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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 Banco Sella.

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 miles).

3. Ischia

Ischia is a volcanic island famous for its thermal hot springs and lush vegetation. It can be reached by boat from Sorrento or Naples.

4. Pompeii

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.

5. Herculaneum

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.

6. Positano

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.

7. Ravello

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.

9. Naples

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.