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!

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Sorrento Historic Centre
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Sorrento Historic Centre

Known for cafe, shopping, tour

Experience a fusion of heritage buildings, narrow laneways, great cafés and a vibrant atmosphere in the antique centre of this ancient Italian city.

Top hotels in Sorrento Coast

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
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Grand Hotel Aminta
4 out of 5
Via Nastro Verde 23, Sorrento, NA
SG$334
per night
10 Oct-11 Oct
4.6/5Wonderful! (1,702 reviews)

This family-friendly Sorrento hotel is located on the waterfront, within 1 mi (2 km) of Museo Bottega della Tarsia Lignea, Sorrento Cathedral and Bastion of ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (1,702 reviews)

"Nice hotel with great views of Sorrento harbor. A bit anachronistic, they try so hard to offer that 50’s feeling of elegance. The staff was always very proper and dressed impeccably (if a little stuffy). But the hotel misses the mark for today’s traveler. The rooms could have better towels and offer ..."…"

Reviewed on 14 Sep,2019

Grand Hotel Aminta
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Continental
4 out of 5
Piazza della Vittoria 4, Sorrento, NA
SG$315
per night
16 Oct-17 Oct
4.5/5Wonderful! (680 reviews)

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 ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (680 reviews)

"love the roof top bar but drinks are pricey compared to what you can pay in the town!"…"

Reviewed on 3 Sep,2019

Continental
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Hotel Belair
4 out of 5
Via Capo, 29, Sorrento, NA
SG$274
per night
11 Oct-12 Oct
4.6/5Exceptional! (631 reviews)

Situated near the bay, this hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Sorrento Peninsula, Piazza Tasso and Marina Grande Beach. Corso Italia and Sorrento Marina are also ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (631 reviews)

"Great property, gorgeous views, wonderful food. Doesn’t get much better than that."…"

Reviewed on 17 Sep,2019

Hotel Belair

Popular things to do in Sorrento Coast

Marina Grande Beach
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Marina Grande Beach

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

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

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

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

Classic Capri Tour by Boat with Light Lunch from Sorrento
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Classic Capri Tour by Boat with Light Lunch from Sorrento

SG$130

Board a boat and take a cruise around Capri, seeing the stunning cliffs and vibrant grottoes glowing in a rainbow of hues. Visit the island's most famous landmarks, enjoy free time exploring the town's winding streets, and get the chance to snorkel in the Mediterranean.

Amalfi Coast Experience: Small-Group Tour
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Amalfi Coast Experience: Small-Group Tour

SG$76

Drive along the Amalfi Coast passing spectacular views and rolling hills on your way to visit three of the most beautiful villages in the south of Italy—Positano, Amalfi, and Ravello. Enjoy leisure time to explore at your own pace and roam narrow streets lined by centuries-old buildings.

Amalfi Coast Small-Group Tour from Sorrento By Minivan
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Amalfi Coast Small-Group Tour from Sorrento By Minivan

SG$121

Tour the beautiful Amalfi Coast in a luxurious minivan max 8. Stay away from the usual crowds and the busier locations and get more time to interact with your knowledgeable English speaking driver.

Pompeii & Mount Vesuvius Tour from Sorrento
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Pompeii & Mount Vesuvius Tour from Sorrento

SG$72

Discover 2 of Italy's most celebrated attractions: the ancient city of Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius, the volcano that unleashed its fury on the city in 79 AD. Explore the ruins of what was once a prosperous town in the Roman Empire, and enjoy a hike to the crater of the breathtaking volcano.

Rural Gastronomy Tour For Foodies !
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Rural Gastronomy Tour For Foodies !

SG$149

Spend half a day discovering the culinary delights on display in rural Sorrento. Delve deep into delicious marmalades, extra virgin olive oils, several varieties of handmade cheese, and even attend a pizza making workshop using farm-fresh ingredients.

Sorrento Coast & Capri Tour by Boat from Sorrento or Naples
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Sorrento Coast & Capri Tour by Boat from Sorrento or Naples

SG$160

Discover the beauty of the Sorrento coast and the island of Capri during this day trip. Admire the fascinating sea caves around the edge of the island, colorful harbors, light sand, and the fascinating Faraglioni rocks.