A historic town clinging to the cliffs of the Amalfi Coast, Sorrento is beautiful, charming, and full of lemon trees. It's easy to understand why it has been one of Italy's top destinations for several centuries!
Located in the Gulf of Naples, Sorrento is an enchanting hillside town that combines the best of the Campania region: beautiful nature, legendary history, and delicious limoncello! Its close proximity to Naples makes it the ideal destination for a day trip, and it's often visited alongside the other magical towns of the Amalfi Coast.
What to see in Sorrento?
Sorrento is a true jewel in Italy's already sparkling crown, and visitors need only set foot in the coastal town to be captivated by its beauty. We recommend making sure you stop at the following monuments and landmarks:
- Duomo: first constructed in the 11th century and rebuilt some 400 years later, Sorrento Cathedral is a Romanesque-style church filled with history and impressive frescoes.
- Corso Italia: lively and full of tourists and locals alike at any time of the day or night, Corso Italia is Sorrento's main thoroughfare, where you'll find many of the town's most popular shops and restaurants.
- Viewpoint on Via Capo or in Villa Communale Park: get the most spectacular view over the bay and Mount Vesuvius from these peaceful viewpoints.
- Piazza Tasso: Sorrento's main square is the perfect place to immerse yourself in daily life and grab a drink or a gelato while people watching!
- Bagni della Regina Giovanna: this paradise cove located under Roman ruins is Sorrento's best-kept secret. If you've got the time to walk (just under an hour), take the local bus (20 minutes), or drive (15 minutes), you'll fall in love with the breathtaking turquoise waters and coastal views!
How to get to Sorrento from Naples?
Sorrento is located 30 miles (50 km) south of Naples. It can be reached by train, being the last stop on the line from Napoli Piazza Garibaldi station. The train journey takes a little over an hour, usually with three departures per hour, and only costs a few Euros for a return ticket. If you'd prefer not to have to worry about navigating Naples' public transport system, you may find it easier to rent a car and drive or to book an excursion with transport included.
The easiest and most comfortable way to get to visit Sorrento from Naples is to reserve an excursion that includes hotel pickup and drop off, so all you need to do is sit back and enjoy the stunning views of the Amalfi Coast.
Our day trips usually combine tours of Sorrento with visits to other destinations on and around the Amalfi Coast like Amalfi, Positano, Ravello, or Pompeii. Take a look at the different options via the following links:
Rent a car
If you enjoy driving and prefer to explore at your own pace, the next best option is to hire a car and drive along the Amalfi Coast. The journey between Naples and Sorrento takes around an hour and passes incredible views of the sea and of Vesuvius. Get an idea for car rental prices here and remember to bear in mind that many of Italy's roads are toll roads!