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 Bestseller Verified

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 (876)

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 (876)

Departure from: Naples

Pompeii and Mt. Vesuvius Tour with Wine Tasting

€ 85 per guest

Duration 8 hours

A guided tour of Pompeii and Mt. Vesuvius, departing from Naples and including a wine tasting

Excellent (2034)

Departure from: Pompeii, Sorrento, Castellammare di Stabia

The Path of the Gods: private local guide & transfer

€ 40 per guest

Duration 4 hours

  • Professional guide service with insurance coverage, private for your group.
  • Private professional transfer for you from: Sorrento / C. Mare di Stabia / Pompei.
  • Walking route guided by a local expert guide who will show you the secrets of nature and the rural landscape of the Amalfi Coast.
Excellent (120)
WorldTours - Sorrento, Positano, and Amalfi Tour - From Naples Bestseller Verified

Departure from: Naples

Sorrento, Positano, and Amalfi Tour - From Naples

€ 90 per guest

Duration 9 hours

  • Visit Sorrento, Positano, and Amalfi in one day
  • Transfer with a guide
  • Lunch on the Amalfi Coast
Excellent (2034)

Departure from: Sorrento

Small-Group Tour of the Amalfi Coast

€ 65 per guest

Duration 8 hours

  • From Sorrento, visit Positano, Amalfi, and Ravello in one day
  • A small group of just 8 people
  • Free time in each town
Excellent (139)

Departure from: Positano

Ring Walk on the Slopes of Montepertuso above Positano

€ 9 per guest

Duration 3 hours

  • Unique views of Positano from above lead by a local guide
  • Walk along panoramic country paths
  • Discover the coast's lush Mediterranean vegetation
Excellent (120)
Buyourtour - Capri Boat Tour Most popular Verified

Departure from: Sorrento

Capri Boat Tour

€ 85 per guest

Duration 8 hours (Morning)

  • Departure from your hotel in Sorrento Area/ meeting point
  • Tour of the Island by boat
  • Free time to visit the island
Excellent (139)
WorldTours - Guided Tour of Naples: Historic Center and Underground Bestseller Verified

Departure from: Naples

Guided Tour of Naples: Historic Center and Underground

€ 40 per guest

Duration 5 hours

A 5-hour tour of the historic center of Naples, including San Gregorio Armeno and Naples Underground

Excellent (2034)

Departure from: Amalfi

Capri Boat Tour with Pick-up from Amalfi

€ 135 per guest

Duration 10 hours

  • Boat tour from Sorrento Coast to Capri
  • Hotel pick-up included
  • Transfer from Amalfi to Sorrento
Excellent (139)

Departure from: Positano

Capri Boat Tour with Pick-up from Positano

€ 129 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 (139)

Departure from: Pompeii

Pompei Walking Tour with Priority Admission Ticket

€ 39 per guest

Duration 2 hours (Morning)

  • Learn from your professional English-speaking guide
  • Discover the remaining frescoes and mosaics in a small group
  • Explore the streets of Pompeii on a walking tour of the petrified city
Excellent (820)

Accommodations

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3 stars - Massa Lubrense

Hotel La Certosa

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

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 € 99
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 (426)
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 € 100

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 (1205)
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 (1069)
Tel. +39 081 878 00 04

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 (778)
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 (745)
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 (1654)
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 (867)
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 (1196)
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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