Top attractions in Sorrento
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.
- CurrencyEuro (€)
- Time ZoneUTC (+02:00)
- Country Code+39
- Best time to visitSun-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
We could not have asked for a better tour of Pompeii and Sorrento. We were connected to a very knowledgeable guide in Pompeii who provided us with an in-depth small group tour of the ruins. I had been there before with a large group but this was so much better!! We stopped at a local pizza restaurant in route to Sorrento. Inexpensive and good! Sorrento was beautiful with the Christmas decorations. We had plenty of time to walk the streets and shop. And the best part - we had a private car with driver who skillfully got us from place to place without that “bus” experience. What a pleasant experience! I would book with this company again.
During our trip to Rome, some of the group wanted to see Pompeii. A friend gave me advice to stay off of the “rickety” train from Naples to Pompeii and if we could afford it take the tour from Naples. We did and had an easy trip. Our visit to Pompeii was very enjoyable with a wonderful guide Elisa whose commentary amused us all. It was a great day in Pompeii!
After an exhilarating and somewhat wet! boat ride from waves crashing over the bow, we circumnavigated the Isle seeing various grottoes before arriving at the port of Capri. Free time allotted and a few hours spent exploring this gorgeous town, walking the beautiful alleys to the cliff top and then admiring the panoramic views from above. There was a small beach to enjoy lying on or a swim too. A fantastic day tour to a most stunning Isle.
A fantastic day tour of the beautiful Amalfi Coast, photo stops and free time to enjoy the towns - Positano a particular highlight. Our tour guide was great and sharing interesting information about the region and the bus driver very talented in negotiating the challenging narrow roads. Thank you for an enjoyable day tour..would highly recommend.
This was a great trip and our guide Sabina was excellent, very knowledgeable and enthusiastic. Really enjoyed this