Welcome to Sorrento Peninsula


Tortuous roads wind their way through hills covered in olive trees and lemon groves, passing through sleepy villages and tiny fishing ports. There are magnificent views at every turn, the best from the high points overlooking Punta Campanella, the westernmost point of the Sorrento Peninsula. Offshore, Capri looks tantalisingly close.

More developed and less appealing than the coast west of Sorrento, the area to the east of town protects the district’s longest sandy beach, Spiaggia di Alimuri, at Meta, and the Roman villas at Castellammare di Stabia. From Castellammare you can catch a cable car to the top of Monte Faito (1092m).


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$133.49 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Sorrento Farm Tour with Tastings, Pizza Making, and Limoncello

After a pickup from your Sorrento hotel in the morning (or afternoon), start your day with a visit to a local farm, Limoneto Storico 1894. Enjoy a walking tour of the citrus and olive groves, and learn about the farm’s history, production and traditional farming techniques. Then, head to the tasting room to sample the farm’s fresh products: lemonade, sliced lemons with sugar, fresh-pressed extra virgin olive oil and lemon and orange oil on homemade bread.Your next stop is Il Turziello cheese factory to watch a demonstration on how to make treccia (braided mozzarella-like cheese) and caciotta (a soft and mild regional cheese). Enjoy a tasting of fresh provolone with salami, accompanied by a glass of wine. After teasing your palate, it’s time for some classic Italian pizza. Head to Da Francesco restaurant, in the historical center of Schiazzano, for a hands-on pizza-making class. Learn how to make a typical Neapolitan pizza, and then sink your teeth into your creation, followed by homemade dessert and coffee.Back at Limoneto Storico 1894, top off your gastronomic journey with fresh limoncello, the quintessential Italian liqueur. You’ll even learn the family recipe! With a satisfied belly, relax on the journey back to your hotel.

$80.56 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Capri Full-Day Small-Group Cruise from Sorrento

After a morning pickup from your Sorrento hotel, arrive at the dock to meet your skipper and board your traditional wooden boat. Set off along the gaping Gulf of Naples toward the stunning island of Capri, known for its colorful harbors, whitewashed lanes, chic boutiques and hilltop vistas over the gulf.Enjoy a sandwich and drinks on board, and pause at Marciano or Mitigliano to swim and snorkel with your provided snorkel gear. Then skirt around the island to see interesting caves, grottos and rock formations such as the White Grotto, the Natural Arch, the Green Grotto, Punta Carena Lighthouse, the Blue Grotto and the famous Faraglioni rocks.Dock on the island and enjoy three hours of free time to explore at your leisure. Go cafe hopping, sip drinks in the main square or visit impressive sights such as Villa San Michele and the hilltop Gardens of Augustus, terracing down to the sea. All food, drinks, activities and entrance fees are your own expense.After your time on Capri, board the boat and bask in the Mediterranean sun on the ride back to Sorrento.

$69.05 Day Trips & Excursions

Full-Day Amalfi Coast Experience from Sorrento

Jump aboard of a comfortable coach to explore the Amalfi Coast. Along the way, admire sweeping views over the pretty coastline and  prepare your camera to immortalize the landscapes suspended between the sea and the slopes of Lattari mountains.   On arrival in Positano — your first stop of the day — enjoy an hour of free time to explore this little town. Walk through the colorful buildings across the sea, browse the traditional boutiques, and visit the church of Santa Maria Assunta with its unique dark Madonna. Then, head through the beautiful villages of Praiano, Furore and Conca dei Marini to Amalfi. During your 2-hour stop in Amalfi, admire the traditional Mediterranean architecture, join a boat tour around the coast (at your own expense) and soak up the atmosphere in one of Italy's most famous coastal resort towns. Continue  to Ravello. During your 1-hour visit, explore the town  at your own pace and discover the top local attractions such as Villa Rufolo — a 13th-century villa with beautiful cascading gardens and exquisite views. Afterward, concludes your tour back  in Sorrento in the afternoon.

$41.43 Day Trips & Excursions

Amalfi Coast Full-Day Tour from Sorrento

Meet your expert guide and air-conditioned coach outside your centrally located Sorrento hotel, or at a nearby prearranged location if the coach is unable to access the front of your hotel.With over 40 miles (64km) of breathtaking vistas of the turquoise Mediterranean Sea from one side of the coach and endless lemon groves and pastel villas from the other, sit back and relax as you travel smoothly along the coastal roads.Marvel as you approach Positano, the first stop of your tour. Built up against the mountainside and stretching down to sea level, the village’s buildings slip toward the rocky coastline, almost cascading into the sea like a waterfall. Enjoy the postcard-perfect views and spend a few minutes taking photos before returning to the coach.Next, arrive in Amalfi and enjoy some free time to soak up the sights at your leisure. Visit the magnificent 9th-century Amalfi Cathedral that stands dominant in the main square, or wander through the winding streets to browse the many shops that line them. Alternatively, enjoy an optional boat ride (own expense) from the port to Conca dei Marini, Maiori and Minori.Your final stop of the tour is in the town of Ravello. Enjoy unparalleled views of the coastline, with views of Minori and Maiori, from this charming little town. Enjoy a visit to Villa Rufolo, a 13th-century villa with beautiful cascading gardens and exquisite views.Your tour then concludes back at your Sorrento hotel in the afternoon.

$86.31 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Sorrento Food and Drink Small-Group Tasting Tour with Guide

In the late morning, meet at Piazza Tasso Sorrento, Sorrento's main square, for your 3-hour food tour. Your passionate local guide will lead you on a leisurely walk through central Sorrento, revealing the southern Italian city’s old-world charm and fantastic culinary delights and traditions.Savor authentic Sorrentine dishes and sip local libations on your visits to eight specialty food shops, markets and family-owned favorites. Come hungry, as these tastings add up to a very satisfying lunch! As you walk, admire the postcard-worthy cliff side dotted with stacked houses and lemon and olive groves, with majestic Mt Vesuvius as the backdrop.Your first stop is a local pasticceria, where you'll try traditional sfogliatelle (a shell-shaped, filled pastry). Follow with a classic Italian panini and pall'e riso, the Neapolitan version of arancini. These fried rice balls are a southern Italy staple.Visit a family-owned deli market for real buffalo mozzarella, local cheese and salumi (a cured meat, not to be confused with salami). Sample the area's oldest handcrafted beer, and then savor Sorrento's famous pasta dish with wine at a local trattoria. You'll also learn how Sorrento's famous lemons are turned into limoncello — the must-try beverage of southern Italy.Your meal concludes with the perfect treat: gourmet gelato! You’ll return to Piazza Tasso Sorrento around 1:30pm with a happy belly.

$53.95 Day Trips & Excursions

Amalfi Coast Private Day Tour from Sorrento

By taking a private tour, you have the option to spend as little or as much time as possible in the picturesque towns of Positano, Amalfi and Ravello, world famous for their charm and colorful architecture. The villages scattered along the Amalfi Coast have always attracted visitors, bewitching all who visit. The charm lies not only in the towns themselves but also in their history and rich legacy of fine churches, villas and monasteries. Check out the Itinerary section for more information on each of the towns.

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