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.

Recommended experiences and tours

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Departure from: Capri

BASIC Day Trip Package

€ 60 per guest € 65 -8%

Duration 4 hours

  • Purchase tickets ahead of time
  • Make the most of every moment
  • Explore at your own pace
Excellent (1)

Departure from: Amalfi, Maiori, Minori

Shared Cruise to Positano from Amalfi/Minori/Maiori

€ 45 per guest

Duration 4 hours

  • Half day group mini-cruise with live commentary on board from Amalfi/Minori/Maiori to Positano with a stop at the Grotta dello Smeraldo, at the Bay of Conca dei Marini bay and at the Fiord of Furore.

Departure from: Capri

Tour of the Isle of Capri by private gozzo boat

from € 160 Per boat | Max 6 people

Duration 2 hours 3 hours

  • A private gozzo boat
  • Stops to swim
  • See the Faraglioni and grottoes
Excellent (212)

Departure from: Capri

Capri Boat Tour: Open Ticket

€ 18 per guest

Duration 1 hour

  • Flexible open ticket
  • Tour in English and Italian
  • Best of Capri by sea
Excellent (239)

Departure from: Positano

Amalfi Coast: Private Boat Tour (Half Day)

from € 480 Per Boat | Max 11 passengers

Duration 4 hours

  • Morning or afternoon departure
  • English-speaking skipper
  • Hotel pickup available

Departure from: Positano

Boat Tour of Ischia - Speedboat

from € 2,100 Per boat | Max 12 passengers

Duration 8 hours

  • Minibar on board
  • A powerful speedboat
  • Private tour with expert skipper
Excellent (496)

Departure from: Capri

Rent a Traditional Wooden Boat from Marina Piccola

from € 80 Per boat | Max 6 passengers

Duration 2 hours 3 hours 4 hours 7 hours

  • Traditional wooden boat without a skipper, easy to navigate, and compete freedom at sea
Excellent (121)

Departure from: Positano

Skip-the-line Pompeii & Vesuvius Tour from Positano

€ 87 per guest € 109 -20%

Duration 8 hours (Morning)

  • Guided tour of Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius
  • Round-trip transportation from Positano to Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius
  • Fast track entrance with tickets included
Excellent (838)

Departure from: Capri

Discover Capri on a lancia boat Milano-Aprea (10 mt)

from € 200 Per boat | Max 10 passengers

Duration 2 hours 3 hours 4 hours 7 hours

  • A spacious boat for families or friends
  • An English-speaking skipper
  • Visit the Blue Grotto
Excellent (212)

Departure from: Capri

Island Tour + stop by Blue Grotto - Yellow Line

€ 18 per guest € 19 -5%

Duration 2 hours

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Very good (262)
Misal Sorrento Boat Charter - Capri Classic Tour 100% Italian Style (8 hours) Bestseller Verified

Departure from: Capri, Sorrento, Amalfi, Positano, Praiano, Conca dei Marini, Maiori, Minori, Nerano, Castellammare di Stabia

Capri Classic Tour 100% Italian Style (8 hours)

from € 700 Per boat | Max 10 passengers

Duration 8 hours

  • Limoncello tasting on board
  • A luxury boat all to yourself
  • Free time on land
Excellent (73)
Cantina del Vesuvio - Organic "Classico" Wine Tasting with Lunch on Vesuvius Bestseller Verified

Food experience

Organic "Classico" Wine Tasting with Lunch on Vesuvius

€ 28 per guest

Duration 2 hours

  • Organic wine from Vesuvius
  • Guided walk of the winery
  • Lunch with local specialties
Excellent (907)

Accommodations

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Hotel La Certosa Bestseller

3 stars - Massa Lubrense

Hotel La Certosa

From € 99
Breakfast included

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
  3. The spectacular views of the sea surrounding Nerano
Excellent (184)
Tel. +39 081 8081209
Relais Villarena Bestseller

Villas - Massa Lubrense

Relais Villarena

From € 75

A superb position in the heart of Nerano

  1. The historic residence of the marquis of Villarena, in the center of Nerano.
  2. The flavorsome cuisine of the Amalfi Coast served in the Dolce far Niente restaurant.
  3. The view of Li Galli from the elegant apartments.
Excellent (222)
Tel. +39 0818081779
Marina Piccola 73 Bestseller

B&B and Homes - Sorrento

Marina Piccola 73

From € 110
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
Excellent (431)
Tel. +39 081 8071643

B&B and Homes - Massa Lubrense

Casa Clementina

From € 500
Breakfast included

Where you can find peace again...

A B&B in the most pristine countryside of the Sorrentine Peninsula
Guest rooms newly renovated in 2017
A patio overlooking the sea to relax while watching the sunset

Excellent (114)
Tel. +39 081 350 4684

Farmhouse Holidays - Piano di Sorrento

Agriturismo Antico Casale

Are you ready to discover the authentic countryside along the coast?

A working farm holiday halfway between Sorrento and Positano
Local specialties made by Nonna Luisa
The warm hospitality of the Persico family

Excellent (247)
Tel. +39 081 8083462
Maison Tofani Bestseller

Historical Residences - Sorrento

Maison Tofani

From € 121

A modern luxury retreat with a timeless beauty

  1. Have a leisurely cocktail in the "Europa" lounge, hung with 18th century works of art
  2. Relax on the sundeck overlooking the rooftops of Sorrento
  3. Visit the wine grotto with wines from across Italy
Excellent (1218)
Tel. +39 081 878 4020
Grand Hotel Due Golfi Bestseller

4 stars - Sant'Agata sui Due Golfi

Grand Hotel Due Golfi

Your view of paradise

  1. Terrazza L'Incanto: a terrace with infinity pool overlooking the Bays of Naples and Salerno
  2. Private sea or garden view balconies in every room
  3. A fairytale wedding against the backdrop of the sparkling Mediterranean
Excellent (1073)
Tel. +39 081 878 00 04
Hotel & Spa Bellavista Francischiello Bestseller

3 stars - Massa Lubrense

Hotel & Spa Bellavista Francischiello

From € 99
Breakfast included

Fall head over heels for the Mediterranean: the sea, the art, the beauty

  1. The view of Capri from your room
  2. The Spa: paradise...in paradise
  3. The flavors of Sorrento served with a view
Very good (783)
Tel. +39 0818789181

4 stars - Sorrento

Grand Hotel Flora

Traditional Sorrentine hospitality

  1. Relax near the refreshing pool
  2. Sample classic Mediterranean cuisine
  3. Vacation just a few minutes from the center of Sorrento
Very good (746)
Tel. +39 081 8782520
Grand Hotel Riviera Bestseller

4 stars - Sorrento

Grand Hotel Riviera

Postcard-perfect memories from Sorrento

  1. From the rooms to the private beach by elevator
  2. Dinner with a view of Mount Vesuvius and the Bay of Naples
  3. A historic hotel in the heart of Sorrento
Excellent (1655)
Tel. +39 081 8072011

4 stars - Sorrento

Hotel Carlton International

Your Italian holiday in the heart of Sorrento

  1. A hotel with pool in the historic center of Sorrento
  2. Just steps from the beach and vibrant streets of Sorrento
  3. A vast number of daytrips and food and wine tours
Very good (869)
Tel. + 39 081 8072669
Hotel Continental Bestseller

4 stars - Sorrento

Hotel Continental

Perched above the Mediterranean Sea in Sorrento's "old town"

  1. Suite Pitloo: a jacuzzi on the terrace with a view
  2. A dinner by candlelight with a view over the Bay of Naples
  3. An elevator directly from the hotel to the beach
Excellent (1200)
Tel. +39 081 8072608
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