Venice Rialto Bridge

Venice Italy Attractions

Venice is a treasure trove of wonderful art and architecture. Discover many popular attractions as well as countless things to do in Venice Italy. Your trip will not be complete without seeing the following Venice Italy attractions.Take an informed tour of St. Mark’s Basilica and the Doges Palace. You will be enlightened about the history and culture of this amazing city. Venice Piazza San MarcoEnjoy lively St. Mark’s Square as you sip a cappuccino and watch the parade of people pass by. Taking an informed walking tour of Venice is also a fun way to spend a few hours seeing this spectacular city. Interests as diverse as kayaking the waterways, floating down the Grand Canal in a gondola or taking in an Opera are at your fingertips.
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Tip: To avoid crowds in Venice, visit these popular Venice attractions first thing in the morning, during lunch when other tourists are in restaurants, or right before closing. You can book your tickets online if you are not doing a guided tour.

St. Mark’s Basilica (Basilica di San Marco)

Venice San Marco Basilica

St. Mark’s Basilica is the most popular Venice attraction and one of the world’s most majestic cathedrals. To begin with, St. Mark’s Basilica has so much history, legend, amazing treasure and artifacts. It is a true masterpiece of Byzantine art. With this in mind, I definitely recommend a guided tour to this must-see sight so that you can soak up its history and legend.
Open: 9:45 a.m.-5:00 p.m. (2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. on Sundays and holidays)

    St. Mark’s Tower (Campanile di San Marco)

Venice St. Marks Tower

This beautiful bell tower is 325 feet high and is one of the most recognizable symbols of Venice. Crowned by a spire,  you can see the spectacular views of the entire layout of Venice. Luckily there is an elevator that takes you to the top. Ticket price is 8E per person.
Open: 9:00am – 9:00pm ( Nov-Mar  9:30am – 3:45pm)

Doges Palace (Palazzo Ducale)

This Venetian Gothic style palace was home sweet home to the Ruler of Venice. It is a masterpiece of Gothic architecture. The grand scale of the rooms, works of art and ornate furniture are a treasure trove of magnificent wonders. Absorb yourself in history when you walk across the Bridge of Sighs and see the prison dungeons where Casanova was held prisoner. Additionally, many various exhibitions and events are held here. Click here for upcoming events.
Open: 8:30am-7pm April – October.
Tickets: I MUSEI DI PIAZZA SAN MARCO ticket includes admission to four attractions; Palazzo Ducale, Museo Correr, Museo Archeologico Nazionale e Biblioteca Marciana 
Prices: Single E20.50 – Children, Students, 65+ E13.50

FAMOUS LANDMARKS

St. Mark’s Square (Piazza San Marco)

This is the main piazza and central landmark of Venice. A grandiose and famous gathering place, St. Marks Square is alive with worldwide visitors, lovers, photographers and countless pigeons!  Lining the arcade, below the arches, you will find rows of restaurants and shops to keep you busy.  On the other hand, relax at a café and watch the crowds stroll by. During the evening, enjoy the live music that enlivens this tremendous square.

Rialto Bridge (Ponte di Rialto) 

The Rialto Bridge is an iconic landmark of Venice. This pedestrian bridge has impressive views of the Grand Canal, therefore make sure you get some great photos of the gondolas and boats passing by! When you walk up the steps (note that there are no ramps), you will find it crowded with tourists and shops selling souvenirs, fine jewelry and Murano Glass.

Bridge of Sighs (Ponte dei Sospiri)

Venice Bridge of Sighs

Significant in Venetian history, this bridge was a passage-way from the court in the Doges Palace to the prison dungeons or even death. As the convicted walked across they would often sigh as they took their last look at beautiful Venice. Tourists from everywhere in the world photograph this beautiful, iconic bridge. The Rio di Palazzo canal that runs under the bridge is my favorite. It is adorned with little bridges and gondoliers singing in an endless parade.  A feast for the eyes and ears!

These are the main attractions and landmarks of beautiful Venice. There are so many other things to see and places to go for a day trip.  Read about them HERE.

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Venice Carnival

Venice Carnival 2021

Make a dream come true and visit Venice during the Venice Carnival 2021. This is a truly amazing, one of a kind event in Venice!  First of all, the exciting and world-famous Venice Carnival is about three weeks long. During this time there are daily competitions for beautiful costumes and masks. In addition, there are also exhibitions, cultural events, ceremonies, theatrical readings and DJ Sets.   Furthermore, night visits to main museums and other places of culture are available. A festive atmosphere fills the streets and waterways.  Surely, you will encounter countless people in traditional masquerade costumes and masks.

Secondly, there are many exclusive events and dinners and available to attend. Have a magical evening at an authentic Venetian Ball.

DINNER SHOWS AND BALLS

Costume

Definitely dress up in masquerade and have the time of your life.  There is nothing more exciting than soaking up the atmosphere and becoming a part of Venice Carnival. Not only are carnival parties and masked balls held at the best hotels and palaces of Venice but they also have international entertainers, musical guests and comedians. Not to mention, there are so many to choose from, therefore learn about what each offers and the dress code before you purchase your tickets.

VENICE CARNIVAL 2021Carnival Mask

Dates: Saturday, January 30th – Tuesday, February 16th 2019

Plan your Carnival experience to perfection.  Take a look at Balls and Parties for Venice Carnival 2021 in this calendar of events! Stay tuned for comprehensive information on Venice Carnival 2021.

Highly Recommended:

Carnevale di Venezia Dinner & Ball

This is the official Dinner and Ball of the Carnival – where the pleasures of palate and party come together!

  • Saturday, January 30, 2021
  • Venice Carnival Masks

Mascheranda Grand Ball

  • Sunday, February 14, 2021 – Enjoy a sit down gala dinner in the elegant frescoed rooms of this breathtaking palace
  • Compulsory dress code for the Mascheranda Grand Ball is full period costume. Therefore, evening dresses and tuxedos are not allowed
  • Entertainment

Casanova Grand Ball

  • Saturday, February 13, 2021 
  • In the beautiful majestic Venetian Palace Ca’Zeno
  • Dress Code – precious fabrics, brocades, pearls and laces – period costume mandatory

Carnival PackagesVenice Carnival

You can even choose a Carnival Package.  Packages includes, hotel, transfers, costume rentals with fitting, lunch, dinner and Masquerade Ball, gondola tour etc.

To learn more about the fabulous Venice Carnival click here.

VENICE CARNIVAL EVENTS 2021

Amazing and thrilling performances occurred  during this 17-day event. To begin with, the official kick-off features the Marie Festival*.  The festivities started with a water procession of chosen girls. The procession departs from San Giacomo dall’ Orio and arrives in Piazza San Marco where they made their public debut in traditional costumes. At that point, the Doge crowns one lucky girl to be Maria of the year – the most beautiful maiden of the Venice Carnival.

Festivities continue with the traditional Flight of the Angel.  The Flight of the Angel is one of the most awaited events in Venice. It is held from 12 noon to 1:00pm in Saint Mark’s Square. An Angel flys along a rope from the top of San Marco bell tower to the middle of Piazza San Marco.  A multitude of participants dressed in traditional costumes welcome the Angel. In addition, the first two days also kicks off with a water parade transforming the Rio di Cannaregio canal into a water stage!

The Ballad of Masks and the beheading of the bull is performed on Fat Thursday, February 28th.  Then the final stage of the competition for the most beautiful mask. In addition was the Flight of the Eagle and performances of various musical concerts. Mardi Gras, brings the proclamation of the Maria of Carnival and the Svolo del Leon.

*The Marie Festival

The Marie Festival harkens back to the abduction and liberation of twelve brides in the year 1039. Every February 2nd, the day of the purification on Mary – since the 9th century – twelve beautiful maidens represent the city and gathered with their betrothed in the Church of S. Pietro di Castello, to receive the Wedding Sacrament.

Costume

Carnival Costume


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Venice Travel Guide

Covid-19 Alert: The Italian government has modified its entry regulations to allow exceptions for several categories of visitors, including students, business persons, EU residents, and relatives of Italian citizens.  Please review the Ministry of Foreign Affairs website for more specific information in English.  Also please take note of any self-quarantine requirements.

Let me take you on a journey to amazing and romantic Venice. You will discover all that this magical city has to offer . Find top attractions, best hotels, delicious restaurants and much more advice on visiting this amazing city by reading my Venice travel guide.

Bridge of Sighs
Bridge of Sighs

Venice ItalyIn my opinion, this is the most enchanting and unique place in the world, not to mention one of the most visited. It is a city of canals, bridges and beautiful architecture.  Where else can you get serenaded on a gondola, lost in a maze of narrow cobblestone walkways and let your eyes feast on the amazing sights around you? Furthermore, Venice not only boasts spectacular scenery but is abundantly rich in art and history.

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Venice Rooftops

Venice Airport to Venice City Hotels

VENICE AIRPORT TRANSPORTATION INFORMATION

The official international airport in Venice is called the Venice Marco Polo Airport.  It is an extremely busy airport and is very easy to reach by plane from all over the word. From Venice airport, it is convenient to get Venice City Centre and the surrounding islands.  Many questions surround the topic Venice Airport to Venice city hotels.  Read this page for transportation information on Private Transfers and Vaporetto tickets and prices.

AIRPORT NAME:  Marco Polo International Airport

AIRPORT CODE: VCEVenice Transfers

Marco Polo Airport Transfers

Depending on your wallet, the best and most convenient way to to get from the Venice airport to your hotel is a private water taxi.  Book in advance especially during busy season between May and October. When you come out of the arrivals gate, you will be met by someone holding a sign with your name on it.  You will be walked to the dock, your luggage will be put on board and you’re off to your hotel. The usual cost is about a 110 euros if your hotel is in the city and about 125 euros if on Lido Island. The ride takes approximately 25-30 minutes. Here are some recommendations:  Venice Quality Transfers, Consorzio Motoscafi,

Semi-Private Boat Transfer
Venice Boat Shuttle

Shared transportation is a pre-paid, cost effective way to reach the closest boat stop near your hotel. Once you’ve cleared customs, you’ll be greeted by your driver in the arrivals hall and climb aboard your boat. It is a great alternative to the high cost of a private transfer, waiting in long lines for taxi boats or squeezing on the Vaporetto.  Book early especially during high season. For more information, go to VeniceLink.com.

Marco Polo Airport Vaporetto
Venice Vaporetto

You can also take the Vaporetto  (Water Bus) to your hotel.  This option is probably less money depending on how many people you are paying for.  You should keep in mind that the Vaporetto is very crowded, you will have to haul your luggage on and off the bus and then to your hotel. In addition you will have to walk from the bus stop to your hotel. Packing light would be a wise thing, since you will probably have to walk a few blocks and navigate a few bridges.

Vaporetto Tickets:  REMINDER! Validate your tickets in the ticket machines by boat embarkation before you board! If not, you will get fined.
Ticket Prices:  From airport to the city of Venice –  $14 one-way  or $25 Round-trip per person.  Return ticket is good for 30 days.
Buying Tickets: You can purchase your tickets at the ticket office in the Arrivals Hall or the ticket office on the boat dock.  There are also ticket machines in Arrivals by Carousels 3 and 5.  In addition, you can also buy tickets on board.  If you want to save time, you can also purchase tickets online at Alilaguna.it
Getting to the Vaporetto: From the Arrivals Hall exit, go left and walk seven minutes until you reach the boat dock.  There you will find the Vaporettos.  Make sure you get on the one that goes to your destination and don’t forget to validate your ticket.

Once you arrive, enjoy the magic!

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Verona things to do

Things to do in Verona Italy – Tours

Captivating Verona offers something for everyone! Your options will be overflowing when it comes to things to do in Verona. Wine enthusiasts, foodies and culture vultures will be in heaven! In addition you can find bike, Segway and rafting tours. Furthermore, if Verona is your home base, I can suggest a few fantastic day trips to take. You will love it here, there is so much to do in this fantastic, vibrant city. Here is my list of top tours in Verona.

What to do in Verona

Of course, you will find plenty of free attractions in Verona. On the other hand, here is a great list of tours and things to do during your visit which I highly recommend. Immerse yourself in the culture of this wonderful area of my favorite country, Italy!

Tip: Book early! In order to get your first choice of the day and time, schedule your activities a week or two before you arrive. This is true especially if you’re only here for a few days.

Food and Wine Walking TourVerona food and wine tour

This is a fun, delicious tour that we loved! Take a 3.5 hour walking tour with a friendly enthusiastic foodie guide. Enjoy visiting the local bottega’s and wine stores as you walk through old town on narrow streets and cobblestone lanes. Try local cheeses, fresh pastas, homemade bread and handmade gelato. Of course, let’s not forget the wine! Enjoy amazing Amarone wine, which is only produced in Verona. Then try some other Valpolicella wines, while hearing interesting stories behind the flavors. This was a great way to spend a morning. We really enjoyed and recommend the Veronality Food and Wine Tour.

Biking ToursVerona Bike Tour

I highly recommend going on the Veronality Bike Tour. Not only is it a great way to explore Verona, but you will learn interesting bits of history and culture on the way. Enjoy an easy 3 hour tour through the city’s main squares and ancient monuments. Some of the highlights will include; Piazza Erbe, Piazza Bra, Juilet’s House, the Verona Arena and the Medieval Bridge among other sites. The local guides are warm, friendly and knowledgeable. It was a really fun morning for our group – we loved it!

Verona Winery ToursVerona Winery Tours

Verona is located in the most prestigious wine making regions in Italy, Valpolicella. Therefore, there are countless – and I mean countless – winery tours to choose from. This is where you have to do your homework. There are full day, half day, far drive, short drive, with meal, with snack, this wine, that wine, private, semi private, group….the list goes on and on. It literally took me a few weeks to finally decide on a tour that was just right for us. Finally, we picked an AirBnB Experience at  Santa Maria Valverde Estate which was great for us. Anna picked us up and drove us to her beautiful winery for a private tour. Here are other great options for wine tours: Get Your Guide Tours, Veronality Tours, Viator, and AirBnB Experiences.

Verona ArenaVerona Arena

When in Verona you must experience an opera at the Arena. Summer opera season draws fans from far and wide. Operas such as Aida, Carmen, La Traviata and Tosca are on the 2019 schedule. It’s an amazing experience. Furthermore there are various concerts and performances. Placido Domingo will perform on August 4, 2019.  Verona Opera Aida
Opera Dress Code Tip: If your seats are in the gold section, men must wear pants. If a man wears shorts (even though it may be sweltering outside) he will not be admitted. For his convenience, black pants are sold at Gate 1 for 35 euros. Of course, this was the case with us, but the pants are really nice! We consider them a souvenir from Verona!
Prices: Opera tickets range from 25euro (top rows, non-numbered seats) to 192 euros in the gold section. Discounted for seniors and those under 30. Concert prices vary according to the artist. For schedule and tickets go to the Official Ticket Site.

Verona Rafting TourVerona Rafting Tour

Discover Verona from the river. Rafting is a unique and fun way to admire the charm of Verona. This city was built and developed on the banks of the Adige River. As a result, you will ‘soak up’ a different perspective from the water. Enjoy an unforgettable experience with Adige Rafting Tours.

Mini Train TourVerona Train Tour

Of course, it is always fun to take the mini train tour around town! It is a short 25 minutes and brings you past all the major sights. Ticket prices: Adult 5 euros, Child (5-15) 3 euros.

Verona Segway Tour

Experience historic Verona from a unique perspective. Glide through the historic center and see the main attractions. A Segway Tour is definitely a fun way to explore this beautiful city.

Romeo and Juliet Experience

This is a unique multimedia exhibition. Thanks to a careful use of state-of-the-art immersive technologies, it will give visitors the possibility of physically and emotionally immersing themselves in different environments, experiencing first-hand the essence of the famous tragedy.

Obviously, it is so easy to fall in LOVE with Verona!

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Verona - What to see in Verona

What to see in Verona Italy

Visiting Verona?    See these attractions!

First of all, you will be captivated the minute you arrive in this ancient city. Verona is vibrant, lively and totally walkable. You can lose yourself for hours meandering through the attractive lanes and gorgeous piazzas finding a multitude of restaurants and wine bars. Practically surrounded by the Adige River, there are many beautiful bridges as well as waterfront restaurants and pubs. Rich in history and crammed with love, here are the top sights to see in Verona.

Piazza delle ErbePiazza Erbe Verona

This is my favorite and most picturesque piazza. Beautiful pastel buildings with faded frescos. Two clock towers stand at each end. The center has a lovely fountain and also an ornate water-well. Café umbrellas line one entire side of the piazza. During the week there is a festive open-air market in the middle. Tip: If you want to have a bird’s eye view of Piazza delle Erbe, stay at Corte Reali Suites. I enjoyed a huge balcony overlooking this beautiful piazza. This was my view every day!

Piazza BraPiazza Bra Verona

You can enter Piazza Bra through Portoni della Bra which is a double-arched medieval gateway. This tremendous cobbled piazza has a park on one side and a line of restaurants and cafes along the other. Relax, have a cappucinno and watch the people go by. This will also lead you to the oldest Roman amphitheatre in Italy, the Verona Arena. In addition, you can also catch the mini-train here for a Verona tour.

Verona ArenaVerona Arena

Built in 1st century A.D., this ancient arena held up to 30,000 spectators to view gladiator fights and hunting. It is also the third largest amphitheatre in Italy. At the present time, because the stage area is so tremendous, it seats 15,000 people. The Arena hosts various concerts and performances. Moreover, summer opera season draws fans from far and wide. Operas such as Carmen, Aida and The Barber of Seville are on the 2018 schedule. It’s an exciting experience.  Tickets start at 25E with discounts for seniors and those under 30. Tickets in the gold section are 189E.
Dress Code Note: For tickets on floor, men must wear pants, not shorts.

Juliet’s HouseJuliet's House, Verona

Verona and love go together like Romeo and Juilet. One of the most crowed spots in all of Verona is Juilet’s house. Get there early for an unobstructed view of the courtyard and Juilet’s balcony. You can even purchase tickets to enter and see the place where the love letters are answered and walk out on the balcony. This is one of the most popular of ‘what to see in Verona’.

Sant’ Anastasia ChurchSaint Anastasia, Verona

Located by Piazza dei Signori, St. Anastasia is a majestic gothic church and the biggest in the city. The façade is a mixture of colored marble and a beautiful gothic arch. Obviously, this church is simply beautiful inside and out.

CastelvecchioCastlevecchio, Verona

This spectacular medieval fortress was built in the 14th century. It is a masterpiece of gothic architecture and now houses a history museum. There is a medieval bridge attached which crosses over the Adige river. The bridge was totally destroyed in World War II but was rebuilt in 1951. Enjoy wonderful views from both the castle and the bridge.

Basilica of San ZenoSan Zeno, Verona

San Zeno Church is a beautiful example of Romanesque architecture.  In addition, it has magnificent bronze doors leading into the church and many artworks inside. The church is dedicated to the patron saint of Verona, Saint Zeno.

Funicular of Castel S. PietroVerona Funicular

 

 

 

Take this funicular up to Castel S. Pietro and get a spectacular view of the city!

Via MazziniVia Mazzini, Verona

Evening strolls and chic boutiques are the highlight of the most popular shopping street in Verona. This is the best place to shop in Verona. Make sure you have room in your luggage to bring home some fashion finds. Not only is the shopping great, but there are a number of cafes and restaurants to stop at between shopping. I was also impressed by the beautiful shiny limestone pavement.

Porta Borsari

Verona things to see

This majestic Gate dates back to Roman times and it still marks the entrance into the city. Porto Borsari was built between the 1st century BC and 1st century AD. It has magnificent double arches and an external facade of white stone. Of course, it is certainly a beautiful historic sight to see in Verona.

Now that you know what to see in Verona Italy, you have to discover what to do when you’re there. Verona offers a wide variety of wonderful tours to take.

Tours

In addition to all these free sights to see, you can pick from a tremendous amount of tours available.  Enjoy wine and food tours in addition to biking, walking and rafting tours.
Jump to my Top Tours to do in Verona.


Getting to Sorrento

Getting from Naples to Sorrento

Naples to Sorrento

The closest airport to Sorrento is Naples Capodichino (NAP)

You can easily reach Sorrento from Naples by car, train, ferry, or private transfer. Getting from Naples to Sorrento by driving can be more than a thrill (terrifying for some) since most of the road zigzags on the edge of a cliff!  Even so, if you elect to rent a car, you will be rewarded with stunning vistas and scenery. Other than driving, there are several other options for transportation to Sorrento. Naples to SorrentoI’ve found that the least expensive choice (train) takes the longest time. Furthermore, it could be the most crowded and inconvenient with luggage. I find that the moderately priced option (ferry) is an easy way to go. The fastest and most comfortable (private driver) is the most expensive. In my opinion, there are things worth splurging on, and things worth skimping. Safety, time, and convenience may be worth the splurge for you.

Naples Airport to Sorrento Options:

Sorrento by Car:

From the Capodichino Airport or the Naples Central Train Station start by following signs to Tangenziale-Autostrade. Then take the A3 Highway/Salerno-Reggio Calabria. Continue to Castellammare di Stabia exit. Then take the 145 state street and follow directions to the Penisola Sorrentina. Welcome to Sorrento!

Naples to Sorrento Train

Naples to Sorrento TrainThe least expensive way is to take the train to Sorrento. From the Naples airport, take the free shuttle to Napoli Centrale Garibaldi Train Station. Go to the lower level and take the Circumvesuviana train to Sorrento which is the last stop. Trains depart every 30/60 minutes and the journey can be up to an hour and a half. Warning: in the summer months the train from Naples to Sorrento is jammed, with standing room only, and not air conditioned! It may be a very unpleasant ride. You can buy your tickets from an automated ticket machine or ticket office.
Tickets: Naples to Sorrento 4.50e each
Important Note: Remember to validate your train ticket before you get on the train! If you don’t, you can be subject to a fine and must purchase another ticket. Also, be aware of pickpockets on the train.

Ferry to SorrentoFerry to Sorrento

The first step is to take the airport shuttle to Naples Beverello Harbor. The shuttle departs every 10 minutes. Once at the harbor, find the Alilauro ticket office to purchase your tickets. The Hydrofoil journey is 40 minutes. Go to Alilauro for ferry times and prices. This is a beautiful way to arrive in Sorrento. Be prepared for a gorgeous view of the cliffs and town above!! Be aware that the ferry pier is on beach level and there is an uphill climb to the hotels. However, if you stay to your left when exiting the marina, you will find an elevator lift to take you up to town (cost 1 euro. Of course, taxis are available or you can walk up and enormous flight of steps.
Note: CASH ONLY! Many people waited on line only to be turned away to find an ATM.
Ferry times: 9am 11am 1pm 3:05pm 5:15pm and 6:25pm – varies during seasons.
Tickets: One way from Naples to Sorrento is 14.10e per person – Luggage is 2.10e per piece.

Private Transfer to Sorrento
Private Transfer to Sorrento

In my opinion, the most hassle-free way is via private car transfer from Naples. If you decide on door to door transport, I highly recommend Renato Como Transfers. They will pick you up at the airport arrivals point, and take you directly to your hotel in Sorrento. In addition, if you want to sightsee for a few hours, you can stop in Pompeii or Herculaneum. Your luggage is safely stored in the vehicle. Furthermore, you can also stop for delightful lunch at a cliffside restaurant.  Anything you desire they will accommodate.Getting to Sorrento

Whatever option you choose, enjoy getting from Naples to Sorrento. Relish the breathtaking views and appreciate the locals! Of course, when you are on the Amalfi Coast, make your way to Capri, Positano, Ravello and Almafi.


Sorrento Hotels

Best Sorrento Hotels from Luxury to Budget 2018

5 Best Hotels in Sorrento

Sorrento’s spectacular location on the Amalfi Coast makes it a popular destination to explore the world’s most loved coastline. When it comes to visiting Sorrento Italy, you can choose from a host of luxury, boutique and budget Sorrento Hotels. Since this is the case, let me help you weed through the array of choices. Here are my 5 best hotels in Sorrento, listed from luxury to budget.

Grand Hotel La Favorita

Sorrento Hotels, La FavoritaLuxury with Pool – In the first place, La Favorita is in an excellent location high atop a cliff. It is perfectly positioned between the sea and center of town. Secondly, it one of the most elegant and beautiful properties in Sorrento. Not to mention, there is nightly rooftop entertainment with dancing and cocktails. Of course, the rooftop pool, as well as the hotel, has stunning panoramic views of the Mediterranean.
Address: Via Tasso Angolo, Piazza Vittoria Veneto

Bellevue SyreneSorrento Hotels Bellevue Syrene

Luxury with Pool – This luxury hotel is perched upon a sheer cliff overlooking the sparkling Mediterranean Sea. If you are looking for luxury, I highly recommend the elegant Bellevue Syrene.  The building and grounds are gorgeous and of course the service is excellent. Every room faces the sea and you are welcome to use their private beach.
Address: Piazza della Victoria 5, Sorrento

Palazzo MarzialeSorrento Hotels Palazzo Marziale

Boutique Hotel – Palazzo Marziale gives you old world charm in a stunning 15th century palazzo. It is now a family run boutique style hotel with exceptional customer service. There are only a few rooms so book early. Many wedding parties book here and use the beautiful cloister of San Francesco for their venue, which is right across the road. Only a five-minute walk to Piazza Tasso and another short walk to the elevator that brings you to  Sorrento beaches  and the port.
Address: Piazza Francesco Saverio Gargiulo 2, Sorrento

Palazzo StaraceHotels in Sorrento Palazzo Starace

Midrange – Palazzo Starace is located in the heart of Sorrento on a quiet lane just steps from lively Piazza Tasso. Restaurants and shops are at your fingertips. In addition, it is close to the port, bus and train stations and of course the Amalfi Coast Tours pick-up point. The rooms are sparkling clean and lovely. Keep in mind that there is no elevator but the staff will take care of your luggage. Also, the front desk closes at 8pm but this is a reliable choice for a value stay.
Address:
Via Santa Maria della Pieta 9, Sorrento

Piazza Tasso B&BSorrento Hotels Piazza Tasso B&B

Value – Piazza Tasso B&B is located in the most noted square in Sorrento, Piazza Tasso. It is right in the heart of Sorrento where the real substance of Sorrento is captured with its local restaurants, bars, shops, and fun nightlife. It is also convenient for the train, bus and port. Rooms are clean and tastefully decorated. Get a balcony room overlooking the square and enjoy people watching. You can also see concert and festivals from your room. This is a great value hotel if you enjoy staying in a lively area.
Address: Corso Italia 185, Piazza Tasso


Sorrento Night Life

Sorrento Nightlife

Nightlife in Sorrento

Sorrento nightlife includes some fun venues to dance, drink and be entertained.  As in most of Italy, the dance clubs attract a well dressed crowd after midnight. Some clubs outside of Sorrento may offer a shuttle service – check out their website or facebook page. Of course, a low key option is to enjoy the Italian tradition of passeggiata, a stroll along Corso Italia and Piazza Tasso. You will find many cafes, gelato shops and live music to enjoy.

Filou ClubFilou Club Sorrento

Filou Club is so much fun! It’s small but packed with a lively crowd and an entertaining piano man. Sit at the piano bar and have a blast singing solo or with the other guests to popular Italian and American tunes. Filou Club gets an after dinner crowd – enjoy!
Address: Via S.M.Pieta 12

Shot Bar SorrentoSorrento ShotBar

Shot Bar Sorrento is a fun, lively bar with loads of international visitors and locals. It is a small bar but offers outdoor seating. The syringe shot range is extensive with something for everyone. In addition, the cocktails are strong and well priced for Sorrento. Furthermore there is a  wide selection of bottled beers. Lastly, the owners are incredibly friendly and will offer you great shot recommendations. Have fun!
Address: Via Santa Maria Della Pietà, 26

Dance Clubs Sorrento

Fauno Notte ClubFauno Notte Club Sorrento

Fauno Notte in Piazza Tasso is a late night dance club (think after midnight). DJ and dancing fun for a typically young crowd of locals and tourists alike. A great location, right in Piazza Tasso. There can be a cover charge of 10 Euros depending on the time you get there.
Address: Piazza Tasso 14

Sorrento Spicy Bar

 

Head over to Spicy for a great dance night. Enjoy beats pumping late into the wee hours, with a dress to impress 30s crowd. As it’s located a short drive outside the center of Sorrento, Spicy the offers a shuttle service.
Address: Via Capo, 82 Sorrento