Day Trips from Sorrento to Sorrento Peninsula, Italy

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7 things to do in Sorrento

Soak up the sunshine in Sorrento as you explore the home of the famous Amalfi Coast and taste a Sorrento lemon or three. Whether you hike Mount Vesuvius or choose to lounge on the beach, Sorrento is sure to please.

  • Amalfi Coast

    1. Amalfi Coast

    Soak up the sight of the sparkling blue horizon on the Amalfi Coast. Relax along the southern coastline of Italy on the beautiful beaches at Sorrento.

  • Piazza Tasso

    2. Piazza Tasso

    A central square in Sorrento, the Piazza Tasso, is named for the poet Torquato Tasso of the 16th century. The communal space is perfect for people watching over a drink or two.

  • Mount Vesuvius

    3. Mount Vesuvius

    If you climb to the top of Mount Vesuvius, make sure to wear comfortable shoes. Unfettered panoramic views await, and the hike is well worth your time. Mount Vesuvius is best enjoyed on a clear day, as fog can obscure the view from the peak.

  • Sorrento Peninsula

    4. Sorrento Peninsula

    Run around the hilly landscape of the Sorrento Peninsula and take in the sweet citrus rich air, while you admire the coastline.

  • Marina Grande

    5. Marina Grande

    Discover the port of Marina Grande on an evening stroll. The convivial atmosphere of the Marina Grande is the perfect backdrop to watch the sunset on Sorrento as you enjoy the sounds and smells of this secluded harbor.

  • Day trip to Capri

    6. Day trip to Capri

    A perfect day trip--hop over to Capri from Sorrento. You can visit the beach or go boating in the Blue Grotto on the coast of Capri while exploring the historic city center.

  • Day trip to Pompeii

    7. Day trip to Pompeii

    Take a train or bus to Pompeii and spend the day taking in the ruins in this historic ancient Roman city. Pompeii is a compelling archaeological site, simultaneously destroyed and preserved by the volcanic ash from Mount Vesuvius.

Frequently asked questions about Sorrento

Planning Your Visit

  • What to eat in Sorrento?

    Sample a limoncello or a drink that favors the citrus flavor of a Sorrento lemon. The region has some succulent lemon trees. We also recommend trying the local olive oil while you're sightseeing in Sorrento.

  • How to get around Sorrento?

    Sorrento on foot is very scenic but if your feet hurt hop onto a city bus or train. You can also hire a taxi. To take a day trip, we recommend the trains and buses, though renting a car could be a fun way to see more of the landscape.

Good to know

  • Language
    Italian
  • Currency
    Euro (€)
  • Time Zone
    UTC (+02:00)
  • Country Code
    +39
  • Best time to visit
    Sun-kissed summer days in Sorrento are the best days to vacation in Italy. When you plan a visit for June through August you'll find warm temperatures between 70 and 80 degrees, and plenty of daylight.

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What people are saying about Sorrento

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 8,586 reviews

Mirko and Caesare, the two travel companions, were competent, professional and friendly. The tour is timed to the minute and has not planned any traffic jams - which is always the case. This means that viewing time is lost, although the travel companions themselves extend the timeline a bit anyway. You could spare yourself Sorrento and spend more time in Positano and / or take a boat along the Amalfi Coast. The only way to get the overall picture of the Amalfi Coast is by combining a car and a boat. A city map in a handy form of Positano would be useful, so that one can move carefree through the narrow maze of alleys in the short time available. Not everyone likes Google Maps.

The tour was excellent, as was our tour guide, Mirko. He was pleasant, provided interesting & amusing information about the sites we visited and was very focused on us. The group was small (which we liked) and there were opportunities for some great photos. We stayed in each spot just long enough to shop a little and do some sightseeing. Overall a very good day and value for the price.

Beautiful excursion along the Amalfi Coast, thanks to the punctuality, friendliness, competence and professionalism of Rosanna and the great driver Maurizio. Visited Amalfi, ravello and very pleasant little stops overlooking Sorrento and Positano. The experience of sharing emotions and landscapes with people of other nationalities is also nice. Recommended!

Really enjoyed the experience! Our driver and tour guide were very good and helpful. Good way to spend the day as the coast was gorgeous

Would highly recommend this trip. Our guide was very helpful in explaining and stopping to see so many sites.