Looking for a beach holiday with charm? Try Italy's fabulous Sorrento area. Here you'll find quaint fishing villages, groves of fragrant lemon trees and picture-perfect scenes around every corner. It's the perfect destination if you want something different than your typical beach getaway.
If you're looking to take in a bit of local history, there are few beautiful churches that are worth seeing. Cattedrale di Sorrento is richly decorated with detailed paintings. Basilica di Sant'Antonino is more restrained and decorated with Medieval paintings and Roman artefacts. The town of Sorrento itself is well worth a visit. Here you can find markets, gorgeous architecture, trendy shops and plenty of upbeat cafes, bars and restaurants. If you're looking to venture a little further afield, why not try a day trip? You can take a boat to glamorous Capri and visit its famous Blue Grotto or Belvedere of Tragara (a villa-lined promenade that offers stunning views). Another option is a day trip Pompeii, one of the most famous volcanic eruptions in history. Here you can visit the perfectly preserved remains of this Ancient Roman town. For a beach holiday with a unique experience, Sorrento is a clear winner!