This page contains 27 of the best things to do in Sorrento Italy, and the surrounding area. There is also a suggested one day itinerary, map and information on where to stay in Sorrento at the bottom of the page.

Sorrento is a town situated on the Sorrentine Peninsula that offers a scenic view of the Bay of Naples and the Mediterranean Sea. Positano and Amalfi sit just to the south, while Naples sits to the north. I have travelled extensively throughout this region, with my most recent visit being in October 2022.

Small fishing boats at harbour Marina Grande in Sorrento.
Small fishing boats at harbour Marina Grande in Sorrento, Italy.

27 Things to do in Sorrento, Italy

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Things to do in Sorrento Italy.

Sorrento is known for its sweeping views, and being awash with lemons and citrus fruit. There are excellent shopping options, good food and drink, a mountainous backdrop and a harbour too. Contrary to popular belief, Sorrento is not a part of the Amalfi Coast (but is just next to it).

It’s common for tourists to use Sorrento as a home base when exploring this region of Italy, because it provides many transportation options and tours frequently operate from here. There are also lots of things to do in Sorrento centre, with most attractions within walking distance.

1. Visit Piazza Tasso.

Piazza Tasso is not just a central square; it’s the beating heart of Sorrento, bustling with activity day and night. Named after the 16th-century poet Torquato Tasso, who was born in Sorrento, the square is surrounded by historic buildings and elegant cafes with outdoor seating. 

Things to do in Sorrento: Piazzo Tasso, the town square in Sorrento with palm trees and coloured buildings. This square contains lots of things to do in Sorrento.
Piazza Tasso, the town square of Sorrento, Italy

Take a seat, enjoy a cappuccino or gelato, and observe the lively atmosphere as locals and visitors go about their day. The square is also an excellent starting point to explore the rest of the town.

You can also see lizards just chilling out around the square.

2. Visit the Cathedral of Sorrento.

The Cathedral of Sorrento, dedicated to Saints Philip and James, is an architectural gem that showcases a harmonious blend of Romanesque and Baroque styles. Admire the facade adorned with intricate sculptures and the magnificent 14th-century bell tower. 

Sorrento Cathedral
Sorrento Cathedral

Step inside to be amazed by the stunning frescoes on the ceiling, the elegant marble decorations, and the ornate wooden choir stalls. There is also the Chiesa di Santa Maria delle Grazie to be explored too.

3. Enjoy all things lemon.

Sorrento is known for all things lemon. For example limoncello, lemon sorbet, homemade lemonade from street carts, fabrics and fashions adorned with lemon print. There are lemon groves all around Sorrento too.

Limonoro is a wonderful shop which manufactures Limoncello on the premises and gives free tastings to customers. They also sell an abundance of limoncello-based goods such as sweets, biscuits, soaps and ceramic gifts.

If you forgot to buy your Limoncello in Sorrento, you can still buy it on Amazon (this is the one which is made in Sorrento). On a separate but related note, you can also buy limoncello cheese!

4. Stroll through the historic centre.

Sorrento’s historic centre, or “centro storico,” is a maze of narrow cobblestone streets that exude charm and character. There are lots of lovely shops selling local products such as ceramics, lacework, and of course, Limoncello. 

Wander through the alleys of the old town, explore hidden courtyards, and don’t forget to look up, to admire the colourful facades of the centuries-old buildings.

A city with palm trees and a castle in the background.
Historic hotels

5. Enjoy the sea views.

One of the most captivating aspects of Sorrento is its sea views. Whether you’re strolling along the cliff top roads or sitting at a cafe overlooking the Bay of Naples, the scenery is awe-inspiring. 

For an even more breathtaking panorama, head to Villa Comunale park, a picturesque public garden, which offers uninterrupted views of the Gulf of Naples and the Vesuvius.

6. Visit Marina Grande.

Just a short walk from the town centre, Marina Grande is a quaint fishing village that retains its old-world charm. The colourful houses, fishing boats, and small beach create a picturesque setting that feels like a step back in time. 

At the heart of Marina Grande is the Church of Sant’Anna, dedicated to the town’s patron saint, and a shore lined with small, family-run restaurants serving fresh Mediterranean fish and seafood.

You can stroll along the waterfront, indulge in the freshest seafood at the local restaurants, and perhaps even take a boat tour along the coast.

Further reading: How to Get from Naples to Sorrento – complete guide.

7. Walk the Sorrento Peninsula.

Sorrento offers numerous hiking trails that wind their way along the Sorrento Peninsula, offering mesmerising views of the sea and surrounding landscapes. The renowned “Path of the Gods” is a must for hikers, leading from Agerola to Nocelle, high above the Amalfi Coast. Whether you’re an avid trekker or a leisurely walker, there are paths suitable for all levels of fitness.

a sign on a wall that says path of the gods.

8. Eat and Drink, Sorrento Style

The local pasta dish for Sorrento is called Gnocchi alla Sorrentina, a dish of small potato/pasta dumplings in a mild tomato and mozzarella sauce. It is cooked al forno and served with basil and parmesan cheese. You are not far from Naples here (which is the home of traditional Italian pizza) so you can get very authentic pizza. A popular drink in Sorrento is the limoncello spritz.

The photo below is aperol spritz but I definitely recommend the limoncello version whilst you are here too!

Here are two restaurants which are great for Gnocchi alla Sorrentina:

?La Cantinaccia del Popolo, Vico Terzo Rota, 6/8, 80067 Sorrento NA, Italy.

?Ristorante Zi Ntonio, Via Luigi de Maio, 11, 80067 Sorrento NA, Italy

There are also several excellent food tours in Sorrento, like this small group Sorrento food tour which gives a great taste of authentic cusine.

Landscape view of Sorrento harbour with green cliffs and trees on the left and boats on the right

9. Take a boat trip to Capri.

Sorrento serves as an excellent base for excursions to the nearby island of Capri, which is renowned for its natural beauty and upscale atmosphere. Hop on a boat from Sorrento’s Marina Piccola and sail across the turquoise waters to explore Capri’s famous landmarks, such as the Blue Grotto, the Gardens of Augustus, and the charming town of Anacapri.

Photo of the blue sea with the white sea rocks and a green cliff, capri island.
Faraglioni Rocks, from Giardini Di Augusto in Capri.

10. Explore Villa Communale Park and Gardens.

Villa Communale Park in Sorrento is a lovely green space with beautiful gardens and stunning views of the sea and Mount Vesuvius. Take a leisurely walk, enjoy the flowers and citrus trees, and find a nice spot for a picnic. Don’t miss the amazing view from the terrace, overlooking the coastline and the sea. It’s a peaceful and picturesque place to visit in Sorrento.

Grass and gardens at Villa Comunale di Sorrento
Things to do in Sorrento Italy Villa Comunale di Sorrento

As you wander around, you’ll discover charming sculptures, ornate fountains, and well-maintained pathways. The highlight of Villa Communale Park is its breathtaking belvedere, a terrace that provides one of the best panoramic views of the Sorrento coastline.

11. Chill in Piazza della Vittoria.

Piazza della Vittoria is a charming square located in the heart of Sorrento, Italy. This bustling gathering spot offers a wonderful blend of history, local culture, and vibrant atmosphere. Take a leisurely stroll around the square to admire the beautiful architecture and lively ambiance.

A park with palm trees and a building in the background.
Piazza della Vittoria

The central fountain adds a refreshing touch to the surroundings, making it a popular spot to relax and people-watch. Piazza della Vittoria is also surrounded by shops, cafes, and restaurants, offering a perfect opportunity to indulge in some shopping and enjoy delicious Italian cuisine.

12. Hit the Shops for Authentic Products

One of the most popular things to do in Sorrento is to shop for authentic Italian wares. You can find some of Sorrento’s best shopping down either Corso Italia or Via San Cesareo. The former is a grand street with lovely restaurants and stores, while the latter is mostly artisan shops selling local goods like lemon-based items and other handcrafted wares.

Many tourists travel to Italy just for the handmade leather goods, and there is no shortage in Sorrento. You can have leather goods made to order, including shoes and bags, so make sure you bring your credit cards. Positano and Portofino are also well known for hand-made Italian leather goods.

Make sure you take an appropriately lemon-themed reusable shopping bag!

If you are in need of some refreshment after all of your shopping endeavours, there are also lots of lovely places to sit and have a limoncello spritz or a coffee and watch the world go by.

13. Visit Basilica of Sant Antonio

If you are looking for cultural things to do in Sorrento, this is a must-do. St. Anthony Basilica (Basilica di Sant’Antonino) is the most important church in Sorrento, dedicated to the town’s patron saint. Basilica di Sant’Antonino was first constructed in the 11th century, but it has seen a number of changes over the years. These include the addition of a baroque interior, Renaissance facade and belltower.

Visit the church during a walking tour of the city to view the sumptuous interiors, St. Antonius’s crypt, and votive offerings of sailors who survived shipwrecks thanks to the intervention of this saint, the patron of rescues. Remember to dress modestly for church visits, I recommend a pretty scarf to cover up your shoulders if necessary.

14. Cloister of San Francesco

If you’re looking to escape the hustle and bustle of Sorrento’s historic centre, look no further than the Cloister of San Francesco. Tucked away between a 7th-century monastery and late-medieval church, both dedicated to St. Francis of Assisi, the cloister is an architectural wonder that should not be missed during your stay in Sorrento.

Things to do in Sorrento: The baroque architecture of the cloister of San Francesco in Sorrento, Italy.
San Francesco d’Assisi Church in Sorrento, amalfi coast, Italy

An open-air garden filled with bougainvillea and ivy climbing over arcades of soft tufa stone and rubble from early pagan temples. In summer, art exhibitions and concerts take place in the charming space, which is also one of Sorrento’s most popular wedding venues.

15. Visit the Correale Museum

The Correale di Terranova Museum is home to the art and private collection of the aristocratic family by the same name. The estate has been passed down since the early 15th century, when a smaller villa originally stood in its place. In addition to housing various paintings, their Murano glass collection, Bavarian crystal pieces, Capodimonte porcelains and Sevres dinnerware; you can also find Greek and Roman archaeological finds here.

Things to do in Sorrento: visit this coral coloured large manor house building.
Credit: Getty Images

If you fall in love with the Murano glass, there are plenty of little Murano trinkets you can buy online, such as beautiful handmade glass earrings, Murano glass vases and cool decorations like this glass penguin figure.

After exploring everything indoors, you can take a stroll through their expansive green gardens outside.

16. Visit Pompeii and Herculaneum.

A visit to Sorrento offers a unique opportunity to explore the ancient ruins of Pompeii and Herculaneum, which were buried under volcanic ash during the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD. Pompeii, in particular, is a vast archaeological site, where you can wander through well-preserved streets, houses, temples, and even a Roman amphitheatre. These archaeological wonders provide a fascinating glimpse into Roman life in antiquity.

17. Explore the Valley of the Mills.

The Valley of the Mills, or “Valle dei Mulini,” is a fascinating historical site located just a short walk from the town centre. It features the remnants of several ancient mills that once used water from nearby rivers to grind wheat and other grains. Over time, the valley was abandoned, and nature reclaimed the area, resulting in an enchanting fusion of industrial ruins and lush greenery.

An old building in the middle of a gorge.
Valley of the Mills

18. Take a cooking class.

Italian cuisine is revered worldwide, and Sorrento offers a chance to learn its culinary secrets firsthand. Sign up for a cooking class and be guided by expert chefs in preparing authentic Italian dishes. From mastering the art of making pasta from scratch to learning the perfect way to create creamy Tiramisu, you’ll gain invaluable skills to recreate these delightful flavours back home.

19. Discover the Amalfi Coast.

The Amalfi Coast, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is a beautiful stretch of coastline known for its steep cliffs, colourful villages, and lush terraced gardens.

Take a scenic drive or a boat trip along the coast, stopping in picturesque towns like Positano, Amalfi, and Ravello. Each town has its own unique charm and is well worth being added to your road trip itinerary.

Further reading: 20 Wonderful Things to do in Positano, Italy.

Amalfi beach with arches and blue sky
Amalfi beach at sunrise

Here is a short summary of the towns on the Amalfi Coast:

  • Amalfi, with its historical charm and stunning cathedral, offers a mix of culture and breathtaking coastal views.
  • Positano, famous for its colourful cliffside houses and fashionable boutiques, romantic ambiance and beautiful beaches.
  • Ravello, perched on a hilltop, with serene gardens, exquisite villas (including Villa Rufolo) and panoramic views.
  • Atrani is a picturesque fishing village located close to Amalfi, offering a more tranquil and authentic experience.
  • Maiori boasts one of the longest and widest beaches on the Amalfi Coast, making it a popular destination for beach lovers.
  • Minori is a quaint town known for its Roman Villa and lemon groves, providing a more relaxed atmosphere.
  • Praiano, nestled between Positano and Amalfi, offers a quieter alternative to its more famous neighbours, with stunning cliffside views.
  • Cetara is a small fishing village renowned for its anchovies and traditional fishing practices.

An Amafi Coast road trip is a bucket list experience which you will never forget!

Further reading: Planned road trip itinerary for the Amalfi Coast, Italy.

20. Swim in the sea.

Sorrento has a few beaches where you can take a refreshing dip in the Mediterranean waters. Marina Grande and Marina Piccola are popular choices, offering clear blue waters and stunning views. The beaches can get crowded during peak seasons, but the experience of swimming in the Tyrrhenian Sea is worth it.

21. Visit Museo Correale di Terranova.

If you have an interest in art, history, and culture, make sure to visit Museo Correale di Terranova. Housed in an elegant 18th-century villa, the museum displays an impressive collection of paintings, ceramics, and decorative arts. The villa itself is a work of art, with beautiful gardens and terraces that add to the overall charm of the museum.

22. Go wine tasting.

The region surrounding Sorrento is home to several excellent vineyards, producing a variety of wines, including whites, reds, and rosés. Participate in wine tours or visit local wineries to savour the rich flavours and learn about the winemaking process. As you sip your wine, let the stunning vineyard landscapes and sea views enhance your tasting experience.

23. Bathe in the Bagni della Regina Giovanna.

Bagni della Regina Giovanna (Baths of Queen Giovanna) is a beautiful natural sea pool located in Sorrento, Italy. It is a popular destination for tourists and locals alike, offering a unique and picturesque spot to swim and relax.

A group of people are swimming in a cave in Sorrento
Regina Giovanna Queens bath

The name “Bagni della Regina Giovanna” comes from a legend that Queen Giovanna d’Angiò, the second wife of King Ferdinand II of Naples, used to bathe in this natural pool during her visits to Sorrento. The site is surrounded by dramatic cliffs and lush vegetation, creating a stunning and tranquil setting to enjoy the crystal-clear waters and the breathtaking views of the Mediterranean Sea.

24. Be amazed at Museo Bottega della Tarsia Lignea.

Museo Bottega della Tarsia Lignea, located in Sorrento, is a fascinating museum dedicated to the art of wood inlay work, known as “tarsia lignea.” Step into this captivating world to witness the craftsmanship of skilled artisans who create intricate designs using different types of wood.

The museum showcases an impressive collection of intricate wooden marquetry pieces, including furniture, decorative items, and artistic creations. You can learn about the history and techniques of this traditional Sorrentine craft, dating back to the 16th century. I didn’t think I would love this place as much as I did – it is well worth a visit.

25. Sunset at Punta del Capo.

As the day draws to a close, head to Punta del Capo, a rocky promontory that juts out into the sea. From this vantage point, you’ll witness an awe-inspiring sunset over the Bay of Naples. The fading light illuminates the sky with hues of orange, pink, and purple, creating a magical moment you won’t forget. It’s a serene way to end your day in Sorrento, and the perfect opportunity to reflect on the beauty and charm of this captivating Italian coastal town.

26. Enjoy authentic gelato.

?Gelateria Davide, Via Marziale, 19, 80067 Sorrento NA, Italy

There are lots of Gelato shops in Sorrento, but Davide’s Gelateria is generally agreed upon as the best gelato place in town. Established in 1957, there are many different flavours and daily specials. Several of the gelatarias also offer gelato workshops, if you like the idea of getting hands on and making your own gelato.

27. Top up your tan at a Sorrento beach club.

There are several beach clubs in Sorrento along the beautiful coastline. Some popular beach clubs include:

  1. Lido La Marinella: Located near the Marina Piccola, Lido La Marinella offers sunbeds and umbrellas, as well as a bar and restaurant serving fresh seafood and local dishes.
  2. Lido di Vico Equense: Situated in Vico Equense, a town near Sorrento, Lido di Vico Equense is a charming beach club with sun loungers, umbrellas, and a beachside restaurant.
  3. Bagni Salvatore: Found in Marina Grande, Bagni Salvatore provides sunbeds, umbrellas, and a restaurant, making it a popular spot for both locals and visitors.
  4. Bagni Sant’Agnello: Located in Sant’Agnello, a short distance from Sorrento, Bagni Sant’Agnello is a tranquil beach club offering a peaceful escape.
  5. Lido Mediterraneo: Situated on the Sorrento coastline, Lido Mediterraneo provides sunbeds, umbrellas, and a restaurant with panoramic sea views.

Suggested one day itinerary for Sorrento.

A recommended one-day itinerary for Sorrento could include the following highlights:

Sorrento itinerary: Morning.

Explore the Historic Centre: Start your day by strolling through the charming streets of the historic centre of Sorrento. Admire the colourful buildings, quaint shops, and local cafes.

Visit Piazza Tasso: Head to Piazza Tasso, the main square of Sorrento, and soak in the lively atmosphere. Take a moment to sit at a cafe and enjoy a traditional Italian breakfast of coffee and pastries.

Sorrento Cathedral (Cattedrale di Sorrento): Visit the Sorrento Cathedral, located in the heart of the town. Admire its impressive architecture and beautiful interior.

Sorrento itinerary: Midday. 

Lunch with a View: Enjoy a delicious lunch at a restaurant with a view overlooking the Gulf of Naples. Try some local specialties, such as seafood dishes or pasta with fresh tomato sauce.

Relax at Marina Grande: After lunch, head down to Marina Grande, a picturesque fishing village. Spend some time relaxing on the beach or take a leisurely stroll along the waterfront.

Sorrento itinerary: Afternoon. 

Villa Comunale Park: Visit Villa Comunale Park, a tranquil green space offering panoramic views of the sea and Mount Vesuvius. Enjoy a peaceful walk among the gardens and find a spot to relax and take in the views.

Museo Bottega della Tarsia Lignea: Explore the Museo Bottega della Tarsia Lignea, a unique museum dedicated to the art of wood inlay work. Learn about the traditional Sorrentine craft of “tarsia lignea” and admire the intricate wooden marquetry pieces on display.

Limoncello Tasting: End your day with a limoncello tasting. Sorrento is famous for its lemon liqueur, and many shops offer tastings of this refreshing drink.

Sorrento itinerary: Evening.

Dinner with a View: For dinner, choose a restaurant with a terrace or outdoor seating to enjoy the stunning sunset views over the Bay of Naples while savouring a delightful Italian dinner.

Evening Stroll: Take a leisurely evening stroll through the illuminated streets of Sorrento. Enjoy the charming atmosphere as the town comes alive with music and vibrant nightlife.

Note: This itinerary is just a suggestion, and you can customise it based on your interests and preferences. Sorrento offers a wide range of activities and attractions, so feel free to add or remove destinations to create your perfect day in this beautiful coastal town.

A red boat in the water.
Sorrento boats

Where to stay in Sorrento.

Sorrento offers a variety of accommodation options to suit different preferences and budgets. Here are some popular areas to consider staying in Sorrento:

  1. Historic Town Centre: Staying in the heart of the historic town centre allows easy access to charming streets, local shops, restaurants, and historical landmarks. It’s an excellent choice for those who want to be in the midst of the town’s vibrant atmosphere.
  2. Marina Grande: For a more tranquil and picturesque experience, consider staying in Marina Grande, a charming fishing village with colourful houses lining the waterfront. It offers beautiful sea views and a more relaxed ambiance.
  3. Sant’Agnello: Just a short distance from Sorrento’s centre, Sant’Agnello provides a quieter setting while still offering easy access to the town’s attractions. It’s an excellent option for those seeking a more peaceful stay.
  4. Piano di Sorrento: This area offers a more local and residential feel, providing a glimpse into everyday life in Sorrento. It’s a good choice for travellers looking for a less touristy experience.
  5. Sorrento Coast: If you prefer to stay slightly outside of Sorrento’s centre, the Sorrento Coast offers several beautiful hotels and resorts with stunning views of the coastline.
  6. Sorrento Hills: For a more secluded and nature-oriented stay, consider accommodations in the hills surrounding Sorrento. This option is ideal for travellers seeking tranquillity and breathtaking panoramic views.

When choosing where to stay in Sorrento, consider factors such as proximity to attractions, budget, and the type of experience you want to have during your stay. Whether you prefer a central location with easy access to amenities or a peaceful retreat with scenic views, Sorrento has something to offer for every traveller.

FAQs for things to do in Sorrento Italy

Q: What are some must-do activities in Sorrento, Italy?

A: Some must-do activities in Sorrento include exploring the charming historic town centre, tasting local treats like limoncello and pizza, and enjoying scenic views at the Marina Grande. Taking a boat tour to Capri and visiting nearby historical sites, such as Museo Correale di Terranova, are also popular activities.

Q: Are there any beautiful beaches in Sorrento? 

A: Yes, Sorrento has several beautiful beaches where you can relax and swim in the crystal-clear waters of the Mediterranean. Spiaggia Grande and Marina Piccola are two popular beaches in the town.

Q: What day trips can I take from Sorrento? 

A: Sorrento is an excellent base for various day trips. You can take a boat tour to the Amalfi Coast or visit the historical ruins of Pompeii and Herculaneum. A trip to the nearby island of Capri is also highly recommended. A drive along the Amalfi Coast road is an unforgettable experience.

Further reading: Ultimate Guide to the Best 10 Day trips from Naples, Italy.

Q: Are there any hiking opportunities in Sorrento? 

A: Yes, there are several hiking trails in and around Sorrento. One popular option is the Path of the Gods, offering stunning views of the Amalfi Coast. You can also explore the beautiful countryside and coastal paths.

A view of the ocean from a cliff, Sorrentine Peninsula.
View from the Sorrentine Peninsula

Q: What is the best way to get around Sorrento? 

A: Sorrento is a walkable town, and most attractions are within walking distance. Alternatively, you can use local buses or taxis to get around. If you plan to explore the surrounding areas, renting a car or taking guided tours is recommended.

Q: What are some local dishes to try in Sorrento? 

A: Sorrento is known for its delicious cuisine. Some local dishes to try include seafood specialties like spaghetti alle vongole (clams) and frittura di paranza (fried mixed fish). Don’t miss the opportunity to try the famous limoncello and delightful Neapolitan pizza.

Q: Are there any cultural events or festivals in Sorrento? 

A: Yes, Sorrento hosts various cultural events and festivals throughout the year. The Settembrata Sorrentina in September is a popular food festival celebrating local products. The Sorrento Summer Festival features concerts and performances in historic venues.

Q: Can I visit the nearby island of Capri from Sorrento? 

A: Yes, Capri is easily accessible from Sorrento by taking a boat tour. You can spend a day exploring the island’s stunning natural beauty, shopping, and visiting historical sites like the Villa San Michele and the Blue Grotto.

Q: Is Sorrento a good destination for families?

A: Yes, Sorrento is a family-friendly destination with its beautiful beaches, charming town centre, and various activities suitable for all ages. Families can enjoy boat tours, beach days, and exploring the local culture together.

Q: Are there any historical sites to visit in Sorrento?

A: Yes, Sorrento has a rich history, and there are several historical sites to visit, such as the Cathedral of Sorrento (Duomo), the Basilica of Sant’Antonino, and the Sedil Dominova, an ancient meeting place for the local nobility.

Q: What is the best way to get to the Amalfi Coast from Sorrento?

A: The most common and convenient ways to get to the Amalfi Coast towns from Sorrento are by bus or boat. Buses run regularly from Sorrento to the towns along the coast, while boat tours offer a scenic and enjoyable journey along the coastline. If you are a confident driver, the Amalfi Coast road is spectacular and well worth a road trip.

General travel advice for Sorrento Italy.

Plan Your Visit.

Before travelling to Sorrento, research the best time to visit based on your preferences. Consider the weather, local events, and the level of tourist crowds. Booking accommodations and activities in advance can also help ensure a smooth trip.

Pack Comfortable Footwear.

Sorrento involves a lot of walking, especially on cobblestone streets and hilly terrain. Pack comfortable and sturdy walking shoes to explore the town comfortably.

Try Local Cuisine.

Sorrento is famous for its delicious food, including fresh seafood, pizza, and limoncello. Take the opportunity to try authentic local dishes at various eateries and cafes.

Use Public Transportation.

Sorrento has an efficient public transportation system, including buses and trains, which makes it easy to explore nearby towns and attractions like Pompeii and the Amalfi Coast without the hassle of driving.

Be Prepared for Crowds.

Sorrento is a popular tourist destination, especially during the summer months. Be prepared for crowds and consider visiting during the shoulder seasons (spring and fall) for a more relaxed experience.

Protect Against Mosquitoes.

During certain times of the year, mosquitoes can be prevalent in Sorrento. Bring insect repellent to protect yourself from bites.

Respect Local Customs.

Be mindful of local customs and dress modestly when visiting religious sites, such as churches and cathedrals.

Stay Hydrated.

The Mediterranean sun can be intense, especially during the summer. Carry a reusable water bottle and stay hydrated throughout the day.

Embrace the Dolce Vita.

Enjoy the laid-back and relaxed Italian lifestyle known as “Dolce Vita.” Take time to savour your experiences, indulge in local flavours, and immerse yourself in the beauty of Sorrento.

Capture Memories.

Sorrento offers stunning coastal views and picturesque streets. Don’t forget to bring a camera to capture the beautiful moments and breathtaking scenery during your visit.

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