Cafes and Bars
In Italy it is very popular to have a pastry and a cappuccino in the morning or during the day in a cafe or bar. The price depends on whether you consume it standing at the bar or sitting at a table. Sitting at a table doubles or triples the price.
Often you have to pay the cashier first before ordering with the recipt at the bar.
Travel All day for €6
The excellent SITA buses (Blue but sometimes White & Green) can be travelled on an all day ticket for €6 or a 3 day ticket for €15. A great deal.
Buy tickets at TABACCHI, look for the big White on Blue 'T'. Insert the ticket in the little machine on the bus for the FIRST use, after that just wave it at the driver.
This means you can reach Positano, Amalfi and all of that breathtaking coast, plus Ravello; Massa Lubrense etc etc.
The roads would be a nightmare to drive but extraordinary, with steep cliffs, hairpins bends and narrow streets plus of course local parking rules - if you can stop you can Park. The bus drivers have joined my book of heroes!
The Largest Bar in the main Square
Being the largest and most prominate Bar in Piazza Tasso this becomes the main meeting point for many people it's not the cheapest bar in town. My mother had the most expensive Tea in sorrento here but it was nicely presented with a wide range of different tea bags and different sweeteners (and 4 lovely small cake/biscuits)
A tea, Beer and a Coke came to 14 Euro
Pizza Margherita 9.00 Euro
Tomato Salad 6:00 Euro
Piazza della Vittoria
This is another great place for views of the bay, although it lacks the welcoming green spaces of the larger Villa Comunale. However it has some trees to provide shade and is a good spot too for people watching – it seemed to me to attract more locals than tourists, pausing here on their scooters to exchange a few words and briefly at least appreciate the views from their town. The piazza is said to be the site where a temple to Venus once stood, and some scattered Roman ruins found here make this a real possibility. On one side of the square stands the Imperial Tramontano Hotel, one wing of which was once home to the famous 16th-century writer Torquato Tasso, and appears little changed since his day.
Leading from this square’s north western corner is the Via Marina Grande, and I found a picture postcard view here too (photo3), through the iron gate of a restaurant a short distance along on the right (as you descend). The restaurant wasn’t open (maybe it only opens in the evening?) but I imagine would be a fantastic setting for a meal, and meanwhile anyone can grab this photo for free!
The "capital" of the Sorrentine peninsula.
"A Very LIMONI place to visit"
Sorrenti is a sea town but is not flanked by a seaside walk, meaning that to go the beach you must descend from the hillside. Facing the sea from Tasso Square, located in the center of town, there is a stairway that descends to the Marina, and those who don't enjoy walking can take a bus that leaves from the same square. The square is dedicated to Torquato Tasso, the famous Italian poet who was born in the city in 1544. His statue embellishes the square which also hosts the statue of Saint Antonio, the patron saint of Sorrento. A site that should not be missed is the Museo Correale of Terranova which showcases an interesting collection of Greek, Roman and medieval marble statues, porcelain objects, luxurious Neopolitan furniture and paintings by both Italian and foreign masters.
The town of Sorrento is a veteran when it comes to dealing with tourism. Many tourists visit Sorrento in its own right, many more use the seaside town as a base for exploring the Naples area or the Amalfi Coast and Capri.
This small town is wonderfully located over white steep cliffs and offers a fantastic view over the Bay of Naples. Sorrento lies on a Tufa terrace and is enclosed by impressive rocks of the limestone mountains. For 2000 years already visitors from all over the world have been attracted to Sorrento by breathtaking sunsets and fragrances of orange and lemon gardens.
Sorrento is also very popular due to its good location as starting point to all the important surrounding sights. The summit of the peninsula of Sorrento is only about 5 km away from Capri, which can be easily reached from the Harbor Marina Piccola. Also Ischia and Procida, of which the silhouettes can be seen on clear days, can be reached very quickly per speedboat. Sorrento is also the terminus of the Circumvesuviana, a small train with its start in Naples. One can reach Pompeii and Herkulaneum by this rail in about thirty minutes and Naples in circa one hour's time.