5 Things to do in Sorrento

5 Things to do in Sorrento

Planning a trip to Sorrento? There are some sites and traditional dishes you will not want to miss
while you are in the Sorrentine Peninsula. This short article will guide you through the best things
to do to make the most of your time in Sorrento

1. Visit Sorrento’s top sights and historic centre

The Sorrentine Peninsula has always been a tourist crossroads offering leisure, culture, and
entertainment, enough to be loved by both adults and children. A walk around Piazza Tasso,
Sorrento’s main square, is a good start for your visit. The square is named after Torquato Tasso, the
greatest Italian poet of late Renaissance who was born in Sorrento in 1544 and whose statue is
placed at a corner. A statue representing St Antonino, Sorrento’s patron saint, stands in the middle of
Piazza Tasso.
Tasso square leads to both the main street, where the architecture unites modern and traditional
elements, and to the typical alleys of the historic centre. Here you can admire the Sedil Dominova,
one of the few remaining ancient noble Seats of Italy.

2. Immerse yourself in the local culture

While strolling around the streets of Sorrento, you can come across some places of great historical interest that will allow you to know the local history.

  • The monumental cathedral is dedicated to the apostles Philip and James and has a Neo-Gothic
    facade built in 1924. Its bell tower stands out along Corso Italia.
  • The St Francis cloister is an evocative and enchanting 14th century site where numerous weddings
    are celebrated and art exhibitions are held.
  • Next to the cloister is the municipal garden main
    entrance, a nice park overlooking Marina Piccola Port with a beautiful view on the Gulf of Naples.
  • The Correale Museum is a must-see for history lovers. It houses an archaeological section,
    numerous paintings, clocks, porcelain, and inlaid wooden furniture collections.
  • Marquetry is an ancient inlay technique practiced in Sorrento for centuries. Unfortunately, there are
    not many workshops today, but is worth visiting them.

3. Enjoy the old Marina Grande fishing village

From Vittoria Square you can walk down some ancient narrow alleys to reach Marina Grande, an
old-fashioned fishing village where the local fishermen moore their rowing boats just on the
shoreline. Enjoy a day at sea and have fresh fish-based dishes in one of the characteristic restaurants
with a breathtaking view.

4.Try local products and cuisine

No stay would be complete without tasting the local food and traditional dishes. Here are some you
should not miss.

  • Provolone del Monaco cheese
  • Gnocchi alla sorrentina
  • Spaghetti with walnuts
  • Lemon Delight dessert
  • Limoncello liqueur

5. Experience one-of-a-kind sunset

Sunsets in Sorrento are just gorgeous. There are some places in Sorrento that allow you to enjoy
stunning sunsets such as Capo street or Vittoria square. Obviously, these places could be a little
crowded and that could ruin the moment. The perfect solution is provided by private sunset boat
tours that allow you to create lifelong memories. Try the "Sorrento: Magical Sunset Experience", a private
sunset tour among the most famous bays of the Sorrentine Penisula.

Unforgettable sea experience

sea experience
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