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The charming Grand Hotel Excelsior Vittoria, Sorrento, Italy

Just an hour’s drive from Naples this gorgeous grande dame is set on the cliffs of the Amalfi coast with beautiful rooms, gardens alive with orange and lemon trees, unique Italian family charm, exquisite Neapolitan food, wine and breathtaking views over the bay of Naples and Vesuvius.

Grand Hotel Excelsior Vittoria is a five-star luxury hotel of exclusive style and elegant charm, it is the perfect base from which to visit beautiful and historic cities such as Pompeii, Herculaneum and Naples, which have numerous museums and monuments to be explored.

And you can also enjoy a boat trip to Capri and a spot of sailing, snorkelling or walking in the Natural Marine Reserve of Punta Campanella, which is located very near to the hotel. For the more adventurous types, the famous Path of the Gods, which is quite extraordinary and full of history and mythology is wonderful with breathtaking views.

Autumn and winter is also one of the best times of year to see the lesser known Skipjack and Amberjacks. The timeless classic hotel would make a perfect destination for a weekend away.

If you fancy putting your culinary skills to test you can take part in a cookery class or if not then relax with a treatment in the boutique La Serra Spa…

Over the years the luxury Italian hotel has welcomed monarchs, politicians, artists and celebrities. Richard Wagner, Enrico Caruso, Jack Lemmon, Marilyn Monroe, Sophia Loren, among others.

To celebrate The British Museum’s exciting exhibition on The Life and Death of Pompeii & Herculaneum, which will take place from 28 March – 29 September 2013, the Grand Hotel Excelsior Vittoria is offering their guests the opportunity to explore Pompeii first-hand with their unique Discover Pompeii Package.

The British Museum’s exposition on Pompeii will be the first major exhibition on Pompeii in London for almost 40 years, and the Discover Pompeii Package will bring this wonderful exhibition to life by giving guests with an appetite for culture the opportunity to embark on a historical adventure. With a half day guided tour of Pompeii, guests will have a glimpse into the life of this ancient city, renowned as being the heart of the Roman Empire and one of the world’s most popular archaeological sites.

Grand Hotel Excelsior Vittoria, Piazza Tasso, 34, 80067 Sorrento, Italy, exvitt.it

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December 21, 2012 | Italy Sorrento Travel | View comments

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