Visiting Sorrento in December

Christmas and the New Year in Sorrento

Visiting Sorrento in December
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Visiting Sorrento in December

Visiting Sorrento in December

December in Sorrento is all about one thing: Christmas! Sorrento has become known over recent years for its sumptuous Christmas lights and decorations, including a towering musical tree in Piazza Tasso, and if its seasonal concerts and events organized for the annual “Mi illumino d’inverno” festival.

Weather in December

Temperatures are cool in December, but there is a bit less rain than in November. This month has the shortest days of the year, and the sun is already setting at 5 pm each afternoon.

  • Average high temperature (in Celsius): 15° C
  • Average low temperature (in Celsius): 10° C
  • Chance of rain: 30%
  • Chance of clouds: 47%
  • Average sea temperature (in Celsius): 17° C
  • Average daylight hours: 9

What to Do in December

Each weekend in December, Sorrento has street artists, concerts, parades, and “Villaggio di Babbo Natale” (Santa's Village) in the garden at Villa Fiorentino. The town is decked out in seasonal lights and decorations, and Corso Italia makes for the perfect backdrop for a seasonal stroll.

Christmas in Sorrento

We suggest you plan an afternoon exploring Amalfi and Atrani, where the Christmas lights are also beautiful after sunset, or Salerno for a more artistic take on seasonal decorations.

Christmas on the Amalfi Coast

Don't miss Naples at Christmas, especially the famous “San Gregorio Armeno” lane, where traditional Nativity sets are made by hand.

A Day in Naples

Weather permitting, a trip across the water to Capri is always a fun excursion, and there are daily ferries from Sorrento all year round.

Christmas on Capri

Recommended experiences and tours

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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 (913)
Top Excursion Sorrento - Full Day Amalfi Coast Tour with English-speaking Driver Bestseller Verified

Departure from: Naples, Sorrento

Full Day Amalfi Coast Tour with English-speaking Driver

from € 320 Per vehicle | Max 8 passengers € 340 -6%

Duration 8 hours

  • A private driving tour via Mercedes to the highlights of the Amalfi Coast
Excellent (220)

Departure from: Pompeii

Pompeii: Guided walking tour with Skip-the-line tickets

€ 39 per guest

Duration 2 hours (Morning)

  • Learn from your professional English-speaking guide
  • Fast track entrance with tickets included
  • Discover the remaining frescoes and mosaics in a small group
  • Explore the streets of Pompeii on a walking tour of the petrified city
Excellent (845)

Food experience

Organic "Superiore" Wine Tasting + Lunch on Vesuvius

€ 35 per guest

Duration 2 hours

  • Organic Lacryma Christi del Vesuvio DOP Superiore wine
  • Lunch on traditional dishes while enjoying the view
  • Visit the vineyard and winery
Excellent (913)

Departure from: Capri

Shared Guided Tour of Capri

€ 59 per guest

Duration 6 hours

  • Discover Capri with this group tour including a professional guide who can show you the most beautiful corners of the island, island transportation by bus, and lunch!
Excellent (214)

Departure from: Amalfi

Capri Boat Tour with Pick-up from Amalfi

€ 119 per guest

Duration 10 hours

  • Boat tour from Sorrento Coast to Capri
  • Hotel pick-up included
  • Transfer from Amalfi to Sorrento
Excellent (6)

Departure from: Positano

Capri Boat Tour with Pick-up from Positano

€ 99 per guest

Duration 9 hours

  • Pick-up by car or minivan in Positano
  • Boat tour of Capri from Sorrento
  • Free time to explore Capri on land
Excellent (6)

Departure from: Naples

Pompeii and Mt. Vesuvius Tour with Wine Tasting

€ 85 per guest

Duration 8 hours

  • Visit the ruins of Pompeii
  • Views from the top of Mt. Vesuvius
  • Wine tasting
Excellent (2131)

Departure from: Naples, Sorrento, Positano

Full-Day Transfer: Pompeii, Mt Vesuvius, Herculaneum

from € 330 Per vehicle | Max 16 people

Duration 8 hours

  • A private car service between the archaeological sites of Pompeii and Herculaneum, as well as the crater on Vesuvius.
Excellent (182)
Lubrense Boats - Positano Private Boat Tour with Skipper New

Departure from: Sorrento, Massa Lubrense

Positano Private Boat Tour with Skipper

from € 487 Per boat | Max 12 passengers

Duration 8 hours

  • As much time as you want to explore Positano
  • A choice of boats
  • An experienced English-speaking skipper
Excellent (162)

Departure from: Naples, Sorrento

Pompeii, Herculaneum, and Vesuvius: Archaeological Tour

from € 347 Per vehicle € 380 -9%

Duration 8 hours

  • This private car service is the only way to visit the archaeological sites of Pompeii and Herculaneum together with Mount Vesuvius in one day.
Excellent (373)
Lubrense Boats - Capri and Positano: Full-Day Private Boat Tour New

Departure from: Sorrento, Massa Lubrense

Capri and Positano: Full-Day Private Boat Tour

from € 610 Per boat | Max 12 passengers

Duration 8 hours

  • Make the most of your time
  • Admire the Amalfi Coast by sea
  • Swim in the waters of Capri
Excellent (162)

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 (432)
Tel. +39 081 8071643

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 € 110

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

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 € 109
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 (785)
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 (747)
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 (1656)
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 (870)
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

4 stars - Sorrento

Johanna Park

Retreat to the hills above Sorrento to relax

  1. Admire the views of the Bay of Naples from the rooftop terrace
  2. Relax in the pool and bask on the surrounding sundeck
  3. Savor the specialties of the local cuisine
Excellent (584)
Tel. +39 081 8072472
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