The refined and seductive Italian paradise
Glamorous, sophisticated, refined and seductive – it is so hard to choose the right adjective to describe the Amalfi Coast. The stunning 50-kilometer stretch of coastline along the southern edge of Italy’s Sorrentine Peninsula, in the Campania region, is legendary and has inspired artists, writers, and such illustrious musicians as Richard Wagner. And it’s little wonder why: here, vibrant, village-strewn cliffs slope down into the sea creating a dramatic union of land, sea and sky. Not to forget the elegant luxury villas along the coast where you can spend an unforgettable holiday with the whole family or friends.
The famous coastline runs from Punta Campanella to Salerno and includes the picturesque hilltop towns of Positano, Amalfi and Ravello. It is home to Italy’s finest hotels and restaurants, all precariously perched along a beautiful coast of rugged cliffs and sandy coves. Brave the narrow, winding coastal roads and discover the hidden treasures of the terraced towns and villages along the way. It’s the most romantic destination, with sheer cliffs and a rugged shoreline dotted with small beaches and pastel-coloured fishing villages. Let’s move on and see when you can plan your perfect trip to Amalfi Coast!
When it’s the best time to visit Amalfi Coast?
You’d be surprised, but if you’re looking for swimming as an activity, you can do that in Sorrento from May all the way until October.
Amalfi Coast has great weather in April and May. It’s not as hot during the summer and not as busy. If you’re looking for heat, Sorrento has that – June to September are perfect. Shops and clubs stay open until late in the evening and there’s a buzz in the air from all the tourists.
From September until December one can still enjoy the mild weather, but fewer open shops, with some rain possible. The crowds of tourists usually leave by the middle of November. But December is another busy time, with most of the action going on in the town centres. Looking for the budget option? February and March are your best bets, with somewhat cold and wet days, but still with cafes open and quiet trips to take.
Where to stay in Amalfi Coast?
We bring you the best villas to rent with some of the most breathtaking views along the coast. Whether you’re looking for villas with a private pool or villas near the beach, here you’ll find splendid accommodation options to suit every taste and budget. Do You want to take all of your family on holiday? Casa Nera is a lovely family villa with a private beach only 1 km away. There are sun lounges, garden and a wonderful panorama on the Nerano Bay. Also, if you want a little privacy and your own private pool, Sogno is the perfect apartment for couples, which is located about 300 meters from the main square of Ravello.
All of our luxury villas are stylishly designed with great attention to every detail and all the facilities that you need for an amazing getaway in unique surroundings. Escape your daily routine and enjoy the beautiful scenery while drinking a Limoncello in a relaxed atmosphere. Let’s go to Amalfi!
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Villas in Sorrento FAQ
Why Italian Breaks?
All of our holiday homes in Italy are handpicked by Italian Breaks founder, Cristina Swift. She was born and raised in Italy so you can be sure that she knows the best locations for an Italian getaway. Whether you’re looking for luxury or value, the Italian Breaks portfolio is always filled with exclusive properties that radiate comfort and quality. If you’re looking for a top-of-the-line accommodation with a local touch, Italian Breaks is where you’ll find it.
Is there a deposit?
A refundable deposit for incidentals is required on arrival to the key holder. Each property differs in price, so the deposit total will be indicated at the time of confirmation. Make sure to claim your deposit when handing in your key.
Are additional services available?
Additional services can be made available for a fee. Whether you’re looking for a chef, babysitting, special events, or recovery of lost property, you may be charged a fixed amount starting from £30, or a % of the cost of the service.
What do you recommend doing in the area?
Bagni della Regina Giovanna
This natural swimming hole can be found at Capo di Sorrento surrounded by the ruins of Villa Pollio Felice. This pool is surrounded by drastic rock cliffs and can be reached by boat or by a path from the main road. Between the quaint beach and the natural arch, this swimming spot is an absolute beauty.
Basilica of Sant’Antonino
This church dates back to the 11th century. Make sure to check out the Roman columns, primitive paintings, and the crypt. The building is dedicated to St. Antonino, who is said to have saved a child who was swallowed by a whale. Visitors can even see the bones that are supposedly from the whale in this story.
This park is one of the best places to watch a romantic sunset in Sorrento. It can be found above Marina Grande and offers some beautiful views of the harbour. You’ll also get to see Mount Vesuvius across the Gulf of Naples and the point of Capo di Sorrento. Visitors can reach the park by walking the path or taking a lift.
Museo Archeologico Territoriale della Penisola Sorrentina
The Sorrento archaeological museum can be found amongst its own beautiful gardens. Visitors will find decorative arts, artefacts, and sculptures from everyday life from prehistory through the Roman era.
Cathedral of Sorrento
The cathedral in Sorrento is one of the most recognizable attractions. You’ll find it in the heart of the city, with its stunning Duomo as the centre of attention. The Church has a simple exterior with dramatic frescoes and altar. Attending a mass is recommended if you have the time.
When is the Best Time to Visit Sorrento?
Sorrento is a great destination all-year-round. High season is typically from Easter until the end of October, when the weather is lovely and the sites are bustling. If you don’t like crowds though, this may not be the best option for you. Visiting in winter is worth it if you want less hustle and bustle but still want to see the sites. Cafes, shops, and restaurants are open in January in February unlike places on the island of Capri or the Amalfi Coast.