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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)
Herculaneum: Guided Tour Departing from Naples
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Departure from Naples

Guided tour of Herculaneum
Round-trip transfer Naples/Herculaneum included
Skip-the-line entrance

Tour

€ 45 per guest

Duration 3 hours

Excellent
(2427 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)

Departure from Capri

An elegant and powerful speedboat
The flexibility of a private tour
VIP serviced

Speedboat Itama 38

From € 1,400 Per boat | Max 6 passengers

Duration 8 hours

Excellent
(216 Reviews)

Departure from Naples

Visit the ruins of Pompeii
Views from the top of Mt. Vesuvius
Wine tasting

€ 85 per guest

Duration 7 hours

Excellent
(2427 Reviews)
Capri Island Classic Tour by Private Boat
Shared

Departure from Capri, Sorrento, Positano, Massa Lubrense

Maximum flexibility of schedules and itineraries
Aperitif on board
Bilingual expert skipper

Apreamare 38 ft

From € 699 Per boat | Max 10 passengers € 999

Duration 8 hours

Excellent
(52 Reviews)

Departure from Naples, Sorrento, Positano

Luxury vehicle with
Professional driver
Optional private guide

Private Car or Minivan

From € 200 Per vehicle | Max 8 passengers

Duration 4 hours

Excellent
(1646 Reviews)

Departure from Capri

A private gozzo boat
Stops to swim
See the Faraglioni and grottoes

Gozzo Fratelli Aprea 7.80 and other options...

From € 150 Per boat | Max 10 passengers

Duration 2 hours 3 hours 4 hours 7 hours

Excellent
(216 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)
Amalfi Coast Boat Tour From Sorrento
Shared

Departure from Sorrento

Sail along the legendary Amalfi Coast
Visit the Bay of Ieranto , Li Galli Island and the scenic Fjord of Furore
Stops for swimming and free time in Positano and Amalfi

Amalfi Coast Boat

€ 109 per guest

Duration 8 hours

Excellent
(797 Reviews)
Pompeii, Herculaneum, and Wine Tasting on Mt. Vesuvius
Shared

Departure from Naples

Tour Pompeii and Herculaneum with an expert guide
Admire Mt. Vesuvius from up close
End your day with a wine tour

€ 140 per guest

Duration 8 hours

Excellent
(2427 Reviews)
Special Capri Blue Grotto Boat Tour from Sorrento
Shared

Departure from Sorrento

Morning visit to the Blue Grotto (skip the line!)
Entire tour of the island with stops in the most beautiful places of Capri
Disembarkation on the island to visit the city center

Capri Boat + Grotta

€ 109 per guest

Duration 8 hours

Excellent
(797 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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