Sant’Agnello is a serene suburb of the imitable Italian city of Sorrento; the town possesses a unique and self-contained charisma that is enhanced by its rustic restaurants, historic monuments and staggering coastal location. Hailed as a more economic and less chaotic alternative to staying in Sorrento’s renowned centre, Sant’Agnello boasts all of Sorrento’s attributes yet with a more relaxed and restorative atmosphere. Enjoy the breath-taking beauty of the rugged and rocky coastline; recline upon the soft sands of the blissful beach; or wander the charming churches and shady squares of the Old Town for a historic adventure.
Immerse yourself in the lively Italian atmosphere of Sant’Agnello’s social and spiritual centre at Piazza Sant’Agnello. Here, Mediterranean majesty reigns supreme, emphasised by the colourful buildings, elegant facades and fabulous fountains. Charismatic cafes and rambunctious bars line the palm flanked perimeter and prove perfect places in which to watch the steady stream of locals pass by.
A gentle stroll to the summit of Sant’Agnello’s dramatic cliff top with lead wanderers to a wondrous and whitewashed vision of sacred serenity. The Capuchin Church enjoys a prominent position from it can gaze sanctimoniously out to see; built in the 16th century, the sacred structure is surrounded by simple statues and verdant greenery. A holy experience is sure to be enjoyed amongst the reverential atmosphere of the church.
Enjoy the vivacious vibrancy of true Italian hospitality at the ambient and amazing Il Refugio Restaurant. Let a robust bottle of red wine pour freely as you feast upon creamy cheeses, succulent meats, crisp pizza bread and garlic infused olive oil. A signature speciality that simply must be sampled is the roasted wild boar fillet with creamed mashed potatoes - bellisimo!( Via Nastrol Azzuro 22, Sant’Agnello, Italy)