Magical Christmas in Sorrento

The festive period is brightened up with lights and colours to cheer up the tourists and citizens of Sorrento who each year choose the coast as the place to spend Christmas.


 
Concerts, shows, entertainment, exhibitions, the events hosted in Sorrento during the Christmas period are numerous. The event billboard “M’Illumino d’Inverno”, which every year is enriched with prestigious names, now reaches its 11th edition. Bollani, Teresa Salgueiro, Peppe Servillo are just some of the performers, but the appointment is also with sacred music, traditional nativity scenes, street entertainment, and Christmas markets.
 
The International Cinema Days are highly anticipated, as they have been for 41 editions, from the 3rd to the 6th of December, designed for professionals, but more and more involving thanks to the preview of the films and the many related events. Not to mention the star catwalk that attracts many lovers of the seventh art.
 

Festive gastronomy is an excellent reason to stay in Sorrento during the Christmas holidays, when the houses are scented with struffoli, mostaccioli and susamielli and the menus of the restaurants are changed to honour tradition. Even the cuisine describes the history and culture of an area, and the Sorrento Peninsula, enclosed between the sea and the hills, offers many specialties to taste.
 

Bellevue Syrene also wears the festive attire, and gives a warm welcome to the winter guests, wishing everyone Happy Holidays and a Merry Christmas!

Club Lounge experience

An exclusive service for the Guests of Bellevue Syrene, a gift from the Hotel included in your stay.
 
Holiday means freedom. Not having set times, staying out late in the evening, forgetting the alarm clock. Skipping lunch and spend all day on the beach or walking around. Bellevue Syrene has created a complimentary service that is the quintessence of comfort: a club that is always open, an area where you can enjoy a tasteful break during the morning, before lunch, or during the afternoon, for a charming pre-dinner.
 
The Hotel’s philosophy is to take care of the guests and make them feel at home, dedicating them all the small and great attentions that make Sorrento’s Hospitality the emblem of warm, attractive and desirable hospitality, an excellence of style made in Italy. The goal of the Bellevue is to go further, step into the shoes of the Guests, to predict their needs and help them enjoy a truly unforgettable holiday.

For those who want to get up late, after breakfast time, or for those who, on holiday, like to wake up early and return from a walk around mid-morning, a dip in the pool or a swim in the sea of mermaids, between 10.00 and 12.00 at the Club Lounge there is a sweet buffet of croissants, brioches, plum cakes, water, fruit juices and drinks.
 
Maybe instead you prefer to go out late for a ride or an excursion, and then you postpone the main meal in the evening, for a quiet and relaxed dinner after the excitement of the day. Then for lunch just a light snack, a salty snack, a glass of prosecco, to be consumed freely in the elegant room of the Club Lounge, for a salty break from 12.00 to 15.00.

For the sweet craving that is often felt in the early afternoon, between 15.00 and 18.00 waiting for the Guests there are cream cakes, pies, plum cakes, caprese, fruit, drinks and soft drinks, a pleasant break between lunch and dinner.
 
Bellevue Syrene certainly does not forget those who on holiday love to discover the nightlife of the coast, and after a day of sea and sun returns to the hotel to get changed and then plunge into the lively night of Sorrento. At the Club Lounge, the evening starts in the best possible way with an enticing offer of canapés, olives, skewers with cheeses and cured meats, soft drinks, prosecco, wine, and also gin, Campari, Aperol, whisky, vodka and Bacardi. Appetizing aperitif until 9.00 pm

Easter holidays in Sorrento

From Palm Sunday to Easter Monday the Sorrento Peninsula lives its most devout, passionate and involved period of time, which reveals this territory’s most spiritual aspect.

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Easter is a magical time to enjoy the Sorrento area, to discover its traditions and enjoy the mild spring weather.

The branches of olive trees are coloured and decorated with hundreds of ribbons and delicious miniatures of local products, such as animal-shaped cheeses and tiny salami are proudly held by the boys. The girls, however, carry elegant baskets or small flower branches or traditional palms made of sugared almonds whose historical origin is mixed with legend and goes back to the Arab presence on the coasts of Campania. This explosion of colours and happiness is brought to church for the blessing of the palms, and so the Holy Week begins.
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After the blessing, the cheering people gather in the street on the night between Thursday and Friday for a sorrowful yet suggestive celebration: the White Procession in Sorrento or the “Grieved” Procession in the neighbouring municipalities, which retraces the path of the Mother in search of the imprisoned and convicted Son. The brotherhoods of the entire Sorrento Peninsula prepare months in advance for this event, and the choirs of men, women, and children fill the streets and announce themselves in the distance to the devotees in the street or overlooking from the balconies.

The churches prepare the Sepulchres, charming flower beds and white wheat filaments. The children plant the seeds in small pots and keep them away from sunlight to prevent them from becoming green so that the tomb of Christ is as pure as their hearts. The rites, songs, prayers, fill the wait for the most important day, the day of Easter, the day of rebirth, and it seems that only on this day spring has finally begunPastiera. So the following day, Easter Monday, is dedicated to walks, visits to museums, day trips to the beach or mountains. And to taste the typical dishes of this holiday, the first of which the fragrant and delicious , a golden pastry pie filled with wheat, cream, ricotta cheese, citron and the wisdom of women which has been handed down for generations.

Contact our front desk to know all the activities that animate the Holy Week in Sorrento and its surroundings.