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

Wine Tasting with Lunch and other options...

€ 45 per guest

Duration 2 hours

Free cancellation

(965 Reviews)

Departure from Capri, Positano, Sorrento, Massa Lubrense

Comfortable deluxe boat
Maximum flexibility
Free Drink on board

Apreamare 38 ft

From € 989 € 1,300 Per boat | 2 passengers

Duration 6 hours 8 hours (Morning)

(52 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...

€ 35 per guest

Duration 2 hours

Free cancellation

(965 Reviews)
Private Transfer: Naples - Amalfi Coast or Sorrento
Bestseller

Departure from Amalfi, Naples, Positano, Ravello, Sorrento, Cetara, Conca dei Marini, Maiori, Minori, Nerano, Praiano

Avoid the hassle of public transportation
All-inclusive service
Save precious time

Mercedes E or V class and other options...

From € 60 Per vehicle | Max 8 passengers

Duration 2 hours

Free cancellation

(379 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 hours

Free cancellation

(797 Reviews)
Herculaneum: Guided Tour Departing from Naples
Bestseller Shared

Departure from Naples

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

Tour

€ 45 per guest

Duration 3 hours

Free cancellation

(2427 Reviews)
Tour of Capri Town and Anacapri with a Licensed Guide
Shared

Departure from Capri

Transfer via minibus between the towns
English, Italian and Spanish speaking guide
Visit of Gardens of Augustus

Minibus

€ 49 per guest

Duration 6 hours 7 hours

Free cancellation

(378 Reviews)

Departure from Positano, Rome

Flexible departure
No connections to miss
Wi-Fi and air conditioning on board

Private Luxury Vehicle

From € 520 Per vehicle |Max 19 passengers

Duration 4 hours 4 hours (Nightly)

Departure from Amalfi, Positano, Praiano

A private 4 or 7-hour tour of Capri
A large gozzo boat with an expert skipper
Set sail from Positano, Amalfi or Praiano

Gozzo Fratelli Aprea 7.50 and other options...

From € 850 Per boat | Max 12 passengers

Duration 4 hours 7 hours

(115 Reviews)

Experience and tour

Wine-tasting lunch
Prepare classic local recipes
Guided winery tour

Cooking lesson

€ 110 per guest

Duration 4 hours

Free cancellation

(965 Reviews)

Rent

Stop to swim where you want
Be skipper for a day
Take in the island at your pace

Gozzo 6

Duration 3 hours 4 hours 8 hours

(508 Reviews)

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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...

€ 99 per guest

Duration 8 hours 9 hours

Free cancellation

(743 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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Itineraries

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

Excursions

All you need to know to visit Pompeii, Herculaneum, and Mount Vesuvius from Sorrento

Itineraries

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

Lifestyle

Information and prices for parking in Sorrento

Food & Drink

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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The lesser-known side of the Sorrentine Peninsula

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The town with the most beautiful beaches on the Sorrentine Peninsula

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The smallest town on the Sorrentine Peninsula

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The commercial hub of the Sorrentine Peninsula

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The farthest point on the Sorrentine Peninsula

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The most important town on the Sorrentine Peninsula