Visiting Sorrento is the perfect dayscape from many points in southern Italy including Naples, Rome and the Amalfi Coast.
Arrivals by either train or bus happen at the centrally located stazione and from there you can let your Sorrento holiday begin.
Grab a morning coffee and traditional Neapolitan pastry, sfogliatelle, at one of the many cafes, along Corso Italia. My favorites are Bar Rita and Dolce e Gelato. A word of caution at Dolce. If you sit, you will pay double. Better to grab breakfast on the go. The same goes for cafes located in Piazza Tasso. If you sit, you pay the price!
Then you can hit the ground running. Sorrento has 18 churches but the most impressive is the cathedral located just a block from Piazza Tasso on the Corso. Its interior is an impressive tribute to the area craftsmen who have made Sorrento known for its artistry with inlaid wood mosaics.
A quick dayscape should also include exploring the many local shops hidden in ancient sidestreets, tucked in along little alleys, where you can also find painters and wood crafters plying their trade. You may be tempted to get a pair of personalized sandals made while you wait but know that they are pricey.
If sun is your idea of a good holiday, then Sorrento offers a number of beach clubs where you can rent a chair and umbrella for the day. Insiders know that just along the waterfront, in between Peter’s Beach and the Metro del Mare Beach Club, you will find a tiny stretch of free sand, so don’t forget your towel. There are public bathrooms and showers available.
Sorrento holidays are all about relaxing and dining and there are many fine restaurants to enjoy a wood oven pizza or the fresh catch of the day, maybe at the old fishing port of Marina Grande.
End the day with an apperitivo at Marina Piccola and watch the perfect sunset over the Bay of Naples. You can take a leisurely walk down to the waterfront and then grab a bus at the port or the Sorrento Lift for only a euro. Livin’ la dolce vita!