Explore the Area Around Our Marina Grande Hotel
Discover a Plethora of Things to Do in Sorrento
Located in the
heart of the bustling seaside town of Sorrento on the spectacular
southern coast of Italy, the Grand Hotel La Favorita is situated above
the sea where the narrow roads of the historic center open out to
magnificent panoramic terraces and breathtaking views of the Bay of
Naples and Mount Vesuvius. The Villa Comunale, the Cloisters of San
Francesco, the beaches of Marina Grande are all just a few meters away
from our hotel near Marina Grande Italy, offering easy access to the
best things to do in Sorrento. Sorrento is the principal town on the
Sorrentine peninsula and is well served by both public and private
forms of transport. Nerano, Massa Lubrense, the Amalfi Coast, and the
Punta Campanella Marine Reserve are all within easy reach. Pompeii,
Herculaneum, and Naples are approximately an hour's drive away from our
Marina Grande hotel.
Grand Hotel La Favorita is 55 kilometers south of the Naples
Airport, 15 kilometers west of Positano, 33 kilometers west of Amalfi,
20 kilometers south of Pompeii, 35 kilometers southeast of Herculaneum,
8 miles northeast of Capri, 25 miles southeast of Ischia, 40 kilometers
northwest of Ravello, 50 kilometers southwest of Salerno and 260
kilometers southeast of Rome’s Fiumicino Airport. Nearby businesses
include Fincantieri Spa, Alenia, Unicredit Banca, Banca della Campania,
Banca Popolare di Bari, Deutshce Bank, Banca Intesa San Paolo Imi and
L.E. Hotels Top 10 Things to Do in Sorrento
1. Amalfi Coast
The scenic Costiera Amalfitana continues from the Sorrentine
peninsula, stretching from Positano to Vietri sul Mare, whose rugged
coast and picturesque towns were made famous by the writer John
Steinbeck in the 1950s.
2. Isle of Capri
A resort since ancient Roman times, the island has always enchanted
writers, artists and celebrities with its natural beauty, including the
famous Blue Grotto, and is reachable by a beautiful boat ride (eight
Ischia is a volcanic island famous for its thermal hot springs and
lush vegetation. It can be reached by boat from Sorrento or Naples.
Pompeii is a not-to-be-missed archaeological site. Visitors
experience the ancient Roman town destroyed by the catastrophic
eruption of Vesuvius dating back to 79 AD, whose ruins were perfectly
preserved under the volcanic ash.
Sister town of Pompeii located by the sea, where excavations
revealed perfectly preserved ruins of a wealthy Roman town under
volcanic ash from the Vesuvius eruption in 79 AD.
Positano was a prosperous town under the Amalfi Republic in the
16th-17th century. In later times it was little more than a fishing
village until becoming a world famous resort in the second half of the
1900s, featured in several movies including "Under the Tuscan Sun." It
also hosts the Cartoons on the Bay Festival and Puccinella Awards.
Perched high above the Amalfi Coast, Ravello offers spectacular
views. Sights include the 13th century Duomo, Villa Rufolo and Villa
Cimbrone with its magnificent "Terrace of the Infinite." Ravello’s
unique beauty has attracted artists and musicians including Virginia
Woolf, Gore Vidal, and Richard Wagner. Each summer, the Ravello
Festival celebrates the arts and music.
8. Mount Vesuvius
Located just east of Naples (6 miles), the silhouette of Mount
Vesuvius is easily recognized in paintings and pictures of the Bay of
Naples. An access road leads to the summit of this famous volcano,
which can be visited on foot.
One of the oldest cities in the world, founded by the Greeks in the
8th century BC, Naples is rich in history, art, architecture, culture
and tradition. It is just an hour from Sorrento and easily reached by
the Circumvesuviano train.
10. Reggia di Caserta (Royal Palace)
Constructed for the Bourbon Kings of Naples, the palace, with some
1200 rooms, is one of the largest buildings erected in the 18th
century. Its magnificent interiors and grandiose exteriors have been
used as locations in several films.