Sant Agata Holidays
Sitting between the two gulfs of Naples and Salerno, the little village of Sant Agata oozes authentic Neapolitan charm. Sant Agata holidays will be spent soaking up the sun by the pool, sightseeing around nearby Pompeii and Sorrento and spending long, balmy evenings tucking into delicious Italian dishes al fresco. With such a great selection of cheap deals on holidays and All Inclusive hotels, your dream holiday in Italy is closer than you think.
Hot in the summer time with averages of around 28°C and sometimes hotter. The winter months tend to be quite wet as is traditional with the Mediterranean coasts, but this helps keep the countryside lovely and green.
Travel to Naples International Airport which is approximately 1 hour 30 minutes away from the village of Sant Agata.
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Your holiday itinerary will be jam packed for your trip to Sant Agata: from trips into the nearby towns of Sorrento for souvenir shopping to excursions to Pompeii. Take a boat trip over to Capri Island for its high class boutiques and restaurants or stay local and visit the little beaches of Nerano, Cantone and Crapolla Cove.
When Vesuvius violently erupted in 79 A.D, it destroyed the entire town and killed almost all of the inhabitants. The remains, including those of people, were frozen in time here. Another great trip would be to nearby Herculaneum to see the ancient Roman baths and mosaics for a real taste of early Roman civilisation. Children will love these trips as it will awake their imaginations and get them excited about history.
For panoramic views over the two bays of Naples and Salerno, take a walk up to the Deserto Monastery at the top of the village. This 17th century Benedictine monastery has crumbled a few times but remains a perfect vantage point for genuinely spectacular views. It’s currently home to nuns, so only the grounds are open to the public, but it’s well worth the ten minute walk from the centre of the village. Catch it at sunset for some romantic selfies.
There isn’t a beach in Sant Agata, but there are several nearby and views over the bay of Salerno and Naples will leave you desperate to dive right into those cool blue seas! The little town of Nerano is 13 minutes away and its warm shallow waters here are perfect for children, while the caves surrounding the beach are popular with snorkelers.
Food: Italian food is considered to be one of the best and healthiest cuisines in the world and Sant Agata has a variety of restaurants, including some with Michelin stars. All kids love pizza and it comes in abundance in Sant Agata! The village is surrounded by sweetly scented Amalfi lemon groves and olive trees and is pure foodie heaven.
Views: Sant Agata is 1,300 feet above sea level and has some fantastic vantage points for looking over the whole bay, as well as some epic views of the looming Mount Vesuvius and the island of Capri.
Guided tours: The Amalfi coast is rich with historical places of interest and beautiful scenery. Take a guided tour around the remains of Pompeii which is less than an hour away or take a group hike up legendary Mount Vesuvius.
Language: Ciao! Italian is the language spoken in Sant Agata so pick up a phrasebook next time you’re in the bookshop.
Currency: The currency in the whole of Italy is the Euro which makes it super easy for you to access extra cash.
Local time: One hour ahead of us, you won’t notice much of a difference and certainly won’t get any jet lag.
Fly to: Naples International Airport is approximately 63km and 1 hour 30 minutes from Sant Agata.
Flight time from UK: In just under three hours’ flight time, holidays in Sant Agata are conveniently close.
Tourist information: Sorrento has a great official tourism website full of excellent information for your trip, see: http://www.sorrentotourism.com/en/
Visa and health: You won’t need any visas or vaccinations for holidays in Sant Agata, but you will need an up to date passport.
Temperature: During the summer months the Mediterranean climate brings temperatures of 28°C and higher. The winter is much cooler and the night time temperatures can drop to the low single figures.
Best time to visit: Depending on what you’re looking for on your holiday, the summer months are incredibly hot. If you’re hoping to get the most out of the coastlines, beaches and pools then June to September is ideal beach weather with hours of sunshine, warm temperatures and very little rain. The climate during spring and autumn is great for walking and sightseeing, as it cools down a lot to around 21°C so still lovely and warm.
Bus: The local bus service provides cheap travel around the various resorts on the Amalfi coast. Perfect for trips into Sorrento and the neighbouring town of Massa Librense.
Car Hire: Always good if you want to get about on your own, hiring a car gives you the freedom to explore.
Taxi: As with any tourist destination, taxis are readily available in the town and can take you to local attractions.
Train: The Circumvesuviana train can take you from Sorrento to Naples and stops off at various attractions such as Herculaneum, Pompeii and Optlontis.
Markets: There are two markets a week in Sorrento offering fresh local produce (including the delicious Amalfi lemons), locally made limoncello liqueur, ceramics and leather goods. Whilst you are here it’s definitely worth checking out the winding cobbled streets for a whole variety of chic boutiques and quaint shops.
Sorrento Music Festival: Taking place over two months in various venues around the town, Sorrento Music Festival hosts a variety of performances including traditional Neapolitan music, classical concerts, jazz shows and opera. Naples, which is around 1 hour 30 minutes from Sant Agata, has frequent music festival and events from opera to jazz throughout the year too.
Italian Environment Fun Spring Days: If you’re visiting in March and love walking, you’ll be keen to catch these translated guided tours up the Ieranto Bay in nearby Massa Lubrense. They give you the opportunity to take in the lusciously green countryside that is sweetly scented with lemons and mimosa flowers, whilst overlooking the entire bay to Capri Island.