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Introduction

Sorrento bay

Sorrento bay

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Sorrento sits on the cliffs overlooking the water towards Naples and Mount Vesuvius. Steep cliffs and blue water always makes for stunning scenery and Sorrento is no exception to that rule. Such stunning scenery, in combination with a picturesque Italian village of terraced houses, was not bound to go unnoticed for long. Very much the resort town, thousands flock to Sorrento each year making it rather crowded in the midst of summer. Nonetheless there are ample opportunities nearby to escape the crowds and enjoy the more peaceful surroundings and views.

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Sights and Activities

  • Hiking - There are plenty of marked trails around Sorrento and hiking is a popular past time for visitors. Information can be obtained at the Tourist Office.
  • Beaches - The most popular beach is Puta de Capo.
  • Hire a boat - A visit to Sorrento isn't complete without a boat trip. Take in the beautiful views of the coast, much of which is inaccessible on land.
  • Day trips to Capri
  • Cooking classes - A cooking class offers a unique opportunity to immerse in the flavours and lifestyle of the Sorrento Coast.

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Weather

Sorrento has a typical Mediterranean climate with warm dry summers and mild but wet winters. Days in summer average around 30 °C and nights are mostly around 20 °C. In winters, days are around 15 °C with nights below 10 °C.

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Getting there

Sorrento

Sorrento

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By Plane

The nearest airport is Capodichino near Naples. From here buses go to Sorrento several times a day.

By Train

Line 1 of the Circumvesuviana (the railway track runs around the base of the Vesuvius) railway, which connects cities and villages near Naples, stops in Sorrento (journey time about one hour). Half way is the station of Pompeii Scavi, right next to the entrance to the excavations. The railway is especially scenic on the Sorrento peninsula, where it passes over several bridges and through tunnels.

By Car

Drive south from Naples towards Costiera Sorrentina. Traffic can be slow so this is by no means the fastest way to get to Sorrento from Naples.

By Bus

Buses can be caught from Capodichino airport, Amalfi and Positano.

By Boat

Sorrento is accessible by boat from Capri, Ischia and Naples. It's a faster way to get to Sorrento than by road.

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Eat

  • Bocconci (via Vico 1 Fuoro, 21) - Tiny place with good local bread, salamies and cheeses.
  • Da Gigino (Via degli Archi) - Good food with especially great pizzas and pastas.
  • Parruchiano (Corso Italia)
  • La Tavernetta Sorrento (Via Atigliana, 25) - Good cooking and great prices
  • La Tavernetta Puolo (Via Marina di Puolo, 16 ) - On the sea with many seafood specialties cooked in the Sorrentine way

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Sleep

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PropertyAddressTypePopularity
Astoria HotelCorso Filangieri 23Hotel90
Atlantic PalaceVia Capo 76Hotel-
Bed & Breakfast AngelinaVia Cappuccini 34Guesthouse87
Best Western Hotel La SolaraVia Capo 118Hotel-
BluroomsPiazza A. Veniero 6Guesthouse-
Casa Correale Rooms&GardenVia B.Rota, 4Guesthouse90
Casa di Ospitalità Oasi Madre della PaceVia Parisi 22 PrioraGuesthouse-
Casa MazzolaVia Nastro D'Argento 35 Sant' AgnelloApartment93
Casa RacheleCorso Italia, 124- Piano di SorrentoGuesthouse91
Casa Stefania ResidenceVia T. Astarita, 54Guesthouse83
Casa SusyVia Cappuccini #36Guesthouse85
Casa Vienna B&BVia Cappuccini 15 Sant'AgnelloGuesthouse-
Casale AntoniettaVia Trav. Pantano 3Apartment89
Casale NunziatinaS. Valerio,1Guesthouse-
Costa Alta ResortVia Madonna di Roselle 20/A Piano di SorrentoApartment-
ElisabethVia Palizzi 82 Piazza ScarpatiGuesthouse-
Emily SuitesVia Corso Italia, 323Guesthouse90
Esperidi ResortViale dei Pini Nr 52Guesthouse87
Fattoria TerranovaVia Pontone 10 S.Agata sui 2 GolfiGuesthouse-
Hotel Alphaloc. Sant Agnello, Viale dei Pini, 14Hotel-
Hotel Baia di PuoloVia Marina di PuoloHotel83
Hotel Del MareVia del Mare 30Hotel87
Hotel GardeniaCorso Italia, 258Hotel-
Hotel La PergolaVico l° Rota ,13 Sant' AgnelloHotel-
Hotel La Vue d'OrVia Nastro Verde n° 88Hotel90
Hotel MajesticVia Crawford,40Hotel-
Hotel NiceCorso Italia, 257Hotel-
Hotel SavoiaVia Fuorimura 46/48Hotel90
Hotel Sorrento CityCorso Italia, 221 - 80067, Sorrento (NA)Hotel88
Il RosetoCorso Italia 304Hotel-
Isotta ApartmentVia Parisi 7Apartment-
Johanna Park HotelVia Nastro Verde 25Hotel92
La NuitVia Capo 4Guesthouse-
Magnolia SorrentoViale E. Caruso,14Guesthouse-
Mamì CamillaVia Cocumella no.04Guesthouse-
Maria Grazia B&BCorso Italia 124, Piano di SorrentoGuesthouse88
Orchid CornerVia Eduardo De Martino 35Guesthouse-
Ostello Delle SireneVia degli Aranci, 160Hostel79
Porto SalvoVia Nuovo Rione Cappuccini 11Guesthouse76
Regina Giovanna ApartmentsVia Calata Capo 23Apartment-
Relais AmoreVia degli Aranci 52/80 SorrentoGuesthouse91
Relais Diana B&BVia S. Maria Del Toro, 1Guesthouse-
Relais FrancescaVia Bagnulo 129Guesthouse-
Residence RossanaVia Parsano 6Apartment-
Resort CampogaioVia Capo, 39Campsite83
Resort Punta del CapoVia Calata Punta Capo,23Guesthouse-
Seven HostelVia Iommella Grande Sant'AgnelloHostel87
Sorrento FlatsVia Dell'Accademia 20Guesthouse-
Sorrento Town SuitesVia Santa Maria della Pietà, 30Guesthouse91
Tasso ResidenceVia L. De Maio 13/15Apartment-
The Secret Garden RelaisVia Gottola, 14 SorrentoGuesthouse-
Torre TurboloMarina Del Cantone Massa LubrenseGuesthouse88
Ulisse DeluxeVia del Mare, 22Hostel90
Villa GerardoVia capo 82/84Hotel87
Villa Oriana RelaisVia Rubinacci, 1Guesthouse-
Villa PollioVia Guglielmo Marconi n°6Guesthouse90
Village Camping Campogaio SantafortunataVia Capo, 39Campsite80
Villaggio Resort NettunoMarina Del Cantone Nerano - Massa LubrenseCampsite84
Villaggio Verde SorrentoVia Cesarano, 12Hotel-
Magi HouseVia Padre Reginaldo Giuliani 56Guesthouse-
Palazzo AbagnaleCorso Italia 164Guesthouse-
Domus SorrentoVia S.Maria della Pieta'  n.33 Via Del mare n.49Guesthouse-
Relais Villa AngiolinaVia Parsano, 12Guesthouse-
Antica Marina GuesthouseVia Marina Grande 198guesthouse-
Luna Rossa ApartmentVia R. Bosco 151 Bonea di Vico Equenseapartment-
Il Casolare HarmonyVia Li Campi 29guesthouse-
Casa SorrentinaCorso Italia, 134Guesthouse89
Hotel il FaroVia Marina Piccola 5hotel-
Grand Hotel FloraCorso Italia 248hotel-
Florida Hostel & HotelVico Primo RotaHOSTEL87
Casa del CorsoCorso Italiaapartment-
Chalet SorrentoVia Marziale 55apartment-
Casa CorrealeVia Correaleapartment-
Casa MarescaVia Maiano, 79Guesthouse-
Domus San Vincenzo GuesthouseVia Iommella Grande 120Guesthouse-
Casa CrawfordVia Crawfrd 28Apartment-
B&B SunflowerVia Raffaele Bosco 861/c Vico EquenseGUESTHOUSE-
B&B MassicoViale dei Pini 38 Sant'AgnelloGUESTHOUSE-
S. Elisabetta Religious HouseVia Madonna di Rosella 120, Piano di SorrentoGuesthouse-
La Culla Religious HouseVia Corso Italia 377Guesthouse-
Lucrezia ColliVia Colli di Fontanelle 54 S: Agnello Sorrento Colli SorrentiniApartment-
Casa De AngelisVIA CAUCCINI 29 St Agnello di SorrentoGuesthouse-
Letizia Apartment SorrentoVia degli Aranci n. 115Apartment-
Tiziana ApartmentsVicolo Sant\'Aniello 8APARTMENT-
Lauro ApartmentVia Corso Italia 208Apartment-
Ornella ApartmentVia Fregonito 4APARTMENT-
Blue MoonVia Dei Gerani, 1Guesthouse-
Diana CityVia Corso Italia 5Guesthouse87
B&B DolceVitaVia San Cesareo, 64GUESTHOUSE89
Diana ApartmentVia Marina Grande, 31Apartment-
Marina Grande ApartmentVia Del Mare,104Apartment-
Margherita ApartmentVia S. Lucia,12Apartment-
Chiara ApartmentVia S.Renato,17Apartment-
Federica ApartmentVia Fuorimura 20Apartment-
B&B Degli AranciVia Degli Aranci, n15GUESTHOUSE-
Kalimera Type AVia Capo 53Apartment-
Rebecca ApartmentVia Nastro Verde 32, Priora, SorrentoApartment-
B&B Il Mirto BiancoVia Ferrella 3Guesthouse-
Residence LUCREZIAVia Colli di Fontanelle 54Guesthouse-
Villa ElisabethVia dei Cafiero 7, MetaGuesthouse-
Crystal Palace SorrentoCorso Italia, 185Guesthouse-
Villa Serena SorrentoVia Pantano 21/AGUESTHOUSE-
Marina Piccola 73Via Marina Piccola 75Guesthouse-
Apartments Kalimera Tipo BVia Capo 53APARTMENT-
Gocce Di Capri - Hotel & Serviced ResidenceVia Delle Tore 7Hotel-
LondraVia Cocumella Sant'Agnello SorrentoHOTEL83
Au RivoliVia Santa Maria delle Grazie, 16HOTEL86
Artis Domus Relais Di Charmevia Fuoro 85APARTMENT-
Green House SorrentoVia degli Aranci 25GUESTHOUSE86
Piazza Tasso BBVia Santa Maria della Pietà n 33GUESTHOUSE-
Sweethome Sorrentovia Rota 10GUESTHOUSE-
Casa Laura Sorrentovia degli Aranci 156GUESTHOUSE-
Residence TassoVia Luigi de Maio 13HOTEL-
Antonios GuesthouseVia Nastro Azzurro 22 Via PassaranoAPARTMENT-
Casa Vacanza GabriellaM.B.Gargiulo N.23 Sant'AgnelloAPARTMENT-

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Keep Connected

Internet

Almost all towns and cities in Italy have internet cafes. A growing number of budget hostels and nicer hotels have free Wifi. By law all public-access internet points must keep records of web sites viewed by customers, and even the customer's ID: expect to be refused access if you don't provide identification. Hotels providing Internet access are not required to record IDs if the connection is provided in the guest's room, although if the connection is offered in the main public hall then IDs are required. Publicly available wireless access without user identification is illegal, so open Wi-Fi hotspots (like the ones you might expect to find in a mall or cafée) all have some form of (generally one-time) registration.

Phone

See also: International Telephone Calls

The main networks are TIM (Telecom Italia Mobile, part of Telecom Italia, formerly state controlled), Vodafone, Wind, and 3 (only UMTS cellphones). Best advice is to buy a prepaid SIM card (from € 10 upwards) and a cheap mobile phone (€ 19 upwards) to put it in (if you don't have a cellphone already that you can use). It will be much more practical. All land line numbers start with 0. Mobile numbers start with 3. Numbers starting with 89 are high-fee services. In case of emergency call the appropriate number from the list below. Such calls are usually free and calls to 112, 113 (police), 115 (fire), 118 (health) can be made from payphones for free without the need of inserting coins. 112 (standard emergency number in GSM specification) can be dialed in any case for free from any mobile phone.

Post

Post Italiane is the national postal services of Italy and has quite an efficient network of postal offices and reliable postal services. Standard letters and postcards (up to 20 grams) cost €0.39 to send within Europe and the Mediterranean countries outside Europe and €0.41 to all other destinations throughout the country. Up to 50 grams, prices start at €0.52 for Europe, €0.62 for other areas. Packages start at €1.55 within Europe, and around €2.50 for other countries. Post office business hours in Italy are from 8:30am to 2:00pm from Monday to Friday, with closing times at Saturday and the last day of the month at 12 noon. In general, larger post offices in bigger cities and in tourist areas keep longer hours than those in local towns. Also note that business hours in the south might be different than the north, with longer hours at night, especially in summer! If you want to send packages you might try faster and more reliable/efficient private courier companies like TNT, UPS or DHL.

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