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
Via San Renato 23
This guarded parking garage is located just outside the busy Sorrento’s city center. Parking here is convenient and there is a system of security cameras to keep vehicles safe. The garage offers a number of additional services, including a shuttle on request between the garage and the port and train station, valet service to area hotels and B&Bs, a luggage deposit, and rental scooters.
EUR 3/hour (or portion of an hour)
Daily rate: starts from 30 euro (depending from the season)
Discounts for long stay or multiple-services reservation
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 25
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 26
First 12 hours: EUR 28
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!
The rate for the staffed Sorrento Parking garage is EUR 2/hour and EUR 15/day.
Scooter parking is free if you rent there one of their fuel run or electric scooter 125cc.