Editor Picks: Hotels in Sorrento

by Peter Smith  |  Published September 30, 2020

Famous for its lemons and seaside cliffs, the coastal town of Sorrento looks out towards Naples and the famous Mount Vesuvius from its own peninsula. Capri and Pompei are a short trip away, while the Amalfi Coast stretches along the other side of the promontory. And yet this small town owes its popularity to so much more than a convenient location. A stroll around Piazza Tasso reveals a charming historic centre that attracted so many Grand Tour travellers of the 17th- and 18th-century, blessed as it is with stunning sea views and – more recently – artisan shops and local restaurants.

The Romantic era has left a rich heritage of magnificent villas and 19th-century palaces. Today many of these buildings have been reimagined as accommodation options, spanning everything from budget to high-end. But be of little doubt, no matter what your choice, a shot of refreshing limoncello served on a panoramic terrace awaits you.