Sorrento Meet the locals

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Sorrento: Authentic Local Cooking Class and Meal

1. Sorrento: Authentic Local Cooking Class and Meal

Take part in an interactive cooking lesson for two to ten participants. Learn how to prepare traditional family recipes based on fresh, seasonal produce and herbs from the garden. Start with a welcome prosecco cocktail with a tasting of a large choice of local cheeses and meats. Then follows a complete lesson in preparing and cooking a pasta course and a dessert. During the class, you can sample the ingredients used to prepare the dishes to understand and experience the importance of their quality. Then enjoy the meal you cooked as a group, paired with local wine. The classes are perfect for the whole family, and kids are welcome too. They will be made to feel comfortable and welcome in the kitchen.

Sorrento Cooking Class

2. Sorrento Cooking Class

Enjoy a leisurely day discovering the inner secrets of Italian cuisine. Spend a fun day learning all the tricks of their dishes and how to prepare a typical Neapolitan meal. The chef will share the recipes handed down for generations; taste the intense flavors of traditional Italian dishes prepared by your own hands! Use fresh, natural and organic ingredients of the land. The class is hands-on so you will be doing the preparation alongside the chef. At the end of lesson, taste the fruit of your 'job'. Don’t miss the opportunity to amaze your family and friends when you are back home!

Sorrento: Small Group Pasta and Tiramisu Class

3. Sorrento: Small Group Pasta and Tiramisu Class

During this private lesson, you will learn how to prepare 2 pasta recipes and the tiramisu dessert from scratch. Your Cesarina will reveal the tricks of the trade of these iconic recipes. Have fun putting your cooking skills to the test and amaze your friends and family once home with an Italian meal! This experience is suitable for families with children of all ages.

Sorrento: Guided Walking Tour

4. Sorrento: Guided Walking Tour

Follow your guide around the Tasso Square, admire the Sant'Antonino Church and the San Francesco Cloister, and marvel at the spectacularly ancient Valley of the Mills. Learn about the history of the monuments and how the townspeople appreciate and celebrate these locations.   Get a sense of local life as you stroll around the old fishing village of Marina Grande and enjoy the stunning view of the Neapolitan Riviera from the breathtaking viewpoints. Hear about the history of fishing in the area from old wives' tales to interesting techniques used.  In the little alleys of Sorrento, you can appreciate the local art crafts such as the inlaid woodworks and the famous Sorrento sandals. Ask your guide for recommendation on where to buy souvenirs. Learn about the small industries that exist within this small town. Learn how to get around Sorrento, and ask your guide for advice on other locations to see while in the area.

Sorrento: E-Bike Wine & Food Tour

5. Sorrento: E-Bike Wine & Food Tour

Hop onto your e-bike and cruise along the old mule trails to Sant’Agasta sui due Golfi. Along the way, stop in Schiazzano, a small hamlet within the Massa Lubrense territory. Visit a local family farm and witness the process of mozzarella and caciottina production firsthand. Taste local cured meats and the renowned Provolone del Monaco D.O.P. Sip on authentic fresh homemade lemon juice. Try some lemon and orange marmalade on melba toast, and local extra virgin olive oil on homemade bread. 

Sorrento: Family Farm Experience with Lunch

6. Sorrento: Family Farm Experience with Lunch

Taste the flavors of the Italian countryside with this family farm experience from Sorrento. Take a stroll around the farm and sample some local products. Have a delicious lunch with drinks. Meet your guide in the center of Sorrento and sit back and relax on the scenic drive into the rolling hills of the countryside. Arrive at family farm that has been cultivating lemon groves for generations. Follow the famer under canopies of lemon trees and learn about how to make limoncello (lemon liquor), olive oil, and red wine. Uncover the secrets of how to preserve meats and fruit so they can be enjoyed all year round. Find out how to grow organically and have all your questions about farming answered by your host. Savor locally grown products and sit down to an authentic Italian meal accompanied by drinks. Return to the meeting point in Sorrento.

Sorrento: City Walking Tour with a Local Guide

7. Sorrento: City Walking Tour with a Local Guide

Explore the town of Sorrento on this guided walking tour with a local. Follow your guide around as you visit historical destinations and learn about the town's heritage. After meeting your guide, start your walking tour by strolling through lively piazzas like Tasso Square. Get a sense of local life as you walk around the fishing harbor where Sophia Loren played her first movies. Then, take in the breathtaking views from the public gardens. Along the way, admire landmarks like the Basilica of San Antonino and the San Francesco Cloister. Marvel at the spectacular Valley of the Mills, and make a stop for Neapolitan espresso coffee, pastries, and homemade ice cream.

Positano & Amalfi Coast Sightseeing Bike Tour

8. Positano & Amalfi Coast Sightseeing Bike Tour

Meet your guide and tour group in Sorrento where you will get kitted out with all the necessary equipment to begin your cycling tour. First, head to Meta di Sorrento passing through the small towns of the peninsula. Then, bike along a 5 km uphill road with a slope of 4-5% until you reach the hamlet of Colli di San Pietro. Then, ride downhill and take highway SS 163 towards the Amalfi Coast. The first section of the highway is curvy and goes downwards so you can relax and take in the breathtaking views. After this, peddle upwards on a 1.5 km stretch of road to reach Positano. The enthusiasm to arrive at the pearl of the Amalfi Coast will give you energy. When you arrive, take your time to explore Positano with no rush. Enjoy the many panoramic viewpoints and stroll through the small alleys. On the way back, stop at the highest point of the Sorrento Peninsula, the Sant’Angelo peak. From here, enjoy the wonderful view of the Gulfs of Naples and Salerno. Finally, return to Sorrento along the panoramic Via Nastro Verde.

From Naples: Private Tour to Sorrento, Positano, and Amalfi

9. From Naples: Private Tour to Sorrento, Positano, and Amalfi

Discover Sorrento, Positano, and Amalfi on this private tour starting from Naples. Explore each stop on foot, visiting iconic sights and getting plenty of photo opportunities and free time. Listen as your driver tells you more about these charming places. Depending on your group size, choose between a sedan vehicle for 1 to 2 passengers or a minivan for 3 to 8 passengers, both air-conditioned for maximum comfort during your tour. After pickup, relax and take in the views along the panoramic road of the Sorrento Coast until you reach the town of Sorrento. Walk through the alleys of Sorrento, which are famous for woodworking, and purchase a refreshing limoncello or ice cream to enjoy while you admire breathtaking views of the sea. Next, travel to Positano to see the vivid and varied colors of the houses that sit on the rocks. Take some free time to walk through the streets that are full of craft shops where you can admire clothing, handmade sandals, and one-of-a-kind ceramics. Finally, reach the sunny town of Amalfi. Immerse yourself in its crystal-clear sea and visit the majestic Amalfi Cathedral, the architectural masterpiece that dominates the historic center of the city. Later, get driven back to your pickup location in Naples. During the entire tour, your driver will be at your complete disposal, explaining to you on board the vehicle everything you need to know about the places you will visit. At each stop, you’ll get free time to spend as you like.

Sorrento: Pizza Making Class at Tirabusciò Cooking School

10. Sorrento: Pizza Making Class at Tirabusciò Cooking School

with the help of our Chef, you will prepare the dough for the "real Neapolitan pizza" discovering all the secrets, after which with the already leavened dough you will be able to fill and cook your own pizza with a wide choice of ingredients. You will then conclude the experience with the tasting of tiramisù.

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What are the best day trips and excursions from Sorrento?

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What people are saying about Sorrento

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 45 reviews

We absolutely loved this class! We did the seafood option and it was one of the best meals we had in Sorrento. Unbelievably good! We also enjoyed tasting the Prosecco and many glasses of wine throughout the evening. 10/10 recommend this class! Would be especially fun for a group.

Gianpaulo was an excellent guide. Very knowledgeable and provided a wonderful history of Sorrento with detailed explanations. We had great exposure to many key points of the town and how the surrounding area and people affecting the towns growth and development.

This was the best cooking class ever! The chef was so nice and welcoming! Her family was amazing. The food was spectacular. A must do when in Sorrento!

We enjoyed our walking tour of Sorrento. It allowed us to better understand where everything was located and history of the city.

We had a fun time. Very personal experience with family recipes.