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Sorrento holidays introduce you to a spectacular clifftop town in south-westerly Campania. It’s got great links to some of the top sights in Italy, thanks to ferry routes to Capri and Ischia, a panoramic road to the Amalfi Coast, and fast rail connections to Pompeii and Naples

Sorrento itself overlooks the Bay of Naples, offering cinematic views across the water to Mount Vesuvius. The old quarter is a warren of narrow streets lined with limoncello boutiques and hole-in-the-wall cobblers (handmade sandals are something of a speciality here). Antiques can be found at the Teodoro Del Giudice, while the weekly market is the place to pick up everything from jackets to handbags. 

The streets of Sorrento really come alive on summer nights, when locals fill the café and restaurant terraces around the pretty main square, Piazza Tasso. For a seafood supper, head down to Marina Grande, where you'll find a collection of waterside fish restaurants.

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Things to do in Sorrento

A holiday to Sorrento perfectly positions you for exploring the beautiful Neapolitan Riviera. A short train ride away is Pompeii, buried under ash when Vesuvius erupted in 79 AD. The ruins are incredibly well preserved, with some of the villas even showcasing frescoes and mosaic floors.

Travel in the other direction and you'll be on the famous Amalfi Coast, one of the world's most spectacular drives. Follow the winding road along the clifftops, stopping at pretty Positano and Amalfi, then make your way up the hillside to the lofty village of Ravello. Capri is another easy day trip, as ferries frequently run back and forth from Sorrento. Explore the island's sea caves, browse the high-end boutiques, or head up to the little town of Anacapri for spectacular views.

Sorrento itself is a compact town, so must-sees like Sorrento Cathedral and vine-draped St. Francis’ Cloister are all within walking distance of each other. Museo Bottega della Tarsia Lignea is central, too. It’s kept as a traditional Sorrentine house, dark-wood furnishings and all. Elsewhere, L’Agruminato sums up the Sorrentine Peninsula in a nutshell. Paths streak beneath the lemon and orange trees, which are used to make the gelato and juices sold next door. It also neighbours the 17th-century Museum Correale. Browse the exhibits, admire the Bay of Naples from the balcony, or catch an evening opera show.

  • Take a look at our Seven Days in Sorrento blog post for ideas on how you could explore the area in a week.
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Top Tips from our Destination Experts

Erin Bridewell

Italy Expert
O Parrucchiano restaurant in Sorrento is a beautiful place to dine, either indoors or al fresco among the lemon trees and fairy lights. I would highly recommend the cannelloni, which was actually invented there – the owners will be more than happy to tell you the story.

Flight Information

The closest airport to Sorrento is Naples (NAP), which is approximately 1 hour 30 minutes from Sorrento. Direct flights to Naples airport (NAP) are available from Birmingham, Bristol, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds, Liverpool, London Gatwick, London Luton, London Stansted, Manchester and Newcastle and take approximately 2 hours 45 minutes.

When To Go

Most people head to Sorrento in summer, when July and August offer very warm temperatures. Hotel room and flight availability can be limited, so we recommend booking early if you can. You’ll also get pleasant weather and plenty of sunshine in spring and autumn – plus you’ll find fewer crowds. Some hotels in Sorrento stay open in the winter too, as the weather is relatively mild.

Sorrento Specialities

Limone di Sorrento

There are no two ways about it: lemon is the ingredient of choice in Sorrento. The limone di Sorrento is pretty distinctive, too, with some varieties growing as big as rugby balls. They’re roasted with fish, squeezed into risotto, and the peel is candied and sprinkled on cakes. 

A famous digestif

Starting or finishing a meal with a glass of limoncello is a way of life in Sorrento. Its origins are (understandably) hazy, but it’s a tart lemon liqueur favoured all over the Sorrentine Peninsula and Gulf of Naples. You’ll also find it drizzled in gelato and over fruit salads. To take some home with you, head for the limoncello shops in town.

Sorrento food and wine tours

One of the best ways to get stuck in to the Sorrento food scene is to hop on a food and wine tour. Wine tasting ticks off local favourites like the Taurasi riserva red or Greco di Tufo white. Other foodie experiences get more hands-on: think gelato and pizza making classes.


This seaside town is a land of mysteries, traditions and legends. Many civilisations have lived in Sorrento, from the Etruscans to the Greeks, dating the town back over 2,000 years. Its origins are Roman, although the Greek influences are still visible today. In 79 AD, Sorrento was damaged by an earthquake caused by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius. This was the same volcano that destroyed the nearby city of Pompeii.

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Excursions in and around Sorrento


A half-day tour that puts you up close and personal with the formidable volcano.

Pompeii & Herculaneum

A full-day tour that takes you around the remains of the Roman towns buried by Vesuvius.


A guided tour of the well-preserved archaeological ruins of Herculaneum.

Pompeii & Vesuvius

Visit the ruined city of Pompeii, then climb its destroyer, Mount Vesuvius.

Amalfi Drive and Gems of the Amalfi Coast

A guided tour along Italy’s most famous coastline, with free time in its prettiest towns.

Pompeii Excursion

Half-day tour to the archaeological ruins of Pompeii.

Vesuvius 4x4

A full-day adventure on Mount Vesuvius, mainland Europe’s only active volcano.


Spend a day exploring the sights of the Eternal City.

Herculaneum & Vesuvius

Guided tour of Herculaneum’s well-preserved ruins and a trip up the slopes of Mount Vesuvius.

Capri & Anacapri

A full-day trip to Capri, with guided tours and free time to explore.

Capri Day & Night

Experience Capri after the crowds have gone with this evening trip to the glamorous isle.


Tour the lush island of Ischia and explore its famous Mortella Gardens.

Paestum & Salerno

Tour the Greek temples of Paestum and explore the city of Salerno.

Naples Street Food

Discover the different foods Naples has to offer.

Wine Tasting in Sorrento

An evening sampling local wines.

Ice cream class

Spend an hour learning how to make authentic Italian gelato

Pizza making class Sorrento

Learn to make the Italian dish - Pizza!
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