Italy is heaven on Earth. It is not easy to choose a town to visit when it comes to vacationing in Italy, but if Sorrento is not on the top 3 of your list, you are doing something wrong. Sorrento is a stunning, glittering town found in Italy’s Bay of Naples.
It is considered the perfect location for exploring the Amalfi Coast. If you are wondering if Sorrento has enough activities to keep you occupied, you may be ecstatic to hear that there are several exciting things you can do in Sorrento – especially if you are on a budget.
Whether you intend to explore the town itself, are planning to use the town as a base for exploration of the towns nearby, or even if you are simply looking for a place to relax, Sorrento will prove to be the perfect town for you! Kick off the start of your vacation by booking one of the most alluring luxury holiday rentals in Sorrento at affordable rates. So, what are the basics of vacationing in Sorrento?
1. Collect Memorabilia on the Corsa Italia
Who wants to leave Italy without purchasing Sorrento memorabilia? After all, if you are going to spend time in one of the best vacation spots in the world, you would want to take something home to show for it. And the perfect place to get such memorabilia is the Corsa Italia, also known as Sorrento’s main shopping street.
You will find the cobbled streets and the quaint side roads surrounding Sorrento endearing, which will allow you access to several quirky stores where you can buy souvenirs. You should expect to find many lemon soaps, limoncello shops, chili oil, olive oil, as well as other popular knick-knacks.
2. Tour the Town Through the City Train
One of the easiest ways to tour the town is through the Sorrento City Train. You can find the train at ease at the Piazza Tasso – also called the central square. The city train tour does not take longer than 30 minutes and covers the entire beautiful town.
It is pretty economical, too, costing only around 7 euros. While it is a relatively quirky experience, it is one of the most relaxing ways to see all the locations of the things you want to do in Sorrento.
3. The Ruins of Pompeii or Herculaneum
If you wish to visit areas surrounding Sorrento, you can easily plan one-day trips. For example, you can easily catch a train from Sorrento to see the hallowing ruins of Pompeii or Herculaneum. Unfortunately, the Mount Vesuvius volcano, which is located nearby, destroyed these ruins.
You can get Instagram-worthy pictures here and allow yourself a chance to immerse in the rich history of Pompeii.
4. Bask in the Sun of the Golden Beach of Capri Island
If the beach is more your thing, you can easily take a day trip to the beautiful island of Capri.
It is just a short ferry or boat ride away, which allows you to gaze at the divine blue grotto.
5. Head to the Medina de Costano Coast
One of the most affordable day trips from Sorrento has to be a trip to Medina de Costano Coast. You can catch a bus to the Medina de Costano coast. Although the journey takes about an hour (due to the rocky mountainous route), it is worth it because it only costs 3 euros!
This location is considered perfect for kayaking or water sports for tourists. You can grab clear kayaks and row to the nearby caves as well as secluded beaches.