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Piazza Tasso

This main square in Sorrento is a great place for people-watching, admiring Baroque architecture and learning about the local history.

Piazza Tasso is Sorrento’s main square. You will more than likely visit this large open space ringed by restaurants, pavement cafés and pastel buildings more than once during your visit to the resort town.

By day, Piazza Tasso is a busy traffic artery where cars and mopeds weave around pedestrians on their way to work or school. Visitors consult their guidebooks and hop on and off sightseeing buses. A small white tourist train also leaves from here. For a few euros it takes you on a 30-minute round trip through the old town and down to Marina Piccola. The pre-recorded audio commentary is in English and several other languages.

Back on the square, take a closer look at some of its statues. Find the image of Torquato Tasso, the square’s namesake, in one corner. The Sorrento-born Renaissance poet from the 1500s was highly praised for centuries. At the center of the square stands the sculpture of St. Anthony, the patron saint of the city.

The cobblestone streets and narrow lanes that lead out of the square include Via San Cesareo, the town’s main shopping street, a good place to find souvenirs. To rest your feet, take a seat in one of the bars in and near the square and enjoy a steaming espresso or refreshing gelato. Read about local history and watch passersby go about their business.

Constructed in 1866, Piazza Tasso is surrounded by historic buildings. Visit the Baroque Church of Santa Maria del Carmine, an attractive building with a white-and-yellow stucco facade. After you’ve walked down its nave and studied the frescos, stained glass windows, and dome, wander across the road to the line of flag poles and look down. Piazza Tasso is built over a deep gorge that runs through the town’s center; from here you can see the gaping chasm.

Come back to Piazza Tasso at night, when vehicle access is restricted and the central hub becomes one of the town’s most popular places for the traditional Mediterranean pastime of an easygoing evening stroll.


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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.

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    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.

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      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.

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        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.

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          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.

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            Grand Hotel Europa Palace

            Via Correale, 34/36, Sorrento, NA
               
              4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Nestled on the beach, this Sorrento City Centre hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Sorrento Peninsula, Corso Italia and Piazza Tasso. Sorrento Marina and Sorrento Lift are also within 15 minutes. Sorrento Station is only a 4-minute walk and Sant'Agnello Station is 24 minutes.

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              Hotel Plaza

              Hotel Plaza

              via Fuorimura n.3, Sorrento, NA
                 
                4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                This family-friendly Sorrento hotel is located near the beach, steps away from Sorrento Peninsula, Corso Italia and Piazza Tasso. Sorrento Marina and Sorrento Lift are also within 10 minutes. Sorrento Station is 6 minutes by foot and S. Agnello is 26 minutes.

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                Hotel Sorrento City

                Corso Italia, 221, Sorrento, NA
                   
                  3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Located in Sorrento City Centre, this hotel is steps away from Sorrento Peninsula and Corso Italia. Sorrento Marina and Piazza Tasso are also within 10 minutes. Sorrento Station is only a 3-minute walk and Sant'Agnello Station is 22 minutes.