Hotel Parco dei Principi in Sorrento: seaside retreat on Bay of Naples

If you are going to Naples, head south to the beautiful towns of Sorrento and Positano perched on steep rocky hillsides with stunning views of the sea. Sorrento has been a favorite among travelers and Italians for more than a century. You can swim in the warm waters, explore the old town and take a boat to the mythical island of Capri.

An excellent hotel with sea views in Sorrento is the Hotel Parco dei Principi, whose interiors were designed by Gio Ponti, one of the most important Italian architects of the 20th century.

Gio Ponti design

Gio Ponti design in Hotel Parco dei Principi

The hotel is set in a beautiful garden, and has a restaurant, swimming pool and spa. It’s a good base to start your exploration of the Amalfi Coast.

Hotel Parco dei Principi
Via Rota 1
Marina Piccola
80067 Sorrento

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This is part of a series on hotels and restaurants in and around Naples, where scenes from “Eat Pray Love” were filmed. Read our Eat Pray Love Bali Travel Guide and Eat Pray Love Rome Travel Guide.

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About Esme Vos

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