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Sorrento

Known for Shopping, Dining and Cafés

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.

How do you get to Sorrento?

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.

Things to do in Sorrento

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

Explore the waterfront of Port of Sorrento and enjoy other activities such as boating in Sorrento. Stroll along the seaside in this romantic area or visit its top-notch restaurants.

You can browse for souvenirs with a trip to Corso Italia, a popular shopping spot in Sorrento. Savour the top-notch restaurants and lively bars while in town.

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

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

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

Decorative chapels and a dazzling collection of frescoes by notable Italian artists beautify the interior of this 15th-century religious monument. 

You can spend time exploring the galleries in Sorrento Foundation during your travels in Sorrento. Amble around this romantic area's seaside and enjoy its top-notch restaurants.

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Sail past some of Italy's most dramatic coastlines as you make your way to the beautiful island of Capri to visit its iconic caves. Spend 4 hours exploring the island and avoid the larger, crowded ferries with this intimate boat that holds just 12 people, ensuring you enjoy a relaxing journey.

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After pickup from your Sorrento or designated meeting place, embark on a comfortable boat with a group limited to 12 people. Visit beaches like Nerano and Tordigliano before spending free time to discover the villages of Positano and Amalfi at your own pace.

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Activity Summary: Drive along the scenic roads of our mythological coast, protected by UNESCO! Land of remote history and legends, the villages nestled in the cliffs offer breathtaking views, ancient remains and lively alleys full of local shops and cafes.

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Escape the hustle and bustle of Sorrento and behold the striking beauty of the Amalfi Coast during a full-day getaway. Relax and unwind as an experienced guide ushers you to the seaside villages of Positano and Amalfi, providing you with refreshing opportunities to swim and snorkel along the way.

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On a full-day walking tour of Naples, explore this fascinating city with a professional guide. Cross famous streets, pass by main churches, savor delicious pizza for lunch, and see some of the main attractions such as the Royal Palace of Naples, Galleria Umberto I, and Piazza Trento e Trieste.

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Uncover the secrets behind Pompeii's world-famous ruins before exploring the scenic town of Sorrento on this full-day tour from Rome. Travel by high-speed train in a small group of 15 or fewer to experience the highlights, history, and culture of southern Italy with a knowledgeable local guide.

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