Sorrento

Sorrento, Neapolitan Riviera, Italy

Sorrento is one of Italys' most popular tourist spots and offers stunning views, fantastic shopping and dining, and some great sightseeing. Many tourists visit Sorrento to relax, many more use the seaside town as a base for exploring the area.

Sorrento enjoys dry hot summers and mild winters, therefore summertime can be busy but lots of people are now choosing to visit at other times of the year when it is a little cooler which is ideal for sightseeing.

Sorrento

The town of Sorrento is very experienced when it comes to dealing with tourism. Sorrento has hundreds of tourist shops, relaxed cafes and restaurants where you can sit at pavement tables and watch the world go by. Sorrento is popular with families with older children and couples of all ages.

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Sorrento Hotels (55)

The Gardenia Hotel is well situated for easy access into the centre of Sorrento. Located on the main road; Corso Italia, Sorrento's main square is just a 10-15min walk away....

Luxury hotel with a huge range of facilities combining quality of service with a stunning location....

Surrounded by a well established Mediterranean garden, the hotel offers attentive service, an outdoor swimming pool and an award winning restaurant....

Family run hotel surrounded by fruit and olive groves with marvellous views and an out-of-town location, ideal for those seeking peace and relaxation....

The Grand Hotel Ambasciatori is a prestigious hotel and offers guests an informal and cheerful atmosphere....

The Grand Hotel Capodimonte is renowned for an accurate and professional service in a relaxing and quiet atmosphere. The hotel is located on the slopes of a hill and is surrounded by 50,000 sq. metre...

Although the hotel does enjoy a quiet position, it is within easy reach of local amenities should you wish to leave the peaceful surrounds of the hotel at any stage....

An elegant and superior hotel with an abundance of facilities combined with quality service; an ideal hotel to explore this area or just to relax....

The Zi Teresa Hotel offers guests a friendly and comfortable hotel. ...

Traditional and classic hotel with stunning views and modern facilities offering all the amenities guests need for a relaxing and peaceful holiday....

A superior hotel with an excellent location combined with quality and service making this an ideal base for exploring all the attractions in and around Sorrento....

Comfortable hotel offering all the comforts and service combined with a location near to the historic town centre....

La Residenza Hotel is set in tropical gardens offering a range of facilities and close to the city centre, making it a peaceful base for exploring this area....

This small design hotel is located in the heart of Sorrento, within walking distance of the main square, harbour, train and bus links. ...

A friendly apartment complex set in history and charm with a central location and a perfect base for those looking to explore the area and all the local attractions....

Comfortable hotel in a peaceful location offering guests a relaxing holiday....

Rivage Hotel enjoys panoramic views over the Gulf of Naples and Mount Vesuvius from it's roof top terrace bar and restaurant....

Modern and comfortable hotel in a quiet location offering all the facilities for a relaxing stay....

This recently renovated hotel is a 4 star complex situated near Sorrento. It is the ideal destination for those looking for a relaxing and entertaining holiday....

Offering good value for money this family run hotel is just a few steps from the attractive Marinella beach, and within easy reach of Sorrento's town centre....

The Eden Hotel is situated close to Piazza Tasso and Piazza Lauro....

The hotel Villa Igea makes for an unforgettable vacation in one of the most famous places is the world Ideal for families and cuoples....

Exclusive and luxury hotel designed and furnished throughout by Gio Ponti, offering elegance and a range of facilites making it the perfect hotel if looking for pampering and a relaxing holiday....

The Michelangelo Hotel was refurbished in 2004 and offers guests hospitality, elegance and tradition....

The Grand Aminta Hotel offers 110 guest rooms overlooking the Gulf of Naples...

A popular hotel which combines comfortable accommodation and a peaceful location close to the beach and the resort centre with its shops, bars and restaurants....

The Carlton International hotel is situated in the centre of Sorrento a short bus ride from the square so all holiday makers can enjoy the town and surounding beauty....

The family-run Londra Hotel is just 5mins from the beach and 15mins walk from the Piazzo Tasso in Sorrento. The hotel provides comfortable guest rooms with a good sized swimming pool, an ideal choice ...

A stylish hotel combining a unique position overlooking the Marina Grande with all the modern comforts you would expect...

This friendly and elegant Spa hotel offers a unique style in a panoramic position with its own private sandy beach....

A superior and historic hotel with elegant interiors, antique furnishings and attentive staff, set in a garden of citrus trees, right in the heart of Sorrento...

The Ascot Hotel is suitable for all holiday makers and is located in a very central position in Sorrento, with it's irresistible famous bars and restaurants and the smart boutiques in the main street...

A comfortable and welcoming hotel overlooking the Bay of Naples and within easy reach of Sorrento, offering a peaceful location from which to explore the area....

This 3 star hotel is situated in the historic centre of Sorrento and offers a comfortable base in a convenient location close to the main square, with plenty of shops and restaurants in the vicinity....

It is an ideal choice for those looking for a pleasurable and relaxing holiday. It is consisted of elegant rooms designed to offer guests comfort and services....

The Europa Palace is situated in one of the best positions it is located in an oasis of peace overlooking the sea offering a panoramic view of the Gulf of Naples....

The Gocce Di Capri Hotel is situated over looking Capri Naples Bay....

Modern and comfortable hotel with stunning views over the Bay of Naples, offering a range of facilities and in a central location near to the beach....

Superior hotel with a range of facilities in a central location; an ideal choice for a base to explore this area of Sorrento....

Set in its own private park, this Mediterranean styled hotel offers a range of facilities combined with a central location....

This four star, air-conditioned Grand Hotel President has a total of 90 rooms. It is set in a great location with views of Bay of Naples and Vesuvius, a quiet setting. Enjoy the swimming pool, fitness...

The Grand Hotel Riviera is set on the clifftop with views over the Gulf of Naples and to Mount Vesuvius. Guests at the hotel have access to an outdoor pool and a private bathing platform accessible by...

Elegant 4 star beachfront hotel set on a cliff overlooking the sea and in the heart of Sorrento, making this the perfect base for anyone looking for a relaxing holiday....

A family-run hotel offering a friendly atmosphere and good value for money. The hotel has an ideal central location at the seaport of Sorrento, great for boat trips to Capri, Ischia and Naples. ...

Il Mirto Bianco Hotel is in the perfect position for visiting all the sights of Sorrento. This 3 star bed and breakfast hotel is ideal for a relaxing holiday or those wanting to explore....

The Jaccarino Hotel is an ideal choice for those looking for a relaxing and pleasurable holiday situated in Sorrento....

The traditional Majestic Palace Hotel has ample facilities and is set in pretty gardens with easy access to the centre of Sorrento and the beach....

Renovated in 2004, the hotel comprises a total of 125 rooms. Guests are greeted in an air-conditioned lobby featuring a 24-hour reception. Located in an area of the Sorrentine Peninsula, with amazing ...

Located near to the main square, the hotel features modern rooms, panoramic pool and a Sky Bar....

Family run hotel combining comfortable accommodation with a central location making this hotel good value for money....

These modern suites are well equipped and centrally located, the perfect base for exploring this beautiful area....

Charming hotel with exquisite views over the Gulf of Naples and with a range of facilities that makes this a peaceful base for exploring the area....

Comfortable accommodation set in the heart of Sorrento and near to the beach making it an ideal setting for a relaxing stay....

The hotel has its own entrance and private parking facilities and is spread over the 4 floors of a villa, 3 of which are reserved for guests only. The family is at guests complete disposal and is happ...

This small simple villa set on a hillside above Sorrento has the most amazing panoramic views ideal for the lovers of nature....

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Beaches

Sorrento is certainly not known for its beaches but there are a few around. Marina Piccola is a small sandy beach which is situated at the harbour and can be reached by numerous steps or by the lift that is located in the city park. Marina Grande is another sandy beach which is a 15 minute walk from the town centre.

Things to Do

There are lots of things to see in Sorrento and perhaps the best way to explore is by the road train that can be boarded from the main square. Lots of people also choose to cycle around but there is a good bus service or you can just enjoy strolling around at your leisure.

Sorrento's traditional fishing harbour, Marina Grande is the place to go and relax in one of it's restaurants and bars. You get some great views across to Naples and it is great for people watching.

Sorrento's largest park, Villa Comunale sits on a clifftop with some fantastic views across the Bay of Naples including Vesuvius, Naples and out towards Capri. With many palm trees, tropical plants and statues, it is a great place to relax and if you feel like it, you can take the steps that zig zag down to harbour or just sit and enjoy the sun.

The ancient walls which were once the defending fortifications against enemy attacks have been restored and are open to the public at certain times of the day and night so well worth a visit.

There are so many historic attractions, most of which are within a 500m radius of the main square, Tasso Square. There are lots of churches, museum and monuments just waiting to be explored.

Out and About

Sorrento is full of cafes, bars and restaurants, many of which are situated at the water's edge, here you will get to sample the traditional dishes and freshly cooked fish dishes whilst sampling some of the region's best wine. Many of the bars do stay open late but for those who like to party into the early hours, then there are a couple of clubs so you will not be stuck for somewhere to go.

There are all sorts of events going on throughout the year, ranging from food tasting, local festivals, various concerts and traditional performances so it is worth seeing what is going to be on whilst you are visiting.

The main street in Sorrento, Corso Italia, has a really good selection of shops, you will be able to find anything from Italian fashion design labels to home furnishings and beautiful ceramics. You can while away many an hour just browsing the shops looking at local produce or searching for a souvenir to take home.

Nearby Attractions

There are lots of places to visit whilst staying in Sorrento and Naples should certainly be on the list. Naples is a vibrant city with gothic churches, museums and castles to explore. You can enjoy wandering through the cobbled streets and do a little shopping or stopping for a bite to eat,

Take a trip to Italy's most popular tourist attraction, Pompeii. Many many tourists visit the world heritage site each year to catch a glimpse of what life was like in Roman times. There are many well preserved buildings and artifacts that are well worth seeing.

If fashion is your thing, then why not take the short ferry crossing over to the island of Capri. As well as the many designer shops and fashion boutiques you will be able to visit museum or take the chair lift to the top of the island for some fantastic views or visit the Blue Grotto under the island.

If you are looking for a more relaxing day then take a trip to Ischia and indulge in thermal mud baths, massages and hydrotherapy at one of the many health spas or at the beach with the natural lagoon of thermal mineral rich sea water.

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