Sorrento, Italy

Nerano, Sorrento


The Sorrentine Peninsula juts into the Tyrrhenian Sea between Mount Vesuvius and the Amalfi Coast. Sprinkled along its rugged shores are some of Europe’s most spectacular beaches. Sorrento is a breathtaking town with a spectacular cliff-top setting facing Mount Vesuvius across the glittering Bay of Naples. Gnocchi alla sorrentina hails from Sorrento and champions three of Campania’s most famous ingredients. The divine blend of tomato, mozzarella and basil.

Best Hotel

Maison La Minervetta – La Maison is perched on a ridge overlooking the sea. The hotel clings to the cliffside just above the pretty Marina Grande, with impressive views of Mount Vesuvius. Designed by architect Marco de Luca, the overall feeling is one of vibrancy and relaxation.

Best Restaurants

Ristorante Bagni Sant’Anna – This beach club restaurant serves lunch and dinner on a pier directly over the water. The menu is creative and the view over the Sorrentine coast is stunning.

Trattoria da Emilia da 1947 – Located in Marina Grande, Trattoria da Emilia’s secret to their cuisine is in loyalty to tradition without neglecting innovation. For generations, this family-run trattoria serves generous portions of pasta, salads and seafood dishes overlooking the fishing boats on the port.

Il Buco – Simple, unfussy cuisine with a blend of traditional and modern influences. The staff is efficient, friendly, and informal at the same time.

Lorelei – The young and talented 1 Michelin Star chef combines traditional Sorrento and Neapolitan cuisine in a modern way.

Ristorante Museo Caruso – This gourmet restaurant, in the heart of the historical center of Sorrento, is dedicated to the famous tenor Enrico Caruso.

Best Restaurant Nearby

Lo Scoglio – The delightful fishing village of Nerano is a mere thirty minute drive from Sorrento. In the commune of Massa Lubrense, it is also the home of Lo Scoglio. Undeniably, the restaurant is the most famous restaurant on the Amalfi Coast. Lo Scoglio is truly a small slice of heaven. Built over a large boulder on a deck, it literally juts out over the sea. The De Simone’s have been serving up the very best local cuisine. They feature the freshest ingredients from the crystal clear waters that surround the restaurant and the family farms nearby.

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Marina Grande
Maison La Minervetta
Maison La Minervetta
Lo Scoglio da Tommaso
Ristorante Bagni Sant'Anna
Lo Scoglio da Tommaso
Lo Scoglio da Tommaso
Lo Scoglio da Tommaso
Cattedrale dei Santi Filippo e Giacomo
Marina Piccolo