11 February 2010
Posted in PLACES YOU MUST SEE
Do you know the land where the lemon trees bloom,
With oranges, like gold, beneath the leafy gloom?
A gentle wind from bluest heaven blows
The myrtle green and serene the laurel grows.
Do you know that land? There!
Ah, there, oh my beloved,
Is where I dream we go.
The South of Italy and its coast has inspired many an artist over the years, and seeing the winding roads and vivid colours of Sorrento and the coastline to which it gives its name it is no wonder. But what does Sorrento have to offer?
The birthplace of limoncello and the home of the IGP Sorrento Lemons gives you the opportunity to try some of the best citrus products out. From the lemons and limoncello itself, to lemon granita, a tart, delicious kind of lemon slush puppy made with ice, lemon juice and sugar to lemon sorbet, lemon cream, and delizia al limone, a fragrant sweet made from lemons, light sponge cake and limoncello syrup. In addition, it boasts some of the best fishing in the Mediterranean, making it a haven both for those who are passionate about fishing as a sport as well as those who simply enjoy sampling the ample produce of the sea, so a wedding or honeymoon is perfect if food is your passion and if one or both of you enjoy fishing.
The views offered by Sorrento and the Sorrento coast are second to none, with the steep cliffs falling away into the jewel-like depths of the Mediterranean and a panoramic view of the Bay of Naples, Capri and Ischia. Its vicinity to the islands and the Amalfi and Cilento coasts also make it a great base for discovering the beauty of the whole area of coastline, which offers amazing boat trips and some of the best diving in the world. In addition, it is within easy driving distance of Naples and historic sites such as Pompeii, Herculaneum and Paestum. This huge variety of things to do and see means that you certainly won’t get bored on honeymoon in Sorrento!
Arts and theatre are a major part of the culture of this part of Italy, and events on the Sorrento Coast often reflect this, with art exhibitions revolving around the artistic heritage of the area and theatrical reproductions which can be found all year around. Sorrento is therefore great for culture vultures as well as sun lovers, and is especially good for those who like a bit of variety on holiday, or for couples who can’t seem to decide what kind of honeymoon to go for!
With its unspoiled natural beauty, its artistic heritage and its vicinity to other hotspots, Sorrento is both a spectacular setting for a wedding and a fascinating, romantic place for a honeymoon. There are many stunning locations in the area, so if you fancy a wedding in Sorrento, or even just a break, why not check them out?
Wedding venues in Sorrento:
- Hilton Sorrento Palace - Modern style and mediterranean atmosphere in Sorrento
- Parco dei Principi - Style and design for a charming wedding in Sorrento
- Bellevue Syrene 1820 - The ideal location to enjoy refined and quiet atmospheres in Sorrento
- Oasi Olimpia Relais - Exclusive resort situated between the luxuriant and lush hills of Sorrento
- Villa Eliana - Enchanted weddings on the Sorrento Coast