This is our home, our land and since the time of the Grand Tour, we are used to welcoming people from all over the world, ready to open the doors of our city to show everyone how beautiful it is. Discover it with us!
The main square in Sorrento is called Piazza Tasso, where the pedestrian-only Corso Italia and Via San Cesareo set off. This is the heart of the historic center and the best area to book an accommodation in Sorrento, as it’s convenient to get around on foot, is thick with trattorias, excellent restaurants and cafés just steps away, and is a strategic point for setting off to explore the area’s highlights. From piazza Tasso it is possible to have an overlooked the sea right under the famous flags, a meeting point for hundreds of people every day. In the center of the square, instead, you can see the statue of Sorrento’s patron saint, Saint Antonino, the city celebrates his feast day each year on February 14th. Sorrento ticks all the right boxes, which is why it is one of the most famous and popular tourist destinations in Italy. It’s a place you’ll want to return to over and over again.
Located in via Santa Maria della Pietà, it is dedicated to San Filippo and San Giacomo and is famous for its inlaid ceiling and the marble of its arches. It’s a Baroque-style building where an antique Nativity scene from the 1700’s is on permanent display.
The Cathedral is open every day from 8.00 to 12.30 and from 16.30 to 20:00
but tourist visits are not permitted during the liturgical celebrations
Please note: Appropriate clothing is recommended
In the heart of the historic center stands on via S. Nicola there is this gem for connoisseurs: the Inlaid Wood Work Museum dedicated to the ancient art of wood carving of which Sorrento is the capital and over the years has managed to revive the decorative arts sector of Sorrento.
The Bottega Museum is open every day except Mondays from 10 to 13 and from 16 to 19.30 and the cost of the ticket is 8 euros per person, is 5 euros or children up to 17 y.o., and free from children up to 11 y.o.
Sorrento’s Villa Comunale is a large terrace overlooking the Gulf; directly below the tufa cliff you can see the beach clubs in Marina Piccola and the port beyond. The elevator taking passengers down to Sorrento’s port departs from here. The Cloister of San Francesco, a Medieval cloister dating from the 1300’s , is a perfect good retreat to take refuge in search of peace and silence. The Cloister is part of a larger complex that includes the Church and Monastery. The Cloister is also famous all over the world for being one of the most requested wedding locations for civil ceremonies in Sorrento. Upstairs, there are often art and photography exhibits.
The Cloister is open every day from 7 to 19, admission is free.
Via San Cesareo is one of the most charming historic streets in Sorrento and lined with artisan workshops. Along this street is located the Sedil Dominova, built at the behest of the Sorrento aristocracy and was the seat of the Sorrento workers’ society. This was once a social club where you will see seniors laughing and playing card games at antique tables, but raise your eyes just a little above their heads you will see the most amazing fresco painted on the domed roof at the heart of which is the coast of arms of the town of Sorrento, the 5 diamonds.
Its large frescoed vault has been recently restored and in the Christmas period it houses a typical Neapolitan nativity scene based on the styles used in the 18 th century.
Useful info: free admission
The summer residence of the Correale family and its wonderful garden “Villa alla Rota” open the doors to lovers of beauty and refinement to offer a real journey through the centuries today: from archaeological finds to Sorrento marquetry, from the Neapolitan Mannerism school of art of the 1500s to the paintings of the Neapolitan artists of the “School of Posillipo”, from the invaluable historic furnishings to the prestigious porcelain of the 1700s. The beautiful garden overlooking the sea which is another of the most popular wedding locations in Sorrento. Opened to the public in 1924, the museum has 24 exhibition rooms.
The cost of the ticket is 15 euros. The museum is open as following times:
Tuesday-Saturday: 9:00 – 18:00 (last ticket 17.00)
Sundays and holidays: 9:00 – 13:00 (last ticket 12.00)
Closed on Monday
Please note: During the summer in the evening be enchanted by the voices of our Three Tenors show resounding in the magnificent halls of the Correale Museum.
It is the most iconic beach in Sorrento, because it stands on the remains of an ancient Roman villa, built during the domination of the Emperor Domitian and then made famous by the legend that tells that Queen Giovanna came here to hide with her lover. “Regina Giovanna” is what locals call the small tongue of land which juts out into the sea where the Roman ruins of Pollius Felix’ villa still stand. Through the ancient walls, you’ll find a flight of stairs down to a small lagoon joined to the sea by an arch. This tiny private pool is where Queen Giovanna d’Angiò loved to bathe, hence the colloquio name of this stretch of coastline.
Set among the rocks this is certainly the most beautiful place to swim in Sorrento.
free admission, is possible to reach the beach by bus from the center of Sorrento