Finding parking in Sorrento isn't as difficult as many people think! There are a number of parking options in the center of town, though there is no free parking. There are very limited free public parking spaces (those marked by white lines) where you can leave your car all day, and finding one unoccupied is a bit like winning the lottery.
If you are arriving in Sorrento by car, remember that the historic center of town is closed to traffic each evening after 7:30 pm and all day Sunday. The parking options listed below are always accessible, even when the downtown is closed to motor vehicles.
Here are the few places you can find free street parking, marked in white paint:
- Via Rota (quite far from the center)
- Via Parsano (just steps from Corso Italia)
In the rest of the town center, parking is marked in blue paint, which means that you must pay. There are parking meters near the parking spaces where you can insert coins to pay for a set time period; take the printed ticket with the end time of your paid parking period from the meter and display it on your dashboard.
Blue Paid Public Parking Costs
- 30 minutes: EUR 1
- 1 hour and each subsequent hour: EUR 2
Parking Lots and Garages
Parcheggio Achille Lauro (Correale)
Via Correale 23
Located in the central Piazza Lauro, this covered parking garage has a few hundred spots.
- EUR 2/hour (or fraction of an hour). Free for less than 30 minutes.
- Daily rate: EUR 24
Parcheggio Vallone dei Mulini
Via Fuorimura 16
Located past Piazza Tasso, the main square in Sorrento, this covered parking garage is guarded by a system of security cameras.
- EUR 2.50/hour (or fraction of an hour) from 6 am to 10 pm; after 10 pm, EUR 4.50/hour.
- Daily rate: EUR 27 with discounts for multiple day stays.
Via degli Aranci 17
This private, guarded parking lot is open-air and located along Via degli Aranci (near the Pretura). Take Via Sersale from here to reach Corso Italia in minutes.
- EUR 2/hour (or fraction of an hour)
Parcheggio Marina Piccola
The “Marina Piccola” guarded garage is located at the port, and is perfect for those taking the ferry to Capri.
Prices vary according to the size of the vehicle, but for a medium-sized car:
- First 6 hours: EUR 22
- First 12 hours: EUR 26
- 24 hours: EUR 32
Discounts available for online reservations.
Other parking lots are the Ulysse (at the beginning of the road to Marina Grande) and Central Parking on Corso Italia just outside the center of town, which offers a shuttle service to the port.
There are a number of spaces for scooter and motorcycle parking between Piazza Lauro and Via degli Aranci: be sure to park only in marked spaces, or you will almost certainly be fined!