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Sorrento Holidays

Sorrento is best known for its remarkable views. From its perch on the Sorrentine Peninsula, it peers straight over the Bay of Naples to Mount Vesuvius.

Looking inwards, you’ll find a town with a historic centre of cobbled streets and craft shops. Wander the shady lemon groves of the Museum Correale, catch a concert in the Franciscan Cloisters, or hunt out a bottle of freshly made limoncello liqueur.

Sorrento doubles as an ideal base for day trips along the dramatic Campania coast. Naples, the Amalfi Coast, and the islands of Capri and Ischia are all within easy reach.

Festivals

Easter Processions (Holy Thursday and Good Friday)

The Easter processions through the streets of Sorrento honour a tradition that goes back a long way. This fantastic spectacle sees hooded figures walking through the streets in white or black robes in one of the oldest processions in Italy.

Festival of Saint Anne (26 July)

Every year, Marina Grande celebrates Saint Anne who was the patron saint of this village. The streets are lines with decorations and boats fill the bay to watch the colourful fireworks.

Ferragosto (15 August)

Ferragosoto is a fun affair in Sorrento, with plenty of festivals and activities taking place around this day. On the 15th itself, there’s a traditional procession followed by fireworks.

Useful Information

Resort Code: ITSO

Languages spoken: Italian

Time difference: GMT+1

Currency: EUR

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  • Maximum Group Size: 26
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Relax and enjoy the splendour of Sorrento and the Amalfi Coast on this small group escorted tour that showcases one of the world's most beautiful coastlines.

  • from£593pp
  • 46 rooms
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This elegant, centrally located hotel offers a peaceful stay in the heart of Sorrento. With spacious guest rooms and a lovely garden providing a relaxing space, this hotel remains a favourite of visitors to the seaside town.

  • from£721pp
  • 110 rooms
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An elegant property just a ten-minute walk from Sorrento’s centre in a peaceful clifftop position surrounded by a beautiful park.

  • from£525pp
  • 189 rooms
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A prestigious hotel nestled into the cliffs above Sorrento with a stunning series of interconnecting pools and panoramic views over the Gulf of Naples.

  • from£524pp
  • 120 rooms
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An elegant property close to the centre of Sorrento with a fantastic roof garden where you’ll find a pool and cocktail bar with fantastic views over the Bay of Naples.

  • from£614pp
  • 85 rooms
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This popular five-star hotel sits on a quiet corner in central Sorrento, just a five-minute walk from Piazzo Tasso. It offers contemporary guest rooms, a sophisticated bar and restaurant, plus a rooftop pool with views of the bay.

  • from£643pp
  • 101 rooms
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A superb five star hotel located in central Sorrento with lovely sea view terraces, attentive service and excellent cuisine.

  • from£969pp
  • 391 rooms
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This family friendly hotel offers plenty of facilities and is just a ten-minute walk from the centre of Sorrento.

  • from£512pp
  • 53 rooms
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This historic hotel enjoys a stunning clifftop position in Sant'Angello. Enjoy panoramic views over the Gulf of Naples from the heated infinity pool, rooftop solarium or the restaurant terrace.

  • from£445pp
  • 56 rooms
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A comfortable hotel in the centre of Sorrento just a short walk from Piazza Tasso and around 15 minutes from the Mediterranean Sea.

  • from£499pp
  • 69 rooms
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A contemporary hotel perched on the cliff with panoramic views of the Bay of Naples.

  • from£604pp
  • 109 rooms
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The Imperial Hotel Tramontano can be found only a short walk away from the main square in Sorrento and on the edge of the cliff with uninterrupted sea views, making it one of the best located hotels in the town. 

  • from£738pp
  • 22 rooms
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A welcoming, boutique hotel in the centre of Sorrento with a fantastic terrace offering views over the Bay of Naples.

Excursions

Capri & Anacapri (full day)

This popular excursion showcases some of the best sights on the glamorous island of Capri. Your day will start with a visit to Villa San Michele - Built by Dr. Axel Munth in the beginning of the 19th Century, this beautiful villa boasts some of the best views on the island from its terraces and manicured gardens. The next stop will be bustling Capri Town to explore streets that are filled with designer boutiques, local craftsmen and chic cafés, before heading to the Gardens of Augustus in Anacapri that overlook the famed Faraglioni Rocks. You’ll then enjoy some free time on the island before heading back to Sorrento in the early evening.

Departs: Daily from 01 May – 31 Oct

Price: £75pp - entrance fees (approx. €9pp) and lunch are payable locally

Amalfi Drive (full day)

The Amalfi Drive is said to be one of the most spectacular roads in Europe, winding along the cliffside from Sorrento with panoramic views at every bend. You’ll stop off at Amalfi, which is dominated by a stunning cathedral before heading to Ravello where you’ll visit Villa Rufolo that gave Wagner the inspiration to create one of his most famous operas, Parsifal.

Departs: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 01 May – 31 Oct

Price: £36pp – entrance fees (approx. €7pp) and lunch are payable locally

Pompeii & Vesuvius (full day)

This full day excursion takes you on a guided tour of one of the most fascinating archaeological sites of ancient Rome. This unsuspecting town was buried by the devastating eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 A.D. before being carefully excavated to allow visitors are rare insight into ancient Roman life. An expert guide will lead the group around the most interesting buildings and bring history to life. A coach will then take you to within 1,000 metres of the top of Mount Vesuvius where you will walk the rest of the wat to the crater (wear comfortable shoes) and enjoy panoramic views across the Bay of Naples.

Departs: Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays from 01 May – 31 Oct

Price: £44 – entrance fees (approx. €25pp) and lunch are payable locally

Pompeii (half day)

Enjoy a half day tour of Pompeii on this fascinating excursion of one of the world’s most famous ancient sites. Our guide will take you slowly through some of the ancient streets of Pompeii where you can see the baths, forums and villas built by the prosperous Romans in the year 80 B.C. and marvel at the fabulously preserved frescos which adorned the walls and floors of the villas.

Departs: Mondays and Wednesdays from 01 May – 31 Oct

Price: £34 – entrance fees (approx. €15pp) payable locally

Pompeii & Wine Tasting (half day)

After a walking tour of Pompeii with an expert guide you’ll travel by air-conditioned coach to the slopes of Mount Vesuvius for a wine tasting experience. After a short walk through the vineyards, you’ll enjoy a delicious lunch of salami, cheeses and seasonal vegetables, and a tasting of three of the area’s famous Lachryma Christi wines.

Departs: Wednesdays from 01 May – 31 Oct

Price: £93 – entrance fees (approx. €15pp) payable locally

Vesuvius (half day)

This half day tour takes you to the top of Mount Vesuvius where you can enjoy incredible panoramic views from one of Europe’s most famous volcanoes. You’ll be taken by coach to 1,000 metres before ascending to the top by foot so comfortable footwear is essential. On the way back to Sorrento, you’ll stop at the Mieralogical Museum of Vico Equense.

Departs: Mondays from 01 May – 31 Oct

Price: £30 – entrance fees (approx. €10pp) payable locally

Sorrento Musical

Enjoy a fun evening of musical theatre at the Tasso Theatre. The show lasts 75 minutes and reconstructs Sorrento’s cultural roots through song and dance in a light-hearted and energetic performance. You’ll enjoy a welcome drink at 8.30pm and orchestra music before the show begins and 9.30pm. The evening continues after the performance with the opportunity to stay and enjoy the music.

Shows: Daily except Friday from 01 May – 31 Oct

Price: £24

Things To Do

Amalfi Drive

The Amalfi Drive is one of the most famous roads in the world. Join an excursion or hop on a local bus to enjoy panoramic views along the hairpin roads that hug the cliffs from Sorrento down to Salerno. 

Pompeii & Herculaneum

These fascinating historical sites are an easy day trip from Sorrento. Famous Pompeii draws hundreds of visitors each day while Herculaneum is lesser known but its location closer to Mount Vesuvius means its better preserved and well worth a visit. We recommend taking a guided tour to learn all about these once-thriving towns.

Visit Naples

Naples is normally skipped by most visitors to the Neapolitan Riviera but this coastal city offers an authentic charm and plenty to see and do. It rivals Rome with its wealth of historic monuments and archaeological sites and has lively piazzas filled with restaurants serving some of the region’s best food.

Explore the Coast

The towns along the Amalfi Coast are best explored by boat. Take a sunset tour from Sorrento, hop off at Amalfi and visit beautiful towns like Positano, or sail across to the stunning isle of Capri.

Sorrento is an ideal resort to pair with another of Italy's famous destinations. Rome is easily reached by high-speed rail from Naples, or you could head down the coast and combine a few days in Sorrento with a stay on the Amalfi Coast. Capri and Ischia also make good options, and are just a short ferry ride away.

Call us for more ideas or to book your perfect multi-centre itinerary.

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