Located in the southern part of Italy on the picturesque Amalfi Coast, the town of Sorrento is very small in size, but big on culture. Tourists can travel to Sorrento on land by way of Naples or Pompeii, or by ferry. The ferry also connects Sorrento to Capri, Ischia, Amalfi, Positano and Naples. Sorrento is located over the Bay of Naples and is a popular destination for travel. Many people travel to Sorrento throughout the year to eat, relax and see the lovely sights that Italy has to offer.
Things Not to Miss in Sorrento
• There are a number of places that are recommended for Sorrento travel. The beautiful waters can be seen through the long rows of lemon trees and olive vines. Consult this Sorrento travel guide for the must-visit spots in the town.
• Limonoro is Sorrento’s main pedestrian street. Lined with shops, this strip is the perfect area to grab limoncello, a lemon aperitif, or other liqueurs such as those flavored with fennel, almond milk, chocolate or licorice. You can also find scented honeys, olive oils, or Italian deserts. • The Duomo is a Romanesque cathedral with inlaid woodwork, marble tombs and saints’ relics.
With many paintings by Nicola Malinconico, the cathedral offers plenty for those who visit. Be sure to check out the marble altar, pulpit and bishop’s throne that date back to the 16th century.
When to Go to Sorrento
The best time to travel to Sorrento is between the months of April and October. There is little precipitation, and the average temperature is around 60 degrees to 75 degrees. Visit Sorrento in warm weather to see the lemons growing and the ripe olive vines.
Admiring the trompe l’oeil frescoes at Sedil Dominova, a domed 15th-century building that was once a meeting place for nobles.
Picking up a bottle of locally made limoncello—a sweet, Italian lemon liqueur—and other local artisanal products at Piemme.
Watching artisans craft music boxes and elaborate inlaid tables at various workshops on Via San Nicola. (Often, you can purchase products directly from craftsmen.)