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A town of lemons and plunging cliffs that cut right through the heart of the historical center, Sorrento has long been popular with tourists. Located at the western gateway to the Amalfi Coast it was a must-stop on the 19th-century “Grand Tour,” with interest first sparked by poet Lord Byron some 200 years ago. He inspired literary greats like Dickens, Keats, Goethe, Tolstoy and others to sample its beauty and fresh salty sea air. 

Still romantic today, it’s a top stop for honeymooners and all sorts of romance-seeking couples who can enjoy wandering through Piazza Tasso, gazing out at the breathtaking sea views and dining on simple but delicious Campanian restaurants that serve gnocchi with a grand finale of Sorrento’s famous icy cold limoncello. But it’s ideal for all types of travelers, with everything from centuries-old historic landmarks and lush gardens to beach clubs for sunbathing and unforgettable swims in clear aquamarine water.

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The historic center and the beating heart of Sorrento, spending at least a day wandering through the Old Town with its cobbled streets and narrow lanes is a must. It’s primarily pedestrianized with only those who have special access allowed to drive vehicles here so you’ll need to explore on foot. The area is full of life, complete with Instagrammable pastel-hued houses, historic churches, boutiques, gelato shops, and restaurants.

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Located along the Amalfi Coast, high above the Mediterranean at the edge of a sheer cliff, Sorrento is one of Italy’s most famous resort towns. Views of the glorious Gulf of Naples with Mount Vesuvius in the distance can be seen from nearly every vantage point. It’s been a popular seaside retreat for over 2,000 years, starting with the Greeks before coming into its own as a popular summer getaway during the Roman era when emperors Augustus, Tiberius, and Agrippa had their magnificent villas here.

Tucked into a sheltered spot on the promontory and protected by the surrounding hills, it’s long been an important port for seafarers. The mild climate, lush gardens, elegant streets, and welcoming residents known for their friendly hospitality make it one of the world’s best travel destinations. 

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Discover the best of Sorrento, from exploring its Old Town to sampling its famous limoncello.

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    Discover Piazza Tasso

    Located in the historic center, Piazza Tasso is the hub of life in Sorrento. It attracts both locals and visitors, with the cafes that line the square providing a perfect spot for people-watching while enjoying coffee or a limoncello. As the beating heart of town, there is a busy intersection of streets here with many restaurants, bars, and hotels, along with landmarks like the 1572 baroque church of Santuario del Carmine with its yellow façade in the eastern corner.

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    Stroll Through Villa Comunale

    Just five minutes on foot from Piazza Tasso will bring you to this spectacular park known as Villa Comunale which includes impeccably manicured gardens and one of the best views in southern Italy, perched atop the cliffs. You’ll see the endless blue of the Gulf of Naples, nearby islands, and Mount Vesuvius in the distance. This is also a top spot for watching a romantic sunset while the vast lawns serve as a concert venue during the warmer months.

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    Wander Corso Italia

    The busy main shopping street located just off Piazza Tasso, Corso Italia is a must-stroll – in fact, this is where you’ll want to come to enjoy the Italian tradition of passeggiata which means an evening stroll. There is a wealth of souvenir shops, boutiques, bars, restaurants, gelaterias, and other businesses to explore along the way, and they stay open late, with many not closing until 10 p.m. although most shutter between 1 and 4 p.m. for lunch.

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    Explore Marina Grande

    Hop into the elevator or enjoy a 15-minute stroll from Villa Comunale to reach Marina Grande, one of Sorrento’s two harbors. This is one of the best for tourists, with countless photo-ops and a charming village atmosphere. There are colorful homes, boats, and restaurants serving the fresh catch of the day. Set right along the waterfront, it has a traditional feel, with family-run tavernas for a classic, authentic meal but it’s fun just to watch the local fishermen hauling in their catch.

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    Try Local Limoncello

    Sorrento is famous for its lemons which are ideal for making limoncello, the town’s signature drink. Learn more about it by taking a tour and a tasting that includes all stages of the production process followed by samples of limoncello and other products. Or visit a local lemon farm to learn how to make your own and see the lemon groves. If you don’t have time, many restaurants provide a free thimble to finish off a meal and there are many shops selling it by the bottle. 

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    Visit Capri

    Capri is considered a must day trip from Sorrento. You can hop on the ferry and be there in 20 minutes. You’ll see many superyachts in the harbor as it attracts all sorts of international jet setters and celebrities who enjoy walking the maze of narrow streets. It’s a top spot for shopping with upscale high-end boutiques that sell designer brands and shops that sell local and regional items like limoncello and handmade leather sandals. The Blue Grotto is its most popular natural attraction.

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When to go to Sorrento

Sorrento is a popular tourist destination that can be visited year-round, with a reason to visit in every season, although most come between April and October when the weather is mostly pleasant and there is little rain to contend with. This period is generally considered to be the tourist season, with the peak arrivals during the summer, from mid-June through mid-September. While some businesses close during the winter, there will be plenty that stay open, including shops, restaurants, and hotels. You’re likely to find discounted rates and a more authentic local vibe too. The downside is that during this time it will be wet and chilly – and, if the rains are heavy, mudslides can occur, blocking roadways. If you want to avoid the busiest season and the crowds while enjoying a better chance for nice weather, consider visiting in one of the shoulder seasons, with spring particularly ideal.

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