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Sorrento Holidays

Sorrento Holidays

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If you look up the most picturesque Italian town, this is it! Instagram-worthy views, a chic marina and a town with narrow alleys and pretty squares.

Destination highlights

  • Famous coastal views
  • Scorching summers
  • Perfect for romantic breaks
  • Ancient history all around
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    Beaches | Hotels | Food & drink | Nightlife | Events | Things to do | Weather | Important information | Reviews |

    What are the best beaches in Sorrento?

    The beaches in Sorrento look like the backdrop to perfume advert, with wooden platforms over dazzling blue water, surrounded by dreamy pastel houses on the cliffs. The sea has been awarded a Blue Flag for its clarity, so it’s perfect for spotting local marine life, too. We love spending the day at these coastal spots:

  • Bagni Regina Giovanna – an iconic and beautiful cove where you can swim amongst the ruins of a Roman villa
  • Leonelli's Beach – nestled right in the heart of Sorrento, with amazing views of Vesuvius over the sparkling waters
  • Marina di Puolo – a charming fishing village beach with gentle shallows, making it a favourite for family holidays to Sorrento
  • Baia di Ieranto – a hidden bay which can be reached via a coastal hike, where you’ll be rewarded with rugged natural beauty
  • Marina del Cantone – the best place for foodies to have a relaxing beach day and sample delicacies at the many local restaurants
  • Spiaggia La Marinella – the sights beneath the clear water at this pebbly beach are a snorkeller’s dream
  • Punta Campanella – the huge diversity of wildlife across this protected marine area is best experienced on a boat or diving trip

  • Sorrento beach

    What are the top hotels in Sorrento?

    The town is known for the kind of high-end hotels we daydream about, with classic interiors and seaside balconies. If that’s not your style, there are more down-to-earth lodgings throughout the town, too. These are our top picks for a range of tastes and budgets:

  • Grand Hotel Capodimonte - this deluxe hotel is suitable for all travellers, with panoramic views from cascading pools, lively summer entertainment, and easy access to the town centre.
  • Hotel Eden - you get the best of both worlds at this hotel, which is in the heart of the action but surrounded by relaxing lush gardens.
  • Relais Regina Giovanna - a romantic retreat along the wild coastline, with its own private beach and amazing home-cooked meals.
  • Grand Hotel Royal - the place to go for that classic luxury hotel experience, well-suited to couples and families with older kids.
  • Emily Suites - a charming B&B in the town centre with modern rooms and lovely hosts, ideal for cheaper holidays to Sorrento.
  • Alimuri - you’ll feel like royalty at this fancy new hotel with large suites and a private beach.

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    What’s the food like in Sorrento?

    Italian food needs no introduction, and on All Inclusive holidays to Sorrento you’ll be treated to the big hits we know and love. In town you’ll find lots of local twists on your favourites, packed with the region’s famous crops. Look out for these:

  • Gnocchi alla Sorrentina - potato dumplings baked in a fresh tomato sauce, topped with local cheeses
  • Seppioline ripiene - squid or cuttlefish with various stuffings, often including olives and wine
  • Spaghetti con le Noci - local walnuts tossed through fresh spaghetti with garlic and anchovies
  • Cannolo alla Sorrentina - a baked treat of crispy pastry tubes filled with lemon custard
  • Limoncello - a sweet citrus liqueur - the region’s most famous export

  • It’s no exaggeration to say that Sorrento has an incredible restaurant on every corner. This is just a little taste of what's...well, around the corner:

  • Antonino Esposito - Pizza e Cucina - enjoy the nation’s favourite food on a charming seaside terrace.
  • Ristorante Lorelei - for an unforgettable date night on your Sorrento holidays, visit this Michelin-starred restaurant, serving creative dishes with incredible views.
  • Antica Gelateria - cool off with a cone of creamy gelato at this casual venue that offers loads of flavours and vegan options, too!
  • La Cantinaccia del Popolo - you can’t beat the traditional pasta and seafood on offer at this cosy restaurant.

  • Sorrento food

    Where's the best nightlife in Sorrento?

    Italians typically kick things off much later than we do, so you can have fun all night on your beach holidays in Sorrento. It’s not a hardcore clubbing town but you’ll find an interesting mix of venues open after dark. These are some we love:

  • Daniele's Club - a lively spot which is part karaoke bar, part nightclub - all served with big smiles and gorgeous balcony views.
  • Shot Bar Sorrento - a great pitstop on nights out, where you can enjoy unique shots and friendly vibes.
  • Filou Club - feel classy ‘til dawn at this fancy live music and piano bar with signature cocktails.
  • La Bottega della Birra - one for the lovers of hops, a cosy bar dedicated to showcasing Italian craft beers

  • Sorrento night

    What events can I go to in Sorrento?

    There are loads of religious dates, food festivals, and classy cultural events across the region, so even on a last-minute holiday to Sorrento you’ll find something interesting. Here’s a snippet of what to expect:

  • Easter (April) - during the Catholic holy week, striking torchlit processions of hooded figures take to the streets.
  • Napoli Pizza Village (June) - Europe’s biggest pizza festival, with over 100,000 pizzas made fresh on the beach each year!
  • SyArt Sorrento Festival (July-September) - a summer of events showcasing contemporary art, with works exhibited throughout the streets.
  • The Amalfi Coast Music & Arts Festival (July) - towns across the region host classical concerts of all sizes and nationalities.
  • Gusta Minori (August) - the town of Minori transforms into a foodie wonderland for a week, with feasting and performances of all kinds.
  • Gnocchi Day (October) - an event showcasing the tasty little dumplings with live cookery from top chefs, as well as restaurant specials across the area.
  • Coast to Coast Marathon (December) - keen runners of all skill levels travel to compete in this race between Sorrento and Positano.

  • Things to do in Sorrento

    Enjoy the Capri sun

    Capri is a short ferry ride away and boasts a huge number of attractions for an island so small. You can experience Roman life in the iconic Blue Grotto swimming hole and a well-preserved palace, scale Mount Solaro by staircase or chairlift, or simply spend the day taking enviable holiday pics amongst the wildlife.

    Taste the rainbow

    For a deeper dive into the colourful cuisine on your holidays to Sorrento, take a farm tour through the countryside. You’ll get to taste the region’s best exports like olives and provolone cheese fresh from the source, with lashings of limoncello to top it all off.

    Pompeii your respects

    Mount Vesuvius towering in the distance is a constant reminder of the famous eruption we all studied in school. To get a hands-on history lesson for all ages, take a short train ride to the heart of Pompeii, where you can explore the ancient city and get a real feel for life two thousand years ago.

    Bring it home

    Whether you want to splash out on your friends or yourself, you should head to Via San Cesareo or Corso Italia. Both streets are lined with cute independent shops where you’ll find foodie treats and handmade crafts for every taste, plus there are plenty of bars and amazing views to keep non-shopaholics happy.


    What's the weather like in Sorrento?

    Serious sun-worshippers will want to consider the scorching months of July to September for their 2022 holidays to Sorrento. If you’d like to do some exploring beyond the beach then we recommend travelling in springtime, when the weather is still gorgeous, but the heat is less intense.


    Average temp.

    Sea temp.

    Hours of sunshine per day

    Jan 8 °c 15 °c 4 h
    Feb 9 °c 14 °c 4 h
    Mar 11 °c 14 °c 5 h
    Apr 13 °c 15 °c 7 h
    May 17 °c 19 °c 8 h
    Jun 21 °c 22 °c 9 h
    Jul 24 °c 26 °c 10 h
    Aug 24 °c 27 °c 10 h
    Sep 21 °c 25 °c 8 h
    Oct 17 °c 22 °c 6 h
    Nov 12 °c 19 °c 4 h
    Dec 9 °c 16 °c 3 h

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    Important Information about travelling to Sorrento

    How long does it take to fly to Sorrento?

    Flights from the UK to Naples Airport take around two and a half hours, followed by an hour’s transfer by car to Sorrento.

    What’s the time difference between the UK and Sorrento?

    The local time in Sorrento is one hour ahead of the UK.

    What currency do they use in Sorrento?

    The official currency used in Sorrento is the Euro.

    What language do they speak in Sorrento?

    The official language of Sorrento is Italian.

    Will Covid-19 affect my holiday to Sorrento?

    We are currently closely following the Covid-19 situation and how it affects travel. You can find out the most up to date information about travel to Italy on the FCDO website.

    Do I need any vaccinations to visit Sorrento?

    We’d advise you to speak to a healthcare provider about the up-to-date vaccinations needed before you book your trip.

    Do I need a visa to travel to Sorrento?

    You don’t need a visa to travel to Sorrento for under 30 days.

    Here are some other destinations you might be interested in...

    • Capri
    • Amalfi
    • Positano

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    Sorrento Weather

    Sorrento is perfect for those of you eager for a slice of sunshine, without having to apply bottle after bottle of sun cream! It's Mediterranean climate means that temperatures are in their twenties from May to September, and reach around 30 degrees in July and August. However it is worth noting that although July and August have the warmest weather, they are also inevitably the most popular for tourists.

    A holiday to Sorrento in a less popular month would allow you to see a perhaps more authentic side of the town, and might also find you the cheapest deals! Have a look at On The Beaches last minute deals to see what you can find!

    Jan 12ºC
    Feb 14ºC
    Mar 18ºC
    Apr 20ºC
    May 21ºC
    Jun 24ºC
    Jul 26ºC
    Aug 27ºC
    Sep 25ºC
    Oct 20ºC
    Nov 15ºC
    Dec 10ºC