Sorrento Yacht Charters
Sorrento is located on Italy’s Amalfi coast overlooking the Bay of Naples. Embedded in deep sea cliffs and offering a moderate climate, it is a frequest stop for luxury yacht charters.
Take a walk through the cliffside town of Sorrento, and you’ll find a pocket of the Italian coastline that still lives in the past. An old town-turned-resort destination, Sorrento boasts enchanting views of the Bay of Naples below, and in the distance, Mount Vesuvius – the only European volcano known to have erupted in the past century. Its lack of functional beaches are replaced by its civilized central town: a place where generations of families sell homemade ceramics and lacework, as well as the local “intarsio,” a design of inlaid woodwork for which Sorrento has become famous.
A good base for exploring Italy’s most beautiful locales while on your yacht charter, Sorrento is surrounded by unspoiled countryside to the south, Pompeii to the north, the Amalfi Coast to the east, and just off its coast, the beautiful island of Capri. Draped in fragrant citrus trees, walnut bushes and olive groves, the landscape of Sorrento paints a picture of historic simplicity and grace. Its quaint cobblestone streets are lined with the laundry-covered balconies and terraces of the local families who live in its buildings – another nod to charming, antique Italy.
Things To Do and See in Sorrento
Basilica of Sant’ Antonio
Built on the same place where there once stood a private chapel, the Basilica of Sant’ Antonio dates back to the 11th century. Head inside and you’ll find a sea of interesting sites: valuable paintings by Giovanni Bernardo Lama and Giacomo Del Po, the religious offerings of sailors, two cetacean ribs, and a 1753-built crypt – which houses the tomb of Sant ’ Antonino , the patron saint of Sorrento.
Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie
Originally built in 1556, and sitting along the Via Santa Maria delle Grazie , this church was the result of the will of a deceased noble woman, Bernardina Donnorso. Purposely erected near a women’s monastery of seclusion, this church houses a series of paintings by Silvestro Buono Junior – including one above the altar, which depicts the Madonna delle Grazie, who the church is named after.
Correale Museum of Terranova
Opened in May 1924, this fine art museum houses 17th- and 18th-century paintings by Artemisia Gentileschi, Battistello, Caracciolo, Solimena, Van Dyck, Kassel and Belvedere. Wander through its 24 rooms, spread across its four floors, and you’ll find an interesting porcelain collection from Meissen, Sevres, Bow, Wien and Capodimonte; as well as beautiful furniture, rare consoles and table clocks and precious Murano glass.