Sorrento Travel Guide
Sorrento is a lovely city to visit anytime of year, but visitors love the holiday spirit when visiting during the Christmas season. In the summer months visitors frequent the beaches, enjoy the piazza and go shopping.
Tasso is the main square that is centered in Sorrento. Although it was named after a local poet in the 16th century, the piazza is also called Lago of the Cate. Sitting in an outdoor cafe visitors can enjoy the colorful pastels and nice landscaping in a relaxing atmosphere. There are also several upscale restaurants and bars. Just off the town square, there is a museum and the Santa Maria del Carmine Church.
Beaches in Sorrento
The town of Sorrento is situated on a clifftop, high above the seashore. However, there are steps and an elevator leading down to the beach. The closest sandy beach is at the Marina Piccola. It only takes 15 minutes from the center of town to walk to the next beach, which is Marina Grande. Punto del Capo is further to the south, but it is the nicest of all the sandy beaches. Since it is a distance from the center, the best route is by city bus. The free beaches can be very crowded, but there are also resort-style beaches available for a fee.
Where to Shop in Sorrento
The largest shopping street is the Corso Italia. It houses the traditional southern Italian art galleries as well as the local Campania galleries. The local artists, craft stores, fashion boutiques and even shops selling local Limoncello are in this area. The shops are usually open from 9:00 am until 12 noon during the spring and summer.
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