A five star hotel peaking on the waves, with terraces dominating the Gulf of Naples and a postcard Vesuvius on the background: The Bellevue Syrene, one of Sorrento’s well-known hotels, is located in a place of timeless beauty. Ancient fish shops and Nymphea prove the presence of the Romans - from Augustus to Tiberius and Virgil - and legend goes that this place, set between rocks and sea, was so beautiful that the Mermaids chose it as their home. Born as a patrician residence, then became a villa, the five star Bellevue Hotel of Sorrento is open all year and offers a modern hospitality which has its roots in a tradition that seduced intellectuals, artists and heads of State.