Perched atop cliffs overlooking the Bay of Naples, the city of Sorrento is famous for its charming architecture and sweeping seaside views. Sorrento is the city with unique attractions, like the 14th-century church Chiesa di San Francesco, and the cafe-lined square of Piazza Tasso.
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Sorrento is located along the Sorrentine Peninsula near the Amalfi Coast, a 50-kilometer stretch of coastline in the Campania region of Italy. The Amalfi Coast has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is known for its beautiful coastline, colorful fishing villages, and cliff-top lemon groves.
What is There to do in Sorrento?
Be sure to experience Piazza Tasso, the central square in Sorrento that is home to many of the best shops and cafes. It's a great place to sip a cup of coffee or a glass of wine while people-watching. Sorrento is also famous for its historic churches and monasteries, such as Chiesa di San Francesco and Basilica di Sant'Antonino, and its vibrant seaport and picturesque cliffs.
What Cities are Near Sorrento?
The nearest major cities to Sorrento are Naples and Salerno, both of which are approximately a one-hour drive from Sorrento. You can take day tours to both Naples and Salerno, as well as to the ancient city of Pompeii, which is less than an hour from Sorrento.
What is the Best Time to Visit Sorrento?
The period from May to September is the high tourist season in Sorrento, and you will find the streets, restaurants, and shops bustling with activity during this time of year. If you prefer to visit when Sorrento is less busy, but the weather is still pleasant, plan on visiting during April or October.
How Much Time Should I Spend in Sorrento?
It is recommended that you spend at least three days in Sorrento to get the full experience of the town. If you plan on also taking day trips to other nearby sites along the Amalfi Coast, plan on spending at least five days in the area.