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From Sorrento: Hydrofoil to Capri & Positano Shared

Departure from Sorrento

Hassle-free transport to Capri and Positano
Avoid the traffic on the coast
Dazzling views from the sea

Hydrofoil from Sorrento - 09.00 AM

€ 62.50 per guest

Duration 9 ore

Shared Boat Tour to Capri from Positano or Praiano Shared

Departure from Positano, Praiano

The most convenient way to visit Capri
guided tour of the island by boat and 4 hours of free time to visit the beauties of Capri
stop for a swim in the crystalline waters of the island of Capri;

Capri boat (shared)

€ 130 € 140 per guest

Duration 8 ore

Free cancellation

(726 Reviews)

Departure from Positano

Free time to visit Amalfi
Complimentary drinks on board
Customizable itinerary

Aprea 36 - Domitta and other options...

From € 650 € 900 Per boat | Max 6 passengers

Duration 4 ore

(70 Reviews)
MOTORBOAT - UP TO 30 SEATS Shared

Departure from Capri

Skip the line
Save money
See the island highlights

Speedboats

€ 23 € 24 per guest

Duration 2 ore

Free cancellation

(297 Reviews)

Departure from Amalfi, Capri, Naples, Positano, Sorrento, Massa Lubrense, Piano di Sorrento, Praiano

A versatile and comfortable boat
English-speaking skipper
Complete freedom

Jeranto 28ft

From € 650 Per boat | Max 6 passengers

Duration 8 ore

Free cancellation

(197 Reviews)
Private Full-Day Tour of the Amalfi Coast Bestseller

Departure from Naples, Sorrento

Hotel pickup and drop-off
Multiple stops to sightsee
Flexible pace and custom itinerary

Luxury car

From € 480 € 460 Per vehicle | Max 8 passengers

Duration 8 ore

Free cancellation

(104 Reviews)
Capri Boat Tour: Open Ticket Shared

Departure from Capri

Flexible open ticket
Tour in English and Italian
Best of Capri by sea

Motorized Boat for island boat tour

€ 23 per guest

Duration 1 hour

Free cancellation

(1160 Reviews)
Amalfi Coast Premium Tour Max 8 People Shared

Departure from Sorrento

No more than 8 people on board
Prosecco, soft drinks and seasonal fruit included
Stops for swimming

Amalfi Coast Boat

€ 195 per guest

Duration 8 ore

Free cancellation

(1545 Reviews)

Departure from Capri

No license needed
Easy to drive
Perfect for couples

Boat no license

From € 150 Per boat | Max 4 passengers

Duration 2 ore 3 ore 4 ore

Free cancellation

(562 Reviews)

Departure from Amalfi, Positano, Sorrento, Maiori, Massa Lubrense, Minori, Piano di Sorrento, Praiano

Complete freedom and independence
Local expert skipper speaks multiple languages
Cooler on board with prosecco and Aperol Spritz

26-ft. Boat

From € 1,059 € 1,159 Per boat | Max 7 passengers

Duration 8 ore

Free cancellation

(32 Reviews)
Private luxury transfer from Naples to Sorrento Bestseller

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

Private transfer between Naples and Sorrento with a brand new Mercedes vehicles and professional English speaking driver

Luxury Mercedes Vehicle

From € 56 Per vehicle | Max 8 passengers

Duration 1 hour (Nightly) 2 ore

Free cancellation

(367 Reviews)

Departure from Positano

A private boat at sunset
A romantic Prosecco toast on board
Drop anchor near Amalfi Coast

Gozzo Fratelli Aprea 7.50 and other options...

From € 250 Per boat | Max 12 passengers

Duration 1 hour

(157 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.

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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Where to Stay

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Sorrento's most impressive scenic view blends with a Michelin-starred dining experience

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The smallest town on the Sorrentine Peninsula

The commercial hub of the Sorrentine Peninsula

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The most important town on the Sorrentine Peninsula