We are talking about a place of colours, mysteries, legends, traditions, cuisine, culture, events and natural beauties, Sorrento has always enchanted, amazed and induced people to return, and it is a city to be lived in all 365 days of the year.
The most important places to visit in Sorrento are the characteristic old town centre with its narrow streets rich in history and craftsmanship, where you can taste the famous Limoncello, the fascinating Cloister of San Francesco d'Assisi, the venue for civil weddings, exhibitions and musical events, the imposing Romanesque cathedral, the Villa Comunale, from which you can admire the Gulf of Naples with Vesuvius in the background, and the charming village of Marina Grande, with its picturesque scenery, the restaurants overlooking the sea and the typical local cuisine.
The local cuisine is mainly based on the Neapolitan tradition and offers both seafood and meat dishes made with top quality products. We will visit a factory where we will witness the preparation of the famous Italian liqueur 'Limoncello', made from local lemons, and of the extra virgin olive oil. The Mediterranean climate, the volcanic nature of the soil and the variety of the olives make this oil a unique product, whose typicality is recognised by the European Community with the prestigious PDO (protected designation of origin) label. There will also be delicious tasting experiences.
Visiting the Vesuvius means travelling among history, geology and nature, actually this land is an ensemble of natural beauties, breath-taking landscapes, ancient vegetation and traditions which make this area one of the most charming and visited places in the world. This area has become the Vesuvius National Park, born to preserve the local flora, fauna and biodiversity. Once reached the top of the crater, which is more than 200 m deep, you can enjoy a spectacular view of the entire Gulf of Naples. Today, the activity of Vesuvius is constantly monitored by the National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology, as a current eruption would be devastating given the presence, on its slopes and nearby, of millions of homes.