Destination guide

Stays in Sorrento holiday homes

Sorrento has 1 foot in the beautiful Bay of Naples and the other clinging to the rugged, lemon-scented reaches of the Amalfi Coast. It spreads, languidly, on the Campanian shores, between pockets of vineyards and rust-coloured cliffs that heave up from a fresh and breezy sea. The result is a resort town that's been drawing people for centuries. It's packed with elegant 19th-century mansions and stuccoed architecture, peppered with cobbled piazzas, and ringed with picturesque harbours and beaches – like the pastel-painted Marina Grande. Sorrento holiday rentals are your ticket to this sun-kissed corner of southern Italy, where pebble coves, pizzas and aperitifs all await.


Roman history and more in Sorrento

Once known as Surrentum, the resort that today clings to the Campanian coast has been entertaining people for millennia. The remains of Roman villas – like the Villa Pollio on the Sorrento cape – indicate that it was a popular getaway for luminaries of the Republic, while finds of Spanish vases and other coins reveal that ancient seafarers and merchants came here from right across the Mediterranean. The medieval ages saw Sorrento flit between allegiances with different Italian factions, eventually becoming its own city state and then a vassal of the Kingdom of Sicily. From the 1800s onwards, it seduced artists and writers. Keats and Byron made stopovers here and the Norwegian playwright, Henrik Ibsen, even crafted some of his iconic and brooding works in the Hotel Tramontano.


Sightseeing in and around Sorrento

Do you want to find attractions to visit during your stay? Venture out of your holiday home and experience everything that Sorrento has to offer. These are some of the most popular attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Cantine Marisa Cuomo (9.1 mi / 14.6 km)
  • Monte Solaro Chairlift (9.5 mi / 15.2 km)
  • Naples Aquarium (15.9 mi / 25.6 km)
  • Edenlandia (16.8 mi / 27 km)
Day trips

Head out on day trips from Sorrento

  • In the summer, ferries go regularly from Sorrento's main port to the island of Capri, where you can tour the Blue Grotto and see ancient Roman villas
  • Drive south and then east, to enter the Amalfi Coast, a romantic wonderland of vineyards and lemon orchards with stunning scenery
  • Head along the Bay of Naples and make a pitstop at Pompeii – the ruined Roman resort is arguably the most famous ancient site in the world
  • The city of Salerno sits just over the headland to the south-east, hosting a Romanesque cathedral and an enchanting old town area
  • Forget the car and hit the trails that weave into the Lattari Mountains – they have some unforgettable views of the Mediterranean Sea
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Sorrento

Whether you're looking for fun outdoor activities or just want to take in the scenery, Sorrento is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. Here are some of the area’s most eye-catching sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Marina Grande Beach (0.5 mi / 0.8 km)
  • Emerald Grotto (10.1 mi / 16.2 km)
  • Villa Comunale (16.1 mi / 25.9 km)
  • Deep Valley of the Mills (0.1 mi / 0.2 km)
  • Villa Comunale Park (0.2 mi / 0.3 km)
  • Baths of Queen Giovanna (1.4 mi / 2.2 km)
How to get there

Transport options to and around Sorrento

Fly into Naples (NAP-Naples Intl.), the closest airport, located 18.1 mi (29.1 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you might consider flying into Salerno (QSR-Costa d'Amalfi), which is 28.3 mi (45.5 km) away.

If you'd rather travel by train, the main station is Sorrento Station.

How to get around

Ways to travel when staying in Sorrento holiday homes

Your mode of transport in the Sorrento area will depend on what sort of Sorrento villa rental you've gone for. If you've been taken by the luxury of a private pad on the edges of the Lattari Mountains, with sea views and gardens of lemon groves, you might need to rent a car to get back and forth from the beaches and pizzerias. If you're staying in the heart of the town, then it's possible to arrive on the regular bus transfers from Naples Airport and make use of the local bus network. In fact, you might not even need that – Sorrento is largely walkable and there's even a lift to help you scale the high cliffs between the beaches and the town.

Food & drink 

The culinary delights around Sorrento villa rentals

Sorrento sits in one of the most iconic culinary corners of Italy. Fertile soils and the bounty of the sea make it a chart-topping spot for foodies. The trademark DOC pizzas of Naples are still available on this edge of the great bay – look for the trattorias with real, wood-fired ovens and buffalo mozzarella on the menu if you want to try the most authentic style. Drinks-wise, Limoncello is the town's favourite tipple. It gleams a daffodil yellow from shop windows right throughout the centre, offering a sweet-sharp hit of citrus fruits. Then there are the olives – fresh, tasty, juicy – and the famous Ravello wines of Amalfi to sample.

Essential info

Important facts for Sorrento holidays

  • Just over 16,500 people live permanently in Sorrento
  • The population of the town can increase considerably in the summer months, so consider booking your Sorrento holiday home early if you're coming then
  • Naples Airport is the closest arrival point if you're coming to Sorrento by air
  • Have euros (EUR) at the ready for that trip to Sorrento
  • Remember to drive on the right-hand side of the road in Italy

How many holiday rentals are available around Sorrento?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 3,538 holiday lettings around Sorrento. From 1,164 villas to 1,339 flats & apartments, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Sorrento?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Sorrento:

  • Sorrento City Centre: 779 holiday homes
  • Sorrento Historic Centre: 715 holiday homes
  • Historical Center: 1,212 holiday homes
  • Laurito: 95 holiday homes
  • Naples City Centre: 889 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Sorrento? offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Sorrento. From travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Sorrento Cathedral: 5,969 holiday lettings
  • Sorrento Lift: 5,975 holiday lettings
  • Tasso Theatre: 5,973 holiday lettings
  • Baths of Queen Giovanna: 5,905 holiday lettings
  • Port of Sorrento: 5,979 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Sorrento listed on where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Villas in Sorrento?

Yes, of course. offers 1,164 Villas in Sorrento. Our other popular types of Sorrento holiday rentals include:

  • Flats: 1,339 self catering accommodations
  • Houses: 868 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 10 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Sorrento?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 1,236 holiday homes with pool available in Sorrento. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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