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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)
Capri Boat Tour from Sorrento, Naples, and More
Bestseller Shared

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

Choose pickup in Sorrento, Naples, Pompeii etc.
Free time to visit Capri on land
English-speaking skipper

Motorized Boat

€ 69 per guest

Duration 8 hours 8 hours 10 hours

Free cancellation

(378 Reviews)
Sunset Boat Tour from Positano (Small-Group)
Shared

Departure from Positano

English-speaking skipper
Happy hour drinks and snacks on board
Stunning sunset views of the coastline

Sunset Shared

€ 85 per guest

Duration 2 hours

Free cancellation

Departure from Positano

A private boat at sunset
A romantic Prosecco toast on board
Drop anchor near Amalfi Coast

Gozzo Fratelli Aprea 7.50 and other options...

From € 350 Per boat | Max 12 passengers

Duration 1 hour

(115 Reviews)

Departure from Capri

A tour by gozzo boat around the island departing from the bay opposite the Faraglioni and with a stop to swim off the coast of Capri.

Gozzo caprese and other options...

From € 180 Per boat | Max 7 passengers

Duration 2 hours 3 hours

Free cancellation

(130 Reviews)

Departure from Capri

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

Lancia caprese

From € 100 Per boat | Max 6 passengers

Duration 2 hours 3 hours 4 hours 7 hours

Free cancellation

(130 Reviews)

Departure from Capri, Naples, Sorrento

Pick up/drop-off at the airport or train station
Luxury vehicles
Expert driver and skipper

Itama 38 and other options...

From € 1,100 € 1,200 Per boat | Max 10 passengers

Duration 1 hour

(175 Reviews)
Private Boat Tour to Amalfi
Bestseller

Departure from Positano, Sorrento, Massa Lubrense

Complete flexibility
Make the most of your vacation time
Choose an on-board picnic or aperitivo

Apreamare 10 "Queen Elisabeth" and other options...

From € 800 Per boat | Max 12 passengers

Duration 6 hours 8 hours

Free cancellation

Departure from Capri

Luxury boats
Wine or prosecco on board
Optional lunch

BAIA ONE 43 and other options...

From € 595 € 700 Per boat | Max 8 passengers

Duration 4 hours 8 hours

Departure from Amalfi, Ischia, Naples, Positano, Sorrento

Option of docking to explore by land
Private luxury yacht with English-speaking skipper
Gourmet meal option for lunch on board

Aicon 72 SL and other options...

From € 890 Per boat | Max 12 passengers

Duration 8 hours

(13 Reviews)
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

€ 20 per guest

Duration 2 hours

Free cancellation

(378 Reviews)
Capri Boat Tour with Stop to Swim!
Shared

Departure from Capri

Dive into the turquoise waters off Capri
Escape the crowds and chaos
Admire the Faraglioni from below!

Ferry boat - Departure 10.30 and other options...

€ 30 per guest

Duration 1 hour

Free cancellation

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

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Where you can find free beaches open to the public on the Sorrentine Peninsula

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The best places to bask and bathe in and near Sorrento

Itineraries

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

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.

Excursions

A day trip to the island of Capri is a must during your visit to Sorrento.

Itineraries

Where to book your hotel or accommodation on the Amalfi Coast or in Sorrento

Where to Stay

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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 town with the most beautiful beaches on the Sorrentine Peninsula

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The lesser-known side of the Sorrentine Peninsula

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The most important town on the Sorrentine Peninsula

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The farthest point on the Sorrentine Peninsula