The Sorrento musical is performed Every night and is a celebration of "the tradition of two centuries of napolitan dances, customs and music"
The show lasts 75minutes and tickets can be purchesed from the theatre, the info stand in Piazzo Tasso or from various other places in the town) tickets for the show cost 25.00euro and starts at 21:30 People are asked to arrive at 21:00 were complimentary drinks are served on the terrace.
The is also a dinner show starting at 20:00 in which dinner is served with live music on the balcony while serenaded my musicians before the show starts. this costs 61:00 euro
We went to the show on our last night and it was a lovely finnish to our holiday, i would recomend everybody to go and see it.
See a small part of the show here
Dress Code: No dress code but everybody dressed smart
The Foreigners Club is an ideal place to relax with a drink or take a light lunch in the tea garden which overlooks the bay of Naples, at night from 9pm there is live music for dancing and the restaurant is open for meals.
Dress Code: No dress code
Tonino, the Bar Manager at the Aminta has to be the best barman in Sorrento. We had several fun evenings here. One night a local singer and guitarist entertained us into the wee hours as we sang along drinking lemoncello.
The bar is a great place to meet fellow travelers. For some reason Sorrento is very popular with Brits, while nearby Positano is more where the Americans stay. I enjoyed meeting many British people here.
Dress Code: Resort casual. But no swimsuits please.
Bar Fauno was a good place right in the centre of the Piazza Tasso which is Sorrento's main square. Slightly more expensive but a great place to people watch. Over the road is a smaller place called Bar Erculo (i think) which is cheaper and just as good a spot. Bars tend to shut at 2am but we were in Bar Fauno twice till well after 3 - they dont hurry to get rid of you.
Dress Code: You can wear what you like and being a touristy city there is always a real mix of people. You may like to get dressed up though as the Italians look very glamorous.
Sorrento is a busy place in the evenings. From 8 until 12 the streets in the centre are closed to traffic, and they fill with pedestrians (mostly tourists) out for a pre or post dinner evening stroll. This area is also full of cafes, restaurants and gelaterie (ice-cream places) as well as the numerous shops which open late every night.
This Bar epitomizes what is great about Italy. Its right at the main piazza of Sorrento so you can sit at one of the small tables and just people watch. By the way of course as a typical bar in italy they have excellent espresso as well as all liquors and beers. Also small snacks and sandwiches.
Dress Code: Regular street clothes
Day 1 of my Sorrento vacation ends with this spectacualr display, followed by fireworks in town to celebrate the Feast of St. Costanzo. Who could ask for more ??
Stay in a hotel - in my case Il Nido - that faces the Bay of Naples/Mt. Vesuvius and this is your sideview from the dining terrace every evening as the sun sets. Sometimes after a full day of touring and exploring there is no need to seek any more nightife than this - simply wonderful.
The heart of Sorrento is Piazza Tasso. From here, you can walk to Via San Cesareo, the main shopping street of Sorrento where you can find handicrafts such as inlaid works, artistic ceramics and scented wax, or delicacies like "limoncello" sweets, "rosolio" liqueur, jams and preserved vegetables, or silver jewels, corals and cameos, valuable embroideries on table-cloths and handkerchiefs and Neapolitan eighteenth century crib’s figurines.
Dress Code: Casual
This wasn´t even open outside the season, but I just wanted to put this photo here for fun to Finnish speaking people.. The name of the bar has a meaning in Finnish languge. ;) Would have been fun to see how it looks inside.
Dress Code: -
There was only one "real"pub open at Sorrento at second week of march. Some bars had beer on tap, but they were more like a cafe than a pub.
The staff (I guess a married coupple) here was friendly anyway, and had some special beers (not quite so many) and mostly the music was o.k. (Allthough when some American girls came here, they wanted them to turn the MTV music on..too bad, I liked their cd:s better)
We had good luck, when there was no any big sport events at our visit, so the tv:s showing sports were turned mute. Last night we left, they put some signs about "come and see the came here!" for next week, so we had very good timing. Those of you who like watching sports, would have loved the next week I guess ;)
One thing I didn´t like was the fact they kept the doors open, even if it was only about +9c outside. I had to keep my gloves on all the time, so I could touch my pint of Guinness.. :( But the locals seemed not to feel cold! Strange, and WE came from Finland! (But it´s never cold INSIDE in Finland).
I noticed from internet, that there are some very intresting local beers in the area. But none of bars or shops had them! That was strange! We would have needed to go to Salerno, to try Iris birra, made in Salerno. But we had not enought time to do that just for beer..
Dress Code: None.