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Organic "Classico" Wine Tasting with Lunch on Vesuvius
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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

Free cancellation

(965 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 € 160 Per boat | Max 10 passengers

Duration 2 hours 3 hours 4 hours 7 hours

Free cancellation

(216 Reviews)
 Capri Private Boat Tour + Lunch in Nerano
Shared

Departure from Capri, Sorrento, Positano, Massa Lubrense

Maximum flexibility of schedules and itineraries
Free drinks on board
Pick-up service included

From € 699 € 899 Per boat | Max 8 passengers

Duration 8 hours

Free cancellation

(52 Reviews)

Experience and tour

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

Free cancellation

(965 Reviews)

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

A luxury boat all to yourself for a day
Flexibile itinerary with stops to swim
Expert English-speaking skipper

Princess 55 - Mery Rose

From € 2,320 Per boat | Max 12 passengers

Duration 8 hours

Free cancellation

Departure from Positano

Pick-up options in numerous ports
Choose a morning or afternoon sail
A boat all to yourself

Abate Primatist G46 and other options...

From € 900 Per boat | Max 11 passengers

Duration 4 hours

 Amalfi Coast: Private Boat Tour (full day)
Shared

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

A boat all to yourself
Drink on board
aperitif & snack

Apreamare 38 ft

From € 699 € 899 Per boat | Max 10 passengers

Duration 8 hours

Free cancellation

(52 Reviews)

Departure from Capri

Total flexibility
Fast and convenient
Powerful speedboat and expert skipper

Itama 38 and other options...

From € 650 Per boat | Max 10 passengers

Duration 1 hour

(175 Reviews)

Rent

Explore Capri independently
Six hours with delivery at the port
Map of the island included

Scooter

From € 55 Per scooter | Max 2 people

Duration 6 hours

Free cancellation

(463 Reviews)
Small group tour of Pompeii & Mt. Vesuvius from Naples
Shared

Departure from Naples

Transfer by minivan with a maximum of 8 passengers
Lunch and guide included
Pick-up in the center of Naples

Bus Pompeii & Mt. Vesuvius from Naples

€ 85 per guest

Duration 8 hours

Free cancellation

(378 Reviews)
Guided Tour of Pompeii
Shared

Departure from Pompeii

Avoid getting lost by visiting with a guide
Depart from Pompeii
Skip-the-line entrance

Tour

€ 20 per guest

Duration 2 hours

(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

(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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The farthest point on the Sorrentine Peninsula

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