Villa holidays to Sorento put you in the heart of the Amalfi Coast, immersing you in some of Italy’s most incredible landscapes. The colours are intense here: pastel-coloured buildings line up like sugar cubes on soaring green-clad cliffs sprinkled with citrusy yellow lemon trees, overlooking the turquoise waters below. The scene is frequently featured on postcards, being one of the most well-known resorts along the coastline. Pure relaxation awaits at the numerous pretty coves, from the strip of volcanic sand at Marina Piccola, backed by beach clubs, to the shallow, turquoise-tinted waters at Puolo.
Founded by the Greeks over 8,000 years ago, its history is etched into its maze of cobbled streets and atmospheric plazas hosting centuries-old basilicas and historical churches. The Old Town is full of surprises where you can delve into medieval relics at timeless museums, before getting lost in the shopping buzz of the market.
For a history fix in the form of old-age recipes, sample Sorrento’s twist on the classics at one of its quaint cafes or pasta-filled restaurants. Excite your tastebuds with the region’s number one dish, gnocchi alla Sorrentina, and wash it all down with a glass of limoncello, handmade from the locally-grown lemons. The town is centred around a bustling main square, Piazzo Tasso, lined with pavement cafes serving up rich espressos and gelatarias offering ice-cream in a colourful kaleidoscope of flavours. Sorrento’s nightlife is low-key, revolving around eating and socialising at cosy cocktail spots and live music bars. Away from the lemon-lined cobbles and pizzerias are some incredible ruins, with the ruined city of Pompeii just a short drive away.