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Sorrento
Travel Guide

Sorrento featuring a coastal town and heritage architecture

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

Hotel Regina Sorrento
Hotel Regina Sorrento
4 out of 5
Via Marina Grande 10, Sorrento, NA
The price is RM539 per night from 13 Jun to 13 Jun
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! (540 reviews)
"Cute hotel in a great location - off the busy Main Streets so quiet (awesome!) but close enough to easily walk to shopping and eating. As many have said - the beds were quite hard but the staff were very helpful and welcoming. Air conditioning was slow but was ok for us given it wasn’t super hot. ..."

Reviewed on 10 Oct 2020

Hotel Regina Sorrento
Continental
Continental
4 out of 5
Piazza della Vittoria 4, Sorrento, NA
The price is RM570 per night from 17 Jun to 17 Jun
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! (743 reviews)
Fabulous hotel in the heart of Sorrento
"Fabulous hotel with excellent service in the heart of Sorrento. Highly recommended."

Reviewed on 31 Oct 2020

Continental
Bellevue Syrene
Bellevue Syrene
5 out of 5
P.zza della Vittoria 5, Sorrento, NA
The price is RM2,781 per night from 13 Jun to 13 Jun
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! (175 reviews)
A truly memorable experience.
"This is an exceptional experience.Everyone without doubt was simply first class. Thank you to Francesca and Nicola the Sommelier for providing a wonderful Wine tasting on our 35th wedding anniversary.Thank you to Gustave and his wonderful team in the dining room for their exemplary service.The room ..."

Reviewed on 11 Sep 2020

Bellevue Syrene
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.
Villa della Porta
Villa della Porta
3 out of 5
Via San Bernardino 1, Vico Equense, NA
The price is RM255 per night from 15 Jun to 15 Jun
Situated by the sea, this residence is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Sorrento Peninsula and within 3 miles (5 km) of Giusso Castle and Gulf of Naples. Meta Beach and ...
4.1/5Very Good! (37 reviews)
We had to leave early due to late night parties
"When we arrived, we were told the pool would not be useable until noon the next day. There was a wedding occurring so the parking was full. There was a child's birthday party outside our room with kids yelling and playing loudly so we could not take a nap after driving all day. At night, there was ..."

Reviewed on 12 Sep 2019

Villa della Porta
To Be Capri
To Be Capri
Via S.Aniello,21, Capri
The price is RM543 per night from 18 Jun to 18 Jun
Situated in Capri, this apartment building is steps away from Campanian Archipelago and Piazzetta di Capri. Marina Grande and Faraglioni Rocks are also within ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (12 reviews)
Capri stay
"We liked our lodgings very much...clean and location good. I would only have preferred that the cutlery and kitchen ware were better (plastic forks, knives, etc)"

Reviewed on 2 Aug 2020

To Be Capri
Villa Shangri La
Villa Shangri La
Via del Castiglione 34, Capri, NA
The price is RM904 per night from 13 Jun to 13 Jun
Situated in Capri, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Campanian Archipelago and Piazzetta di Capri. Marina Grande and Faraglioni Rocks are ...
Villa Shangri La
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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