Best time to visit: Sorrento offers visitors mild winters and hot, sunny summers – June, July and August are the most popular months to visit. You can avoid the crowds and still enjoy lovely weather in May or as late in the year as September and October.
Key cruising areas: Sorrento is a perfect coastal location for an Italian yacht charter or as a destination in itself. You could spend an entire week in Sorrento and leave wanting more. If you venture out of the town you can discover hiking trails, visit vineyards and explore the countryside that surrounds the town. Alternatively, an itinerary can include a visit to Sorrento before heading onwards to the various beautiful yachting destinations along the Amalfi Coast and Capri. Nearby Naples is another iconic Italian town, as well as the historic ruins of Pompeii.
Don't miss: Marina Grande is a picturesque fishing harbour with sun-bleached houses and rustic charm. Walk along the water’s edge and watch local fishermen set out to catch the fish of the day. This part of Sorrento has many authentic restaurants serving delicious Italian fare. Enjoy an Aperol Spritz and freshly cooked seafood dishes as the sun sets over the beautiful bay.
Best spots for wining and dining: Sorrento boasts several highly-acclaimed restaurants. Don Alfonso 1890 is located just south of Sorrento and holds two Michelin stars for its superb cuisine and wine cellar (with over 25,000 bottles and counting). The meals here are crafted from ingredients from the restaurant’s own farm, so the food is seasonal and local to Sorrento. For more low-key options, La Tradizione is a renowned local deli that sells the freshest ingredient grown in the region or Bagni Delfino is a waterfront restaurant owned by the same family for almost 50 years.
Visitors will also be spoilt for choice on wine and cocktail bars. La Pergola Bar à Champagne is a stunning bar located in the gardens of the Grand Hotel Excelsior Vittoria – the views of the main square of Sorrento and the Bay of Naples are unparalleled. For a more traditional feel, Fuoro 51 is a very rustic, charming bar in a quaint town square with excellent snacks and a huge array of Italian wines to choose from.