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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Picked up spot on time from the meeting point. An excellent guide who was really knowledgeable. Unfortunately due to a fire the coast road between Positano and Amalfi was closed so the tour operator arranged for us to go by boat along the coast which was an unexpected bonus. We had sufficient free time in Positano, Amalfi and Ravello to do all that we wanted to do. Found there was plenty of excellent small restaurants in Amalfi for lunch and the guide directed us to an area that was just off the main square with the consequent reduction in prices. The Cathedral in Amalfi is a must see. After Ravello we returned to Sorrento via a quiet country route so we saw more of the local environment - another bonus!

Capri was sensational, and you were given more than enough time to consume and be grateful for it. But the best experience was the chance to swim in the near transparent waters around the island. You can see fifteen metres, past tropical fish, right to the bottom of the seabed in perfect detail. I would recomend it to anyone.

Capri: Small Group Day Tour from Sorrento by Boat Reviewed by Michael, 10/23/2020

Absolutely brilliant time on the tour from start to finish! Our guide Fabio picked us up on time from our hotel and took us to some beautiful locations along the coast and took many photos. The last location, I will leave as a surprise because it was breathtaking...you must book this tour to find out for yourself!

Amazing. Such a lovely little boat and wonderful commentary from the team of Captain Giuseppe. A perfect day, punctual pick up, lovely clean new people carrier to take us to port. And back to hotel safe, tired and very happy. THANK YOU!

Amalfi Coast Boat Cruise from Sorrento Reviewed by Anonymous, 10/09/2020

Great trip, pick up was on time. Staff were knowledgeable and friendly and the trip itself was great. The Amalfi Coast is stunning. Enough time at Amalfi and Positano was given. Cracking day out