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

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

A guide to Sorrento