Sorrento, a longed-for destination on the Gulf of Naples, has been drawing, every year, for centuries, millions of visitors. In the heart of Sorrento Coast, it can be reached through the SS 145 which, from Castellammare di Stabia, goes up to Massa Lubrense. The route along the coast of Sorrento is not very smooth and is often subject to traffic jams, especially in Summer when buses and cars travel to the tourist resorts on the Gulf of Naples.
If you decide to reach Sorrento, between April and October, you could be stuck in long traffic jams before reaching your destination. Unfortunately, you will often find traffic even when you get to the destination: the enchanting towns of Sorrento Coast and of Amalfi Coast are, in most cases, poor in car parks and often busy, too.
The situation is made even more complicated by traffic restrictions which are fundamental to preserve the old town centre and the pedestrian precincts.
In Sorrento, in particular, from April to September 30th, from 7.30 p.m. to 12.00 there are traffic restrictions closing all the roads accessing to the main square (Piazza Tasso) and to the old town centre.
Yet, all the guests of the hotels located in this area have the possibility to go beyond the barriers thus reaching their destinations.
NB On the way to the Hotel Bellevue Syrene, at the height of Via Correale, there is a barrier which can be gone beyond only by those going to the hotels of the Old Town Centre of Sorrento and to the Port. Here is the route in detail to reach the Hotel by car.
A charming town over the Gulf of Naples, Sorrento is one of the most renowned tourist places of Campania region. The city, after which the Peninsula that extends from Vico Equense to Massa Lubrense is named, lies on a tuff coast at about 50 metres above sea level. Sorrento has about 18.000 inhabitants and extends on a surface of 9,9 square metres.
How to reach Sorrento
Foreign people who want to come in Italy and visit the evocative city of Sorrento need to show valid papers at the frontier. Papers must not run out after 6 months from arrival.
Citizens coming from United Europe countries (Italy, Portugal, Spain, Greece, Austria, Germany, France, Belgium, Netherlands, Luxemburg, Denmark, Sweden and Finland), Iceland and Norway do not need to show any papers.
People coming from Australia, Brazil, Canada, Israel, Japan, New Zealand, Switzerland and United States who want to stay in Italy for less than 90 days do not need visa. Visa is compulsory for people coming from all other countries.
In case of emergency you can call the following free telephone numbers which work 24 hours a day:
- 113 (Police)
- 112 (Carabinieri)
- 115 (Fire Brigade)
- 1530 (Sea emergency)
- 1515 (Forest Rangers)
A health care service is offered to tourists in Italy. It is possible to call an ambulance through the free telephone number 118. In Sorrento there are numerous pharmacies and the “Santa Maria della Misericordia” Hospital which has an emergency ward open 24 hours a day (Corso Italia – tel. 081.533.11.12).
The Italian legal currency is the Euro. In Sorrento you can find banks, Post Offices and Private Offices which offer currency change service. They are open from Monday to Saturday. You can also find numerous cash points. The majority of shops accept credit card.
Thanks to its geographical position, Sorrento offers its guests a mild climate all year round.
The five-star Bellevue Syrene has decided to put a Magazine at web users’ disposal. An innovative and almost unique idea in the outline of the hotel offer. An instrument to let oneself know, a space where to tell about a unique and exclusive facility, but also the enchanting town which houses it, with its culture, its traditions, its characteristics.
An instrument to communicate.
The traveller, we prefer to call him like this, instead of tourist, is a self-conscious individual, able to plan and organize a holiday by himself, by using in a personalized and careful way, technological means like the Internet. A traveller able to select information who does not follow the logic of the special offer, but becomes exigent and, besides the excellent quality of accommodation facilities, wishes to find a philosophy to share, a lifestyle.
An instrument to update.
A way to put, at one’s disposal, interesting contents in a free and periodic way. The user, in fact, will be able to use constantly contents, but also updatings and information the Magazine will contain.
An instrument to share.
A way to recognize one another and find oneself around a virtual instrument, whose purpose, according to the 2.0. logic, is just that to create interaction.
Moreover, an instrument to feel welcome. Thanks to a philosophy of welcome, typical of the Bellevue Syrene hotel, which puts the guest and his needs at the centre of everything. A philosophy shared by its owners and staff who work for it, a real identity which gives an innovative, exclusive business image back, far away from the mere and classic entrepeneurial management linked to business.
A philosophy giving a real frame of sense inside which it is easy to place and interpret the aesthetical beauty of the town and in particular of the facility.
Originally a villa, turned into a hotel and once again into a villa thanks to its recent renovation. Where owners welcome guests, not customers.
Where to feel cuddled, molly-coddled, unique. Where to be able to get in touch with one’s soul and pacify with the whole world.
A longed-for tourist destination of the Grand Tour, Sorrento is one of the resorts in Campania which, every year, draws millions of visitors from all over the world.
Lying in the Gulf of Naples, Sorrento offers all those who stay there numerous enchanting attractions: natural beauties and breathtaking views, a series of religious buildings and historical homes but also a mild climate and a delicious wine-gastronomy.
Rich is also its calendar of ancient folkloristic traditions: events and shows follow each other throughout the year. Suggestive and magical are the two periods of Easter and Christmas, lively and rich in dates is Sorrento summer and not to be missed is also St. Antonino’s Patronal Festival (February 14th).
Besides natural and cultural itineraries, Sorrento is well-known also for its warm hospitality the town reserves to its visitors. Having a strong tourist calling for such a long time, in fact, Sorrento has arranged its hospitality in an exceptional way. Hotels, bed and breakfasts, relais, holiday-houses but also restaurants, bars, cafeterias and all those services making a holiday in Sorrento unforgettable.
Welcoming in Sorrento is a real art: visitors are reserved particular care and attentions thanks to a real culture of hospitality grown in Sorrento people.