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The 13 best things to do in Sorrento

Not familiar with the best things to do in Sorrento? Let's start from the beginning: in Southern Italy's stupendous Amalfi Coast, the town overlooks the famous Bay of Naples and is known as the production hub of delicious Limoncello, the Italian digestif made with lemon rinds, water, sugar and, of course, alcohol. There is much to do among the sun-drenched piazzas, breathtaking hotels and winding streets in the Old Town that ooze with charm and make Sorrento, simply speaking, a beautiful destination to add to your European bucket list. You'll certainly want to take a ride along the 50km-long Amalfi Coast and satisfy your hunger pangs at 'O Parrucchiano, a Campanian restaurant hidden behind a slew of lemon trees. If you have time (and make sure you do), don't forget to explore Marina Grande in the western part of town, a fishing village that reminds of days of yore. Done something on this list and loved it? Share it with the hashtag #TimeOutDoList and tag @TimeOutEverywhere. Find out more about how Time Out selects the very best things to do all over the world.

The 10 best hotels in Sorrento

One glance at the rugged, rural beauty of the Sorrentine Peninsula at you’d be forgiven for imagining that only the smallest of hotels could find a home here. But dotted among the secluded beaches and sea pool platforms is a surprisingly wide range of places to stay. If you’re seeking a hotel in central Sorrento, check out the stylish Jannuzzi, traditional Antiche, or the grand hotels Excelsior and Tramontano. Or head on up the hill to La Minervetta for a hotel that’s brimming with character and provides stunning views across the bay. A little further out you’ll find 1960s cool Modernist choices like the glorious Parco dei Principi and Aminta. But if Michelin-starred dining is your thing, try boutique hotel and restaurant Don Alfonso. Finally, the Relais Blu is perfect for a romantic hideaway in the heart of the Punta Campanella marine reserve. Wherever you stay, the gorgeous villas, vineyards and lemon groves of the region are all within touching distance.