One of the Amalfi Coast's glittering gems, Sorrento is a sunny resort town moored in a rich history, with sweeping ocean views and plenty of locally-produced limoncello.
Sorrento's huge popularity with visitors is largely down to its location; the area's undulating mountains and valleys on Italy's southwestern coast offer uninterrupted views across the Bay of Naples to Mt Vesuvius. Sorrento holidays offer ample opportunities to visit neighbouring attractions, such as the vibrant port town of Salerno or the exclusive island of Capri; the archaeological wonders of Pompeii are a short drive away to the north.
According to Greek mythology, it was Sorrento's waters that housed the legendary Sirens, who lured sailors with their captivating voices and beauty. Now, visitors are more likely to be seduced by Sorrento's abundance of luxury hotels, which include the sumptuous Bellevue Syrene, Parco dei Principi and Excelsior Vittoria. Visitors will find plenty of local handicrafts here to enchant, as well, from locally-made lace to ceramics. But it is Sorrentine lemons that are perhaps the city's best-known product; the scent of citrus on the warm air is Sorrento's signature.
Top itineraries in Sorrento
Let stays in world-class hotels and the services of private drivers showcase the best of Capri’s island paradise, the Amalfi Coast’s dramatic beauty and Sorrento’s clifftop views. In between, there's plenty of time for some beach-side relaxation and independent exploration.
Let chauffeur drives and private guided tours bring you between the highlights of the Sorrento Peninsula. There’s everything from Pompeii’s Roman wonders to Capri's island beauty and the Amalfi Coast’s spectacular drama. Return each night to your luxury hotel's stunning Bay of Naples views.
This curated itinerary will see you between some of the Mediterranean’s most exciting ports in no-expense-spared style. Enjoying fine dining, open bars and luxury stays.
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Top places to stay in Sorrento
A high-end heritage hotel in an elegant garden setting high above Sorrento harbour, with superb views over the Bay of Naples, Michelin-starred cuisine and immaculate service.
A stylish and very comfortable new hotel in central Sorrento, just minutes from the beaches and beautiful terraces overlooking the Bay of Naples. The best rooms, garden and pool also have sea views of their own.
Whether it’s dining on the rooftop restaurant, relaxing on your private balcony or unwinding on the bathing platform, this Hotel Continental offering features sublime views over the Bay of Naples. Look out from a clifftop perch over shimmering waters to the silhouette of Mt. Vesuvius on the horizon.
When to go to Sorrento
Like many places on the Amalfi Coast, Sorrento becomes crowded with tourists during the summer months; at this time of year, the temperature can reach 30° and the climate is quite dry. Spring and autumn provide more temperate seasons for a holiday to Sorrento, but spring can be particularly captivating as the region's famed lemon trees are in bloom. From October through February visitors will likely encounter rain showers, though the temperature is mild.
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