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Sorrento Area Holidays

A bright start to the Amalfi Coast

The first stop on the Amalfi Coast after Naples, Sorrento is one of the most famous towns in the area, and with good reason. With so much to do, Sorrento holidays can include much more than sipping limoncello and sunbathing – though, of course, lots of people choose to do just that. Connected to Naples by train, Sorrento is as easy to visit as it is to stay in – its pedestrian streets and abundant lemon trees attracting both shoppers and weekenders.

Several notable museums and villas offer sightseeing opportunities, while its marinas and ports feature colourful boats and elegant façades beloved by Instagram users. Dip in and out of the sea along small sandy beaches while considering a boat tour or a meal in one of the town’s many restaurants, and remember that holidays to Sorrento are just the start of your love affair with the towns of the world-famous Amalfi Coast.

Our collection of hotels in the Sorrento Area feature properties from the small towns surrounding Sorrento, as well as hotels that're right in the centre. From Massa Lubrense and Sant'Agata to Meta di Sorrento and Sant'Agnello, these pocket-sized towns offer a near-to-Sorrento post code, without being in the thick of it. They often serve up tranquillity and stunning views, too. 

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Your Sorrento questions, answered

As it’s a major tourist hub, you may find that prices are a bit higher than in nearby Naples, but they come with a high quality of service to match.
Sorrento has everything families could need for a pleasant Italian stay, not least the exceptional range of gelaterias with a host of inventive flavours to keep everyone sweet.
Sorrento has a warm climate, so you can expect long hot summers and delightfully mild winters. Any time from June to October is ideal for a pleasant dip in the sea. From March to May is perfect for catching the scent of spring flowers and taking a wander through the town without the crowds. Spring and autumn are perfect for days on the beach without too much heat. And outside of peak season is the time to make your budget go further.
Sorrento is a centre of intricate wood inlay crafts – look for wooden boxes in an astonishing range of styles and colours. Look out also for pretty cameo jewellery.
Away from Sorrento’s marina and the beaches of Sant’Agnello and Puolo, there are plenty of quiet spots to enjoy on this part of the coast. On the headland between Sorrento and Puolo is the natural Regina Giovanna bathing pool. You'll find this a peaceful spot that’s hard to beat for its rugged beauty. Close by are the beaches of Pignatella and San Montano. These are ideal if you fancy getting away from the crowds without travelling far. Or, if you’re up for a day trip, then the lively Positano beach is a must.
Sorrento is a famous holiday spot on the picturesque Amalfi coast. It’s known for its wonderfully rocky coastline, with great views of Naples and Mount Vesuvius. Its scenic cliffs are only matched by the quality of its food, which is classic Italian cuisine made from fresh ingredients. The hotels have an equally good reputation, adding to its popularity. The town of Sorrento itself is postcard pretty with cobbled streets and charming hillside buildings. And it’s famed for producing fine traditional wood and ceramic crafts.
Nightlife in Sorrento can be as lively or relaxed as you’d like. There’s a good choice of cafes and restaurants for evening dining and plenty of bars. If you fancy dancing until late, there are one or two spots you can head to. You’ll find some of these in the bustling central square. For a quieter evening, you only need to head to one of the restaurant balconies where you can enjoy sunset views over the marina.
As a traditional Italian town, Sorrento is everything you’d hope for. Its fresh seafood and pizzas rival Naples. So, it’s no surprise that this is the food Sorrento is famous for. And, of course, no meal can be finished without a sip of Limoncello. This refreshing liqueur is perhaps even more famous than the food. Sorrento’s lemons are thought to be some of the best in the world. They’re wonderfully scented and you’ll find they’re not just for drinking. They add flavour to the seafood, preserves and oils too.
If you’re looking for a family-friendly holiday, Sorrento is a good choice. There are plenty of lovely, welcoming hotels to choose from. And you’ll find lots of relaxed restaurants and cafes serving tasty pizza and pasta. It’s bound to be a hit with everyone in the family. And Sorrento is a perfect base for exploring this part of Italy. The famous sights of Pompeii, Vesuvius and the picturesque coastline are fun to visit with or without a family.