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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Departure from: Capri

3-Hour Boat Tour: Capri by Comfortable Supergozzo

From € 280 Per boat | Max 5 passengers

Duration 3 hours

Free cancellation

  • The entire island in just hours
  • Gozzo boat with cabin and WC
  • Experienced skipper
Excellent (1122)

Experience and tour

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 (974)

Experience and tour

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 (974)

Departure from: Capri

Luxury Capri Boat Tour by Fratelli Aprea Lancia/Gozzo

From € 180 Per boat | Max 9 passengers € 310 -42%

Duration 2 hours 3 hours 4 hours

  • Welcome glass of bubbly
  • Fresh fruit
  • Traditional lancia or gozzo
Excellent (181)
Lubrense Boats - Breathtaking Amalfi and Positano Private Cruise (8 Hrs) Bestseller Verified

Departure from: Sorrento, Massa Lubrense

Breathtaking Amalfi and Positano Private Cruise (8 Hrs)

From € 810 Per boat | Max 12 passengers

Duration 8 hours

Free cancellation

  • A boat all to yourself
  • Limoncello tasting on board
  • Free time for shopping
Excellent (192)

Departure from: Capri

Divine Capri: 2.15-hour Boat Tour

From € 130 Per boat | Max 4 passengers

Duration 2 hours

Free cancellation

  • See the best of the island
  • English-speaking skipper
  • Limoncello on board
Excellent (1122)

Departure from: Pompeii

Mt. Vesuvius Tour with Wine Tasting - From Pompeii

€ 55 per guest

Duration 3 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 (2504)

Departure from: Capri

Mind-Blowing Capri Tour with Prosecco!

From € 220 Per boat | Max 4 passengers

Duration 3 hours

Free cancellation

  • Circle the island of Capri
  • Toast with Prosecco on board
  • English-speaking skipper
Excellent (1122)

Departure from: Agerola

Group Guided Hike: Path of the Gods to Positano

€ 39 per guest

Duration 4 hours

Free cancellation

  • Experience a panoramic hike overlooking the sea and end your day in Positano
  • Discover the history, nature and culture of the Amalfi Coast and the Lattari Mountains with a local guide
  • Participate in an "open" tour to meet new people with the same passion for nature and outdoor activities
Excellent (169)

Departure from: Naples

Pompeii: Guided Tour Departing from Naples

€ 35 per guest

Duration 3 hours

  • Transfer between Naples and Pompeii
  • 1.5-hour guided tour
  • Skip-the-line entry
Excellent (2504)

Departure from: Sorrento, Amalfi, Positano

Amalfi Coast Photo Tour by Vintage Fiat 500

From € 120 Per car | Max 2 passengers

Duration 2 hours 3 hours

Free cancellation

  • A unique way to savor the Amalfi Coast
  • Breathtaking photo ops during the drive
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off available
Excellent (47)

Departure from: Capri

Pershing 43 Yacht

From € 699 Per boat | Max 11 passengers € 750 -7%

Duration 4 hours 8 hours

  • Flexible itinerary
  • Experienced skipper
  • Powerful luxury speedboat
Excellent (181)

Accommodations

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Hotel La Certosa Bestseller

3 stars - Massa Lubrense

Hotel La Certosa

From € 139
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 (186)

B&B and Homes - Sorrento

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
Excellent (454)

Villas - Massa Lubrense

Relais Villarena

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

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 (1225)
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 (1130)

3 stars - Massa Lubrense

Hotel & Spa Bellavista Francischiello

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 (819)

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 (763)
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 (1696)

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)
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 (1273)

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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