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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.
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.
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.
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.
Run around the hilly landscape of the Sorrento Peninsula and take in the sweet citrus rich air, while you admire the coastline.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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- 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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Collected from our hotel at the time stated. There were 6 people on the minivan tour plus the driver. Air con was a godsend. We had an hour to visit each of Positano, Amalfi and Ravello, plus lunch was included at a hotel/villa in Ravello. The driver/guide was very knowledgeable and we felt safe when he was driving on the very narrow, winding, busy Amalfi coast road. It was long enough to have a snapshot visit of each place, as it was so hot and humid we were glad to get back on the van to the aircon. We had enough time to visit Amalfi cathedral at additional charge and Villa Ruffelo in Ravello. Each place was beautiful in its own right and the scenery en route is simply stunning. Well worth it.
We arrived at Pompei early which was great - we got there before most of the crowds. Our guide, Laura, was great - really knowledgeable and highlighted all the key parts of the site educating us about the history as well. Would also recommend this tour as it was definitely worth visiting Herculaneum, which was very different to Pompei. We had pre paid the entrance fees but most people on the tour hadn’t - make sure you bring cash for this! Laura had a great temperament and did a really good job - she made the tour.
A well organised tour, everything went to plan. We set off from the station in Sorrento. Initially it looked chaotic as there were so many of us but then four large mini buses arrived and each had names registered for them. Definitely worth taking the optional boat trip (12 euros) at Amalfi. The visits to Positano and Amalfi were about right for one day although perhaps would have liked a bit more time in Amalfi. All in all about right for the money. We did not regret it.
The boat tour was amazing, but our skipper did not seem very enthusiastic about the tour. He was a little bit rude and was not very engaging with all of us on the boat. The description said there would be snorkeling gear, but there were only 4 sets of goggles for 10 people. We had to ask to do the banana boat, it seemed like our skipper was just going to take us back to the dock and drop us off without the banana boat ride.
I felt the tour was well organise at the port , you had to while before you got on your boat , but facility's where ok. The boat was in good condition and the boat trip itself was good . The boat guide just listen to his music and smoked most of the time, popped his head out now again to tell us something about the island. You had 1 hour and a half to go around Amalfi and Positano which was a little rushed