Visiting Sorrento in January

Winter on the Sorrentine Peninsula

Visiting Sorrento in January
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Visiting Sorrento in January

Visiting Sorrento in January

In January, expect rain and cold winds in Sorrento, though you can certainly get warmer, sunny days. In general, the weather on the coast is what you would expect in winter during the months of January and February. Very few tourists visit during this time of year, and many locals take advantage of these slower months to go on holiday in warmer climes themselves! You'll find quite a few hotels, restaurants, and other businesses close until the season pick back up in March.

The Weather in January

January and February bring the coldest temperatures of the year, though they will very rarely go below 5°C.

  • Average high temperature (in Celsius): 15° C
  • Average low temperature (in Celsius): 10° C
  • Chance of rain: 30%
  • Chance of clouds: 50%
  • Average sea temperature (in Celsius): 15° C
  • Average daylight hours: 9

What to Do in January

Though the weather may not be the best, Sorrento can be an interesting destination all year round because it is one of the few on the coast that is lively with locals even in the winter months. There are about 16,000 residents in the city, many of whom take evening walks and dine out in one of the many excellent local restaurants on winter evenings.

What to do in Sorrento when it rains

January is also an excellent month to visit Pompeii and Herculaneum, as long as you choose a day with no rain:

Visit Pompeii, Herculaneum, and Mount Vesuvius

You can also take a day trip from Sorrento to Capri, and experience the quieter and more authentic side of the island when it isn't crowded with tourists:

Winter guide to Capri

Another great idea is taking a day trip to Naples to visit its many museums and churches, the perfect option on a rainy day:

A day in Naples

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Travel Etc  - Skip-the-line Pompeii Half-Day Tour from Sorrento Bestseller Verified

Departure from: Sorrento

Skip-the-line Pompeii Half-Day Tour from Sorrento

€ 69 per guest

Duration 4 hours (Morning)

Free cancellation

  • Spend a half day visiting the massive archaeological site of Pompeii
  • Fast track entrance with tickets included
  • Official Local Guide in English and Italian
  • Explore its well-preserved houses, stores, taverns, mosaics and frescoes.
Excellent (841)

Departure from: Naples, Sorrento, Amalfi, Salerno

Shore excursion to the Amalfi Coast

Da € 380 per vehicle | Max 16 people

Duration 8 hours

Free cancellation

  • Shore excursion to the Amalfi Coast with pick-up and drop off at the Naples or Sorrento port. Transfers via air-conditioned vehicle.
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Departure from: Sorrento

Positano, Amalfi and Ravelllo Group Tour from Sorrento

€ 75 per guest

Duration 8 hours

Free cancellation

  • Visit Positano, Amalfi, and Ravello in a day
  • Avoid the hassle of public transportation
  • Local Guide in English and Italian
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Departure from: Naples, Sorrento, Positano

Full-Day Transfer: Pompeii, Mt Vesuvius, Herculaneum

Da € 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.
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Departure from: Amalfi

Valley of the Mills & Ferriere Nature Reserve + Guide

€ 20 per guest

Duration 3 hours

Free cancellation

  • Private hike with a licensed guide through the Valley of the Mills & Ferriere Nature Reserve past Amalfi's historic paper mills.
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Departure from: Pompeii, Sorrento, Amalfi, Positano, Castellammare di Stabia

Hiking the Path of the Gods, Transfer & Lunch Included

€ 70 per guest

Duration 4 hours (Morning)

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  • Private tour with licensed guide, private transfer from Amalfi or Sorrento to Agerola and return after lunch, and lunch overlooking the sea and featuring local specialties in a small trattoria
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Departure from: Naples

Small-group Bus Tour of the Amalfi Coast from Naples

€ 89 per guest

Duration 8 hours (Morning)

Free cancellation

  • Visit the charming cities of Positano, Amalfi and Ravello
  • Free time to explore local boutiques, beaches and churches
  • Official Local Guide in English and Italian
  • Live Commentary on board
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Departure from: Positano

Pompeii and Sorrento Full-Day Tour

Da € 360 Per vehicle |Max 19 passengers

Duration 8 hours

  • English-speaking driver
  • Mercedes sedan or minivan
  • WiFi, water, and air conditioning on board

Tours and excursions

Private driving tour of the Amalfi Coast

Da € 380 Per vehicle | Max 16 people

Duration 8 hours

Free cancellation

  • Visit Positano, Amalfi, and Ravello with a full-day private car service departing from Naples or Sorrento: pick-up and transfers with an expert driver
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Departure from: Positano

The Path of the Gods - private walking tour

Da € 159 Per group | Max 20 people

Duration 4 hours

Free cancellation

  • - Live the Path of the Gods lead by a private guide just for you, a local and expert guide will lead you from Agerola to Positano, showing you all the natural essences and rural secrets of this area.
  • - Take the possibility to spend half a day for outdoor physical activity
  • - Discover stunning landscapes overlooking the sea on the edge of a cliff, walking all the time followed step by step by a personal guide.
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Departure from: Positano

Ring Walk on the Slopes of Montepertuso above Positano

€ 7 per guest € 9 -22%

Duration 3 hours

Free cancellation

  • Unique views of Positano from above lead by a local guide
  • Walk along panoramic country paths
  • Discover the coast's lush Mediterranean vegetation
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Da € 45 Per scooter € 55 -18%

Duration 6 hours

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Reserve your scooter online to visit Capri in complete freedom without having to face the long lines for the funicular and bus.
This package includes a 6 hour rental from 10 am to 4 pm, with delivery at the port of Capri just steps from where you disembark from the ferry!

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Marina Piccola 73

From € 140
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
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3 stars - Massa Lubrense

Hotel La Certosa

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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)
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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.
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Agriturismo Antico Casale

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

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Maison Tofani

From € 120

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
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Grand Hotel Due Golfi

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  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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Hotel & Spa Bellavista Francischiello

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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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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

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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
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Hotel Carlton International

Your Italian holiday in the heart of Sorrento

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  3. A vast number of daytrips and food and wine tours
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Hotel Continental Bestseller

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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
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Johanna Park

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  3. Savor the specialties of the local cuisine
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