La Minervetta: luxury boutique hotel in Sorrento, Italy

La Minervetta is a chic boutique hotel with only 12 rooms in Sorrento, Italy. The hotel overlooks the Marina Grande of Sorrento and the Bay of Naples.

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What makes La Minervetta stand out from other luxury hotels in the area is that it has been recently renovated and is decorated in a contemporary style with bold splashes of colour and the feeling of summer everywhere. You won’t find the worn carpeting or ancient furniture that seem to plague other “luxury” hotels on the Amalfi Coast. There is a plunge pool and a splendid terrace where you can have breakfast gazing out onto the sea. Many of La Minervetta’s rooms have gorgeous views and it is the perfect place to relax. From Sorrento you can see Mount Vesuvius, the volcano whose eruption in 79 A.D. killed thousands and buried the cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum. Fortunately it is a dormant volcano and Italian geologists monitor it for any signs of trouble.

Sorrento has been on the tourist route for more than 200 years. Among its famous visitors were Byron, Shelley, Leo Tolstoy and Nietzsche. It is strategically placed between Naples and Amalfi. You can catch the ferry to Capri and be back in time for dinner. In the evening wander around the quaint old town and enjoy local specialties (seafood and pizza).

La Minervetta Sorrento
Via Capo 25
Sorrento, Italy
Phone: +39 081 477 4455

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