Sorrento Coast

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Brimming with rustic charm, breathtaking views and pretty fishing villages, this elegant town is the jewel in the Italian crown.

Sorrento is everything you imagined an Italian town to be and more. Perched on the edge of the cliffs overlooking the beautiful Bay of Naples, Sorrento is a gorgeous hamlet where winding cobbled streets spill into quaint squares and sweet-smelling citrus trees abound. This place oozes rustic, old-world charm and the best thing about Sorrento is that most of the main attractions are easily accessible from the central square, Piazza Tasso.

Sorrento does not lack for beautiful Roman and medieval churches but the Chiesa di San Francesco stands out among the crowd. The interior is awash with ecclesiastical treasures and with a blend of Gothic, Renaissance and Arabic architectural styles, this church and adjacent cloisters are a joy to wander through.

Many would argue that the jewel in the Sorrentine crown is the hauntingly beautiful and strangely eerie Deep Valley of the Mills. This abandoned flour mill sits at the bottom of a lush ravine and is definitely worth a visit.

If you’re feeling energetic, make the lovely walk across the coast to the legendary Baths of Queen Giovanna. This shimmering emerald pool is a famous Sorrento beauty spot and is well worth seeking out. Protected from the sea by two enormous limestone cliffs, the warm waters of this natural inlet are perfect for swimming and snorkelling.

Grab your camera and head to Marina Piccola for stunning views of the Bay of Naples and Mount Vesuvius. Happily, this is also the perfect place from which to explore the adjacent islands of Capri and Ischia.

For a true taste of Sorrento culture, visit Marina Grande where fishermen still hone their craft in the time-honoured tradition. Continuing the theme, the unspoiled fishing village of Marina di Puolo is home to one of the prettiest beaches in Sorrento. Swim in crystal-clear waters before sampling the catch of the day in one of the excellent seafood restaurants.

Finally, if there is one thing Sorrento is famous for, it’s lemons. Stroll through the old citrus orchards at I Giardini di Cataldo and treat yourself to some delicious lemon-flavoured ice creams, sorbets, beverages, marmalades and of course, limoncello! You can even try your hand at making this zingy lemon liqueur at one of the grove’s wonderful workshops. Yum!

Top hotels in Sorrento Coast

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Grand Hotel Aminta
Grand Hotel Aminta
4 out of 5
Via Nastro Verde 23, Sorrento, NA
SG$120
per night
Mar 11 - Mar 12

This family-friendly Sorrento hotel is located on the waterfront, within 1 mi (2 km) of Piazza Tasso and Marina Grande Beach. Sorrento Marina and Pompeii Archaeological ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (1,757 reviews)

"The view was fantastic. The shuttle into city center was great"…"

Reviewed on 24 Feb,2020

Grand Hotel Aminta
Continental
Continental
4 out of 5
Piazza della Vittoria 4, Sorrento, NA
SG$179
per night
Mar 21 - Mar 22

With direct access to the beach, this Sorrento Historic Centre hotel is in the city centre and within a 10-minute walk of Sorrento Peninsula, Piazza Tasso and ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (724 reviews)

"Hotel Continental is located across from a lovely park with sweeping views of the Bay of Naples and is close to all the restaurants and shops in the heart of Sorrento. We immediately loved the old-world Italian charm of the lobby. Our room was comfortable and very clean, but we had a bad noise issue ..."…"

Reviewed on 19 Dec,2019

Continental
Hotel Plaza
Hotel Plaza
4 out of 5
via Fuorimura n.3, Sorrento, NA
SG$142
per night
Mar 19 - Mar 20

This family-friendly Sorrento hotel is located near the beach, steps away from Sorrento Peninsula, Corso Italia and Piazza Tasso. Sorrento Marina and Gulf of ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (832 reviews)

"The hotel is very well operated. All the staff worked very hard and were very professional and polite. They are very customer oriented. The dining room staff were exceptional. One of the best hotels that I've stayed (around the InI). Breakfast is also very good, the best during this trip, Rome, Florence, ..."…"

Reviewed on 7 Jan,2020

Hotel Plaza

Popular things to do in Sorrento Coast

Marina Grande Beach
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Marina Grande Beach

4/5(276 reviews)

Take time out in a pretty church, watch fishermen unload their catch, explore ancient fortifications or simply enjoy a relaxing stroll around this charming port.

Piazza Tasso
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Piazza Tasso

4.5/5(331 reviews)

Sorrento’s main square was built in 1864 and is the hub of life in the city, brimming with people, cafés, history and art.

Deep Valley of the Mills
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Deep Valley of the Mills

5/5(1 review)

Visit this jewel in the Sorrentine crown and marvel at the breathtaking ancient ruins of this abandoned site – only a stone’s throw from the heart of Piazza Tasso.

Sorrento Lift
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Sorrento Lift

Built into the cliffs of Sorrento, this elevator provides quick access from the city’s beaches and marina to the Old Town. 

Baths of Queen Giovanna
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Baths of Queen Giovanna

Take a dip in royal waters and explore ancient Roman ruins in this stunning Sorrento beauty spot.

Sorrento Cathedral
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Sorrento Cathedral

4/5(10 reviews)

Decorative chapels and a dazzling collection of frescoes by notable Italian artists beautify the interior of this 15th-century religious monument. 

Top activities in Sorrento Coast

From Sorrento: Positano, Amalfi and Ravello Guided Tour
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From Sorrento: Positano, Amalfi and Ravello Guided Tour

92% of travellers recommend
SG$113
Per adult
Traditional Hands-On Cooking Experience in Sorrento
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Traditional Hands-On Cooking Experience in Sorrento

SG$164
Per adult
Sorrento Cooking Class
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Sorrento Cooking Class

SG$119
Per adult
Sorrento: Mozzarella Cheese "Spinning" Show
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Sorrento: Mozzarella Cheese "Spinning" Show

SG$89
Per adult
From Sorrento: Skip-the-line Pompeii Guided Tour
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From Sorrento: Skip-the-line Pompeii Guided Tour

96% of travellers recommend
SG$104
Per adult
Amalfi coast by night see the coast with the sun setting
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Amalfi coast by night see the coast with the sun setting

SG$760
Per adult