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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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Michelin Star Restaurants

There are 17 Michelin star restaurants within a 30 km radius of Sorrento, 4 more between Ravello and Salerno, 3 in Naples, 3 on Capri and 2 on Ischia. A ...

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A boat trip to Maria Grazia’s

Here’s a nautical idea for your vacation. Take a boat for lunch at Maria Grazia’s restaurant on the beach of Marina del Cantone. Not just lunch but their infamous dish of ...

Pozzuoli

Pozzuoli – Its rise and fall

We asked one of our members, Paul Barber, to write an account of his visit to Sofia Loren’s home town, Pozzuoli. Other attractions include the Flavian Amphitheater, which is the ...

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Excelsior Revisited

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 ...

Marameo beach resort Sorrento

Marameo beach resort

Sun glasses, swimming costume, lotion and some Euros are all you need for a day’s relaxation down where the Bay of Naples caresses Sorrento. Marameo beach, restaurant and lounge bar ...

Shops on Corso Italia in Sorreento

Shopping on Sorrento’s Corso Italia

Corso Italia is Sorrento’s ‘High Street’ and most of the shops can be found along a 1km stretch from the station down to Via Capo. Add to these the shops ...

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Books on Sorrento, Amalfi and Naples

These are the latest editions to the Friends of Sorrento book list which includes fiction, non fiction and guides for lovers of the Neapolitan Riviera and all things Italian. “As you ...

Relais Correale in Sorrento

Relais Correale

If your ideal holiday in Sorrento would be a traditional farmhouse with all the modern amenities, surrounded by orange and lemon groves and within walking distance to the sea and ...

Bed and breakfast at the Palazzo Jannuzzi Sorrento

Breakfast at Jannuzzi’s

No matter how many times I stay at the Jannuzzi the breakfasts are always pleasing to the eye as well as the palate. It’s not just the variety and freshness ...

Island of Procida near Naples

Procida from Sorrento

View from a panoramic terrace We asked one of our members, Paul Barber, to write an account of his journey to Procida. It is one of the Flegrean Islands off the ...

Wine tours from Sorrento

Wine tours from Sorrento

Sorrento is the ideal location from which to visit seemingly unlimited cultural sites, magnificent coastlines and islands. It is also well placed to sample the many wines of the region, ...

Nightlife in Sorrento and Amalfi

Nightclubs in Sorrento and Amalfi

What to do on the Amalfi Coast when the sun goes down? For live music and the perfect G&T, local wine with a majestic view or hitting the dancefloor Italian-style: ...


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