Sorrento city

Sorrento city

Best in Sorrento

Daily private tours - from 299€

Small group tours - from 89€

Evening private tours - from 299€

Top 10 attractions in Sorrento

The best attractions that the city has to offer: monuments, natural sites, festivities and places to enjoy

1. Piazza Tasso

Tasso square in Sorrento

Tasso Square (by Torquato Tasso) is the main square of the city, a place to go to almost all the attractions. In the area of the square there are many bars, restaurants, and shops. From the square you can go directly down to the Marina Piccola.

2. Villa comunale

Garden of Sorrento

The Villa Comunale is a group of small gardens terraced towards the sea, located in the historical center of the city, inside, there is a bar, and a series of stairs that go down to Marina Grande, accompanied by a privileged view.

3. Marina Grande

Marina Grande of Sorrento

Marina Grande, although contradictory, is the structurally smallest port in Sorrento, where we will normally find the boats of local and private fishermen. Marina Grande is famous for its excellent restaurants and the small beach that provides refreshment for visitors to the area.

 

4. Baths of Queen Giovanna

Bath Regina Giovanna Sorrento

Baths (Bagni) of Regina Giovanna is a natural swimming pool located south of Sorrento, separated from the sea by an arch of natural stone. It was chosen by Queen Giovanna II of Naples in her youth for private relaxation. It is a place of great natural beauty.

 

5. Cloister of San Francesco

Cloister of Saint Francesco in Sorrento

The cloister of the church of San Francesco is one of the oldest monuments still visible in the city of Sorrento, a church built during the 14th century. The internal cloister, mixes details and architecture of various styles and religions.

6. Ancient walls

Ancient walls of Sorrento city

The ancient walls of Sorrento, according to scholars, could have existed since Greek times, but an approximation to their current appearance would be achieved only in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. The walls have defended the town since medieval times against numerous invasions.

 

7. Historical center

Sorrento historical center

The small streets of the historical centre of the town, boast structures and decorations that tell a story from Roman times, domes, facades of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, plaques and writings that go back even further through the history of Sorrento.

8. Cathedral

Cathedral of Sorrento

The cathedral was completed at the beginning of the 11th century, underwent numerous modifications over the years, affected by the Turkish invasion of the 1500s and numerous modifications required by the bishops of the time. The cathedral today, presents an imposing Neogothic style.

 

9. Factories of Limoncello

Limoncello of Sorrento

The Limoncello is a beverage obtained from lemon peels and pure alcohol, which marks a centennial tradition in the culture of Sorrento, it is possible to visit some of the structures that manufacture and sell it around the city.

10. Correale museum

Museo Correale in Sorrento

The Correale di Terranova museum is an art gallery and archaeology establishment in the city of Sorrento. It was opened in 1924. The museum houses a large part of the artistic heritage of the Pompeo and Alfredo Correale brothers, owners of a large villa that today houses the premises.

General informations

Useful info about Sorrento

Ferry: The ferry departs from the port of Naples and offers numerous daily connections for a price of approximately 20 euros for a journey of about 45 minutes.

Train: The train of the Circumvesuviana line connects the city centre of Naples, passing through almost all the towns and villages of the Vesuvian coast (36 stops), with the city of Sorrento, which is the last station of the line. The journey lasts about 1:40hs and costs about 3,90

Bus: There is a bus line that connects directly to the airport of Naples Capodicchino with the city of Sorrento. With the possibility of transporting suitcases, the trip takes about 1:20hs and costs about 10 Euro.

Taxi or car: It is possible to connect the cities of Sorrento and Naples by taxi or a rental car. Normally the traffic is high and the journey

 

These numbers correspond to Italian locations. If you are calling from a foreign number, you must dial the prefix (+39) before the desired number.

 

Carabinieri (Sorrento) – Via B.Capasso – 0818781010

Finance Police – (Massa Lubrense) – 0818789518

Fire department – (Castellammare di Stabia) – 0818711222

Emergencies – 118

 

 

Best period to visit Sorrento

Although the city of Sorrento is visited all year round, normally the best period to get to know it is outside the school year, between the months of June and September. The period between September and October is favorable in terms of climate, as the summer heat can sometimes be very high.