The bustling centro storico (historic centre) ranges along Corso Italia, a major hub for shops, restaurants and bars. Duck into the...
Incongruously wedged between racks of lemon-themed souvenir merchandise, this 15th-century domed palazzo has exquisite, albeit faded,...
Think locked-eyes-over-cocktails time. This is the place to impress your date with cocktails (from €7) on the terrace, surrounded by...
There are numerous gelaterie in Sorrento, but this new kid on the block is making a mark with its homemade preservative-free ice cream...
Corso Italia · interesting places nearby
To get a feel for Sorrento’s history, stroll down Via Pietà from Piazza Tasso and past two medieval palaces en route to the cathedral, with its striking exterior fresco, triple-tiered bell tower, four classical columns and elegant majolica clock. Take note of the striking marble bishop’s throne (1573) and the beautiful wooden choir stalls decorated in the local intarsio style.
The cathedral’s original structure dates from the 15th century, but the building has been altered several times, most recently in the early 20th century when the current facade was added.