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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 for island boat tour

€ 21 per guest

Duration 2 ore

Free cancellation

(378 Reviews)

Departure from Positano

Private custom tour
New, comfortable boats
Hotel pickup option

Abate Primatist G46 and other options...

From € 1,100 Per Boat | Max 12 passengers

Duration 7 ore

Amalfi Coast Boat Tour + Stops in Positano and Amalfi
Shared

Departure from Naples, Pompeii, Sorrento, Castellammare di Stabia, Herculaneum, Portici, Torre del Greco

A choice of departure ports
Pick-up included
Visit Positano, Amalfi, and Ravello

Amalfi Coast boat from Naples and other options...

€ 74 per guest

Duration 8 ore

Free cancellation

(378 Reviews)

Experience and tour

Guided tour of the winery and vineyards
Lunch with a view featuring local specialties
Tasting of the 'CLASSIC' Vesuvio Lacryma Christi DOC wines

Wine Tasting with Lunch and other options...

€ 38 per guest

Duration 2 ore

Free cancellation

(965 Reviews)
Capri Premium Tour Max 8 People from Sorrento
Shared

Departure from Sorrento

Maximum 8 passengers
Prosecco, soft drinks, water and beer included on board
Stop to swim and explore Capri by land

Capri Boat Premium

€ 155 per guest

Duration 8 ore

Free cancellation

(797 Reviews)
Tour of the Amalfi Cost, Positano, Amalfi & Ravello
Bestseller Shared

Departure from Naples, Sorrento

Visit Positano, Amalfi, and Ravello in a day
Transfer by boat from Positano to Amalfi
Avoid the hassle and crowds of public transportation
Local official guide in English and Italian

Amalfi Coast from Sorrento and other options...

€ 105 per guest

Duration 8 ore 9 ore

Free cancellation

(743 Reviews)

Departure from Capri, Positano, Sorrento, Massa Lubrense

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

Apreamare 38 ft

From € 889 € 1,200 Per boat | Max 8 passengers

Duration 8 ore

(52 Reviews)

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

The isle of Capri, from sea and land
Swimming and snorkeling in the most beautiful bays
Expert English speaking captains

ApreaMare Diamond 38' and other options...

From € 650 Per boat | Max 12 passengers

Duration 8 ore

(341 Reviews)

Departure from Positano, Praiano

Experienced sailor
Stocked icebox
Itinerary of your choice

Motoscafo Allegra 19

From € 450 Per boat | Max 4 passengers

Duration 4 ore 7 ore

(115 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 € 200 Per boat | Max 10 passengers

Duration 2 ore 3 ore 4 ore 7 ore

Free cancellation

(216 Reviews)
Island Tour + Blue Grotto Visit - Yellow Line
Shared

Departure from Capri

Skip the line
Save money
See the island highlights

Speedboats

€ 21 € 22 per guest

Duration 2 ore

Free cancellation

(271 Reviews)

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

A choice of departure ports
Comfortable boats
Option of time on land

Acquamarina 9 - San Francesco and other options...

From € 1,000 Per boat | Max 12 passengers

Duration 8 ore

Free cancellation

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.

Inspiration

Our recommendations for the top experiences on Sorrento, based on your travel style and budget!

Self-guided Sorrento Walking Tour

A self-guided walking tour itinerary that includes the most interesting sights in town and can be completed in just a few hours.

Beaches in Sorrento

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Getting Married in Sorrento

All you need to know to organize your destination wedding in Sorrento

Rainy Day Ideas for Sorrento

Rain predicted during your visit to Sorrento? Here are some things to see and do without getting wet!

Things to Do in Sorrento Italy in One Day

Only have one day to visit all of Sorrento? Here's the perfect day trip itinerary!

Restaurants in Sorrento

All the information you need to dine out in Sorrento. A guide to the best restaurants in Sorrento and traditional dishes and foods.

Where to Stay

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Top sights

Sant'Agnello

The smallest town on the Sorrentine Peninsula

Piano di Sorrento

The commercial hub of the Sorrentine Peninsula

Meta di Sorrento

The town with the most beautiful beaches on the Sorrentine Peninsula

Massa Lubrense

The farthest point on the Sorrentine Peninsula

Vico Equense

The lesser-known side of the Sorrentine Peninsula

Sorrento

The most important town on the Sorrentine Peninsula