As popular as an ice cream cornetto, Sorrento is an Italian resort that is not only well-known but well loved and with very good cause. Holidays to Italy are always a delight, but the Sorrento Peninsula has several "stars" and Sorrento is absolutely its brightest.
Perched on what looks like a natural balcony jutting out over the sea, the town has stunning views over the Bay of Naples. Full of beautiful scenery, historic buildings like the magnificent 15th century Duomo, charming piazzas and meandering streets, it's not hard to understand the immense popularity of Sorrento holidays.
Walk along the Sorrentina peninsula to enjoy spectacular vistas and breathe refreshing air that is strong with the scent of tangy lemons. Return to Sorrento, choose a sunny pavement cafe in Piazza Tasso, sip a delicious "ristretto" and do a spot of people watching. Holidays in Sorrento are made of this!
Access to the sea is generally via wooden steps to bathing platforms, so don't expect many sandy beaches. Enjoy some boat trips from the harbour to the southern side of the peninsula to the Amalfi Coast resorts and visit Amalfi, Positano or Ravello. Or simply stroll around the characterful streets, window shop, coffee stop and idle the warm days away. Viva l'Italia!
Explore the neighbouring town of Sant'Agnello just 2km away for a more relaxed pace. Sorrento can become quite frenetic in high season, so Sant'Agnello is the perfect retreat with its Baroque Church and attractive beach at La Marinella.
Don't forget either that Pompeii and Herculaneum are easily accessible. The violent eruption at Vesuvius in 79 AD buried the towns under tons of volcanic ash for almost 1,600 years. Visit and wonder at almost perfectly preserved artefacts and amazing archaeological remains that are still being discovered to this day.
How do I get to Sorrento from Naples Airport?
Getting to Sorrento from Naples Airport is quite straightforward as there is an airport shuttle, taxis and private transfers.
- Bus: The bus is the best option. Collecting you at Parking Area P1, the bus 8 stops en route to Sorrento. The journey from Naples Airport to Sorrento takes approx. 1hr 15mins to 1hr 30mins and costs approx. €20 per person return. You can find out more about the airport shuttle here.
- Taxi: If you arrive outside the bus times, you can take a taxi. This is a more expensive option at approx. €100 one way.
- Train: You can also get the Campania Express Train from the centre of Naples city. It takes roughly 45-minutes and costs approx. €8 one way.
- Private transfer: We can arrange a private transfer for you. This would cost approx. €87 per vehicle, one way.