Situated on a plateau above the sea, Sorrento is blessed with uninterrupted views of the sea and the surrounding landscape. Sorrento is a popular summer destination, and it is also a top destination for couples who would love to spend their honeymoon in Sorrento. Read more...
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The nearest airport is located in Naples (NAP) which is around 31 miles from the town of Sorrento. There are no direct flights from India to Sorrento. Why Air? - The fastest way to reach Sorrento is by air. Take a flight to Naples, and from Naples, you can catch a ferry to Sorrento.
There only the option of a ferry to reach Sorrento. Naples is the closest place to Sorrento from where you can take a ferry. Taking a ferry to Sorrento from Naples is one of the scenic trips you get to experience. Why Sea? - The route is very scenic and unforgettable.
Best Time to Visit Sorrento
The best time to plan a trip to Sorrento is from Easter and goes on till October. During this time, the tourists will be buzzing, the shops will be open till late, and the ferries also run all day long. During April and May, the weather will be pleasant, and this is the time when all the tourists flock here.
Fall season would also be an excellent time to book a Sorrento Tour. The weather will be mild and refreshing and has a romantic atmosphere. So, if you are planning a honeymoon trip to Sorrento, the fall season would be the right time.
Sorrento is one of the best places to visit in the South of Italy. A year-round tourist destination one can enjoy this place even during the offseason. Let's take a look at the top tourist place, top things to do, some of the food to try and also some of the events not to miss on your vacation in Sorrento.
Must-Visit Places in Sorrento
This museum is in a 1700s villa, which has beautiful art collections, vividly beautiful gardens and also a garden with a beautiful view of the Bay of Gardens.
Piazza Tasso is the central square of Sorrento. Named after the famous poet Torquato Tasso, this square is home to the Baroque Church in this place, which is a must-visit church on your trip to Sorrento.
Villa Comunale is a large park along the bayside, a must-visit place on your Sorrento vacation. This place is popular for its beautiful gardens, fountains and memorable views.
Chiostro di San Francesco
If you are looking for some quiet and tranquil place on your Sorrento Trip, then you must visit Chiostro di San Francesco. The 14th-century monastery, Chiostro di San Francesco is now used to organise concerts and other events.
Vallone dei Mulini
Vallone dei Mulini is a historic valley and a must-visit place on your trip to Sorrento. The flour mills present here are built from stone, and this place dates back to as far as the 13th century. This has one of the most enchanting views in the Sorrento Peninsula.
This is a Roman Catholic cathedral in Sorrento in the south of Italy, dedicated to Saints Philip and James. It has been the seat of the Archbishop of Sorrento-Castellammare di Stabia since 1986.
Things/ Activities to do in Sorrento
Take a hike
Sorrento has plenty of hiking trails and nature parks. One of the famous hiking trails is to the Bay of Ierano - which translated to ‘sacred land’. Mount Faito is also another beautiful location you can take a hike.
Relax on the Beach
Sorrento is a cliff region, and hence there are no wide sandy beaches. But, the town makes up for this with some beautiful beaches like Marina Grande and Marina Piccola which are concrete piers with sun beds and umbrellas. Another popular pier location for families is the Marina di Puola.
Sorrento has a lot of spas where you can relax and rejuvenate yourself after a lot of travelling. The Ulisse Delux at Sorrento is a luxury spa where you can have a relaxing day. The Grand Hotel Excelsior is another hotel/spa where you can have an all-day spa treatment for your well-being. This is also a must-do thing on your Sorrento Honeymoon Package.
Olive Oil Tasting
Olive oil tasting is one of the unique things you can do on your vacation to Sorrento. You can take part in organised tours to olive farms and try your talent at tasting these yellow gold liquids.
Sorrento is home to plenty of Michelin-Star restaurants. Places like Ristorante II Buco, Don Alfonso 1890 and Terrazza Bosquet are some of the fine dining restaurants here in Sorrento.
What to eat in Sorrento?
Sorrento is a top summer destination, and the Mediterranean culture is responsible for the love for seafood among the locals. Here are some of the dishes we recommend that you try on your Sorrento Tour.
Baba al limoncello
You get to explore through the lemon plantations and taste gelato and jams made from this refreshing fruit. Do not forget to visit I Giardini during your Sorrento Vacation.
Negroni sbagliato and canapés
This drink is a perfect drink to have on the beachside during the sunset. Good music, good company and a negroni in your hand, would make your trip to Sorrento an unforgettable experience.
These fluffy pastries make a good breakfast and one of the most famous breakfast items in Sorrento.
Gnocchi alla Sorrentina
Potato Gnocchi along with tomato soup is a staple food in Sorrento and a must-try dish on your Sorrento Vacation.
Festivals/Events in Sorrento
During Easter, there will be a huge procession celebrating Good Friday.
Sorrento hosts the International Folklore Festival in July. There is a lot of joy during this festival, where people sing, dance in traditional European folk style.
During August, Sorrento hosts the Classical Music Festival in outdoor venues across Sorrento where concerts and performances are held.