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Sorrento Town
Visit Sorrento

Take life at a leisurely pace with a casual stroll through the cobbled alleyways of bustling Sorrento town, which from July to September hosts a celebrated music festival.

Shopping in Sorrento is a magical experience. Witness master craftsmen making and selling souvenirs such as the gorgeous inlaid wood - a centuries-old Sorrentine specialty - beautiful cameo and red coral jewellery, made-to-measure sandals and a wealth of citrus-derived souvenirs, including limoncello, mouth-watering sweets, and exquisitely fragrant soaps.

Ancient Pompeii
Visit Pompeii

Venture out from your base at the Hilton Sorrento Palace hotel and visit one of the world’s most recognisable and exhilarating tourist attractions.

The historic ruins of ancient Pompeii are all that remain of the Roman settlement that was largely buried when Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79AD. Ask at the Concierge Desk of the Hilton Sorrento Palace hotel and one of our expert staff will be happy to arrange a guided tour, or offer helpful travel advice.

The Amalfi Coast
The Amalfi Coast

Explore the rugged expanse of the beautiful Amalfi Coast, which stretches from Positano in the west to Vietri sul Mare in the east. Take in the towns of Positano and Ravello, or simply sample the region’s exquisite cuisine, fine wines and romantic coastal views.

The Concierge Desk at the Hilton Sorrento Palace hotel can arrange guided tours or offer expert travel advice.

 
Capri
Capri

Situated in a fabulous azure stretch of the Tyrrhenian Sea, just off the south-western tip of the Sorrentine Peninsula, the island of Capri is renowned as the destination of choice amongst Europe’s jet-setting moneyed classes.

A place of outstanding natural beauty and one that offers an unparalleled concentration of high-end retail outlets, Capri is the ultimate day-trip destination for travellers seeking refined retail therapy and fine-dining.

Capri benefits from a year-round fast ferry connection from Sorrento, with approximately six round-trips daily, meaning guests can easily explore one of the world’s most affluent and prestigious travel destinations from their base at the Hilton Sorrento Palace hotel.

Staff at the Hilton Sorrento Palace hotel’s Concierge Desk can help organise a guided tour of Capri, or offer expert travel advice.

Naples
Naples

Naples offers a fantastic day-trip destination for guests at the Hilton Sorrento Palace hotel seeking shopping, sight-seeing and glorious gastronomy.

Campania’s capital boasts some of the world’s greatest tailors, tie-makers, shirt-makers and shoemakers; master craftsmen who deliver the very finest quality at surprisingly reasonable prices.

The city of Naples’ historical centre is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and boasts a wealth of incredible architecture, from the glorious monastic complex of Santa Chiara to the triumphal arcs of Castel Nuovo.

Recognised as the ancestral home of the traditional stone-baked pizza, Naples’ world-renowned cuisine showcases gorgeous, fresh ingredients, robust flavours and famously rustic presentation.

There are fast ferries between Sorrento and Naples throughout the year, with approximately six round-trips daily.

Staff at the Hilton Sorrento Palace hotel’s Concierge Desk can help organise a guided tour of Naples, or offer expert travel advice.

Herculaneum
Herculaneum

The ruins of Herculaneum comprise the remains of the ancient Roman town, which was destroyed – alongside others such as Pompeii, Stabiae and Oplontis – by the devastating eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD.

Many experts consider Herculaneum to be of even greater archaeological significance than Pompeii, and its remarkably well-preserved ruins offer a startling glimpse of ancient Roman civilization.

Guests can visit the fabulous Museum of Virtual Archaeology, which features state-of-the-art technology aimed at digitally reconstructing the destroyed town, offering a fascinating insight into the wonders of historic Roman life.

Staff at the Hilton Sorrento Palace hotel’s Concierge Desk can help organise a guided tour of Herculaneum, or offer expert travel advice

 
Mount Vesuvius
Mt Vesuvius

Guests at the Hilton Sorrento Palace hotel can catch a close-up glimpse at the volatile majesty of one of Europe’s most iconic landmarks, with a visit to the formidable Mount Vesuvius, mainland Europe’s only active volcano.

Famous for its catastrophic eruption of 79AD, which devastated the (since-excavated) surrounding towns of Herculaneum, Pompeii, Stabiae and Oplontis, Mount Vesuvius casts its imposing silhouette against the gorgeous Sorrentine skyline.

Take a bus tour up the steep slopes of Vesuvius and enjoy breathtaking panoramic vistas of the Neapolitan skyline, and incredible views of Herculaneum, Pompeii and the Bay of Naples.

Guided tours of Mount Vesuvius are available in a number of languages, and can easily be arranged by the expert Concierge Desk staff at the Hilton Sorrento Palace hotel.

Paestum
Paestum

Situated to the south west of Sorrento, near the Tyrrhenian Coast in the province of Salerno, Paestum houses the ancient ruins of a once-great Graeco-Roman city.

Replete with white marble temples, painted tombs, and the majestic ruins of Doric temples, Paestum boasts a rich and diverse history, having at various points been presided over by Greeks, Romans, early Christians and Saracens.

The Concierge Desk at the Hilton Sorrento Palace hotel can arrange a guided tour of Paestum, or offer expert travel advice.

The Royal Palace of Caserta
Royal Palace Of Caserta

Guests at the Hilton Sorrento Palace hotel can visit the magnificent Royal Palace of Caserta, a UNESCO World Heritage site and home to some of Europe’s most dramatic Baroque architecture

Constructed in the 18th Century for the Bourbon Kings of Naples, the palace’s sweeping design was inspired by the Palace of Versailles, with breathtakingly extensive parks and manicured gardens, extravagant fountains and elegant cascading water features

Staff at the Hilton Sorrento Palace hotel’s Concierge Desk can arrange a guided tour of the Royal Palace of Caserta, or offer expert travel advice.

 
Marine Reserve Punta Campanella Scuba Diving at the Marine Reserve Punta Campanella

Guests at the Hilton Sorrento Palace hotel can try Sorrento Scuba Diving in the protected Marine Nature Reserve known locally as ‘Punta Campanella’.

The Punta Campanella Marine Nature Reserve encompasses the entire 30km expanse of the Sorrento Coast, where divers of all levels of experience can enjoy some fabulous Sorrento dive sites.

If you want to experience fresh locally caught seafood and an authentic Old World ambience, why not hire a local fishing boat - known locally as a ‘Gozzo’ - and explore the glorious azure waters of the Amalfi Coast and Capri, stopping for lunch in one of the many little coves or fishing villages along the way.

Staff at the Hilton Sorrento Palace hotel’s Concierge Desk can easily arrange for you to explore the gorgeous underwater marine environment of the Sorrentine coastline, or organise a mini-cruise of the Bay of Naples or the Amalfi Coast.

 
Take life at an appropriately sedate pace with a casual stroll through the cobbled streets of bustling Sorrento town, which from July to September hosts a celebrated music festival, or venture slightly further afield to visit some of the world’s most recognisable and exhilarating tourist attractions.

Visit the historic ruins of ancient Pompeii - all that remain of the Roman settlement that was largely buried when Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79AD. Take a short boat trip to the stunningly beautiful island of Capri, which has been the destination of choice for Europe’s glitterati since time immemorial, or explore the gorgeous Amalfi coast, which stretches from Positano in the west to Vietri sul Mare in the east.
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