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Baths of the Queen Giovanna (Bagni della Regina Giovanna)
Baths of the Queen Giovanna (Bagni della Regina Giovanna)

Baths of the Queen Giovanna (Bagni della Regina Giovanna)

Free admission
Sorrento, Italy

The Basics

Located on the Roman ruins of the 1st-century Villa Pollio Felice, the Baths of the Queen Giovanna is a unique area to swim and explore. Its hard-to-reach location guarantees a quiet respite from the crowds in Sorrento, making it the perfect escape for adult travelers seeking kid-free shores and beachcombers who prefer to share their sun with only a handful of others. You can take the footpath from the coastal road to the water's edge, or join a small-group or private boat tour from Sorrento, the island of Capri, and other spots on the the Amalfi Coast.

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Things to Know Before You Go

  • Due to the rocky terrain, the Bagni della Regina Giovanna isn’t recommended for children or anyone who has limited mobility.

  • There are no facilities in the area, so bring snacks, water, and swimming gear.

  • The popular (and more accessible) La Solara beach is a short hike away, complete with a beach club.

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How to Get There

The beach can be reached by following Via Capo to the small parking area and proceeding on foot for about 15 minutes from there. Otherwise, boat tours depart from a number of towns along the coast, as well as Capri.

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When to Get There

The Sorrento peninsula gets very crowded in summer (June to September), so the best time to visit is spring and fall for mild weather and limited crowds.

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Who Was Queen Joan?

This stretch of coastline is said to have been a favorite retreat of Giovanna D'Anjou, queen of Naples in the 14th century. The ruler once used this remote cliffside to bathe in privacy with her young lovers, and the spot still carries her name.

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