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Organic Lacryma Christi del Vesuvio DOP Superiore wine
Lunch on traditional dishes while enjoying the view
Visit the vineyard and winery

€ 40 per guest

Duration 2 hours

Excellent
(965 Reviews)

Experience and tour

Organic wine from Vesuvius
Guided walk of the winery
Lunch with local specialties

Wine Tasting with Lunch and other options...

€ 32 per guest

Duration 2 hours

Excellent
(965 Reviews)
Capri Boat Tour with Blue Grotto: Open Ticket
Shared

Departure from Capri

Blue Grotto visit
Flexible open ticket
Tour in English and Italian

Motorized Boat

€ 18 per guest

Duration 2 hours

Excellent
(378 Reviews)
From Sorrento Hydrofoil to Amalfi & Positano
Shared

Departure from Sorrento

Avoid traffic and delays
Admire the coastline by sea
Stop in both Positano and Amalfi

Hydrofoil from Sorrento 9:30AM

€ 35 per guest

Duration 9 hours

Departure from Capri, Naples, Rome

Luxury vehicle and speedboat
Door-to-door from Naples to Capri
Luggage transfer included

Speedboat Itama 38

From € 750 Per group | Max 6 passengers € 850

Duration 2 hours 4 hours

Excellent
(216 Reviews)

Departure from Naples, Port of Naples, Sorrento, Positano

A driving tour departing from Sorrento, Positano, or Naples via elegant sedan or minivan and English-speaking driver.

Luxury Mercedes Vehicle

From € 320 EUR 40/hour for extra time € 340

Duration 8 hours

Excellent
(242 Reviews)
Capri and Blue Grotto boat tour from Sorrento-VIP tour
Shared

Departure from Sorrento

Small groups of maximum 8 people
Blue Grotto entry guaranteed
Stops for swimming and snorkeling from the boat

Traditional gozzo boat

€ 149 per guest

Duration 8 hours

Excellent
(1869 Reviews)
Small-Group Amalfi Coast Boat Tour from Positano
Shared

Departure from Positano

Full-day tour
Max 12 passengers
Avoid crowds and traffic

Gozzo Shared Amalfi Coast

€ 70 per guest € 90

Duration 8 hours

Excellent
(25 Reviews)
GOLD Day Trip Package
Shared

Departure from Capri

Purchase tickets in advance
Enjoy a three-course lunch
Organize your day in complete freedom

Gold Tour

€ 89 per guest € 100

Duration 8 hours

Excellent
(1 Reviews)
Semi-private tour of Pompeii & Mt. Vesuvius from Naples
Shared

Departure from Naples

Guided tours!
Lunch included
Pick-up in the center of Naples

Semi-private tour of Pompeii & Mt. Vesuvius from Naples

€ 85 per guest

Duration 8 hours

Excellent
(378 Reviews)
Skip the Line Pompeii Guided Tour + Lunch
Shared

Departure from Naples, Sorrento, Positano

Visit Pompeii in one day
A dedicated guide
Wine and food tasting

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€ 79 per guest

Duration 7 hours

Excellent
(370 Reviews)

Departure from Naples, Sorrento, Amalfi, Ravello, Positano, Praiano

Private transfer
Air-conditioned
Professional driver

Luxury car o sedan

From € 55 Per vehicle | Max 16 people

Duration 2 hours

Excellent
(184 Reviews)

Sorrento Insider: Your Complete Guide

A dramatic cliff rising directly above the waters of Italy’s Mediterranean coastline, offering spectacular views over the Bay of Naples. A historic center made up of a maze of narrow lanes lined with shops, cafès, restaurants, and limoncello sellers. To one side, the crystalline sea and to the other lush hills covered in citrus groves. Highlights like Capri, Positano, Amalfi, Ravello, Pompeii, Herculaneum, Mount Vesuvius, and Ischia all within striking distance for a day trip. And to top it off, a mild climate all year round and the delightful cuisine of southern Italy.

Sorrento ticks all the right boxes, which is why it is one of the most famous and popular tourist destinations in Italy. It’s a place you’ll want to return to over and over again.

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Where is Sorrento?

Sorrento is in the Italian region of Campania about 50 kilometers (31 miles) south of Naples (Napoli) and 40 kilometers (25 miles) north of Salerno.
This resort town is the capital of the Sorrentine Peninsula, a tongue of land that is home to the towns of Sorrento, Sant’Agnello, Piano di Sorrento, Meta, and Vico Equense. The Amalfi Coast lines the opposite side of the peninsula, with A-list villages like Positano and Amalfi seeing millions of visitors a year.

Where should I stay in Sorrento?

The main square in Sorrento is called Piazza Tasso, where the pedestrian-only Corso Italia and Via San Cesareo set off. This is the heart of the historic center (“centro storico”) and the best area to book an accommodation in Sorrento, as it’s convenient to get around on foot, is thick with trattorias and cafés just steps away, and is a strategic point for setting off to explore the area’s highlights from Pompeii at the foot of Mt. Vesuvius to the Amalfi Coast. The town’s port sits just below the main square, where you can catch boat tours or ferries to Capri (home of the (Blue Grotto) and other destinations in the Bay of Naples and the Circumvesuviana train station is just a few minutes away on foot. Here, you can catch a train to Pompeii or Herculaneum or a Sita bus to Positano or Amalfi.

What should I see in Sorrento?

The history of Sorrento stretches back 1,000 years, so the town is rich in historic and cultural sights. For a good overview of the area’s history, stop at the Museo del Correale di Terranova Museum to visit its archaeological collection with finds dating from the ancient Greeks and Roman, a collection of precious Capodimonte porcelain, and paintings from the Neapolitan school. Be sure to take a stroll through the garden, as well.

While you explore Sorrento’s historic center on foot, stop to admire the frescoed cupola of the del Sedil Dominova, where the local nobility would once gather. From here, walk the narrow lanes downhill to the entrance of the Villa Comunale, a beautiful public garden with a panoramic terrace that takes in all of the Bay of Naples. Along the way, stop to take in the Cloister of San Francesco, built in the 1300s, and the adjacent church. Take a moment to visit the local Church of Sant’Antonino, as well, to admire its fascinating collection of votive objects on the lower floor. Once you return to the main Piazza Tasso, look over the railing on the Valley of the Mills (Vallone dei Mulini), one of the many gorges that cut through the coastline from the mountain peaks to the water’s edge. Here you can take in the remains of a historic mill and woodworks. As evening falls, head down to Marina Grande, a charming fishing village where you can enjoy a dinner of fresh fish and seafood right on the water.

While you’re staying in Sorrento, visit the lovely Bagni della Regina Giovanna in Capo di Sorrento. This unique spot is made up of a natural pool contained in the remains of an ancient Roman villa. Passionate hikers can also take on the Punta Campanella trail that leads to the very far point of the Sorrentine Peninsula.

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