Beaches are a rarity near Sorrento because of the cliffs But there are a few, the best by far is at Marina Grande, a small fishing village that has now become a part of Sorrento. There are some nice... more
We took a 30 minute hydrofoil ride from Marina Grande in Sorrento to the Island of Capri. We took the funiculare (tramlike ride from the port up to Capri) which I highly recommend vs taking the... more
Sorrento is not noted for its beaches. It sits on a clifftop, above the shore. The nearest sandy beach to the harbour is the small Marina Piccola, which is reached by steps or a lift. The other sandy... more
Amalfi served as a transfer point on our day trip through the Amalfi Coast to Ravello. The town has a pretty church and, if you’re hungry, a restaurant that sells the biggest pizza slices I have ever... more
Pompeii was the most fantastic thing i had seen untill i went to herculanium. It is simply amazing (and thankfully a lot smaller than Pompeii). It is very easy to get to from sorrento. Just get the... more
In the bay of Naples Vesuvius dominates. We HAD to go to the top.
We got the train from sorrento (approx 3 euro return).- To ercolo station.
Outside the station we paid out (16 ?Euro each) to share a... more
Sorrento's proximity to this amazing piece of history is reason alone to add it to your itinerary. It's a very easy, inexpensive 30-40 minute trip by Circumvesuviana train to the ruins and if you... more
For a great place to have dersert or coffee, you’ve got to try the “Dolce & Geleto Sorrento” Located on Corso Italia 183. Giuseppe the manager and his great and friendly staff make you feel right at... more
This public (comunale) park (villa) is right next to Chiesa di San Francesco and provides a drop-dead gorgeous panorama of the Bay of Naples. From your vantage point high above the sea, you can see... more
Sorrento and the Amalfi coast are well known for its splendid big lemons. Typical products from Sorrento are produced with these "Limoni": Limoncello, a very tasty lemon liqueur, lemon chocolate,... more
Sorrento's varied transportation options to the beautiful islands and towns in the Amalfi Coast region are another reason tourists flock here. Ferry and hydrofoil service to Capri, Positano, Amalfi... more
Cathedral of the XVth century. Presents a marble portal (1474) in Renaissance style surmounted by the Aragonese escutcheon. The church houses an archbishop throne in fine marbles of 1573, and a wooden... more
This basilica was built around the 10th century in honor of Saint Anthony, patron saint of navigators, and in c.1300 it became the home of the "Confraternita dei Battenti", an heretical confraternity... more
If you have one day to see the Amalfi Coast, make sure you see the town of Ravello. Make doubly sure you are there during the daytime because the views are going to be one of the best you will ever... more
It is believed that the church of Carmine dates from between 230 and 240 AD., a time of persecution for Christians in Sorrento. It was rebuilt towards the end of the 16th Century and now has a Baroque... more
We were on a cruise that was docking in Naples and we wanted to find a way to see Naples, Sorrento and some of the Amalfi Coast. We didn't want to do this in a large group setting and the private... more
Remember what I said in my first tip about traffic? Pedestrians get a welcome break in the evenings when some of the streets around Piazza Tasso - including a section of Via Corso Italia - close to... more
This 15th century cathedral is spectacular (as are all the cathedrals in Italy with their marble and frescos) but the marvelous wooden inlay panels at the entry and throughout the sanctuary depicting... more
For a relaxing and inexpensive tour of the city hop on one of the orange city buses and enjoy the scenery. The buses are only one euro to take and the ticket lasts for 60 minutes so you can make... more
An absolutely stunning collection of historic Sorrento ware, beautifully laid out. There is everything from tiny thimbles to entire suites of bedroom furniture. There is also one floor devoted to the... more
We spent a week there. It was long enough to be able to see and do everything at a leisurely (Mediterranean?) pace. We wanted especially to go to Pompeii and Herculaneum, see the Amalfi coast, climb...
I stayed about 1 week in Sorrento at the Gulf of Naples in October 1998. Sorrento has about 17.000 inhabitants and is situated on a terrace enclosed by sheer cliffs of the rocky Amalfi Coast.