tourists that have made it so popular.
Just a short ride away from Positano, the two towns have lots in common – candy-coloured buildings, hilly streets, designer boutiques and lively nightlife. Also pretty close by is the infamous village of Pompeii; devastated by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius two thousand years ago and perfectly preserved in time.
Famed for its backdrop of sea cliffs, Sorrento’s steep slopes look out onto the equally beautiful Ischia, Capri and the Bay of Naples. There’s no beach to speak of, but there are plenty of jetties that act as sunbathing decks to bask in sun, or jump in the clear blue water for a cool refreshing dip.
If you like traditional Italian food, you’re in luck; cafes and restaurants line the Piazza Tasso serving L the gelato, pasta and pizza your heart desire. Sorrento is the birthplace of Italy’s big L – Limoncello liqueur. Trying saying that quickly once you’ve drank a few!