Sorrento Holidays 2019 / 2020
Sorrento holidays are unforgettable journeys into a world of beautiful architecture, amazing food, stunning coastlines and an atmosphere that’s unforgettably classy and luxurious.
You might think that such a sophisticated place would cost a fortune to visit, but you’d be surprised at the cheap holidays to Sorrento you’ll find here. There’s a variety of deals available that are very affordable for UK travellers – from Newcastle to Edinburgh and anywhere in-between.
Sorrento in Italy has all the pleasure and luxury you’d expect from a coastal resort retreat, with a touch more trademark Italian elegance.
With our top hotels in Sorrento, an unforgettable break awaits. You could also think ahead and snap up a great cheap holiday deal in advance. Even if it’s a spur of the moment thing, though, you’ll find last minute holidays to Sorrento pretty affordable too.
Sorrento is nestled in the idyllic Neapolitan Riviera countryside, where romance shines through in its colourful buildings hanging precariously from dramatic cliffs, and yachts bob lightly on the marina’s deep blue waters.
With its unmistakeable romance and charm, Sorrento is a holiday you will never forget.
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- Average flight time: 2h 35m
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Holidays in Sorrento are the perfect setting for your 2019 getaway.
- Resting on the gorgeous Sorrentine Peninsula and jutting out into the Gulf of Naples, Sorrento has magnificent views of the Bay of Naples, the Isle of Capri and the legendary Mount Vesuvius.
- It’s not likely that you’ll run out of things to do in Sorrento. You can begin your epic journey at the Cathedral of Sorrento in the Corso Italia (Little Italy district). The Duomo – the Cathedral – is definitely a sight worth seeing.
- After your visit, have a leisurely wander through the old town, where the narrow streets and quaint buildings wind through gems like the complex of San Francesco and the Basilica of Sant’Antonio.
- In the heart of scenic Sorrento, you’ll find the Piazza Tosso – the perfect place to enjoy a cold beverage. Then venture out of Sorrento and explore more of the Neapolitan Riviera, or head down to the stunning Amalfi Coast beaches.
- Sorrento’s weather means that if you’re looking for things to do in Sorrento in May, you’ll find sunny streets to wander along and will be able to explore in a warm, welcoming climate. There are plenty of things to do in Sorrento in October too, with equally welcoming weather. But you’ll find the best time to go is the springtime – from March to June.
It’s hard to pinpoint the best restaurants in Sorrento, because food is such an important part of the local culture that there are many, many great choices.
- When eating out in Sorrento, you’ll find that sipping drinks is an important way of life on the Neapolitan Riviera. You may as well join in!
- Coffee is big in Italy. “Un caffe” is most popular with the locals; that’s just a little cup of espresso, usually sipped at the counter.
- If you’d prefer something a bit stronger, we recommend joining the Apertivo – a “cocktail hour” that’s generally more than an hour, topped off with a sipped shot of limoncello, Sorrento’s traditional lemon liquor.
- Food is one of the most important things in Italian culture, and Sorrento boasts all the Italian and Neapolitan treats you can imagine. Freshly made pizza dough, topped with fresh, locally grown tomatoes? Yes please! You can also enjoy the best Riviera fruit and vegetables in a traditional Italian setting.
There may not be sandy beaches like the ones you’d find on a family holiday to Majorca or Tenerife, but Sorrento is still a great place to visit with the kids.
- Italians are generally very welcoming towards children. Your little ones will be treated like royalty!
- The locals are friendly, and the town is safe. All you and the kids need to do is relax and experience the true Neapolitan Riviera hospitality!
- Kids can explore the winding streets and make new friends, go on thrilling boat trips around the coastline, and hunt for shells on Grande Marina’s small beach.
- And while the kids have fun, you can sip a cold drink and keep an eye on them from one of the seafront bars.
- Remember, if the kids really want to head to a beach, you could always head down to the Amalfi Coast for a scenic day trip.
- You might want to try the ferry from the Grande Marina to Positano. The kids will love it and the views are stunning!
Sorrento is a marvellous melting pot of culture and different elements from many civilizations.
- From the seafaring Greeks, to the roaming Romans and the industrious Italians, you’ll find a bit of flavour from every culture here.
- The must-visit museum in Sorrento is the Correale Museum, where you can discover Sorrento’s eclectic past in stunning detail.
- The area is rich in architectural history, with sites like the Church of San Francesco on the map, and the peaceful cloisters that allow quiet moments in the otherwise bustling heart of the city.
- Another tranquil spot you may want to see is the exquisite Sorrento Cathedral. But even if you don’t go and hunt these attractions down, just by ambling through the streets, you’ll discover them for yourself at your leisure.
- Sorrento is within view of the legendary and historical Mount Vesuvius, which means both Pompeii and Herculaneum are just a short distance away too.
There aren’t beaches in Sorrento itself; at least not exactly! But there are comfortable decking areas for bathers, and loungers that are suspended over the sea. And near the Grande Marina, Sorrento’s seafront, there’s a little area of black volcanic sand.
- There are beaches near Sorrento, though. There’s one in Meta, only a 10-minute train ride away. The village of Meta is undoubtably worth a visit, with stunning views of Naples from the Playa de Meta, with its Mediterranean charm. Meta is closest to Sorrento, so you could book a Sorrento hotel with a swimming pool for those lazy, lounging days in the sun.
- There are also beaches along the Neapolitan Riviera and the Amalfi Coast. You’ll find one in Nerano and a few in scenic Ischia.
- Positano in Amalfi is the perfect beachside place to start your exploration of the Amalfi area.
If you’re looking for things to do in Sorrento at night, fear not. The best nightlife in Sorrento, Italy awaits!
- The clubs here are always buzzing. Bars in Sorrento are friendly and vibey, and the warm climate makes them even more welcoming.
- Sorrento has plenty of bars, restaurants and cafes that stay open long into the warm nights.
- Along the Marina Grande, you’ll find bars with amazing seafront views. The strip has a lively party atmosphere that’s not too quiet and not excessively loud.
- Further into town, you can visit the Corso Italiano for some real Italian hospitality and fun. There are dozens of cafes and bars here.
- To get the full picture of Sorrento’s buzzing nightlife, take a seat in the Piazzo Tosso, listen to some music, sample some delicious Neapolitan pizza and wine, and take in another beautiful Sorrento evening.
Sorrento is the perfect backdrop for a romantic couple’s getaway.
- A romantic holiday to Sorrento could include highlights like fantastic day-trip destinations – including Pompeii, Naples and the Amalfi Coast.
- Sorrento boasts cheaper flights and hotels than similar destinations, but it still has all the charm and magic of the Neapolitan Riviera (https://www.loveholidays.com/holidays/neapolitan-riviera-holidays.html).
- Couples can take in the incredible views from the bus on a trip to Herculaneum, where they can wander through the ancient Roman past, or ride a cool ferry to Positano and explore the Amalfi Coast.
- There’s no shortage of romantic spots to dine in Sorrento. Evenings in the buzzing Corso Italiano are unforgettable, and beautifully topped off with a limoncello in the Piazzo Tosso.
- If it’s the absolute height of romance you’re after, book a hotel with a view of the Sorrentine Peninsula and the bay of Naples, where you and your partner can enjoy all that local Neapolitan charm.
People also ask
Which UK airports have direct flights to Sorrento?
While there aren’t direct flights to Sorrento itself, Naples International Airport (NAP) is just 30 miles away. There are several airports in the UK you could choose to travel from, including Heathrow, Gatwick, Bristol, Edinburgh, Liverpool and Stansted.
Which airport do you fly into for Sorrento?
The nearest airport to Sorrento is Naples International Airport (NAP).
What's the best time of year to visit Sorrento?
Sorrento’s temperate climate means it’s good to visit pretty much any time of year, but the most popular time is from late March to June.
Is there a market day in Sorrento?
If you love a market, you’ll enjoy the weekly street market in Sorrento. It happens every Tuesday in Via San Renato, from 8 AM to 2 PM. This open-air market sells food, fresh produce, clothing and more.
Is Sorrento warm in October?
The weather in October is quite mild, but by no means unpleasant. Average temperatures around this time of year are normally about 17 to 18c.