Centro storico
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Michael K
San Jose, CA1,108 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
You can call it quaint and atmospheric, or you can call it gritty and claustrophic. It depends on your perspective. It reminds me of Spaccanapoli or any street in the Spanish Quarter in Naples. You either love them or hate them.
Written 22 May 2024
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phat_dawg_21
Alpharetta, GA15,271 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples

This is a maze of narrow streets, all lined with vendors and shops selling everything from fresh produce to quality hand crafted leather goods.

It is fun during the day, but it really becomes colorful after dark.
Written 31 August 2023
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MattAndLol
Bradford, UK490 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
We really enjoyed our 11 day holiday to Sorrento at the beginning of June, wonderful hotel & weather & brilliant trips to Pompei, Naples, Positano etc. However 1 of the highlights for my husband, son & I was walking round the old, narrow streets of Sorrento every evening, after dinner, taking in the authentic atmosphere with it's shops, churches & restaurants. These streets are between the Corso Italia & the clifftop seafront, from the Piazza Tasso downwards. My husband & I went on a FREE Jet2 walking tour of Sorrento the day after we arrived ( they hold these on Thursdays & Mondays I believe, it's in the Jet2 list of excursions in your welcome pack. ) Our son didn't go & I was doubtful at 1st but my husband persuaded me & it turned out to be really enjoyable & informative. We met up at the Kontatto bar up past the turn off for the railway station, there were about 50 people there & 6 reps, we were given orange juice & small biscuits then were split into 2 groups for our tour. We were taken firstly to Piazza Tasso & told about the poet who it's named after, the history of the square etc, then were taken to an old conservatory like room with plants in where the owner of a limoncello shop gave us 2 samples of limoncello & cream of limoncello, we then visited the cathedral which was beautiful inside, then an ancient domed building with tromp l'oiel paintings on the walls which is where the aristocrats used to meet, near the bell tower which is separate from the cathedral. We were given a small glass of prosecco outside the Donna Sophia restaurant ( obviously they are promoting certain places they stop at, you also got a card with 10% off food & drink at the Fauno on Piazza Tasso etc.) We were shown the graffitti mural with Sophia Loren in the middle & 2 other famous people from Sorrento then the last stop was the most special..... the Foreigners Club bar inside a 4 star hotel on the seafront, a wedding venue & restaurant with the best view in Sorrento !!! It was a stunning view of Vesuvius and the bay of Naples overlooking Marina Piccola, with another free small glass of prosecco !! My husband had been recommended to go to the Foreigners Club before we came to Sorrento for the best view in a classy setting & we got to see it for free with a prosecco, we loved it there ! Thank you Jet2, also your rep Max was very friendly & informative when we talked to him on the tour & we also got chatting to a lovely lady & her daughter on the tour which made it special too. So if you're on holiday with Jet2 definitely go on the free walking tour of Sorrento, it was great !
Written 3 July 2023
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Steve_of_N21
London, UK3,054 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Couples
The old historic section of Sorrento refers to the maze of cobblestone streets between the sea and Corsa Italia. They are lined with boutiques, artisan workshops, Italian restaurants and bars and historic ancient monasteries and palaces. Lined with stone buildings, a lot dating back to Roman times with later medieval influences, it is worth taking time to wander around these cobbled streets at different times of the day. During the day they are very busy with tourists bussed into Sorrento, but then in the evening they are the reserve of those living and staying in Sorrento looking for a good restaurant or bar.
Written 21 June 2022
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Seeking True Quality
Europe4,846 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
We started our walking tour on the Piazza Tasso, the focal point of Sorrento. After seeing from above the hairpin curve, which leads to the Marina Piccola and the port, our guide showed us the monument dedicated to Torquato Tasso, the famous Italian poet of the XVI. century, who was born in Sorrento.

We continued along the elegant Corso Italia pedestrian street, with many fine shops and restaurants. It was already decorated for Christmas!

After seeing the romanesque Cattedrale dei Santi Filippo e Giacomo from outside, we turned right in the narrow Via Torquato Tasso street with a cute toy store near the end. Then we entered the busy Via San Cesareo street which was full of little shops selling souvenirs and local produce: various sorts of lemon, including the huge Cedro lemon, the famous Limoncello, pastry delicacies...

Next, we saw the unusual Sedile Dominova, a medieval building where noblemen used to meet and discuss politics. It is still decorated with frescoes.

We then turned right to arrive at the square Piazza Sant'Antonino with a nice little park. We saw from outside the church dedicated to Sant'Antonino of Sorrento, a local saint from the VI. century. According to the tradition, he saved a child from the jaws of a whale.

Continuing our tour we passed by the impressive gardens of the Imperial Hotel Tramontano and the Chiostro di San Francesco, a XIV. century monastery. Finally, we arrived at the scenic Villa Communale, a nice park with a beautiful view of the Gulf of Naples. There is an elevator for those who wish to visit the little picturesque restaurants in the port and do not want to use the stairs!
Written 14 October 2020
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JRenatoMartins
Sao Jose Dos Campos, SP73 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
I used this city as a base to visit Amalfi Coast and some Pompei and Vesuvo as well. Sorrento has a fantastic localization and historic center provides you a big amount of choices with very nice restaurants. Walking throught the small streets and with panoramic tourist views you have one of the most beautiful views of the coast on that region. Sorrent is for sure one of my best experiences in Italy.
Written 23 December 2019
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StephenCross
Dublin, Ireland30,091 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019 • Couples
Beautiful little walking street with shops and restaurants on either side. Real old Sorrento. Recommended
Written 20 September 2019
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ARodriguezP
Miami, FL1,553 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Family
This older part of the city of Sorrento is a wonderfully walkable area. Visitors won't tire of window shopping at the many shops along the Corso Italia or stopping once in a while for a gelato or an espresso.
Definitely worth taking a few hours to have a look around Sorrento's old town!
Written 13 August 2019
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Aleksandar
Belgrade, Serbia8,215 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Couples
Beautiful little city with astonishing old part. Amazing place to have a stroll while enjoying lovely architecture and many authentique stores and shops.
Written 18 June 2019
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