A couple of years ago we made the decision to book a relatively last minute trip to Italy at Easter time. Neither of us had been before and with my husband’s birthday being in April, it felt like a great way to celebrate his birthday and catch some winter rays.
I wasn’t sure what to expect, but I couldn’t wait to stuff my face with gelato along with copious amounts of carbs.
We had a lovely time in Sorrento and would highly recommend a visit. We stayed at the Nastro Azzuro Resort. It was like a dream. The hotel is absolutely gorgeous and we had a superior room with a balcony and sea view. The staff are wonderful and nothing is too much trouble. There is a beautiful pool and hot tubs as well as a lush little restaurant serving freshly made pizza with stunning views. This hotel is one my favourite hotels that I have ever stayed in, check it out if you are planning a trip!
Sorrento is a cute little town bursting with Italian charm. It’s a great place to go as it is easy to navigate from there to many places including Pompeii, Rome and Capri.
Here are some things to do when visiting Sorrento!
1. Eat authentic Italian cuisine
One of the best things about Italy is their glorious food!!! There are so many amazing Italian dishes to try, so get yourself to a little restaurant and overindulge. I ate everything from risotto to pizza and every dish was divine.
Sorrento is home to a cute little marina that is lined with restaurants and cafes. It’s a nice little walk down to the water and the marina is beautiful. It’s not the sort of place for sunbathing, but you can definitely have a paddle!
There are so many stalls selling voluptuous, sweet Gelato in an abundance of flavours. We had a couple of scoops most days!
The town is so rich with culture and stunning architecture. It is also lined with shops selling a variety of goods from wooden puppets to the finest Italian leather handbags. We loved walking around the market and taking a break in the many cafes.
With such great transport links, it’s super easy to explore Southern Italy from Sorrento. We went to Rome, Mount Versuvius and Pompeii, but you can also visit Herculaneum, the Amalfi Coast and many islands too.
6. Enjoy the sunshine!
The weather in Sorrento was absolutely gorgeous when we visited, we didn’t experience rain once. We embraced the incredible weather by lounging around by the pool with the sun kissing our skin. It was really lovely until I didn’t top up my sun cream and went paddling in the sea… I ended up so sunburnt that the Italians would exclaim ‘Mama Mia’ when they saw me. Not even joking. It was probably the worst I have ever been burnt, so don’t let those European rays of sunshine fool you – they are mighty!
Have you travelled to Sorrento?