Sorrento Italy
Beautiful Town on the Bay of Naples Peninsula 

Sorrento Italy

Sorrento Italy is a picturesque town in the Southern part of the country that overlooks the Bay of Naples from a peninsula. Its location on the Amalfi Coast, which is world renowned for its golden sandy beaches, tranquil clear blue waters, ancient architecture and lush vineyards, makes Sorrento a popular tourist destination. The town is divided into old with its narrow streets and historical landmarks and the new where you will find hotels and modern buildings.

Sorrento Weather

Being in South Italy and on the mediterranean side, Sorrento weather is quite pleasant most of the year. Summers are generally warm, dry and muggy, with clear skies and winters are long, partly cloudy, wet and cold at times. Throughout the year the temperature can be anywhere from 8°C to 31°C. The lowest temperatures seen during the winters can be around 5°C, while the hottest summer days it could be as hot as 33°C. Most pleasant time to visit is late spring to mid summer, and late summer to early fall when weather in Sorrento is pleasant and crowds are manageable.


The shops in Sorrento sell a variety of goods including authentic Italian woodwork, ceramics and lacework. The Sorrentine Peninsula has breathtaking views of Vesuvius, Naples and the island of Capri. A true escape from it all. So it’s no wonder that people flock here at all times of the year to enjoy the temperate climate and nearby historical sites. Let’s explore what to see and do on your vacation in Sorrento.

If you love historical sights and landmarks, Sorrento will not disappoint. The Via San Cesareo is the main street in the old town. Taking a stroll and doing some shopping on the narrow, cobblestone streets is like stepping back in time. The beautifully stunning Sedile Dominova is a wonder to behold and a must-see. The Church of San Francesco is also worth a look. If you love museums, the Correale Museum contains Neapolitan exhibits, and the Museo Bottega della Tarsialignea is a wood carving museum.  

Perhaps you fancy outdoor spaces on your Italian vacation. Sorrento has public gardens with breathtaking views of Mount Vesuvius and the Gulf of Naples. You can also wander on various walking paths with equally striking sights. One of the paths will even take you by the Roman Villa di Polio, which are ruins you can visit. Sorrento also has two ports, which are aptly named Marina Grande and Marina Piccola. You can also visit the small fishing village of Massa Lubrenese. 

Because of its location and the vast number of hotels available, the most of any other Amalfi Coast town, in fact, Sorrento is an excellent base location. From Sorrento, you can book a day trip to go and visit Naples, Pompeii, Vesuvius and the Amalfi Coast. You can also take a guided boat tour to Capri from Sorrento. A great way to spend part of your vacation.

Sorrento has something for everyone. With its warm weather, perfect location and lots to see and do, you’ll be sure to have a memorable visit to this charming Italian town. Enjoy your vacation!

Sorrento Map & Train Tips

If you want to take the train on your trip to Sorrento Italy, it can be reached by rail with ease from Naples. Taking the train is an easy, economical and comfortable way to travel. Trains run regularly and take between forty-five minutes and an hour and a half. Sorrento is located at the southeastern end of the Circumvesuviana railway line right across from the entrance to the historic ruins of Pompeii.

If you are driving to Sorrento Italy, the Amalfi Drive links Sorrento to Amalfi on a scenic road above the Tyrrhenian Sea. Below is a Sorrento map to help you with trip planning. Refer to the Italy train map for an overall glimpse of the country's railway system.

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