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Sorrento Coast
Travel Guide

This pretty southern Italian oceanfront town is famous for its ancient Roman buildings, gorgeous scenery and slow pace of life.

High on the cliffs above the Bay of Naples is Sorrento, a rustic resort town with amazing views. Centuries ago, Roman emperors, Italian nobles and artists flocked to the Campania province for its inspiring beauty. Today, its cobblestone streets, opulent villas, fishermen’s harbors, pleasant Mediterranean climate and citrus groves attract vacationers from all over the world.

Fly to Naples, which is less than an hour from Sorrento. Then make a scenic journey by car or train along the mountainous coastline as the last leg of the trip. Sorrento’s main sights are all within easy walking distance of its central square, Piazza Tasso. To get around even more quickly, hop on and off sightseeing buses.

Behind the piazza, look down into the Deep Valley of the Mills to see a spectacular sight: an ancient ruin partly overgrown by ferns. Visit the Chiesa di San Francesco or other Roman and medieval churches, and admire the frescoes in the Sedile Dominova, once a gathering place for noblemen. Shop for souvenirs in the narrow streets and see craftspeople work with wood, lace and leather just as their ancestors have done for hundreds of years.

On a sunny day, join local residents and savor a leisurely cappuccino on a terrace. Watch passersby and then find a good place for a refreshing swim. On the tip of the peninsula, dip in the glimmering natural pool called Baths of Queen Giovanna. Closer to Sorrento, you can sunbathe and swim in the town’s two harbors: Marina Grande and Marina Piccola.

The Sorrento coastline is mostly steep limestone cliffs, but you'll find a stretch of sandy beach at Marina di Puolo. Notice the olive and lemon groves along the trail to this fishing village. To sample various citrus-infused treats and to see how limoncello liqueur is made, visit the orchards of I Giardini di Cataldo.

At sunset, head to Sorrento’s Villa Comunale park to watch the sky change colors over the crater of the active volcano, Mount Vesuvius, in the distance.

Continental
Continental
4 out of 5
Piazza della Vittoria 4, Sorrento, NA
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The price is $151 per night from May 9 to May 10

Offering direct access to the beach, this Sorrento Historic Centre hotel is in the city center, steps from Sorrento Peninsula and Sorrento Lift. Marina Grande ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (742 reviews)
Fabulous hotel in the heart of Sorrento

"Fabulous hotel with excellent service in the heart of Sorrento. Highly recommended."…"

Reviewed on Oct 31, 2020

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Hotel Antiche Mura
Hotel Antiche Mura
4 out of 5
Via Fuorimura 7 - P Zza Tasso, Sorrento, NA
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Located in Sorrento Historic Centre, this hotel is steps from Sorrento Peninsula, Corso Italia, and Piazza Tasso. Sorrento Marina and Sorrento Lift are also ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (790 reviews)

"Very good hotel. The right size and the perfect location in the centre of Sorrento. Excellent staff. Especially Francesco at the reception desk. Great breakfast and newly refurbished rooms. We’ll select this hotel for our next stay in Sorrento"…"

Reviewed on Oct 4, 2020

Hotel Antiche Mura
Hotel Rivage Sorrento
Hotel Rivage Sorrento
3 out of 5
Via Capo 11, Sorrento, NA
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Located in Sorrento Historic Centre, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Sorrento Peninsula, Marina Grande Beach, and Piazza Tasso. Sorrento Marina and ...

4/5Very Good! (415 reviews)
tel Rivage

"Good stay, beds and shower small, convenient to downtown which made up for the small accommodations."…"

Reviewed on Nov 24, 2019

Hotel Rivage Sorrento
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Luxurious 2bedroom Apartment With a Jacuzzi Bath and an Emotional Shower Smarttv
Luxurious 2bedroom Apartment With a Jacuzzi Bath and an Emotional Shower Smarttv
Sorrento, Campania

Located in the heart of Sorrento, this romantic apartment building is within a 5-minute walk of Sorrento Peninsula, Corso Italia, and Piazza Tasso. Sorrento ...

5/5Exceptional! (2 reviews)
Very modern apartment

"Francesco was wonderful. He took care of everything, from making trip reservations, car parking, garbage disposal! The apartment itself is extremely comfortable for 4 people. Lots of dishes, pots and pans, etc. The owner had olive oil, vinegars, spices, coffee, etc, etc. and all of great quality. ..."…"

Reviewed on Oct 24, 2019

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Villaggio Campeggio Santa Fortunata Campogaio
Villaggio Campeggio Santa Fortunata Campogaio
4 out of 5
Via Capo 39, Sorrento, NA

Nestled on the beach, this Sorrento campground is within 2 mi (3 km) of Piazza Tasso, Marina Grande Beach, and Corso Italia. Positano Town Hall and Marina del ...

3.8/5Good! (246 reviews)

"Loved the setting overlooking the coast. Shuttle bus excellent. Putting money on a camp card didn’t quite understand at first. Then didn’t bother with it."…"

Reviewed on Jan 2, 2020

Villaggio Campeggio Santa Fortunata Campogaio
MelRose Relais
MelRose Relais
Via Partenope 40, Massa Lubrense, NA
The price is $107 per night from May 9 to May 10

Situated near the airport, this apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Puolo Beach and Ancient Cathedral of Massa Lubrense. Piazza Tasso and Marina Grande ...

4.9/5Exceptional! (76 reviews)
Excellent!!

"Highly recommend Melrose.. Great people, great service, very clean accommodation all in a great location. Only negative was the price of the drinks, but that’s a choice!"…"

Reviewed on Nov 3, 2019

MelRose Relais
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