Holidays in Sant’Agnello
Nestled on a volcanic cliff, south east of Naples, the little town of Sant’Agnello is a peaceful suburb with plenty to explore. Its narrow streets are rich in Italian history, with churches dating back to the Renaissance. Start your day drinking coffee in the bustling main piazza, then take your pick from a day of sightseeing in the town or exhilarating water sports on the sea.
Come in the summer for the warmest temperatures. The soothing sea breeze stops it from getting too hot.
2 hours 30 minutes
Naples, 51km north of the resort.
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Sant'Agnello, Sorrento Coast
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Have a taste of local life in the bustling piazzas, then wander down to the baroque church that bears the town’s name. Follow the yellow cliffs to the beach to find a choice of water sports. Whether you want to surf the waves or enjoy a mellow canoe ride along the coast, you’ll find something to suit you here. For stunning views across the lake, head to one of the stylish cliffside restaurants and tuck into handmade pasta and fresh seafood. Once you’ve finished exploring the town, hop on the train to see the archaeological remains at Pompeii or Herculaneum.
You’ll find some of the best attractions in Sant’Agnello in the historical centre of the town. Follow the medieval streets to find the Renaissance treasures that lie in the naves of the Most Holy Prisco and Agnello church. The beautiful Mancinelli painting of the Madonna holding the baby Jesus is a particular highlight. Wander up the steep streets to find the striking white Capuchin Monastery, built in the early 17th-century. Take a break from the warm sunshine and head inside to find a delightful oasis of peace.
For one of the best things to do in Sant’Agnello, take a walk from the town centre to neighbouring Sorrento. It’s only a mile and a half away, and you’ll take in some beautiful sights along the way. Wander along the medieval lanes to get some great views of the Mediterranean. Remember to bring your camera, as you’ll come across remnants from the eruption of Mount Vesuvio on the way. And don’t worry if you get lost – the locals will be more than happy to direct you down the right village lanes.
Perched next to the calm seas of the Mediterranean, it’s no surprise that watersports are some of the most popular activities in Sant’Agnello. Spend your days surfing the waters and canoe along the coastline. To get to the beach, take the stairs or lift from the street down to Marinella beach. If you’re here in the winter, you’ll have easy access to the ski and snowboarding areas like Monte Pollino in the Basilicata area.
Best for peace seekers: High on the cliffs, Sant’Agnello is a much quieter option than its 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, you’ll enjoy some great sea views in Sant’Agnello.
Language: The language spoken in Sant’Agnello is Italian
Currency: The currency used in Sant’Agnello is Euro (€)
Local time: Sant’Agnello is one hour ahead of GMT/UK time
Fly to: Naples, 51km north of the resort
Flight time from UK: Approximately 2 hours 30 minutes
Tourist information: Further Sant’Agnello tourist information can be found at www.sorrentotourism.com
Visa & Health: Before you travel, visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/italy for recommendations and advice on visas and health for your holiday to Sant’Agnello.
Temperature: Low single digit up to 12 or 13°C in the winter. Summers can see temperatures from between 22 and 29°C.
Best time to visit: Come in the summer for the warmest temperatures. The soothing sea breeze stops it from getting too hot.
By foot: As with most Neapolitan coastal towns, the best way to explore Sant’Agnello is on foot. Start at the historic centre before heading to the beach and cliffs.
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 around 30 minutes away, or stay on until Herculeaum or Naples.
Street party lovers: Watch the town come alive at the Festa del Mare in August. The locals will really make you feel a part of this traditional celebration of the sea through music, street theatre and food.
Art lovers: From museums to choral singing, take advantage of the numerous art and cultural festivals around Sorrento throughout the year.