Nestled on the southwestern coast of Italy, Sorrento is a picturesque town full of ocean-side views, rich culture, and lots of good food!
On average I would recommend spending about 1-2 days in Sorrento when visiting. If you only have a day as I did then see below some recommendations I have!
Start with Coffee!
Starting with coffee is a must! There are several bakeries and ristorantes’ around that have incredible pastries and sandwiches, along with all your traditional Italian coffee favorites.
Things to Do:
Once you finished your coffee you check out some of these recommendations I’ve listed below, great for any one-day trip while in Sorrento.
Stroll through Piazza Tasso – best known as the heart of the town, Piazza Tasso has shopping and dining for everyone. We stopped in for shopping and lunch and the plaza was bustling with activity.
Visit Marina Grande or Marina Piccola – These harbours offer beautiful views of the coast and the nearby islands. Take a stroll down the boardwalk or jump on a boat tour to Capri (20 minutes), Naples (30 minutes) or over to the Amalfi Coast.
Visit some ruins – Dating back to the first century B.C. the Villa Pollio Felica ruins are a unique sight to see when in the area. Accessible by boat or walking, plan to spend some time visiting these ruins though make sure to save some time for swimming! There are several beaches nearby, but swimming in this area has really good reviews. This is something I wish we had known when we went!
Visit Cathedral of San Filippo & San Giacomo – this beautiful cathedral has been maintained since the 14th century and even has the original 1474 Renaissance side door!