Welcome to Sorrento
If breathtaking landscapes and the ever-shining sun are your thing then you're sure to fall in love with Sorrento! We have a variety of Sorrento Cruise & Stay Packages eachi including flights from the UK and a cruise sailing from Rome or Naples. All of our Sorrento Smart Packages feature stays in one of our hand-picked hotels in Sorrento situated in the perfect place to start exploring Sorrento and the surrounding area.
With our Sorrento Cruise & Stay packages, your flights will always be included. We also offer flights from a number of regional airports throughout the UK giving you much greater flexibility and making your holiday experience as smooth as possible.
Sorrento appears as if out of nowhere on the road which takes you from Naples to the Sorrento Coast. The appearance is striking and dramatic, with cliffs falling into the sea and terraces of colourful houses perched along them. Legend tells that in the waters of Sorrento the mythical mermaids tempted Ulysse with an enchanting song and when he refused to listen they decided to turn into rocks. You can view these rocks today, which have been named the Li Galli islands.
Founded by the Ausoni, Sorrento was strongly influenced by the Greeks and even today Greek remains are visible at the Porta di Parsano and at the Marina Grande. Later the town passed through Etruscan, Osci and Roman dominations. Traces of these historical periods can be found throughout the town and surrounding areas. During the period of the Grand Tour of the 1800’s poets and writers, painters and dandies from all over Europe were particularly attracted to this coastal location which soon became a sought-after holiday destination for all, as a result you’ll find many 19th century hotels scattered along the coast.
Walking around the town of Sorrento is the best way to explore its culture, charm and beauty. From the quaint fishing harbor of Marina Grande to the Correale di Terranova Museum where you can learn more about the fascinating history of the area. Explore outside of the town and you’ll find rolling hills, olive trees and citrus groves filled with lemon and orange trees which add a touch of vibrant colour to the hillsides surrounding the town.
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Sorrento has been welcoming visitors for centuries and as a result they’ve perfected the art of hospitality. In fact, it’s become part of the lifestyle for many who reside here and an excellent infrastructure combined with the skill of seasoned hospitality professionals will make your visit effortless and enjoyable.
Classed as a year-round destination thanks to its mild climate, abundance of countryside walks, artisan workshops, gastronomy, history and warm atmosphere, Sorrento is a highlight on any cruise itinerary – no matter what time of year you travel.
Things to do in Sorrento
Museo Correale di Terranova
Museo Correale di Terranova is one of the most popular tourist locations in Sorrento…
Museo Correale di Terranova
This museum houses such items as ancient Egyptian carvings or 16th century Neapolitan fine art. This culture trove of a museum will broaden your mind and make you appreciate the little quirks Sorrento has. Each room in the museum takes the visitor on a journey through Italy history. The gardens surrounding the museum offer stunning coastal views.
Pompeii is only a 45-minute drive away and with its wealth of history within reach you won’t regret visiting this wonderful location…
Hike Mount Vesuvius or visit the Temple of Apollo. As an integral part of the Forum area in Pompeii, the temple is one of the town’s most important religious buildings. Believed to have been built in the 6th century, the picturesque ruins stand with Mount Vesuvius in the distance. It is adorned with statues of ‘Apollo shooting arrows’ and ‘Diana’.
Capri is a short boat ride from Sorrento and it’s a must to experience the Blue Grotto…
This metre-high cave transports you to a different world. On a wooden rowboat you head into the cave, the sea is lit by azure blue light, meaning the cave is illuminated by the sea itself. It needs to be seen to be believed. The right tide and weather conditions are needed to see the cave but it needs to be seen to be believed. Excursions are available from Sorrento.
A small stretch of sandy beach lines the Marina Grande…
Fishing boats bring in the catches of the day as tourists sun themselves on one of the many sun loungers located on the dock. Have a drink or a bite to each in a family run restaurant (there are quite a few) whilst you watch traditional Sorrento life happen around you. The pastel colours of the buildings and boats compliment the turquoise ocean making it a perfect location.
Restaurants in Sorrento
Il Buco is here to take you on a journey, a journey through the finest delicacies and tastiest treats known to Italy. Creativity is abound, each element of your dish was created with care and attention unheard of in dining. Its menus are shaped by the seasons, as they bring the freshest ingredients to your plate. Wash down one of the creative Mediterranean dishes with a fine bottle of wine.
Soul & Fish
Located at the Marina Grande, Soul & Fish has arguably the best seafood in the area. Its fresh fish are presented with elegance, the intricate plating of the food makes it a shame to eat. Enjoy your fish whilst you admire the views of the Marina, busy with fishing boats.
Bright, light and white. The décor of this restaurant is a blank canvas. Sit on white chairs, eat on white tables and admire the white design. The food is anything but plain. Using creative methods to deliver brightly coloured food which hits every mark, this new restaurant is a must when visiting Sorrento.
If you’re a wine connoisseur and you like a tipple with your nibbles then Fuori 51 is for you. With an incredible selection of wines from all over the world and charcuterie plates to die for. This lovely haven in the bustling city provides a lovely, intimate get away. It’s located in the narrow lanes in the centre of Sorrento and is easy to get to.
Sit amongst the flowers as you bask in the beautiful greenery which surrounds this traditional restaurant. Choose to sit outside on the terrace or inside in their warm, welcoming lounge. Known as one of the finest restaurants in the area, it boasts a classical menu which will satisfy the most refined taste buds. Set menus are available throughout the year with them incorporating fresh seasonal ingredients.
Fauno Bar is a must if you want a creative cocktail or some good wine. The staff deliver your drinks in such an extravagant, positive manner it really rubs off. Leaving you to enjoy your drinks and then ask for some more. It’s a bar if you want more of a quite night, its outside terrace makes it the ideal place to people watch whilst having one of their creative cocktails.
If you want live music which include Italian classics, Filou Club is the night out for you. Located on the Vicolo della Pietà, the approach to this club is narrow and always busy. Once inside more space appears as small sofas accompanied with candles line the wall, making it a perfect place for an intimate drink whilst listening to some of the finest live music Sorrento has to offer.
This secluded bar is hidden away just around the corner from Piazza Tasso. It’s a bar you’ll be glad you found. Name a cocktail and they will make it. They know their stuff. Known for their extensive collection of spirits, they boast a collection which includes rare products from across the world. Top class food is also available at the bar, so sit back and relax on the terrace.
ReUp Recycled Bar
If you haven’t had any sushi on your trip to Sorrento yet, you’ll want to taste ReUp’s take on the famous Japanese dish. Order one of their many dishes and wash it down with one of their locally famous cocktails. A lot of care and attention goes into each one that leaves their bar. So, pop into this modern, hip bar located not far from the coast and enjoy the change from the traditional Italian.
Sky View Bar
Sky View Bar boasts unspoilt panoramic views across the horizon to Naples and Mount Vesuvius. Watch the sunset over the Mediterranean whilst you sip on one of their signature cocktails and taste their canapes. With numerous events taking place throughout the summer months, get ready to dance to a local DJ or appreciate some live jazz. Due to the popularity of the bar, make sure to a book a table!