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Departure from Amalfi, Naples, Pompeii, Positano, Ravello, Sorrento, Agerola

No hassles and delays
Flexible departure times
Luxury vehicle and expert driver

Private Luxury Vehicle

From € 120 Per vehicle |Max 8 passengers

Duration 2 ore (Nightly) 2 ore

Departure from Amalfi, Positano, Sorrento, Praiano

A full day on board an elegant traditional island craft
Stops to swim in hidden coves only accessible by sea
Option of a stop to explore the island by land

Aprea 32

From € 1,600 € 1,700 Per Boat | Max 12 passengers

Duration 7 ore

(726 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)
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 Capri

Traditional wooden boat without a skipper
Complete freedom at sea
No boating licence requested

Lancia caprese and other options...

From € 130 Per boat | Max 4 passengers

Duration 2 ore 3 ore 4 ore 5 ore 7 ore

Free cancellation

(164 Reviews)

Departure from Capri

A traditional gozzo boat all to yourself!
Visit the Blue Grotto
Swim in the crystalline coves

Gozzo Caprese and other options...

From € 169 € 190 Per boat | Max 10 passengers

Duration 2 ore 3 ore 4 ore 8 ore

(222 Reviews)

Departure from Capri

Powerful speedboat
English-speaking skipper
Views of Capri and the Amalfi Coast

Itama 38 and other options...

From € 900 € 1,100 Per boat | Max 8 passengers

Duration 7 ore

(222 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

From € 60 Per vehicle | Max 8 passengers

Duration 2 ore

(491 Reviews)
From Capri: Hydrofoil to Amalfi and Positano Shared

Departure from Capri

Scenic cruise from Capri
Explore both Positano and Amalfi in one day
Avoid the traffic and delays on land

Hydrofoil from Capri 9:45AM

€ 62.50 per guest

Duration 9 ore

Capri Boat Tour for Small Groups w/Swimming Shared

Departure from Capri

Tour the island by sea and visit sea caves
Dive into the most beautiful coves and bays
Admire the imposing Faraglioni

Islan Tour Boat

€ 50 per guest

Duration 2 ore 3 ore

Free cancellation

(562 Reviews)

Departure from Capri

A boat all to yourself!
Complete freedom and relaxation
Cool drinks on board

Traditional Gozzo 7,5 mt

From € 250 Per boat | Max 6 passengers

Duration 2 ore 3 ore 4 ore 8 ore

Free cancellation

(562 Reviews)
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)

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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Restaurant Guide for Sorrento

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Restaurants - Sorrento

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

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Top sights

The smallest town on the Sorrentine Peninsula

The commercial hub of the Sorrentine Peninsula

The town with the most beautiful beaches on the Sorrentine Peninsula

The farthest point on the Sorrentine Peninsula

The lesser-known side of the Sorrentine Peninsula

The most important town on the Sorrentine Peninsula