The Grand Vittoria Excelsior Hotel

5 Star Luxe in Sorrento Italy

grand vittoria sorrentoNormally, The Traveling Professor small group tours stay in 3-star or 4-star hotels on his tours to Paris, Italy, and Scandinavia.   This time we are with a small group tour and we were able to get a 4-night stay in the luxurious Grand Vittoria Excelsior overlooking the cliffs on the Bay of Naples.   Check out my blog post to find out more of our experience in Italy.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (1442)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 5.0
Categories: Italy

3 Favorite Hotels in Sorrento Italy

Selections for Every Budget

amalfi coast with professor soloskyWhenever we take a Traveling Professor small group tour to the Amalfi Coast, we like to base ourselves in Sorrento.   It is easy to get to, full of history, with several cultural opportunities.   However, we also like that Sorrento is a charming and bustling little town.  There is a wide variety of restaurants and bars.  The shopping is good.  Sorrento is also one of the best strolling and people watching towns in Italy.   So, in deciding where to stay while on a tour of the Amalfi Coast and Sorrento, I have three choices for you.

Monday, February 9, 2015/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (1764)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 5.0
Categories: Italy
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