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Sorrento Holidays

Holidays in Sorrento bring you the delights of small-town coastal Italy in close proximity to the bustling city of Naples. Breathing in the lemon scented air in the cliff top surroundings of the town, you can gaze across the Bay of Naples to the city with Mount Vesuvius in the background. Couples can enjoy the small town feel of Sorrento, while getting lost in the backstreets, and trying out local specialities including pizza and limoncello in street side restaurants and cafés. Families can enjoy the beaches, ferry rides to Naples and explore the nearby Amalfi Coast. The more adventurous can hike up to the summit of Vesuvius or spend time in vibrant Naples.

Sorrento is a heady mix of tourist friendly resort and a still traditional Italian coastal town. It has all the amenities you could wish for, as well as catering for families, couples and the more adventurous. It retains its artisanal crafts, and is filled with small shops specialising in ceramics, limoncello and leather goods. The aromas of fresh pasta, pizza, lemons and tomatoes permeate the air as you stroll around the quaint streets filled with restaurants and cafés.

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With Citalia, you will discover the best that Sorrento holidays and its surroundings have to offer.  Visit romantic spots such as the Regina Giovanna, a lagoon nestling between the cliffs where you can go for a late afternoon swim and dive into the turquoise waters. Visit the Marina Grande, where you'll find a beach perfect for relaxation, or pay a visit to Nonna Emilia's café perched on the seafront and grab a limoncello or glass of local wine and relax as you take in the views. After a day of exploration, visit the clifftop park known as Villa Comunale, where you can find a bench and enjoy the beautiful panoramic views as the sun sets over the tranquil Bay of Naples.

Sorrento is still a lively fishing port and no visit here would be complete without eating at least one seafood meal. The best place to do this is one of the restaurants owned by the fishermen's cooperative which can be found dotted around the harbour. Here, you can be assured of the freshest seafood while also benefiting the local community as you dine in beautiful surroundings along the harbour.

Excursions and experiences in and around Sorrento

 Experience more of Italy by adding an excursion to your holiday. To pre-book one of our specially selected excursions, please call our Italy Experts on 01293 762410*.

Sorrento Multi Centre Holidays

Take a look at our suggested itineraries for inspiration, or call our trusted advisers on 01293 762400* for a bespoke multi-centre.

Rome and Sorrento

11 day suggested trip


At a glance
  • Immerse yourself in the history of Pompeii
  • Island hop or explore the spectacular Amalfi Coast
  • Visit the top sights of Rome, the Eternal City
From £1099 per person
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Sorrento and Capri

8 day suggested trip


At a glance
  • Drive along the spectacular Amalfi Coast
  • Explore Sorrento’s lively main square
  • See the stylish streets of Capri
From £1339 per person
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Our top hotels in Sorrento
Our top hotels in Sorrento
Tour Inspiration

Sorrento & the Bay of Naples Small Group Escorted Tour


At a glance
  • Enjoy a walking tour of charming Sorrento and its Italian delicacies
  • Exclusive to Citalia
  • Explore the picturesque Amalfi Coast and its famous towns
  • Maximum group size: 18
  • Stay in a grand hotel overlooking the Bay of Naples
  • Visit the ancient city of Pompeii and see the magnificent peak of Mount Vesuvius
  • Visit the island of Capri
8 days from £1799 per person
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Things to do in Sorrento

Sorrento is, in many ways, a typical Italian coastal town and has the charm you would expect from such an idyllic location. It’s the perfect place to use as a base for exploration, with so much to see and do around Sorrento.

Ferries depart from Sorrento to the famous island of Capri daily. The journey takes around 25 minutes and will take you to an island made famous by the Roman emperors Augustus and Tiberius.  The equally famous Amalfi Coast, with its thirteen picturesque towns, is only a short journey away. For a lively city full of culture, take a trip into the heart of the city of Naples. Trains leave Sorrento every twenty minutes or so, and the journey takes around 45 minutes.

The more adventurous can take a hike up Mount Vesuvius, the volcano which famously destroyed Pompeii and Herculaneum. The two cities are located less than an hour from Sorrento by train. Alternatively, hire a car and explore the beautiful Campanian countryside with its mountains, cliffs and citrus orchards.
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.

Visa Information

At the current time, British citizens do not require a visa to visit Italy.

Tipping

You don’t have to leave a tip in Italy – most Italians don’t tip for restaurant meals, bar drinks, taxi rides or hair and beauty treatments. However if you do leave a tip, you might receive quicker service.

Introduction to languages

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Our recommendations

Insider tips from our well travelled team
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Erin Bridewell

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. 

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