To explore Sorrento we suggest to take a map and walk, everything is in a walking distance: the main square Piazza Tasso, the port Marina Piccola, the historic center, the fishing village Marina Grande.
A hidden gem is Bagni della Regina Giovanna: take a bus from Piazza Tasso to Capo di Sorrento (Linea A – running every 30 minutes), then walk for about 10 minutes to this enchanting place where there are the ruins of a Roman villa on the rocks, a natural pool where you can swim, a rocky coast for snorkeling, and an amazing view of the Gulf of Naples and Mount Vesuvius.
From Sorrento, you can get to the island of Capri with daily ferries departing from Marina Piccola. You can buy the ticket at the port (€39 round trip).
For a great experience, we suggest a day trip by boat: sailing alongside the Sorrento Peninsula’s rocky coastline, with several stops for swimming, snorkeling, jumping, relaxing in the water, you will reach the island and disembark for free time. This tour costs EUR 85 per person and you can book it also 2 or 3 days before.
By public transport, you can reach the Amalfi Coast by Sita bus, running around every hour from Sorrento Bus Station.
You could hire a car – driving to the Amalfi Coast is an amazing experience – but I inform you that roads are narrow and windy, and parking in Amalfi, Positano and Ravello is very expensive. Maybe a scooter can be the best option.
If you would not like to drive in the area, you can book an excursion (8 hours) with private driver: a professional English-speaking driver will pick you up at the property and drive you to the Amalfi Coast, showing you the most interesting places, amazing panoramic points and hidden gems of the area. This service costs EUR 240 by car (1 / 3 pax) or EUR 280 by minivan (4 / 8 pax) and we can book it.
For a boat tour of the Amalfi Coast, the boat sails alongside the Sorrento peninsula’s rocky coastline, Massa Lubrense and Mitigliano Bay. Once passed Punta Campanella you’ll be taken in the most beautiful and famous coast in the world. Disembark in the ports of Positano and Amalfi for free time to visit the villages.
As for the visit to Pompeii, we suggest to reach the archeological area by train: Sorrento train station is very close to the apartment, and the “Pompei – Villa dei Misteri” stop is just in front of the entrance to the site. Once you get there, the entrance fee is EUR 12. You can visit the area by yourselves, or join a group tour at the cost of around EUR 15 per person.
If you prefer, we can help with arranging a private guided tour. This service costs EUR 120, with a Pompeii Official Guide.
At the exit of Pompeii’s train station, there are buses and guided excursions to Vesuvius: I suggest the “4×4 Tour” (EUR 20 per person), driving along a scenic route and climbing the summit of Mt. Vesuvius in a 4WD vehicle. Then, a walk to the lip of the crater to enjoy superb views of the Bay of Naples and islands of Capri and Ischia.
Naples: it is an amazing city with many things to see and visit, the best pizza and espresso, and a charming atmosphere. You can reach it by train or by ferry from Sorrento.
“Eat, pray, love” is a small-group tour from Sorrento to Naples by bus, with an English speaking guide on board. You will explore Naples historic centre and stroll along the legendary Spaccanapoli Promenade, sample typical Neapolitan food with a pizza and drink including “sfogliatella” and espresso. This tour costs EUR 75 per person.