Sant Agnello holidays

Holidays to Sant’Agnello are for those who want a slice of Italian authenticity on their break, rather than the tourist experience offered by some resorts. A rustic, clifftop town, Sant’Agnello is rich with Italian history, with churches dating back to the Renaissance. Days are easy and lazy here: do as the locals do, and kick off your day with a strong espresso in the bustling, main piazza. Make plans over a plate of pasta, or take yourself off for a scenic walk in the hills that surround the town. There are plenty of shops for those who like a little retail therapy, and they tend to be a lot easier on the pocket than those in nearby Sorrento!

If you’re looking to do some sunbathing on your Sant’Agnello holidays, there’s a little lift to take you down to the black sands of Marinella Beach. Alternatively, take the local train and see other famous sights, such as Herculaneum or, for those who want some serious nightlife, the lights and music of Sorrento.

Things to do

Holidays to Sant’Agnello can be exactly what you want them to be! If you want a leisurely break and to soak up something of the local culture then spend your time in the piazzas, sipping espressos and watching the world go by. If you need to stretch your legs, take a saunter around the streets. Keep a lookout for great photo opportunities, like the adorable 5th century church, decorated in yellow and white.

If you want to change things up a bit, you’ll find that Marinella Beach offers a wide range of water sports, from windsurfing to mellow canoe trips along the coast. For stunning views across the lake, head to one of the stylish cliffside restaurants and tuck into handmade pasta and fresh seafood. For a taste of the region’s spectacular history, hop on the train to see the archaeological remains at Pompeii or Herculaneum.

Fantastic setting

Sant’Agnello has a great location within Italy, close to vibrant Naples and the ancient ruins of Herculaneum and Pompeii. Get an insight into what life was life for the ancient Romans, or walk along the waterfront to Sorrento to experience another lovely Italian seaside town. There’s lots of stunning scenery to take in, from plunging cliffs to dramatic coves, all under the watchful gaze of Mount Vesuvius.

Great culture

There’s a lovely pace of life in Sant’Agnello. Sit down for a coffee in one of the bustling piazzas, then set out on the sightseeing trail. Visit beautiful churches like the Chiesa di San Prisco e Agnello, and don’t miss the incredible Golfo del Pecoriello. When it’s time to relax, sit back and soak up some golden Mediterranean sunshine at La Marinella.

Adventure and cuisine

If you need some action then go hiking along the volcanic cliff which Sant’Agnello sits on, or have a go at some of the water sports you can do on the Gulf of Naples. With your appetite nicely built up, you can look forward to some famous Italian cuisine at dinner, whether you’re tucking into fresh pasta or some tasty seafood. Wash it all down with some local wine as you watch a romantic sunset.

Map of Sant Agnello

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12-29 ℃

July and August offer the warmest temperatures. The soothing sea breeze stops it from getting too hot.

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Approximately two and a half hours

Naples International Airport is just over an hour’s drive from the resort.

Sant Agnello is best for...

p>Peace and quiet: Located on top of a towering cliff, holidays to Sant’Agnello are much quieter and authentic than at any of the neighbouring towns.

 

Best for explorers: The town and its narrow paths are full of piazzas, churches and gardens waiting to be explored.

Best for scenery lovers: Sitting further out than the surrounding Neapolitan towns, the town offers jaw-dropping views of the Bay of Naples.

Fast facts for Sant Agnello

Language: The language spoken here is Italian, but you’ll find that most of the locals have a basic grip of English. Pack a phrasebook or download a language app and give your Italian a whirl. No matter how bad your attempts, the locals will appreciate it!

Currency: You’ll need to change up your Sterling for Euros, before flying off on your Sant’Agnello holidays.

Local time: Sant'Agnello is 1 hour ahead of GMT/UK time.

Fly to: Naples International Airport. The transfer time to Sant'Angello is about 1 hour.

Flight time from UK: The flight time to Sant'Angelo is 2.5 hours.

Tourist information: Further Sant’Agnello tourist information can be found at www.sorrentotourism.com.

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Getting around Sant Agnello

By foot: Compact, rustic and authentic, the town is a network of narrow streets and sunny piazzas, best explored on foot.

By bus: Explore the peninsula further by bus; Sorrento is a quick bus ride away if you don’t want to walk.

By train: Board the Circumvesuviana and visit the ruins of Pompeii, which is around half an hour away, or stay on until you reach Herculaneum or Naples.

Events in Sant Agnello

Street party lovers: Watch the town come alive at the Festa del Mare in August. It’s a ‘come one, come all’ celebration of the sea, with live music, handicrafts, and the mouth-watering scent of freshly grilled fish, cooked to traditional, local recipes.

Art lovers: From museums to choral singing, take advantage of the numerous art and cultural festivals around Sorrento throughout the year.

Sant Agnello weather

Temperature: November to April sees the mercury hovering between the mid-to-late teens, making this destination ideal for a winter break. Between May and August, the temperatures climb from the early twenties to around 30°C.

Best time to visit: Book your holidays to Sant’Agnello in the summer for the warmest temperatures. The soothing sea breeze stops it from getting too hot.

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