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Soak up the sunshine in Sorrento as you explore the home of the famous Amalfi Coast and taste a Sorrento lemon or three. Whether you hike Mount Vesuvius or choose to lounge on the beach, Sorrento is sure to please.

Amalfi Coast

Soak up the sight of the sparkling blue horizon on the Amalfi Coast. Relax along the southern coastline of Italy on the beautiful beaches at Sorrento.

Piazza Tasso

A central square in Sorrento, the Piazza Tasso, is named for the poet Torquato Tasso of the 16th century. The communal space is perfect for people watching over a drink or two.

Mount Vesuvius

If you climb to the top of Mount Vesuvius, make sure to wear comfortable shoes. Unfettered panoramic views await, and the hike is well worth your time. Mount Vesuvius is best enjoyed on a clear day, as fog can obscure the view from the peak.

Sorrento Peninsula

Run around the hilly landscape of the Sorrento Peninsula and take in the sweet citrus rich air, while you admire the coastline.

Marina Grande

Discover the port of Marina Grande on an evening stroll. The convivial atmosphere of the Marina Grande is the perfect backdrop to watch the sunset on Sorrento as you enjoy the sounds and smells of this secluded harbor.

Day trip to Capri

A perfect day trip--hop over to Capri from Sorrento. You can visit the beach or go boating in the Blue Grotto on the coast of Capri while exploring the historic city center.

Day trip to Pompeii

Take a train or bus to Pompeii and spend the day taking in the ruins in this historic ancient Roman city. Pompeii is a compelling archaeological site, simultaneously destroyed and preserved by the volcanic ash from Mount Vesuvius.

Planning Your Sorrento Visit

What to eat in Sorrento?

Sample a limoncello or a drink that favors the citrus flavor of a Sorrento lemon. The region has some succulent lemon trees. We also recommend trying the local olive oil while you're sightseeing in Sorrento.

How to get around Sorrento?

Sorrento on foot is very scenic but if your feet hurt hop onto a city bus or train. You can also hire a taxi. To take a day trip, we recommend the trains and buses, though renting a car could be a fun way to see more of the landscape.

Good to know

  • Language
    Italian
  • Currency
    Euro (€)
  • Time Zone
    UTC (+02:00)
  • Country Code
    +39
  • Best time to visit
    Sun-kissed summer days in Sorrento are the best days to vacation in Italy. When you plan a visit for June through August you'll find warm temperatures between 70 and 80 degrees, and plenty of daylight.

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What people are saying about Sorrento

Easy, individual and fun way to see Capri

After a late and false start having to wait - and then go back for - a few of the party who were late, we were taken quite fast by a motor boat, first along the coast and then across the sea to Capri to some lovely background music. We went round the island, had a snorkelling stop, a free sandwich and drinks and Johnny was great fun and informative about all the sights. We saw the entrance to the blue grotto but many boats were queueing and that the wait would have been the best part of 2 hours to go in, had we arranged to do so. It seems this is the case most of the time, so be aware that it is unlikely you will see this unless that is all you wish to do. Once on Capri we had about three hours free time which is just about enough to get up to Anacapri and take the chair lift up Mt Solerno, getting back in time for the boat. Not really time for much else. Then back to Sorrento at speed for about 6pm, with a quick snorkelling stop on the way. All in all a happy, fun day.

Nino the best driver we had for a long long time

Excellent tour, but the big difference was the driver. Nino is excellent , knows all the area and had the best advise .

The BEST part of our trip to the Amalfi Coast!

This is a must-do if you are going to be on the Amalfi Coast! We were picked up at the port in the town of Amalfi and then stopped at Praiano & Positano to pick up more people. From there, we cruised to the island of Capri while enjoying the comfort of the boat. As we toured around the island, we stopped and were given the opportunity to swim right in the crystal clear waters! From there, we went to Capri to explore for about 4 hours and then headed back. I would absolutely do this tour again and recommend it to anyone who visits the Amalfi Coast!

Day Cruise to Capri from the Amalfi Coast Reviewed by a GetYourGuide customer, 27/08/2018

Bom tour pra quem tem pouco tempo para a Costa Amalfitana

The guide Teresa was wonderful! Really great! The tour is good. There are 2 stops of 1 hour in Amalfi and Ravello. Should be a little more time, but it’s ok.

Amalfi Coast Tour-All Inclusive from Naples Reviewed by a GetYourGuide customer, 25/08/2018

Entertaining, somewhat of a comedian was our guide.

Guide took us to a familly run restaurant of the main planned route, excellant value for money.

Amalfi Coast 7-Hour Scenic Drive from Sorrento Reviewed by Georgina, 22/08/2018