Olive and I love everything about Italy, the delicious food, the beautiful buildings and of course endless amounts of aperol spritz!
Sorrento is everything we imagined about the Italian seaside dream and more. Built on the cliff edge, the buildings cling to the land with little balconies perched precariously out to sea. The town itself has a main square called Piazza Tasso filled with busterling cafes serving expresso followed by delicious lemoncello spritz in to the late evening.
Cute windy streets lead of the square to shops selling everything lemon themed that you could possibly imagine! The surrounding countryside of Sorrento is famous for producing the most delicious lemoncello in Italy and a lemoncello spritz makes the perfect refreshing drink after a long day in the sun.
To make the most of the Italian sunshine head down to pontoons for a day of sun bathing, cocktails and lunch served by the ocean. Even though we were visiting in low season it still reached about 24/25 C each day and with perfectly clear blue sky’s it was definitely warm enough for a refreshing seaside dip followed by a lunch of Parma ham and melon, one of my favourite combinations!
Another thing other than Parma ham and melon that the Italians do particularly well is early evening drinks better know as a aperitif. Aperitif time quickly became our favourite part of the day as all drinks ordered also came with free delicious tapas style food alongside! Try having a couple of glasses of wine overlooking the sunset at La Villa bar or one of our favourite lemoncello spritz at Bar Ercolano at Piazza Tasso.
Sorrento is full of different types of restaurants from fine dinning with amazing ocean views to more traditional family run places found down cute little back streets of the main Piazza Tasso square. One of our favourites was the Garden Restaurant, a traditional Italian taverna set on a garden style terrace above the windy streets and serving some the best tortilini I have ever tasted!
We would also recommend heading down to Marina Grande one evening if you have time, it’s a 10 minute stroll from the main square of Sorento that leads to a traditional Italian fishing village with a restaurant lined harbour serving delicious fresh seafood. The village is super charming with colourful houses opening up there doors to Italians and tourists to try locally caught fish washed down with local wine.