Destination guide

Something chic in Sorrento

Sorrento's been luring folk to its rocky coves and dramatic perch on the Bay of Naples for millennia. Since the days Roman VIPs raised their mosaic-dressed villas in the shadow of Vesuvius, it's been flaunting its pine-scented hills and natural swimming spots _ now crowded by marinas and pastel-painted mansions. The La Dolce Vita runs strong in these parts, what with chichi Capri just around the corner and the Amalfi Coast on the doorstep. That means you can expect Sorrento vacation rentals brimming with luxury _ think infinity pools atop the Naples Gulf, panoramic views of Vesuvius, and sumptuous classical interiors.

Things to do

Something old in Sorrento

Sorrento's uber-romantic veneer and jet setter haunts hide another, much older, layer of the city. You can begin to uncover that at the Archaeological Museum of Sorrento Peninsula. Housed in a regal villa behind walls of royal palms, it's got classical statues from 2,000 years ago, and Archaic vases with Etruscan carvings. Of course, you can also always hop on the Circumvesuviana train line to alight at Pompeii and Herculaneum, where the haunting ruins of volcano-ravaged Roman towns represent perhaps the most striking ancient dig sites on the planet.


Enjoy the water in Sorrento

Pack the deck shoes and designer sailing wear for Sorrento _ here you can join the jet setters on the sloshing seas around the Campanian coast. A yacht charter can be organized from the city's bustling marina, while days on the Med can be spent touring below the lemon terraces and vineyards of the Amalfi Coast, or heading out to Capri for bouts of meticulously crafted Italian fine-dining. After mooring back up, the spas and limoncello tasting rooms beckon before you head back to your Sorrento vacation rentals.


Sultry summers in Sorrento

Sorrento's a resort town first and foremost. Primed with restaurants and boat charters and Sorrento vacation rentals with splash pools, it's always going to be most popular in the hot summer months between May and August. That's when the scorching days give way to balmy evenings, and when the trattorias around the marinas are in full swing. This far south in Italy, it's also possible to catch some rays early on, in April, or in fall, around September _ you won't be paying jet setter rates then, either.

Natural features

Clutching the Campanian coast in Sorrento

Sorrento cascades dramatically down the rising cliffs of the Bay of Naples. This section of the Campanian coast is famed across the world for its gasp-inducing scenery. With the often-snow-topped outline of massive Vesuvius on one side, the sloshing waves of the Mediterranean Sea on the other, and a backing of steep-sided lemon groves and vineyards, it's a great place to seek out those honeymoon pads. The craggy isle of Capri is a must visit, too _ it hides just around the headland with its blue grottoes and bays.

How to get there

Transportation options to and around Sorrento

Fly into Naples (NAP-Naples Intl.), the closest airport, located 18.1 mi (29.1 km) from the city center. 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.

Where to stay around Sorrento?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 3,485 vacation rentals near Sorrento. From 1,032 Villas to 919 Houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Sorrento for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

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

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Sorrento:

  • Sorrento City Centre: 739 vacation rentals
  • Sorrento Historic Centre: 653 vacation rentals
  • Positano City Centre: 385 vacation rentals
  • Historical Center: 1,547 vacation rentals
  • Quartieri Spagnoli: 865 vacation rentals

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

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Sorrento?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Sorrento. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Piazza Tasso: 6,430 vacation rentals
  • Port of Sorrento: 6,449 vacation rentals
  • Marina Grande: 6,409 vacation rentals
  • Baths of Queen Giovanna: 6,375 vacation rentals
  • Tasso Theatre: 6,439 vacation rentals

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

Can I rent Villas in Sorrento?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 1,032 Villas in Sorrento. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Sorrento include:

  • Houses: 919 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 1,342 rentals available
  • Cottages: 10 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Sorrento?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 1,021 vacation rentals with pool available in Sorrento. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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