Perched on a plateau overlooking the sea with a spectacular view of the Gulf of Naples, Sorrento is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Italy. It is one of the best cities to stay in to visit Amalfi Coast, it is also a beautiful city to visit during the summer. But what are the best areas to sleep in Sorrento?
The city of Sorrento develops in height, with the lower part consisting of its two most famous beaches: Marina Grande and Marina Piccola. A second higher area is the one where the historic center is located, with its typical alleys.
Then there is the highest part, where the hills that surround the area of the historic center rise, which reaches up to the villages adjacent to the city. For this reason it is very important to check the location on the map before booking, as some hotels do not have easy access.
Given its location between Naples and the start of the Amalfi Coast, Sorrento is a great place to stay for sightseeing NAPLES, Pompei, Vesuvius, the Amalfi Coast.
Its strong point is the excellent connections with the other tourist destinations in the area as well as the splendid panorama, an exceptional microclimate and a lively atmosphere.
Sorrento offers a huge choice of hotels, apartments and B & Bs, for all budgets. It is a town inhabited throughout the year and is therefore the best choice in the low season (from October to April), when instead between Positano and Capri almost everything is closed.
Why stay in Sorrento
Located on the spectacular cliffs of the Gulf of Naples, Sorrento has become an exceptional tourist destination for its wonderful location, close to the idyllic island of Capri and the ruins of Pompeii, and for the charm of its historic center.
The city offers excellent connections with public transport, hotels, b & bs and restaurants for all budgets and a very lively atmosphere.
The center is all flat, and is therefore also suitable for a holiday with children and for people with mobility difficulties.
The only flaw is that it is a modern, tourist town and during the high season it can be very crowded. You will need to plan in advance where to sleep in Sorrento to be able to find cheap accommodation.
Where to sleep in Sorrento
Sorrento is a relatively small city, where most of the attractions are within easy walking distance when staying on the strip of land between the port and the main road, Via Capo. Halfway between the two there is Piazza Tasso, and most hotels are located in this compact area. Other hotels and B & Bs are located in the rural hilly area above the city.
- hotels located near the shore they often have access to the beach and the best views across the bay of Sorrento to Mount Vesuvius. Also the accommodations several blocks from the shore in the city center they can have a good view, thanks to the slope of the shoreline, and are in a perfect position for sightseeing, shopping and simply strolling through the narrow streets.
Most of the hotel on the outskirts of the city offers a free shuttle service to the main attractions, making Sorrento easy to enjoy without a car, no matter where you choose to stay.
Visitors should be aware that the coast is very steep and generally access to Marina Grande is via long stairs - you can find a public lift near the Villa Comunale Park.
Historic center: best area to sleep in Sorrento
The historic center of Sorrento is one of the best areas to stay if you are looking for apartments, small hotels and B & Bs. Perched on a cliff overlooking the sea, the historic center is home to a labyrinth of alleys and several centuries-old historic buildings. Many of its streets are pedestrianized, with shops selling typical items from the area and an infinite number of pizzerias and restaurants.