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Visiting Sorrento Old Town

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Sorrento is a beautiful town cum city in Italy. It is known for its resorts and is a popular tourist attraction from the last two centuries in Italy. This town especially attracts English speakers. This old coastal town is situated near the Bay of Naples. With popular attractions like Piazza Tasso and Corso Italia, Sorrento has a magnetic effect in its atmosphere which attracts travelers from around the world. The old town of Sorrento is a delightful place to get amazed in its fine lanes and alleys. Here one can ascertain colorful stores and picturesque trattorias and the true core of Sorrento.

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The old world of Sorrento

The old world of Sorrento



This Cathedral was built in 1986, dedicated to Saints Philip and James. This cathedral is popular for its architecture and wooden work. One should not get confused by its external view as it seems to be a normal, plain cathedral but is really something unique and worthy of appreciation. Cathedral remains open daily, from 8:00 am to 12:30 pm and 4:30 pm to 9:00 pm. There is no entry fee to visit this cathedral. One should visit this place whenever they visit Sorrento.



Pizza Tasso is a central place and square in Sorrento. This square is surrounded by various stores, fruit carts, horse carriages, and cafes. One can explore the various shades and hues of beautiful Sorrento by sitting on any of the chairs. There are shops which sell the latest fashion and cafes which offers delicious cakes and pastries. Piazza Tasso has a statue of S. Antonino Abbate mounted in the center of this square. Don’t forget to take a ride on a horse carriage and feel the luxury of this place.



Museum Correale is a popular museum located in Sorrento. This museum is built in an aristocratic country house, encircled by a citrus orchard. Museum has a roof of Belvedere that oversees the Naples Gulf. It showcases many interesting objects of arts and archeological decorates. This museum remains open from 9:30 am to 6:30 pm (Tue-Sat) and 9:30 am to 1:30 pm (Sun). The admission charge to visit this museum is 8 Euros for adults and 3 Euros for school students.

Sorrento Old Town Tips and Tricks

How to Get Tickets?

There are no such admission charges required for this place. Old Town of Sorrento is part of Sorrento, Italy. However, various tourist attracted inside this town are chargeable. They have their own admission charges. It is advisable to carry your identity card and passport with you.

How To Get Around?

The best way to explore this city is through walking and roaming around. Other ways are cars, cabs or public buses. When you step in alleys of the old town, walking is the only good option.

What Should I Wear?

People of Sorrento are very fashionable, so keep some evening dresses in your bag. There is no such restriction on any type of clothing and one wear whatever they want. A suggestion would be Jeans, Trousers, T-shirts, and casual or sports shoes. Dress as per your comfort and facility. Would be great to carry a sunglass.

Sorrento Old Town Facts

Best Time to Visit

Sorrento’s Old town can be traveled anytime, there is always something incredible and amazing in every season. Generally, travelers like to explore this old town from mid-April to October. When festivals are celebrated there.



Will I Need a Guide?

Hiring a guide can be a good decision. This town has many attractions and point of tourism, which one would like to know about.

How To Get There?

There are many ways by which one can reach Sorrento. The nearest airport is Naples Airport which is around 50 kilometers far, majorly connected to all the main cities. There are trains from all major neighboring cities, well managed by Federal Railway System. Other options include a ferry service which runs on a daily basis and public buses and rented taxis.

Additional Info

This is a probable question, on an average a traveler with normal expenditure spends 115 Euro per day. Rest it depends upon one’s lifestyle and way of traveling. The place offers a variety of accommodations and touring facilities.

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