Sorrento travel guide

Weather and climate

Temperature: Low single digits up to 13 (°C) in the winter, while summer can see temperatures from between 22 and 29 (°C).

Best time to visit: April is usually peaceful and sunny, with an average temperature of around 20°C.

This area enjoys one of the best climates in Europe. That's because it’s blessed with mild winters, and warm summers that are tempered by the cooling sea breeze. In summer, you can expect daytime temperatures to peak in the late 20s or low 30s (°C), and sea temperatures in the mid-20s (°C) by August. At night, it rarely dips below 19°C from around late June to late August, which means you can enjoy the great outdoors well after sunset during your Sorrento holidays.

Weather In Sorrento 
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Sorrento is best for...

Best for art and history lovers: Feast your eyes on the beautiful frescos in Sorrento’s medieval churches, the ancient sites of Pompeii and Paestum, and the stunning resorts of Amalfi and Positano.

Best for walkers: Hike along the trails of the Sorrentine Peninsula and the Amalfi Coast for great views of the Bay of Naples.

Best for shoppers: Find all sorts of shopping treats here, from wooden decorations to handcrafted leather shoes.

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Fast facts

Language: The language spoken in Sorrento is Italian. You'll find English is spoken in almost all hotels and visitor attractions during your holidays in Sorrento, and most people working in shops, restaurants and bars will have a basic command of the language. However, you can always carry an Italian phrasebook or download an app so you can practice with the locals.

Currency: The currency used in here is Euro (€).

Local time: Sorrento is 1 hour ahead of GMT/UK time.

Fly to: Naples International Airport. The transfer time to Sorrento is 1.5 hours.

Flight time from UK: The flight time to Sorrento is 2.5 hours.

Tourist information: Further Sorrento tourist information can be found at http://www.sorrentotourism.com/en/.

Visa / Health: Before you travel, visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/italy for recommendations and advice on visas and health for your holiday to Sorrento.

Holiday destinations related to Sorrento:

  • Sicily
  • Sardinia
  • Sant Agnello
  • Malcesine
  • Limone
  • Lake Garda
  • Ischia Porto
  • Amalfi 
  • Venetian Riviera
  • Getting around

    By foot: Discover the narrow streets on foot, from the seafront down to the main street area.

    By bus: Hop on a bus to the pretty beach at Punto del Capo or stay on for Positano or Amalfi.

    By train: Take the hour-long Circumvesuviana train to Naples or stop half-way to visit Pompeii.

    By car: Hiring a car can be a great way to explore the area independently during your holidays in Sorrento. However, bear in mind that roads can be very busy in high summer, when it can also be difficult to find parking spaces.

    Events

    Culture lovers: Watch world-class concerts in the beautiful Chiesa di San Francesco at the Sorrento Music Festival during July and September. Book ahead so you don't miss out.

    Al fresco diners: Dine outdoors at the Sagra della Salsiccia e Ceppone (Sausage and Bonfire Fair) in December. Feast on juicy sausages, barbecued over a blazing bonfire. An unforgettable experience for Sorrento holidays in the low season.