City Guide Sorrento, Italy

Visiting Sorrento

Separating the Bay of Naples from the Gulf of Salerno, Sorrento is one of Italy’s most popular resorts. It is also one of the best places in Italy to take some time out to relax on the beach and enjoy the glorious views.

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Sorrento City Reviews

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    Piano di Sorrento

    Piano (and Sorrento) were absolutely beautiful. So nice in fact, that I never even ventured anywhere else on the Amalfi Coast or Capri. This area is wonderful if you want a vacation without feeling like you're in the middle of a tourist zone. The coastline is brilliant, with nice public beaches.

    Insider Tip:Go to lunch or dinner at Le Tre Arcate in Piano di Sorrento. The food is so delicious, and the people are so kind. I was in the area for three days, and I ate there three times! Toni, the head waiter, was one of the nicest and most genuine Italian men I've ever met.

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    More Beautiful Than the Pictures

    Sorrento and the Almalfi coast are like a constant postcard. A wonderful place to unwind after touring some of Italy's bustling cities. Can't to go back and spend more time there!

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    Using Piano de Sorrento as a base to explore Sorrento is a cheaper alternative than staying closer to the city centre. It takes 5 minutes by the Circumvesuviana train that departs every half hour. The heart of Sorrento is very tourist driven with plenty restaurants shops and bars which gives a vibrant feel.

    Insider Tip:Stay in Piano de Sorrento and travel in.

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    Beautiful town with stunning views

    Sorrento is a beautiful town with small shopping streets, little backstreet bars and restaurants and the odd church that you stumble upon. There are lots of things to do such as go and see Pompeii, which is only 30 mins away on the train and about 3Euro to get there. Also visit the neighboring village of Positano - absolutely beautiful. Food and drink can be a little pricey but as is such with Italy - definitely worth a visit.

    Insider Tip:DO NOT use taxis. They will charge you 25Euro+ for jut a 5 minute taxi ride. Use the buses or walk - it's a safe place.

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    Pretty chill town

    This town is a really nice seaside town, with a decent amount of tourists on one end, and a quiet residential neighbourhood on the otherside. This is a great median town to visit Capri, Positano, and Amalfi Coast from because it is cheaper than stated towns. Don't get tricked to go to Piano di Sorrento, though; it's two stops before Sorrento and it's a quiet small town with cheap shopping.

    Insider Tip:Go to Il Leone Rosso around 6pm for dinner. The staff is very friendly and they treat you a free pizza slice for first timers. A large plate of pasta is 8 Euro and you just get to sit in a nice restaurant for really cheap. I also recommend the white house wine for 3 euro.

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