Visiting Sorrento in August

Visiting Sorrento during the busiest time of the year

Visiting Sorrento in August
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Visiting Sorrento in August

Visiting Sorrento in August

August in Sorrento is the hottest, busiest, and most crowded month...when the city is "on fire" in every sense of the word! From the heavy traffic to the endless crowds, there are a number of complications this month that you will need to manage to get the most out of your visit. It's important to book everything in advance this month, so you won't find yourself caught short at the last minute.

August Weather

Temperatures in August soar in Sorrento, hovering above 30°C for most of the month. At the end of the month, the first thunderstorms cool down the city and coastline a bit, but places where there is no respite from the sun like Pompeii and Herculaneum are often uncomfortably hot. A wise alternative is to visit these sites when they offer evening opening hours.

  • Average high temperature (in Celsius): 30° C
  • Average low temperature (in Celsius): 23° C
  • Chance of rain: 11%
  • Chance of clouds: 10%
  • Average sea temperature (in Celsius): 25° C
  • Average daylight hours: 14.3

What to Do in Sorrento in August

The best option is to get around by sea to avoid the heavy traffic along the coast.

Ferries run to Capri, Ischia, and the Amalfi Coast, and there are special summer routes to Naples, Herculaneum, and the Cilento peninsula.

Ferry schedule from Sorrento

It's also a wise idea to take a boat tour of Capri to see the island by sea, far from the crowds that take over the island during the day and create long lines to catch the funicular, taxis, buses, and make the port area particularly chaotic.

Boat tours of Capri from Sorrento include a tour around the island with a stop at the Blue Grotto, a few hours of free time to visit the island on foot, and stops during the sail to swim or snorkel.

Boat tours from Sorrento to Capri

This is also the ideal month of the year to relax on the beach:

Beaches in Sorrento
Beaches on the Amalfi Coast

August Events

Sorrento holds a number of events in August, information for which is available at the tourist info office. The most important event of the month is the 15th of August bank holiday, Ferragosto, with beach parties, dinners, and fireworks.

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La Dolce Vita: Capri Boat Tour

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Organic "Superiore" Wine Tasting + Lunch on Vesuvius

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Da € 539 Per boat | 2 passengers € 759 -29%

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Capri Boat Tour: Open Ticket

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Tour of Capri on a Gozzo from Marina Piccola

Da € 130 Per boat | Max 7 passengers € 150 -13%

Durata 2 ore 3 ore

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Partenza da Sorrento

Ischia and Procida Boat Tour from Sorrento

€ 149 a persona

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  • The simplest and most convenient way to visit Ischia and Procida
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Partenza da Capri, Sorrento, Positano, Massa Lubrense

Capri Island Classic Tour by Private Boat

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Capri Boat Tour with Blue Grotto: Open Ticket

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A bed on the beach (well, almost!)

  1. Just three steps and you're on the beach of Marina del Cantone
  2. A delicious fish supper at the "Pappone"' restaurant
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Marina Piccola 73

From € 160
Breakfast included

Your boutique B&B with a view of the Bay of Naples

  1. A seaside B&B within steps of the beaches of Sorrento
  2. The atmosphere of a typical Mediterranean home
  3. The combination of traditional architectural features and modern decor
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Relais Villarena

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Casa Clementina

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Maison Tofani

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A modern luxury retreat with a timeless beauty

  1. Have a leisurely cocktail in the "Europa" lounge, hung with 18th century works of art
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Hotel & Spa Bellavista Francischiello

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Grand Hotel Flora

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Grand Hotel Riviera

Postcard-perfect memories from Sorrento

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  2. Dinner with a view of Mount Vesuvius and the Bay of Naples
  3. A historic hotel in the heart of Sorrento
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Hotel Carlton International

Your Italian holiday in the heart of Sorrento

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