Sorrento is picturesquely situated above the Gulf of Sorrento with a beautiful view over the sea. When the visibility is excellent, you can see over the Gulf of Naples to Vesuvius on one side and the island of Capri on the other. The narrow streets are very romantic with their colorful shops, where locals are selling genuine local specialities, handicraft products, and of course the large lemons typical of this area. One day should be enough to visit Sorrento. In any case, I advise you to spend at least one night there to make the most of your day and to leave the next morning. Since Sorrento is an excellent base for heading to Capri’s island, it is better to go early in the morning to enjoy the streets before they are overrun with tourists.
Here are the attractions you must see in Sorrento:
It is the central square of the city of Sorrento, always full of cafes and restaurants. There you will find the statue of the writer Torquato Tasso who gave his name to the place.
It is a traditional fishing port that looks like you are in dreams. You can take a stroll there or have the opportunity to explore it anyway if you take a boat to Capri to continue your stay on the Amalfi Coast.
Do not miss it. The cathedral was built in the 15th century, and the rather standard exterior does not predict what you will see inside.
Even if you cannot afford to stay at the luxury Bellevue Syrene hotel, you can enjoy their breathtaking terrace. I am not exaggerating. It was hard to believe my eyes when I discovered this huge terrace, its pastel mauve floor, its white benches adorned with flowery mosaics, its perfect view of the Gulf of Naples. I am never tired of contemplating this place. There is something amazing and so cool about this place.
I was so surprised when I tilted my head over a balustrade in the street near Piazza Tasso to discover the ruins of an old mill at the bottom of a ravine! It’s a pretty amazing sight. Seeing a derelict windmill in the heart of Sorrento nestled in lush greenery is something not so ordinary.
Another somewhat unexpected place. There is the defensive bastion that was part of the ancient rampart surrounding Sorrento, built around the 4th century BC. You can walk there for free.
I advise you to take a magnificent walk during your visit to Sorrento. You can take the bus to shorten the path, but if you are in good shape, I advise you to walk from the center of town for a long hike. Just be careful walking along the road where the cars pass, as it can sometimes lack space – luckily drivers are used to it. At the end of the path leading down to the sea, there is the end of Cape Sorrento in unspoiled nature. With a view of the Bay of Naples and a beautiful cove with the evocative name of the Baths of Queen Giovanna, this place is like a fairytale. If it’s hot, you can take a swim there too!