Sorrento is a component in Italy’s perfect coastline, and has long been famous with sun seekers. The region is traditionally popular with the prosperous set, but it’s becoming easier to find relatively inexpensive accommodating here (though rest positive you’ll pay more here than you will in many other places!). Sorrento is as well a great ground from which to research the islands of Capri and Ischia just offshore, as well as Naples, Pompeii and Herculaneum. The coast towns can get awkwardly full in August, when city inhabitants from inland flock to the sea for their annual holidays, so you may want to keep off Sorrento during that time.
What to Do in Sorrento
The sun is the basic magnet in Sorrento, and some of the beaches are great. You’ll find that the best beaches are private, so you’ll need to pay to utilize them, but if you’re here to sunbathe then you won’t mind. Like any great coast town, Sorrento is also a great place to try a number of water sports, including sailing and fishing. Faraway from the sea, there’s a cathedral and monastery in Sorrento worth traveling to, and a handful of nice museums and galleries and even some Roman ruins to explore. The point of a vacation to Sorrento, though, is not a jammed cultural itinerary – it’s a relaxing place to soak in the sun and sample the local liqueur, limoncello. Not a bad way to go, really.
Getting in Sorrento
Naples has the closest airport to Sorrento, but if you’re moving in from outside Europe you may end up flying into Rome ’s Fiumicino Airport instead. From there you can take a train to Sorrento or rent a car, albeit driving along the winding coastline may be more of a challenge than you’re searching. Start by anticipating deals on airfare to Italy.
Where to Stay in Sorrento
The prices for hotels in Sorrento can get really heavy really quickly, so if you see something that’s in your price range and you’re traveling during the high season, don’t wait too long before booking it. You can begin by looking through these Sorrento hostels and Sorrento hotels and book a room today.
from € 144
Via Correale 42, Sorrento
Grand Hotel Royal boasts stunning views of the Gulf of Naples and the Vesuvius from Sorrento city centre. It features panoramic terraces, an outdoor swimming pool and a private beach. read more…
from € 140
Via Correale 34-36, Sorrento
Grand Hotel Europa Palace is just a few steps from the historic centre of Sorrento, and is built on hard rock. Enjoy stunning views over the pretty Bay of Naples and Mount Vesuvius. read more…
from € 118.40
Via Capo 15, Sorrento
Offering numerous swimming pools and terraces overlooking the Gulf of Naples and Mount Vesuvius, Grand Hotel Capodimonte is in central Sorrento, 400 metres from the main street of Corso Italia. read more…
from € 145
Via V. Veneto 1, Sorrento
Enjoy the beautiful view across the Bay of Naples and Mount Vesuvius from the sunny terrace. This elegant hotel guarantees an excellent service and is full of old-world charm. read more…
from € 120
Piazza Della Vittoria, 4, Sorrento
Enjoy a quiet setting, clean rooms and friendly staff at the 4-star Hotel Continental, located in a peaceful, residential area of the historic centre of Sorrento. read more…
from € 118
Via Capo, 29, Sorrento
Set on the cliff tops around 15 minutes walk from the centre of Sorrento, Hotel Belair ensures you a peaceful location and unforgettable views over the beautiful Bay of Naples. read more…