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The gateway to the impressively beautiful Amalfi Coast, Sorrento is a clifftop highlight on this stretch of coast. Expect delicious food, inspiring views and warm hospitality in this delightful corner of Italy.

The busy road from Naples to Sorrento leads you from the city, through several tunnels until you emerge onto the winding coastal road. Far beneath that cliff face is the Bay of Naples, twinkling away in the sunlight and a view that gives you that holiday feeling.

Sorrento is one of the first towns you will happen upon after the chain of tunnels from Naples and is an ideal base to get a flavour of everything this region has to offer. Famous for its lemons and, of course, limoncello, Sorrento is larger than its Amalfi Coast town counterparts, but, for all its popularity with tourists, you’ll get the sense that it hasn’t lost its genuine local heart. The elegant town of Positano and boat trips to Capri are enviable possibly day trip options out of Sorrento.

If you've come to Sorrento in search of tasty seafood, the town happily obliges. You'll find seafood restaurants aplenty, particularly around the marina area. Pass a long, leisurely evening there dining on fresh fish over the water with the majestic cliffs of Sorrento as your backdrop and the imposing sight of Mount Vesuvius as your view over the Bay of Naples. Fine foods are not the only thing to spend your money on, however, since Sorrento sells excellent lace and ceramics in the shops that dot the lovely streets.

The town's proximity to the enchanting, mysterious Pompeii is an opportunity that you cannot let pass you by on your trip to Sorrento, especially as Pompeii is just an hour away in the car. Frozen in time, this UNESCO World Heritage site is a genuine archaeological wonder, having survived the eruption of Mount Vesuvius, and allows you to wander round streets, houses, shops, temples and amphitheatres that have been around for centuries.

Once you’ve experienced Sorrento and the surrounding Amalfi Coast area, you’ll understand why this region is on the bucket list of so many.

Where to stay in Sorrento

Sorrento Coast featuring a city and street scenes

Sorrento Historic Centre

4.5/5Wonderful!(340 area reviews)

Sorrento Historic Centre is known for its popular shops, and with sights like Marina Grande Beach and Sorrento Marina, you won't get bored spending a day wandering around this part of Sorrento.

Sorrento Historic Centre
Sorrento City Centre, Sorrento, Campania, Italy

Sorrento City Centre

4.5/5Wonderful!(123 area reviews)

The fantastic nightlife and breathtaking beach views are just a few highlights of Sorrento City Centre. Make a stop by Sorrento Marina or Marina Grande Beach while you're exploring the area.

Sorrento City Centre

Top hotels in Sorrento

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Continental
Continental
4 out of 5
Piazza della Vittoria 4, Sorrento, NA
The price is £172 per night

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 ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (731 reviews)

"Hotel Continental is located across from a lovely park with sweeping views of the Bay of Naples and is close to all the restaurants and shops in the heart of Sorrento. We immediately loved the old-world Italian charm of the lobby. Our room was comfortable and very clean, but we had a bad noise issue ..."…"

Reviewed on 19 Dec 2019

Continental
Hotel Admiral
Hotel Admiral
4 out of 5
via Marina Grande 218, Sorrento, NA
The price is £131 per night

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 ...

3.9/5Good! (69 reviews)
Beautiful Sorrento.

"Hotel is seaside. Great location. It’s a bit of a hike up to Sorrento. Easier on the way down. 15-20 minute walk. Rooms a little on the small size, but comfortable."…"

Reviewed on 8 Aug 2019

Hotel Admiral
Bellevue Syrene
Bellevue Syrene
5 out of 5
P.zza della Vittoria 5, Sorrento, NA
The price is £450 per night

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 ...

4.9/5Exceptional! (170 reviews)

"Unbeatable across the board! First class hotel. Excellent location."…"

Reviewed on 11 Nov 2019

Bellevue Syrene

Popular places to visit in Sorrento

Sorrento Marina
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Sorrento Marina

4.5/5(188 reviews)

Explore the waterfront of Sorrento Marina and enjoy other activities such as boating in Sorrento. Amble around this romantic area's seaside and enjoy its top-notch restaurants.

Corso Italia
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Corso Italia

4.5/5(75 reviews)

You can enjoy some retail therapy when you visit Corso Italia, a popular shopping spot in Sorrento. Savour the top-notch restaurants and lively bars while in town.

Piazza Tasso
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Piazza Tasso

4.5/5(332 reviews)

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

Sorrento Lift
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Sorrento Lift

Built into the cliffs of Sorrento, this elevator provides quick access from the city’s beaches and marina to the Old Town. 

Baths of Queen Giovanna
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Baths of Queen Giovanna

Swim or snorkel in this legendary natural pool or watch the sunset from a picturesque Roman ruin on the rocks of Punta del Capo.

Deep Valley of the Mills
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Deep Valley of the Mills

5/5(1 review)

In the heart of Sorrento, behind central Tasso Square, lies an almost hidden treasure: an ancient and overgrown ruin in a lush ravine.

Top things to do in Sorrento

Visit Positano, Amalfi and Ravello Guided Tour from Sorrento
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Visit Positano, Amalfi and Ravello Guided Tour from Sorrento

£68
Per adult
92% of travellers recommend
Amalfi Coast Bus Tour with Visits to Positano & Amalfi
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Amalfi Coast Bus Tour with Visits to Positano & Amalfi

£45
Per adult
96% of travellers recommend
Positano & Amalfi small group tour by boat
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Positano & Amalfi small group tour by boat

£104
Per adult
Day Trip Positano Sorrento & Amalfi Coast
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Day Trip Positano Sorrento & Amalfi Coast

£533
Per adult
80% of travellers recommend
Skip-the-line Pompeii & Vesuvius Guided Tour from Sorrento
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Skip-the-line Pompeii & Vesuvius Guided Tour from Sorrento

£81
Per adult
86% of travellers recommend
Mozzarella Pizza and Limoncello Class in a Lovely Family Farm
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Mozzarella Pizza and Limoncello Class in a Lovely Family Farm

£110
Per adult

Cities near Sorrento

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Neil McDonald on trover

Piano di Sorrento

Sorrento Coast

Sant'Agnello

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