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Marina Grande

This charming port has served as Sorrento’s connection to the sea for almost 2,000 years and is still in use by local fishermen.

Marina Grande is a small traditional fishing port that sits underneath the limestone cliffs on which the old town of Sorrento is perched. Away from the traffic of the streets above, this  sheltered bay enjoys a much gentler pace of life. Come here for a swim or watch local fishermen at work.

Despite its name, Marina Grande (great marina) is actually the smaller of Sorrento’s two main harbors. It is also the older marina. A large stone wall once stood between the city and the tradesmen and noblemen who came to Sorrento by sea. Despite this fortification, Turkish pirates invaded Sorrento in 1558 and ransacked the city. Most of the old city wall has gone, but its gate and the reinforced Bastion of Parsano still stand.

Have an alfresco breakfast, lunch or dinner at one of the harbor-side restaurants. Then stroll along the waterfront and enjoy the sights. Fishing boats come and go, so there is always something to see. One of the nicest times to visit is around sunset when fishermen are cleaning their nets and tending to their wooden boats. The wider views across the Bay of Naples from here are splendid at sunset too.

On a sunny day, lounge on the shore and wade in the sea from the harbor’s small beach. It is rocky and consists of volcanic sand, so bring a mat or camping chair for comfortable relaxation.

To escape the sun or rain, browse the small collection of shops and visit the Church of St. Anna. The holiday for this patron saint is July 26; on the Sunday following this date the entire marina becomes a fairground. Join the crowds during the festival to see the fireworks and processions.

To reach Marina Grande, take a bus from the city center or, if you are feeling energetic, walk the long series of stone steps that lead from the old town to the hamlet. You’ll pass through the arched Greek Gate, a good photo opportunity.


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Piazza della Vittoria 4, Sorrento, NA
     
    4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Offering direct access to the beach, this Sorrento Historic Centre hotel is in the city centre, steps away from Sorrento Peninsula and Sorrento Lift. Marina Grande Beach and Sorrento Marina are also within 10 minutes. Sorrento Station is 10 minutes by foot.

    Hotel Admiral
    Hotel Admiral

    Hotel Admiral

    via Marina Grande 218, Sorrento, NA
       
      4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Located in Sorrento City Centre, this hotel is steps away from Sorrento Peninsula and Marina Grande Beach. Piazza Tasso and Sorrento Lift are also within 15 minutes. Sorrento Station is 20 minutes by foot.

      Bellevue Syrene
      Bellevue Syrene

      Bellevue Syrene

      P.zza della Vittoria 5, Sorrento, NA
         
        5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Located in Sorrento Historic Centre, this beachfront hotel is in the city centre, just steps away from Sorrento Peninsula and Sorrento Lift. Marina Grande Beach and Sorrento Marina are also within 10 minutes. Sorrento Station is 11 minutes by foot.

        Grand Hotel Excelsior Vittoria £396
        Grand Hotel Excelsior Vittoria

        Grand Hotel Excelsior Vittoria

        Piazza Tasso 34, Sorrento, NA
           
          5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          This family-friendly Sorrento hotel is located on the waterfront, steps away from Sorrento Peninsula, Corso Italia and Piazza Tasso. Sorrento Marina and Sorrento Lift are also within 10 minutes. Sorrento Station is only a 4-minute walk and Sant'Agnello Station is 24 minutes.

          Grand Hotel Vesuvio
          Grand Hotel Vesuvio

          Grand Hotel Vesuvio

          Via Nastro Verde 7, Sorrento, NA
             
            4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Situated near the beach, this hotel is within 2 miles (3 km) of Sorrento Peninsula, Marina Grande Beach and Sorrento Marina. Piazza Tasso and Corso Italia are also within 2 miles (3 km). Sorrento Station is 30 minutes by foot.

            Hotel Belair
            Hotel Belair

            Hotel Belair

            Via Capo, 29, Sorrento, NA
               
              4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Situated near the bay, this hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Sorrento Peninsula, Marina Grande Beach and Sorrento Marina. Piazza Tasso and Corso Italia are also within 1 mile (2 km). Sorrento Station is 22 minutes by foot.

              Villa Silvana Relais
              Villa Silvana Relais

              Villa Silvana Relais

              via correale 16, Sorrento, Città Metropolitana di Napoli
                 
                0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Located in Sorrento City Centre, this townhouse accommodation is within a 5-minute walk of Piazza Tasso and Corso Italia. Sorrento Marina and Gulf of Naples are also within 15 minutes. Sorrento Station is only a 5-minute walk and Sant'Agnello Station is 24 minutes.

                Maison La Minervetta £218
                Maison La Minervetta

                Maison La Minervetta

                Via Capo, 25, Sorrento, NA
                   
                  4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Situated near the beach, this luxury hotel is steps away from Sorrento Peninsula and Marina Grande Beach. Sorrento Marina and Piazza Tasso are also within 1 mile (2 km). Sorrento Station is 21 minutes by foot.