Sorrento Blog


Ideas, recommendations and news for those seeking to explore Sorrento, the Amalfi coast and Naples.

Marisa Cuomo Wine

Marisa Cuomo Wine – A Tale of Passion

Having seen the name Marisa Cuomo on a number of wine menus we organised a private tour to the winery in Furore. It’s located 45 minutes from Positano and 500 ...

Naples Art Metro

Naples Underground: The Art Metro

Few people know that beneath the busy streets of Naples lies an extraordinary subterranean art collection, open to any curious traveller for the price of a metro ticket. Toledo station, designed ...


D’Anton Design & Bistro

D‘Anton, the designer bistro, sits comfortably on the corner of Piazza S.Antonino in Sorrento, opposite the Tasso Theatre. From the outside, the tables and chairs present a typical image of ...


Sunset dinner in the Marina Grande

Let me invite you for a sunset dinner in the picturesque harbour of the Marina Grande. Make your way to the Piazza della Vittoria, at the rear of the Tramomtano ...


Wine of the month

Friends of Sorrento brings you reviews on wines from Southern Italy courtesy of Richard Ballantyne, Master of Wine. This month’s recommendation is: Sergio Arcuri 2014 Cirò Classico Superiore ‘Aris’. Calabria is ...


Art jewellery by Daniela Pollio

PING is the creative studio of Daniela Pollio in the heart of historic Sorrento. From this quiet corner on Piazza S’Antonino flows a wealth of creative art jewellery and miniature ...


Pets for life and posterity

This mosaic from Pompeii is on display at the Naples National Archaeological Museum*. Another can be seen in Pompeii itself at the entrance to the House of the Tragic Poet ...

Balleri shoes Sorrento

Ballerì – Shoes with a zest for life

Ballerì offers a range of ballet flats hand crafted in Naples with the finest materials. Creative designs by the owner, Gaia de Lizza, encapsulate the colours, traditions and styles reminiscent ...

Autori Capresi Exclusive Linen

Autori Capresi Exclusive Linen

Cool linen and a warm welcome We first discovered Autori Capresi in June 2012 during a passiagata through the narrow streets of historic Sorrento. The shop entrance exuded coolness and drew ...

Sorrento inlaid wood designs

The Art of Wood Inlay in Sorrento

Visitors to Sorrento will not fail to see examples of the traditional art of wood inlay (intarsia) in all kinds of products, from small souvenir items to intricate pieces of ...

Cocktails at the Excelsior Vittoria

Cocktails at Grand Hotel Excelsior Vittoria

The menu at Bar Vittoria takes a leisurely trip around the world, from Portugal to Germany to Cuba and Japan and eventually back to Italy, with each country inspiring a ...

Excelsior Vittoria review

Excelsior Vittoria – 6 years on

We first visited Sorrento in 2000 and stayed at the Excelsior Vittoria on several occasions, but it has been 6 years since our last visit. 10 years ago we also ...

Wine tours from Sorrento

A guide to Sorrento