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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Cantina del Vesuvio - Organic "Superiore" Wine Tasting + Lunch on Vesuvius Most popular Verified

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Organic "Superiore" Wine Tasting + Lunch on Vesuvius

€ 35 per guest

Duration 2 hours

Free cancellation

  • Organic Lacryma Christi del Vesuvio DOP Superiore wine
  • Lunch on traditional dishes while enjoying the view
  • Visit the vineyard and winery
Excellent (956)
Cantina del Vesuvio - Organic "Classico" Wine Tasting with Lunch on Vesuvius Bestseller Verified

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Organic "Classico" Wine Tasting with Lunch on Vesuvius

€ 28 per guest

Duration 2 hours

Free cancellation

  • Organic wine from Vesuvius
  • Guided walk of the winery
  • Lunch with local specialties
Excellent (956)

Departure from: Naples, Sorrento, Positano

Pompeii, Herculaneum, and Mt. Vesuvius Tour

From € 320 EUR 40/hour for extra time € 340 -6%

Duration 8 hours

Free cancellation

  • A driving tour departing from Sorrento, Positano, or Naples via elegant sedan or minivan and English-speaking driver.
Excellent (242)

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 (2422)

Departure from: Pompeii

Mt. Vesuvius Tour with Wine Tasting - From Pompeii

€ 55 per guest

Duration 4 hours

  • Taste Lacryma Christi, traditional wine from Mt, Vesuvius
  • Explore the crater on Mt. Vesuvius
  • See the highlights of this famous mountain in one day
Excellent (2422)
Lubrense Boats - Breathtaking Capri Private VIP Cruise (8 Hours) Bestseller Verified

Departure from: Sorrento, Massa Lubrense

Breathtaking Capri Private VIP Cruise (8 Hours)

From € 609 Per boat | Max 12 passengers

Duration 8 hours

Free cancellation

  • Traditional Sorrentine gozzo boat
  • Flexible, customizable itinerary
  • Stops to swim and snorkel
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Book a Scooter Online

From € 30 Per scooter | Max 2 people

Duration 2 hours 3 hours 4 hours 5 hours 6 hours

Free cancellation

  • Explore Capri at your own pace
  • 24-hour assistance
  • Stress-free online booking
Excellent (463)

Departure from: Naples

Herculaneum: Guided Tour Departing from Naples

€ 45 per guest

Duration 3 hours

  • Guided tour of Herculaneum
  • Round-trip transfer Naples/Herculaneum included
  • Skip-the-line entrance
Excellent (2422)

Departure from: Naples, Sorrento, Positano

Full-Day Transfer: Pompeii, Mt Vesuvius, Herculaneum

From € 330 Per vehicle | Max 16 people

Duration 8 hours

Free cancellation

  • A private car service between the archaeological sites of Pompeii and Herculaneum, as well as the crater on Vesuvius.
Excellent (184)

Departure from: Sorrento

Amalfi Coast Boat Tour from Sorrento

€ 119 per guest

Duration 8 hours

  • Discover the coast in one day
  • Small-group tours
  • Stops in Positano and Amalfi
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Rent Your Scooter Online - Full Day (6 hours)

From € 55 Per scooter | Max 2 people

Duration 6 hours

Free cancellation

  • Explore Capri independently
  • Six hours with delivery at the port
  • Map of the island included
Excellent (463)

Departure from: Naples, Pompeii

Guided Tour of Pompeii

€ 20 per guest

Duration 2 hours

  • Avoid getting lost by visiting with a guide
  • Depart from Naples or Pompeii
  • Skip-the-line entrance
Excellent (2422)

Accommodations

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3 stars - Massa Lubrense

Hotel La Certosa

From € 79
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
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Marina Piccola 73 Bestseller

B&B and Homes - Sorrento

Marina Piccola 73

From € 108
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 (443)

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 (227)

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 (244)

Historical Residences - Sorrento

Maison Tofani

From € 119.99

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 (1224)
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
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3 stars - Massa Lubrense

Hotel & Spa Bellavista Francischiello

From € 119
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
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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
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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 (1693)

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
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Hotel Continental Bestseller

4 stars - Sorrento

Hotel Continental

From € 100
Breakfast included

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 (1262)

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
Very good (591)
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