Famous for its delicious gastronomy, the Sorrentine Peninsula, and Campania in general, is also distinguished for its typical Christmas fare, in particular the desserts.
If you have arranged a Christmas or New Year’s holiday in Sorrento, you have to at least try the bounty of desserts that Tasso’s city has to offer its visitors.
Try the traditional Struffoli, delicious balls of deep-fried batter coated with honey and hundreds and thousands, or Zeppole, batter flavored with aniseed and coated with honey and sugar.
Also famous, and with a very distinct taste, is Rococò, a ring-shaped cake made with batter flavoured with ground nutmeg, cinnamon and pepper and enriched with almonds, hazelnuts and citrus-zest.
One will also find almond paste in many colours and forms, sprinkled with sugar, almond flour and spices.
Also worthy of note are Mostaccioli, biscuits in the shape of a fish and covered in chocolate, Susamielli, in the shape of the letter S, delicate biscuits with liquid honey mixed into them.
These are just some of the Sorrentine desserts that you can taste during the Christmas period, a time when the town of Sorrento truly comes alive with lights, colours and perfumes which surround you in an atmosphere of pure magic!