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Sorrento

Travel Guide

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

Grand Hotel Vesuvio
Grand Hotel Vesuvio
4 out of 5
Via Nastro Verde 7, Sorrento, NA
The price is £113 per night from 3 Aug to 3 Aug
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 ...
4.2/5Very Good! (628 reviews)
"the hotel was clean and the staff was very friendly and helpful, the shuttle bus service to downtown Sorrento was very helpful"

Reviewed on 29 Jul 2021

Grand Hotel Vesuvio
Hotel Regina Sorrento
Hotel Regina Sorrento
4 out of 5
Via Marina Grande 10, Sorrento, NA
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £157 per night from 29 Aug to 29 Aug
Located in Sorrento Historic Centre, this hotel is 8.7 mi (14.1 km) from Baia di Ieranto, and within 32 mi (52 km) of Pompeii Archaeological Park and Herculaneum. ...
4.6/5Wonderful! (543 reviews)
"We loved this hotel. The view was fantastic. The service and staff were excellent. Highly recommended."

Reviewed on 12 Jul 2021

Hotel Regina Sorrento
Imperial Hotel Tramontano
Imperial Hotel Tramontano
4 out of 5
Via Vittorio Veneto 1, Sorrento, NA
The price is £169 per night from 1 Sep to 1 Sep
Offering direct access to the beach, this Sorrento Historic Centre hotel is steps away from Sorrento Peninsula and Sorrento Lift. Marina Grande Beach and Sorrento ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (492 reviews)
October 20
"Hotel was immaculate service excellent and location near the centre of sorrento made the whole experience a delightful one"

Reviewed on 27 Oct 2020

Imperial Hotel Tramontano
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Agora Apartments
Agora Apartments
Via Correale 6, Sorrento, NA
The price is £114 per night from 24 Aug to 24 Aug
Located in Sorrento Historic Centre, this apartment building is steps away from Sorrento Peninsula, Corso Italia and Piazza Tasso. Sorrento Marina and Sorrento ...
4.3/5Excellent! (201 reviews)
"Anna , is wonderful, always helpful and smiling!"

Reviewed on 2 Jul 2021

Agora Apartments
Deluxe Apartment in Sorrento Centre
Deluxe Apartment in Sorrento Centre
Via Marziale 21, Sorrento, Città Metropolitana di Napoli
Located in Sorrento City Centre, this apartment building is steps away from Sorrento Peninsula and Corso Italia. Sorrento Marina and Piazza Tasso are also within ...
Deluxe Apartment in Sorrento Centre
Residence Sorrento
Residence Sorrento
VIA PARSANO 6B, Sorrento
The price is £214 per night from 13 Aug to 13 Aug
Situated near the beach, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Sorrento Peninsula, Corso Italia and Piazza Tasso. Marina Grande Beach and Sorrento ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (3 reviews)
"The apartment was in a great location, very easy to get into the city centre or to the train station, but quite calm and quiet at night (even New Year's Eve!) Stefania was a wonderful and generous hostess, very helpful. Bits of the apartment such as the shower were not so sturdy, but the beds were ..."

Reviewed on 3 Jan 2020

Residence Sorrento
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Reviews of Sorrento

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5/5 - Excellent

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4 Feb 2020

Went between 31/1 and 4/2. Weather was great for time of year. Sorrento is beautiful but many of the restaurants are closed until March. Christmas still seemed to be in full swing with decorations, songs and lots of lights!

5/5 - Excellent

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29 Jan 2020

Great access to explore the amalfy coast

4/5 - Good

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4 Jan 2020

Stunning setting. Little to do in town.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

14 Dec 2019

Sorrento is a wonderful place for either a relaxing trip or a site seeing trip,the people are friendly the restaurants are excellent and the shops are full of wonderful locally made products, I can not think of a negative thing to say.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

1 Dec 2019

Really interesting place to visit and lots of other places to go nearby. We will be back!

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

9 Nov 2019

Fantastic and beautiful town. Amazing food and friendly people.

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