If Italy is on your bucket list, then visiting Sorrento is an absolute must! Located on the Amalfi Coast overlooking the Bay of Naples, you’ll be mesmerized by its scenic beauty. Sorrento is known as the land of colors, traditions, mysteries, and legends. According to the Greeks, Sirens live in the sea and will charm you with their singing. By casting their spell and causing you to fall in love with the coast, you will return again! Find out our top 12 spots that you need to see in Sorrento while you’re visiting the Italian coast.
While you’re stopping in Sorrento, we recommend that you jump onto the ferry and take a day trip to Capri. This small coastal town is famous for its colourful homes, grottos and rock formations. Top tip: Don’t miss seeing the Blue Grotto, take a tour of Capri and get on a rowing boat which will take you to the grotto.
#2 Sorrento Tasso Square
A top sight to see in Sorrento, is Tasso Square where you’ll find quaint shops, restaurants, and bars. In this square you’ll be able to experience the hub of the city with all of its hustle and bustle around you. This is the perfect spot for you to grab a light lunch while you enjoy people (or celebrity) watching.
#3 Grand Hotel Excelsior
While you’re in Sorrento, if you’re looking to splurge a little and have a fabulous dinner then the Grand Hotel Excelsior is the place for you. This is one of the worlds leading hotels so you can be sure that you will get a delicious meal! While you’re in the hotel, make sure to visit the Terrazza Bosquet restaurant or simply take a walk around the hotels grounds so you can have one of the best views over Sorrento.
#4 Amalfi Coast
Across from the Isle of Capri is the picturesque Amalfi Coast. Envision colored homes, churches, and businesses built into the dramatic mountain cliffs. This is the spot where you’ll get those picturesque views that you’ve been dreaming of. Spend the day walking around this coastal town or grab a spot at the beach and enjoy a day of basking in the sun.
#5 Cheese Factory
Do you love cheese? Imagine visiting an authentic cheese factory where you’ll have the opportunity to taste fresh provolone. Located in Piano di Sorrento this restaurant lets you try delicious Italian cheese while seeing how the cheese is made.
#6 Sorrentine Peninsula
The Sorrentine Peninsula is just a short distance away with charming villages, a fishing harbor, and small beaches. It’s worth the walk or bus ride to delve into some of the area’s history and scenic countryside.
#7 Path of Gods
Travel to the Village of Bomerano where you can hike the Path of the Gods, named after the Roman Temples that once lined the path. On this hike you’ll see gorges and hamlets in this unforgettable scenic journey that you don’t want to miss out on.
#8 Massa Lubrense
Located on the Sorrentine coastline, Massa Lubrense, is a great spot to see in Sorrento. This is the perfect spot to visit if you’re looking to see some interesting monuments including; a church dating back to 1512, the Church of St Maria della Lobra & Annunziata cathedral.
#9 Marina Grande
Marina Grande is a small fishing village famous for its wooden boats of all different colors. You’ll see them bobbing up and down in the harbor, with men mending their nets nearby.
#12 Mt. Vesuvius
Not far from Sorrento, you can jump back on a boat and head over to Naples to visit Mt Vesuvius. This volcano that is famous for erupting over Pompeii, is a must see spot with so much history. To make your day even more adventurous, climb to the top of the active volcano!
#9 Park Villa Comunale
Visit Villa Comunale, Sorrento’s largest public park.Visit in 1780, this park is up on top of a cliff, so you will get a stunning view of the Bay of Naples! Filled with lush tropical plants, palm trees, and statues, this is a great place to escape the heat and relax.
#11 The opera
For an entertaining evening, watch the opera in the center of Sorrento. This is the perfect way to treat your significant other and even more romantic if you’re on your honeymoon! There are a great number of great shows on throughout the year so make sure to buy your ticket and spend an evening here.
If you head to all of these spots to see in Sorrento, we are sure that you will fall in love with the amazing architectural beauty, picturesque streets & rich history!
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