Visiting Sorrento

Let our knowledgeable on-site staff help you plan your trip to Sorrento, Italy. Below we provide information on accommodations and hotels, eating and restaurants, and tourism, compiled by our on-site staff living in Sorrento. If you would like any more specific information, please reach out to us!

Getting to Sorrento

The nearest airport to Sorrento is Napoli Capodichino Airport (NAP). Visitors have various options for getting to Sorrento from NAP:

Taxi or Private Car: the fare for a taxi from the airport to Sorrento is about €120-130, plus an additional charge for luggage. The ride takes anywhere from 60 to 90 minutes, varying significantly depending on the time of day.

Buses: The Curreri Viaggi bus company has shuttles that depart from NAP airport every hour until 7:30pm. An individual ticket costs €10 and should be booked on the website before the travel date. Depending on the time of day, the ride should take 60-90 minutes.

All buses depart and arrive at the stop just below the Circumvesuviana train station in the center of Sorrento.

Train: The Circumvesuviana train leaves from the Naples Garibaldi train station, located in the city center, every half hour. Tickets are €3.60 one way and the ride is usually about 80 minutes. Depending on the time of day, the train can be crowded and is not recommend if you are traveling with large amounts of luggage. A bus or taxi can take you from the airport to the train station.

Ferry: They Hydrofoil leaves from the Beverello port in Naples and takes about 30 minutes to reach Sorrento. A one way ticket costs about €15 depending on luggage and seating. The port can be reached by free shuttle bus or taxi which takes about 30 minutes. There are many different carriers and their schedules vary by day of the week and season, so it is a good idea to check the full schedule on the Naples Airport website: http://www.aeroportodinapoli.it/it/web/portal/in-arrivo/aliscafi-e-traghetti

Bus From Rome: If you are not flying directly to Sorrento, there is a simple bus transfer from Rome to Sorrento. The Marozzi Bus company has a shuttle that leaves from the Roma Tiburtina train station and arrives in the Sorrento city center. Prices vary depending on the type of ticket from €12 to €20 one way, and service timing depends on the time of year. The bus ride to Sorrento is about 4 hours long.

Five Stars

Hotel Bellevue Syrene: Piazza della Vittoria 5, Sorrento. +39 081 878 1024. The large Vesuvio suite is ideal for travelers who are seeking maximum privacy and intimacy.

Hotel Excelsior VittoriaPiazza Tasso 34, Sorrento. +39 081 877 7111. The Excelsior Vittoria is an award-winning luxury hotel in the heart of Sorrento.

Hotel Parco dei Principi: Via Rota 44, Sorrento. +39 081 878 4644. The hotel has a rich architectural history and is located just a few kilometers from the center and the port of Marina Piccola.

Four Stars

Hotel Continental: Piazza della Vittoria 4, Sorrento. +39 081 807 2608. Overlooking the Bay of Naples, this elegant hotel is within a 7-minute walk from both the central Piazza Tasso and Sorrento Cathedral.

Hotel La Minervetta: Via Capo 25, Sorrento. +39 081 807 3332. Set on a bluff overlooking the sea, this upscale, 1950s-era boutique hotel lies 1.3 km from both the Marina Grande and the village-center Piazza Tasso.

Hotel Europa Palace: Via Correale 34/36, Sorrento. +39 081 807 4384. Europa Palace is furnished with modern amenities to offer its guests the charm and the elegance of an ancient villa in Sorrento.

Three Stars

Hotel Del Mare: Via del Mare 30, Sorrento. +39 081 878 3310. The Hotel del Mare was established in 1970 among the traditional palazzi of Marina Grande, a historic village famous for the small typical boats still constructed there today.

Hotel Gardenia: Corso Italia 258, Sorrento. +39 081 877 2365. Located on the main street in Sorrento, Hotel Fardenia, is in a beautiful and convenient location and an example of typical modern Mediterranean architecture.

Hotel Florida: Vico Primo Rota 3, Sorrento. +39 081 878 2672. A quaint hotel just outside the historical city center with a large patio, swimming pool area with bar, restaurant and citrus garden.

Two Stars

Hotel Savoia: Via Fuorimura 46, Sorrento. +39 081 878 2511. A family run hotel open all year round.

Hotel Mignon: Via Sersale 9, Sorrento. +39 081 877 4348. Located across the street from the Cathedral, down the street from a supermarket and just after one of the gates to the historic city center, Hotel Mignon, is in a great location with picturesque surrounding areas.

Bed and Breakfasts

Il Roseto: Corso Italia 304, Sorrento. d+39 081 878 1038. A comfortable and friendly B&B just a short walk to important locations in the city.

B&B Maria Grazia: Via Pacognano 10, Vico Equense. +39 340 523 7724. Located just outside of Sorrento, this is a great option for travelers looking to avoid the bustle of the historic city center and take in the countryside.

Secret Garden Relais: Via Gottola 14, 80063 Piano di Sorrento. +39 081 808 6960. A short drive from the center of Sorrento, the Secret Garden Relais is a family run bed and breakfast located in a private villa.

Sorrento offers its visitors an introduction to typical Italian and Neapolitan cuisine and southern Italian specialties. From small local café, bars and pasticcerie to internationally recognized dining venues, Sorrento has a wide variety of options for any kind of experience.

Near Sant’Anna Institute

Trattoria da Emilia: Via Marina Grande, 62.39 081 807 2720. A great place to eat when the weather is nice, this trattoria, located in the Marina Grande just below school, has a simple lunch menu and outdoor seating right on the water.

Re Foods: Via Accademia, 10. +39 081 878 1480. A formal dining experience with a twist on local flavors.

Near Piazza Tazzo

Zi’Ntonino: Via Luigi De Maio, 11. +39 081 878 1623. Great for a casual restaurant experience with typical local dishes and a great atmosphere.

Ristorante L’abate: Piazza Sant’Antonino, 24. +39 081 807 2304. Located in the small piazza named after Sorrento’s patron saint, Saint Antonino, it is a quaint restaurant in a great location.

Syrenuse: Via Sant’Antonino, 14. +39 081 807 5582. Found in the main piazza at the center of the city, this is a perfect place for an evening aperitivo.

Near Piazza Lauro

Da Franco: Corso Italia, 265. +39 081 877 2066. Some say it is the best pizza in Sorrento so it can get very busy late at night or on the weekends, but it’s definitely worth it for the experience and the pizza served ‘al metro’.

Il Leone Rosso: Via Marziale, 25. +39 081 807 3089. Semi formal dinning with many great local options.

N’hambu: Piazza Angelina Lauro, 38. +39 339 887 9187. A unique southern Italian twist on a burger, this Italian slow food burger joint is good for a casual lunch outdoors and as a break from the typical pizza, pasta and panini.

Re-Up: Piazza Angelina Lauro, 28/29. +39 081 362 2027. Risto bar with great cocktails and food in a modern Italo-International atmosphere.

Near Marina Piccola

Acqu’e Sale: Piazza Marinai D’Italia, 2 Marina Piccola. +39 081 190 059 67. Located in the small marina below Piazza Tasso, this is a great venue for lunch or dinner away from the chaos of the city center near the port of Sorrento.

Sorrento is located on the northern side of the Sorrentine Peninsula just below Naples. On the other side of the peninsula, easily accessible by bus and ferry, is the Amalfi Coast and the cities of Positano and Amalfi. At the end of the peninsula, also accessible by ferry, is the Island of Capri. From Naples down the coast to Amalfi, there is plenty to do from laying on the beach or taking in museums and ancient ruins or just enjoying a gelato while shopping. The beautiful landscapes and cozy seaside towns make it a fun area to explore for any kind of traveler.

Take advantage of your position so close to Naples and venture into the city for a day trip to visit the sites, explore the shopping or try some true Neapolitan street food like the ‘pizza al portafoglio’, or sfogliatelle. Naples has been going through drastic changes within the past few years to better allow international travelers to engage with everything the Neapolitan culture has to offer.

Resources:

Sorrento Tourism: For some other details and suggestions about the area.

Lonely Planet – Sorrento: Guide to Sorrento by Lonely Planet.

Soprintendenza Pompei: Learn about how to plan your visit to all the ancient ruins surrounding Sorrento.

Time Out – Naples: Guide to Naples by TimeOut.

Napoli Unplugged: A great resource for news, events or tips about Naples.

Tours:

Tempio Travel: Organized excursions to local sites such as Capri, Vesuvius and Pompeii.

The Rome Toolkit: Tips and suggestions about independent hiking on the Sorrento Peninsula.

Tickets & Passes:

National Archaeological Museum: The largest archaeology museum in southern Italy.

The Catacombs of San Gennaro: An adventure underground through the catacombs of Naples with hidden stories and sites.

Ruins of Herculaneum: A visit to this incredibly preserved ancient Roman villa just a short train ride away from Sorrento.

Transportation:

Circumvesuviana: This train goes between Naples and Sorrento with stops in cities and sites along the way.

Curreri Viaggi: Shuttle service from Naples to Sorrento and Amalfi.

Alilauro Hydrofoil: Ferry service between Sorrento, Capri, Ischia, Naples, and Amalfi.

SITA Bus: Local bus service along the Amalfi Coast.

EAV Bus: Local bus service in Sorrento and surrounding area.

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