Sorrento

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7 things to do in Sorrento

Soak up the sunshine in Sorrento as you explore the home of the famous Amalfi Coast and taste a Sorrento lemon or three. Whether you hike Mount Vesuvius or choose to lounge on the beach, Sorrento is sure to please.

  • Amalfi Coast

    1. Amalfi Coast

    Soak up the sight of the sparkling blue horizon on the Amalfi Coast. Relax along the southern coastline of Italy on the beautiful beaches at Sorrento.

  • Piazza Tasso

    2. Piazza Tasso

    A central square in Sorrento, the Piazza Tasso, is named for the poet Torquato Tasso of the 16th century. The communal space is perfect for people watching over a drink or two.

  • Mount Vesuvius

    3. Mount Vesuvius

    If you climb to the top of Mount Vesuvius, make sure to wear comfortable shoes. Unfettered panoramic views await, and the hike is well worth your time. Mount Vesuvius is best enjoyed on a clear day, as fog can obscure the view from the peak.

  • Sorrento Peninsula

    4. Sorrento Peninsula

    Run around the hilly landscape of the Sorrento Peninsula and take in the sweet citrus rich air, while you admire the coastline.

  • Marina Grande

    5. Marina Grande

    Discover the port of Marina Grande on an evening stroll. The convivial atmosphere of the Marina Grande is the perfect backdrop to watch the sunset on Sorrento as you enjoy the sounds and smells of this secluded harbor.

  • Day trip to Capri

    6. Day trip to Capri

    A perfect day trip--hop over to Capri from Sorrento. You can visit the beach or go boating in the Blue Grotto on the coast of Capri while exploring the historic city center.

  • Day trip to Pompeii

    7. Day trip to Pompeii

    Take a train or bus to Pompeii and spend the day taking in the ruins in this historic ancient Roman city. Pompeii is a compelling archaeological site, simultaneously destroyed and preserved by the volcanic ash from Mount Vesuvius.

Frequently asked questions about Sorrento

Planning Your Visit

  • What to eat in Sorrento?

    Sample a limoncello or a drink that favors the citrus flavor of a Sorrento lemon. The region has some succulent lemon trees. We also recommend trying the local olive oil while you're sightseeing in Sorrento.

  • How to get around Sorrento?

    Sorrento on foot is very scenic but if your feet hurt hop onto a city bus or train. You can also hire a taxi. To take a day trip, we recommend the trains and buses, though renting a car could be a fun way to see more of the landscape.

Good to know

  • Language
    Italian
  • Currency
    Euro (€)
  • Time Zone
    UTC (+02:00)
  • Country Code
    +39
  • Best time to visit
    Sun-kissed summer days in Sorrento are the best days to vacation in Italy. When you plan a visit for June through August you'll find warm temperatures between 70 and 80 degrees, and plenty of daylight.

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What people are saying about Sorrento

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 7,898 reviews

We had a lovely time with Mariangela (the tour guide) and Rosario (the driver). I would recommend the trip to however wants to see and enjoy the main attractions of the Amalfi coast in a nutshell especially if you are clueless about where/how to go. The driver was very experienced on the narrow roads along the coast and our tour guide kept us very engaged with all the narrations and legends around that area. The trip was very informative and enjoyable.

It was a full experience, our guide Federicka was fabulous and our driver Pasquale safe and patient. The tour gives you a hood sense of which towns you might want to return to for a longer visit, and the boat ride was a great way to see Amalfi from the water. Having some guided knowledge, tips and recommendations definitely helped in deciding what to do with our free time in each town. And they saved the best for last, Ravello!

We are staying in Sorrento at an AirBNB and they picked us up at our door. The driver both directions was excellent! The tour guide was great, she took us through the most important parts of Pompeii, and alternated full sun and shade. The headsets were okay, one had a lot of static so check it before moving away from the headset collection point.

The experience has been amazing - from the pick up to the boat trip arrangement. It may feel a bit rush but every minute was well spent, and much appreciated for the tips and info from our guide.

Giuseppe was a wonderful driver. Safely driving us to Positano, which can be a bit intimidating for a tourist.