Sorrento is a magnificent town 20 miles south of Naples, on the cliffs above its eponymous Bay. Popular since the early 19th century, it has attracted travellers from the wealthiest aristocrats of Europe and beyond to adventurers and traders wanting to tap into the riches of the land and sea.
The property is surrounded by a lush Mediterranean garden of 20,000 square metres, in which also the spa and open air swimming pool are located. The public rooms of the hotel are sumptuous, with two luxurious restaurants, a gym, a piano room and the open-air bar overlooking the harbour.
The room was tastefully furnished in a combination of pastel blue and yellow, with period antiques and mirrors it was a grand but peaceful spot in which to recuperate from the heat and crowds of Sorrento.