The town beautifully lies on the cliff overlooking the bay of Naples. Unfortunately, this results in lack of proper beach. For me personally, it wouldn’t
be a holiday destination. But if you are more interested in sightseeing surrounding regions than lying at the beach, then Sorrento makes the perfect base for exploration.
The old town centre is great place to get lost in its narrow streets and alleyways. You can find there variety of shops – also that famous, designer’s brands – and restaurants.
Piazza Tasso is a place to chill and relax in one of the many cafes, full of people till late night hours. From Marina Grande port,
you can catch a ferry to Naples, Positano, Amalfi or Capri Island.
visited Sorrento few times. Once for dinner in one of the restaurants and evening stroll. It was nice to feel the town’s fantastic, evening atmosphere. Other times for catching ferry to Positano and Capri Island. It is good idea to book a ferry ticket
online because, especially in the early morning hours, the ferry to Capri Island, is often fully booked.
There is no problem to find a
parking space but traffic is absolutely mad. The closer to Centro Storico and port, the parking gets more expensive – even €10 per hour. If you do not mind 10 minutes walk, then you can find a cheaper one. We left our car in Sorrento twice for a
full day (13 hours) for €16 only. It was a parking attached to the Supermercato Pollio Sorrento (GPS location 40°37'32.5"N 14°23'00.8"E or 40.625705, 14.383559).
Sorrento has many very narrow roads, more for scooters than cars but TOMTOM GO navigation, stubbornly guided us into those narrow passages. We saw so many badly scratched and dented cars, so I do believe locals use
those shortcuts but please be extra careful and do not take your GPS commands for granted.