Sorrento was once a Bishop’s See and, in the 16th and 17th centuries, was attacked by the Saracens, whose watchtowers we can still see today along the coastline. We can still trace the Roman outline of the historical centre, which is surrounded by sixteenth century walls. Among the most interesting monuments to visit in Sorrento are the cathedral, built in the fifteenth century, and the Church of St. Francis of Assisi, with its fourteenth century cloister.
At the Correale museum you will find displays of Greek and Roman findings, as well as porcelain from Capodimonte. Also worth a visit is the Tarsia-Lignea museum-cum-workshop, where you can admire the best examples of Sorrento marquetry, one of the typical crafts of Sorrento.
And on the subject of la dolce vita, don’t forget to try some of the specialities of the Sorrento Peninsula, such as limoncello, DOP olive oil of the Sorrento Peninsula, pasta from Gragnano and dairy products from Agerola. And one thing that you really must try during your holiday in Vico Equense is the provolone del monaco, a highly prized cheese that is typical of the area.
Le Ancore hotel staff will be delighted to inform you on how best to get to Sorrento from the hotel and, upon request, can provide a transfer service. We can also give advice on the best restaurants in the area and would be happy to book a table for you.
A romantic weekend for two by the sea, a relaxing week’s holiday on the Sorrento Peninsula... There are so many opportunities for a day or two of total relaxation, to get away from everything and from everybody. Take a look at the special offers that Le Ancore has put together for you.