Nestled into the cliff-side above Marina Grande, Bristol Hotel serves up picturesque vistas, an impressive pool scene and three chic eateries. Located in one of the most charming corners of the coast, the family-run hotel offers elegantly-styled bedrooms and is in a fantastic spot for some of Sorrento’s finest sights. It’s no surprise that holidaymakers return year after year. A mere 10-minute walk into the centre of town and 25 minutes to the train station, this hotel is in a wonderful location for discovering the Amalfi Coast. Big beds, painted floor tiles and bright, soft furnishings create a stylish but comfortable feel.
Overview of Sorrento
Situated in the west of Italy, Sorrento is a bustling seaside town laden with vibrant flowers, buzzing bars and sun-drenched piazzas. It boasts spectacular views of Mount Vesuvius and the Amalfi Coast, and a picture-perfect harbour. Aside from fabulous food, holidays to Italy boast pretty panoramas, attractive towns and no end of ancient vistas. While Sorrento isn’t a traditional beach resort, it offers man-made sandy coastlines together with wooden or stone public bathing platforms built over the sea. The town’s age-old popularity is mostly down to its location at the western gateway to the Amalfi. You can get a train to Pompeii or the ferry to Naples and Capri from this location.
Things to do in Sorrento
One of the must-see sights in Sorrento is the Museum Correale. It showcases a hefty assortment of paintings and other pretty sculptures. You’ll also witness eye-pinching views of the Bay of Naples. A trip to the cathedral is another thing to add to your to-do list. This Roman Catholic Church was originally built in the 11th century then re-designed in a Romanesque style in the 15th century. No trip to Sorrento would be complete without checking out the beautiful Marina Grande Port. Or, if you’re a beach buff, soak up the sun on Marina Piccola Beach. The doorway to the Amalfi Coast and an ideal destination for discovering one of Italy’s most glamorous areas, mark Sorrento a must-see on your European bucket list. From lounging in the sunshine to admiring the Bay of Naples and Mount Vesuvius, it’s really no surprise that Sorrento is such a hot spot for holidaymakers.