Things to do in Sorrento

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Things to Do in Sorrento

Top Attractions in Sorrento


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  • Amanda T
    Eastbourne, UK73 contributions
    Nice hike. My husband found route on his phone which avoided a lot of the busy road. Maps.me is the app he used. Quite hilly but very pleasant. Cove is nice but best get there early.
    Written 5 June 2022
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  • LakridsKaffe
    United Kingdom126 contributions
    Lovely square with loads of drinks and food places around it. In any direction you go from here, you’ll find small, winding streets full of souvenirs, snacks, clothes, wine and art, as well as routes to the harbour side. Easily accessible from both the main bus and train station.
    Written 19 June 2022
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  • Steve_of_N21
    London, UK1,907 contributions
    Unfortunately a lot of reviewers posting on this listing have, but Marina Grande is not to be confused with Marina Piccola, the larger harbour at the other end of Sorrento where the ferry boats come in. Marina Grande is the historic picturesque fishing village to the west end of Sorrento around which Sorrento grew. You can get here using the small shuttle bus from Piazza Tasso, but it is connected to the historic center of Sorrento by a stone staircase and Marina Grande is best explored on foot. Although this does mean being prepared for the uphill walk to leave.
    Situated in its own small bay and flanked by steep cliffs on all sides, meaning it cannot be further developed or take larger boats, has allowed it to retain a rustic charm and laidback traditional fishing harbour feel. Down by the waterfront it is a collection of pastel coloured houses and small family-run bars and tavernas that line the water’s edge. And although it has the addition of three modern restaurant beach clubs that jut out into the sea, these do not seem to have had an adverse effect on the overall ambience of Marina Grande.
    There is a small volcanic sand beach, but this is still a working harbour so it may not be the cleanest. So for sunbathing and swimming it might be better to use one of beach clubs, such as Soul & Fish, with its gleaming white bar and highly rated restaurant.
    We visited several time during our stay and although good at any time, late afternoon to early evening is special, especially if you can grab a harbour front table at Bar da Giniello or Bar La Vela at the eastern end to watch the sun set.
    And then after dark the harbour is alive with diners enjoying the seafood. Marina Grande is just festooned with excellent seafood restaurants that cover the full gambit of dining experiences. From the Porta Marina and O’Puledrone at the less formal end of the scale, who do simple seafood very well, through plenty of good mid range restaurants such as Il Monazzero di Teresina, to Ristorante Bagni Delfino ( currently in the top 5 of all restaurants in Sorrento) at the formal higher end of the scale.
    Another reason we visited was to take an afternoon kayak trip which is run by sorrentokayaks and leaves from Marina Grande, two hours of great fun which is highly recommended as well.
    Written 22 June 2022
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  • Steve_of_N21
    London, UK1,907 contributions
    .The cloisters of San Francesco can be entered through an opening on the right just before you enter the Villa Comunale gardens. You walk from the hustle and bustle of Sorrento into an oasis of calm and if you are lucky like we were, you will have them to yourselves for a period of time.
    Then I also would currently recommend following the signs to the art gallery on the second floor. At the moment there is an exhibition of black and white photography by the Sorrento born Raffaele Celentano which is 5Euros to see and gives a brilliant pictorial display of the street life of ordinary people in Southern Italy. Then beyond the gallery is the viewing platform with its splendid tree and swing and I defy anyone to not try and re-enact Celentano’s iconic photograph of the Nuns playing on the swing.
    Written 9 June 2022
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  • Steve_of_N21
    London, UK1,907 contributions
    The centrally located Villa Comunale Park with its small manicured gardens is rightly popular for its views over the Gulf of Naples and of the beach clubs of Marina Piccola. However this does mean that you are unlikely to find it without crowds during the daytime as it is a regular stop for the many walking tours of Sorrento, and on the couple of occasions we visited it was very busy. People are also drawn to Villa Comunale for the Church and Cloisters of San Francesco, which is a popular wedding venue, and for the Sorrento lift in the near left hand corner which for a couple of euros will take you down to Marina Piccola and its Beach clubs.
    By all means visit for the views, but personally I found the nearby Piazza Della Vittoria a more relaxing square to visit which afforded equally good views across the Bay of Naples.
    Written 21 June 2022
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  • LakridsKaffe
    United Kingdom126 contributions
    Everywhere you turn, a person will offer you something to taste. Meloncello, limoncello, chocolate nuts, frozen lemon treats, melon sweets.. I had to start turning down tasters because my taste buds were getting overwhelmed! Still I can highly, highly recommend coming here. The products are of great quality, the staff is super friendly and happy to answer any questions, and you’ll find it impossible to leave without picking up a small something because, again, it’s just so, so good.
    Written 19 June 2022
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  • Steve_of_N21
    London, UK1,907 contributions
    Corsa Italia is the main road through the centre of Sorrento. The most interesting part is the pedestrian section from its start at Via Capo east until you reach Piazzo Tasso. Home to a multitude of shops , bars and restaurants it is the main tourist street and home to the mock UK pubs such as Chaplins and the English Inn, tourist restaurants that I would not necessarily recommend (with the exception of O’Parrucchiano La Favorita which is worth it for its unique setting) and some historical landmarks such as the Cathedral of Porto.
    It’s always lively and always busy and yes if you want to catch some sport whilst you are away then the Irish pubs are perfect for this purpose. But we found ourselves exploring it on the first day in town, then using it as the quickest route to get to the good stuff for the rest of the time. Better shops and more traditional bars can be found in the narrow old town streets that can be accessed off Corsa Italia and it shouldn’t surprise you that the top restaurants in Sorrento (on Trip advisor) are not on Corsa Italia. Again for these you need to make your way into the lanes, or down to Marina Grande if you like seafood.
    Written 9 June 2022
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  • Teresa H
    Texada Island, Canada6,441 contributions
    We had the luck to be allowed in while decorating for an upcoming wedding with more flowers than we have ever seen. We were asked not to take pictures. This is well worth to visit while on the way to the best lookout in Sorrento.
    Written 30 October 2021
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  • LakridsKaffe
    United Kingdom126 contributions
    Went here for a tour of the groves and a limoncello workshop. It was a lot of fun, the guide was very knowledgeable and friendly, and we were given a lot of free tasters. When you’re in the garden, you really don’t sense that you’re just a street away from Sorrento main square - it feels rural and peaceful. Lovey place to enjoy their lemon ice cream, a shot (or two.. or three..) of their wonderful limoncello, or just sit for a coffee and beat the heat under the canopy of lemons. A must do if in Sorrento.
    Written 19 June 2022
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  • Andreas M
    London, UK3 contributions
    Was closed so could only view from the bridge but worth going to as it’s right in the city centre and is quite unique sitting between the cliffs. Viewing at night can give an eerie feel.
    Written 2 October 2021
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  • StephenCross
    Dublin, Ireland17,087 contributions
    You will find this to be a long steep and challenging gong walk so wear appropriate clothing and bring water. Was it worth it? Probably not.
    Written 28 August 2020
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  • regryan113
    Philadelphia, PA102 contributions
    We had a delicious lunch (caprese salad and pizza) and refreshing Aperol Spritz with a great view of the water. We felt our meal was reasonably priced (considering the proximity to the beach). We were glad we stopped in as we were walking in the "beach" area.
    Written 15 June 2022
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  • Steve_of_N21
    London, UK1,907 contributions
    Sorrento Cathedral lies on the pedestrianised section of Corso Italia and is a short walk from Piazza Tasso. Do not set your expectations on something akin to the Cathedrals in Milan or Florence for example. This is a fairly plain building from the outside which is easily walked past without realising it is there. In fact we did before going back and finding the entrance. And inside it’s a decent decorated church but nothing to elevate it above others.
    However, originally constructed in the 11th century before undergoing a transformation into its current design roughly 400 years later, there are a couple of internal features that make it worth a visit. One of these is the central ceiling, entirely painted on cloth with paintings depicting martyrs of Sorrento, saints and bishop among angels. The polychrome marble altar is impressive too, but the feature I found most stunning was the wooden carved 3D nativity scene in the Neapolitan tradition of the eighteenth century which is behind glass to the left front of the church by the main entrance. A truly amazing piece of carving which has you wondering how many man hours that must have taken.
    Another interesting feature of the church is its Bell Tower. This striking tower can be seen along Corso Italia but doesn't actually form part of the main cathedral building.
    Written 6 June 2022
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  • Richard W
    7 contributions
    Excellent experience. Love the pizza making lesson. Outcome from our own creation tasted excellent .. due to the fresh ingredients? The sauce or the home made cheese? :) a true authentic experience. Too bad we did not stay over but the views from their rooms is super!
    Written 8 December 2021
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  • Ian W
    Coventry, UK120 contributions
    Currently the three tenor tour is based out of here. It is a fantastic show in a marvellous building. We'll worth the ticket price
    Written 30 September 2019
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