Sorrento is a tourist town full of cute shops and delicious restaurants. It can be reached easily from Naples and Pompei because it is located at the south-eastern end of the Circumvesuviana rail line. The town oversees the Bay of Naples as the key place of the Sorrentine Peninsula. There are a lot of great places you can visit, eat, and enjoy while in Sorrento.
EXPERIENCE. There are a lot of things that you should experience while you’re in Sorrento. There are great restaurants and shops that you should visit, but while you’re there you should also try to immerse yourself in the city.
- Take a Walk | Now this might seem like a silly thing to say, but you’ll realize why I said this in a little bit. There are a lot of great views in Sorrento and if you explore the city then you will find them. I went with a group to watch the sunset and we just happened to find a great view just by walking! We even found gelato, the elevators that would bring us to the boats in the morning, a very cute restaurant, lots of stores, and a church.
- Watch the Sunset | While you take a walk around Sorrento, you should try to find a spot to watch the sunset. The spot that we found was located where the elevators take you down to the pier. We were able to see great views of the water and once the sun set we were able to see the lights of houses and businesses. If you want to eat gelato while the sunsets, then you can! There is a little gelato stand near this location and you can enjoy the sunset with gelato.
TASTE. There are a lot of great places to eat in Sorrento, but you must try their pizza! Pizza originated from Naples and when pizza was first created it was fried. Eventually, they stopped frying it and began baking it in the oven. I understand I have been talking about Sorrento, but Sorrento oversees the Bay of Naples. When you come you must get pizza because it is delicious!
- Pizzeria Aurora |Piazza Tasso, 10/11 – 80067 Sorrento (Na) – Italia P. IVA 01362081216 | This restaurant is located in a great spot because it is located near a great shopping area. Pizzeria Aurora has friendly staff and they do speak English. If you aren’t a big fan of pizza, don’t worry because they do serve other kinds of dishes. Pizzeria Aurora is known for their menu because they serve 50 different kinds of pizzas! I suggest ordering the pizza named the Napoli 50 because it is a pizza made with olive oil, bacon, and zucchini. It was delicious and the best pizza I have ever eaten!
- Raki | Via San Cesareo, 48 – 80067 Sorrento (NA) | If you like gelato then this is the place for you! The people are friendly and the gelato is delicious! Raki is a gelato store that is located in both Sorrento and Milan that serves amazing gelato. They have all kinds of flavors and are sure to have something for everybody!
SHOP. There are a lot of great places to shop in Sorrento. This city is famous for its wooden craftsmanship and I have got to say that they have stunning pieces.
- Italica Ars, A Cuomo Since 1856 | This store does not have a website, but it does sell beautiful wooden pieces such as chess sets and jewelry boxes! It’s a family run business and the owner speaks English. It’s located across the street from Pizzeria Aurora and is a great place to stop if after lunch or dinner.
- Onix House | If you’re looking for jewelry or you collect charms for a charm bracelet, then this is the place for you! This store sells all kinds of beautiful jewelry and charms. In the spring of 2016, I started collecting tiny charms to put on my key chain. These charms are special to each place I have been and remind me of all my adventures abroad. I had searched for a small charm that would represent Italy for a while and I finally found what I was looking for at Onix House! My charm is a Fusilli shaped pasta made with sterling silver. Whenever I think of Italy, I think of pasta and this was perfect!
- Local Street Markets | There are a lot of streets that sell all kinds of items. No matter what street you walk down, you will see shops full of fun souvenirs as well as some local stores.
*All photos taken by Le Petit Traveler