One of Italy's most popular resort towns, Sorrento is perched on the Sorrentine Peninsula cliffsides and overlooks the shimmering Bay of Naples. Spend your days relaxing at sun-dappled cafes, getting lost in the Old Town and eating your way through authentic pizza, pasta and gelato.
Things to do in Sorrento
You’ll find it hard to resist the allure of Sorrento's characterful Old Town. It's anchored by Piazza Tasso, a sun-drenched square lined with alfresco cafes, gelaterias and open-air bistros. You'll also find quaint souvenir shops selling local ceramics, woodwork and hand-woven lace.
Venture into Sorrento's narrow cobblestone alleys to stumble across Chiesa di San Francesco. The 14th-century church watches over Villa Comunale Park and is one of Italy's most beautiful places of worship. In summer it hosts an excellent line-up of classical music concerts featuring music from Vivaldi and Mozart.
For a glimpse at Sorrento's ancient past, don't miss the Museo Correale di Terranova. It's brimming with treasures, from antique clocks and hand-painted ceramics to Neapolitan paintings and medieval artefacts. You’re welcome to stroll around the gardens, which are filled with exotic plants and flowers.
Just offshore sits the storied island of Capri, home to luxurious spas, boutiques and rugged landscapes. The Blue Grotto steals the spotlight, with sunlight filtering through an underwater cave to create an electric blue glow.
Getting around Sorrento
Sorrento's historic district is easy to get around on foot. You can arrive via Naples International Airport, then take a one-hour taxi or minibus to Sorrento. Regular ferries to Capri depart from Porto di Sorrento.