A Sorrento Hotel is the ideal destination if you like hiking, visiting historical sites or simply just relaxing with a breathtaking view whilst enjoying a cool aperitif.
In a Sorrento Hotel will find the typical cuisine of the place made all the firstfruits local food and wine
With its mild climate and privileged position looking over the Gulf of Naples, Sorrento enjoys one of the Mediterranean’s longest tourist seasons. Visit in Spring before the mercury rises and enjoy an abundance of Mediterranean flora and perfumes – wisteria, mimosa, jasmine and vividagapanthas – and treesfullwith lemons.
Within striking distance of Naples, Pompeii and Herculanium, Sorrento is not only a springboard for walks and hiking trails in the rugged Lattari Mountains that embrace the Sorrentine peninsula, but also for bus trips or hydrofoil to Positano, Amalfi and the island of Capri.
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Many of the festivals near your Sorrento Hotel have a religious theme. Other events held are quite different, with movie screenings, concerts and markets.
The Patron Saint of Sorrento, St. Anthony, is celebrated with an array of different events and festivals in February each year. Visitors can expect long processions, bright costumes and lots of partying. It is said that during the Second World War bombing campaign St. Anthony saved the city of Sorrento and so is greatly loved by all.
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According to the Greek historian Diodoro Siculo, Sorrento was founded by Liparus, son of Ausonus, who was King of the Ausoni and the son of Ulysses and Circe.
This legend states that the origin of the town dates back to an ancient Italic population. The town in the pre-Roman age, however, was subject to a Greek cultural influence, whose trace can be easily found in its urbanistic settlement. The great sanctuary, Athenaion, according to the legend, was founded by Ulysses and originally worshipped the Sirens. All of these elements could lead us to think of a Greek presence in the period between 474 and 420 B.C., when Sorrento was conquered by the Samniti.
Following this Sorrento entered the Roman sphere of influence, against which it rebelled during the social war when, after joining the ‘nucerina alliance’, it was reconquered, together with Stabia, by Papius Multius in 90 B.C. The following year it was reduced to a state of submission once again after a colony of veterans was sent there by Silla.
A Sorrento Hotel fully expresses all the inherited historical region.
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