Spring, Summer, Autumn
June – August
LCY → NAP
Freedom of movement
Train: 5 £GBP (45 min)
Boat: 8 £GBP (40 min)
Get ready to fall in love with Sorrento. It combines everything that makes Italy incredible – stunning beauty, a remarkable Roman legacy and great food – Sorrento’s a sparkling gem in a golden location in the southern Italian region of Campania.
Go on holidays to Sorrento in spring and inhale the scent of lemon from the groves that grow on this lush peninsula. Admire the colourful blooms that spring from the greenery, adding to the intoxicating perfume of the countryside. Or take a walk around the historic town, in its picturesque location looking out over the Gulf of Naples. Eat at a seaside terrace restaurant and sip on Limoncello as you watch the sun set. Outside of Sorrento, visit the ruins of the towns of Herculaneum and Pompeii at the foot of mighty Mount Vesuvius. Explore more of the beautiful Amalfi Coast on holidays in Sorrento and take a boat cruise to the idyllic island of Capri. Sorrento is simply stunning.
Sorrento’s climate is Mediterranean with wet and mild winters and warm and dry summers. The region’s mild climate and the fertility of the soil around of the Gulf of Naples made Sorrento famous in Roman times, when emperors like Tiberius and Claudius holidayed there. July is Sorrento’s hottest month with an average temperature of 24 degrees Celsius (75 Fahrenheit) while the coldest month is January with average temperatures of 8 degrees Celsius (46 Fahrenheit). The best month for Sorrento holidays, espesially if you like swimming in the sea is August when the average sea temperatures are 27 degrees Celsius (81 Fahrenheit).
The tourist area of Sorrento is quite small, but the number of hotels and other accommodation types in the area is substantial. Still, because of the limited area most people opt to stay in, it can push the price of rooms up (especially during high season). So, if you don’t have a limitless budget you may be better to do some research and book somewhere in advance rather than relying on finding a budget-friendly room when you arrive.
Another thing of note about Sorrento is that it is a town of two halves the half that is near the port, and the half perched on the cliffs. Most hotels and other accommodation types are on the cliffs, but not all of it is. When looking for a place to stay on Sorrento holidays, take note of where it is in relation to the port and the train station, depending on how you’re planning to get around.
Discover the vast range of things to do on holidays in Sorrento. From purchasing locally-made hand-crafts and seeing the sights, to trying the great local cuisine – immerse yourself in the seemingly endless delights Sorrento has to offer.
Walk around the town and shop for Limoncello or beautiful hand-crafted marquetry. Pause to admire the stunning architecture of the 15th century Cathedral. Or relax on the sand of a private cove on Sorrento’s coast. Dine on fantastic local specialties while looking out over the shimmering waters of the Gulf of Naples. Then take in the evening atmosphere in the Centro Historico, or watch an outdoor concert on your holidays to Sorrento.
Hunt for some great bargains at Via San Renao’s bustling outdoor market. Or stop by the eclectic shops in Via San Cesareo to buy bottles of Limoncello, hand-crafted accessories and Sorrento’s famous marquetry.
Marvel at stunning work of 19th century masters of marquetry at Museo-Bottega della Tarsia Lignea. Look up at the beautifully ornate ceiling in the Romaneseque Cathedral of San Filippo and San Giacomo. Admire the beautiful frescoes in the Basilica of Saint Antonio during Sorrento holidays. Or take in the Valley of the Mills atmospheric ruins.
Dine on delicious traditional cuisine while enjoying the panoramic views of the sea views from Ristorante Bagni. Or feast on Campanian cuisine with a difference at Aurora Light. Then choose from the huge variety of ice cream flavours offered at Gelateria Zini.
Visit the old-fashioned music-hall that is Teatro Tasso on your Sorrento holidays. Or indulge in some people-watching while sipping cocktails on the terrace of Piazza Tasso’s Fauno Bar.
While Sorrento is not traditionally a beach destination, Sorrento has few beautiful bays such as Marina Piccola close to the town and Marina Grande.