Where to Stay in Sorrento, Italy: 7 Best Areas & neighborhood

In this blog, I will help you to decide Where to stay in Sorrento Italy (for first-timers, families, couples, without a car), best areas to stay in Sorrento (with a video and map), best hotels in Sorrento for all budgets (including the hotel where I stayed), and the safest places.

Located on the Sorrentine Peninsula, Sorrento is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Italy. Due to its central location and excellent connections to train, ferry, and bus, Sorrento is a great base to take day trips to the Amalfi coast, Capri, Naples, Pompeii, and Herculaneum.

Sorrento has a rich history dating back to the 7th century BC when it was settled by Greeks. It was later ruled by the Romans, Byzantines, Normans, and others. Its economy thrived on agriculture, fishing, and tourism, and it became a popular resort destination in the 19th century.

With historical sites, beautiful beaches, and breathtaking views of the Bay Of Naples and Mount Vesuvius, Sorrento is a city that truly has something for everyone. 

Sorrento is general a safe city with very low violent crimes. But as a popular tourist city, there are scams and pickpocketing, so keep your valuables secure on the bus or in crowded tourist spots.

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Where to stay in Sorrento?

The best areas to stay in Sorrento for tourists are Piazza Tasso, Corso Italia, Leonelli’s Beach, Sant Agnello, Piano Di Sorrento, and Priora. These are Sorrento’s safest locations for travelers, offering plenty of accommodation options for all budgets.

The overall best area to stay in Sorrento is Piazza Tasso/ City Center due to its central location, excellent connection to public transportation, and proximity to major attractions and amenities. Staying here offers easy access to many sights, beaches, restaurants, cafes, bars, and shops.

Sorrento historic center is the most convenient location, where you find Sorrento’s main square, Piazza Tasso, and its main thoroughfare, Corso Italia. If you want to stay in the beach front area, consider book a hotel around Leonelli’s Beach, Marina Grande, and Marina Piccola.

Piazza Tasso is the best place to stay in Sorrento without a car due to its prime location, with plenty of attractions that can be explored on foot. With easy access to the bus and Circumvesuviana train, you can take day trips to Amalfi Coast, Napoli, Pompeii, and Herculaneum.

Corso Italia is filled with bars, clubs, and restaurants to suit all tastes, so is the perfect choice for those who prioritize nightlife. Correale Museum is more of a residential neighborhood.

In addition to Sorrento city center, you can consider staying in surrounding neighborhoods such as Priora, Sant Agnello, and Piano Di Sorrento for a more local atmosphere. Many hotels in these areas offer free shuttle buses to/from Sorrento, which is a few minutes’ ride away.

Priora is the most affordable so is ideal for those on a budget, and also offers some of the most stunning views anywhere in the area. It is located on the hill, west of Sorrento city center.

Sant Agnello and Piano Di Sorrento are both located between Sorrento and Naples. With fabulous transport links, they are ideal for those looking to explore the entire Amalfi Coast, and each offers its own unique charm. Sant Agnello also offers lots of hotels with stunning ocean views.

To book hotel, I recommend spending at least five days in Sorrento to explore the city. 5 days is enough to see famous attractions, enjoy the beaches, taste local food and wine, get the sense of the local culture and history. You can even take a day trip to Amalfi Coast, Pompeii and Capri.

Most hotels in Sorrento offer stunning views because the town is already perched atop cliffs and is renowned for its breathtaking vistas of the Mediterranean Sea. Many luxury resorts have terraces, infinity pools, and private balconies that provide gorgeous sea views.

Where did I stay in Sorrento?

When I first visited Sorrento, I stayed for 3 nights at the mid-range Hotel Michelangelo on Corso Italia. It has a prime location close to the train station/bus stops, and a short walk to the bustling center and ferry boats. My room was spacious and my breakfast was nice with many options.

💖 Best Area for first timers:Piazza Tasso (The city center)
💎 Best luxury hotel:Grand Hotel La Favorita
🏨 Best mid-range hotel:Hotel Continental
💰 Best budget hotel:Hotel Mignon Meublè

Map of areas and neighborhoods in Sorrento:

Where to stay in Sorrento Map of Best areas and neighborhoods
Where to stay in Sorrento Map of Best areas and neighborhoods

Best Areas to Stay in Sorrento for tourists are:

1. Piazza Tasso

Piazza Tasso best area in Sorrento for first timers

Piazza Tasso is the best overall area to stay in Sorrento for travelers, especially first-timers due to its prime location in the heart of Sorrento city center. Staying here allows you to be located within walking distance to major attractions, as well as many restaurants, bars, and shops.

Piazza Tasso is a beautiful square in the historic center of Sorrento and is named after the famous Sorrento’s born Renaissance poet, Torquato Tasso. The statue of the poet is found in the north-eastern corner of the square.

The square is home to many of the most historic buildings and statues in Sorrento, such as:

  • the S. Antonio Abbate statue, Sorrento’s patron saint rescued a child from a whale’s stomach and protected Sorrento against Lombard invasion.
  • the Palazzo Correale, unique 14th-century historic building.
  • the Church Del Carmine, stunning Baroque style church, filled with beautiful artwork.

The Piazza Tasso square is the meeting point of the Sorrentines, home to numerous cafes, bars, and restaurants with outdoor seating sections. These allow you to sit back in the sun, sip traditional Italian beverages like wine or coffee, gelato, and take in the stunning views before you.

In the surrounding streets, locations like the Cattedrale Dei Santi Filippo E Giacomo and its triple tiered bell tower, the Basilica Pontifica Di Sant’Antonio, and the Basilica Di Sant’Antonio provide historic attractions to keep you entertained for hours.

If you head to the waterfront, you can find Sant’Antonino square and the Church and Cloister of San Francesco, which hosts some events, concerts of classical music in summer.

The Villa Comunale Park nearby, sits on a clifftop that offers sweeping views of the entire Bay of Naples and Mount Vesuvius.

From the park, if you use the public elevator, you can reach the Marina Piccola, where ferries depart to Capri and Naples. This small marina has plenty of Sorrento Beach Clubs that have wooden decking areas with sun-loungers, parasols, restaurants, and snack bars.

If you want to sample some of the best seafood restaurants in the city, head to a former fisherman’s wharf, Marina Grande. It’s also where you can find the 17th-century Chiesa di Sant’Anna, whose feast is celebrated on 26th July.

Sorrento historic center is just as popular with shopaholics as it is history buffs. With everything from designer brands to small local products, there is doubtful to be anything you can’t find here during your stay in Sorrento.

Take the opportunity to stroll up and down the maze of narrow streets, known as the vicoletti or laneways by locals, shopping till you drop, before popping into one of the many establishments for refreshments.

Be sure to head to Sorrento’s main shopping street, Via San Cesareo, a busy pedestrianized commercial hub. it is filled with boutique shops, traditional cafes and eateries, and stunning buildings boasting historic architecture.

Located adjacent to Via Fuorimura, just behind Piazza Tasso, Vallone dei Mulini, or the Valley of Mills was originated about 35,000 years ago. In this natural beauty, lies a group of ruins of mills that were abandoned in the 1940s.

Apart from sightseeing and shopping, you can enjoy local cusine and wine. There are delicious pizza, gelato, fresh fish, local wine from Campania. Restaurants like O Parrucchiano La Favourita, or I Giardini di Cataldo lemon grove is where you can try some gelato, limoncello, and lemon jam.

Within 5 minute walk from Sorrento main square, just across the Piazza Giovanni Battista de Curtis, you can find Sorrento Train Station. It is one of the busiest train stations in Sorrento, offering quick access to Napoli, Pompeii, Herculaneum, and Mount Vesuvius.

As a tourist center of the city, Piazza Tasso is one of the safest neighbourhoods to stay in Sorrento, but as you travel to any big cities, you should always practice common sense and be aware of the surrounding.

The historic center has highest concentration of hotels in Sorrento for all budget traveler ranging from luxury and budget options. Some of the most luxurious hotels in Sorrento are found here, allowing you to spend every second of your trip in style.

Stay In Piazza Tasso If you are first-timers; you want to stay in the central part of town; you want to stay near the main train station; you travel without a car;

Best places to stay in Sorrento in Piazza Tasso:

luxury ($$$): Grand Hotel La Favorita 5 star hotel, located in real heart of Sorrento, popular base in Sorrento for couples, honeymooners, and families. It has a sun terrace and heated outdoor pool with views of the Gulf of Naples and Mount Vesuvius. The onsite restaurant specialises in Mediterranean dishes.

Luxury ($$$): Grand Hotel Excelsior Vittoria This 5-star hotel is located on a rock overlooking the Bay of Naples. The entrance is in Sorrento’s main square. It has a spa, a lemon orchard, and a swimming pool. You can choose rooms with the views of the bay.

mid-range ($$): Hotel Continental Located just 50 m from Sorrento’s seafront, this 4-star hotel offers stunning views of the Bay of Naples and Mount Vesuvius. It is within easy walk from Piazza Tasso and Sorrento Train Station, with links to Naples.

budget ($): Hotel Mignon Meublè 3-star hotel, located near Sorrento’s Cathedral and the ancient walls, within easy walking distance from Cattedrale SS. Filippo e Giacomo, Sedile Dominova, Il Vallone dei Mulini, Piazza Sant’Antonino, and Viale degli Aranci


2. Corso Italia

Corso Italia, best area to stay in Sorrento for nightlife

Corso Italia is the main thoroughfare that runs right through Sorrento’s city center, connecting both the new and old parts of the town, from Piazza Angelina Lauro to the hospital. Corso Italia is best choice if you are after a vibrant nightlife.

Part of the road was recently pedestrianized, there is a controlled traffic zone, where cars can only pass at certain times. If you have a car make sure you park the car in the outskirts because no parking in this area.

Corso Italia is a busy shopping street and is home to the town’s most fashionable stores and boutiques. You can find local goods here at a cheaper price compared with other streets such as leather belts, olive oil, souvenirs, inlaid wood products, and lemon products like candy, soap, limoncello. Primavera Gelateria is one of the famous shop where you can view photo of the Pope!

Restaurants, bars, and clubs line the streets, the vast majority of which stay open all night, or at least until the early hours. This makes it the perfect option for people who like to party around the clock, as the entertainment will keep going as long as they do.

Featuring a selection of both modern and traditional options, you can mix up your nights and try something different each time you venture out. With over 100 venues, from cocktail bars to dance clubs, and even swanky restaurants, you will truly be spoilt for choice.

There are also a large portion of the most popular bars in Corso Italia, located immediately to the south of Piazza Tasso. This provides the option to enjoy wild nights to the backdrop of some of Sorrento’s most historic and iconic locations.

On this street, you can find a path to view Marina Grande with its fishermen boats and colorful houses. At the southern end you can find the wall, and the deep gorge running through Sorrento center.

Accommodation in the area is similarly diverse, with everything from stylish hotels to private rentals and Airbnb’s. This guarantees you will be able to find somewhere close to the action to stay, no matter what your budget or taste may be.

While most of the daytime activities in Corso Italia revolve around traveling to the surrounding areas to spend time at the beach or looking over historic attractions, there is also a fabulous local market held once a week.

Stay In Corso Italia If you are first-timers; Nightlife is a priority; you want to be located near the centre of town; you want to explore the local market.

Best places to stay in Sorrento in Corso Italia:

luxury ($$$): Grand Hotel Royal, 5-star hotel is located on a cliff top in central Sorrento, offering panoramic views of the Gulf of Naples and Vesuvius. Easy walk to the Circumvesuviana Railway Station, which links to Naples, Pompeii and the Vesuvius National Park.

mid-range ($$): Sea Room Sorrento, great guest house for couples, located within walking distance to Sorrento Train Station and the beaches. It has a terrace, and rooms with a flat-screen TV, an electric kettle, and a private bathroom.

budget ($$): Hotel Nice, 3-star hotel, a short walk from Sorrento’s main square, Piazza Tasso, as well as bus and railway stations. It is surrounded by shops, restaurants and bars.


See more: 19 best things to do in Sorrento

3. Sorrento Beachfront

Leonelli’s Beach Sorrento

The beachfront area of Sorrento, which includes Marina Grande and Marina Piccola, is the great base for families, couples, and travelers wanting to stay right on the beach with stunning views of the Bay of Naples.

Marina Grande is the old fishing villages where you can find some of Sorrento best seafood restaurants, and Marina Piccola is home to a harbor where ferries depart to Capri island.

Marina Piccola is packed with beach clubs including Leonelli’s Beach, Bagni Salvatore, Marameo Beach, and Peters’ Beach. They are black sand beach with clean, calm waters, ideal for families with small children or those who are weaker swimmers.

All the beach clubs are well-equipped with sunbeds, parasols, and on-site restaurants. Leonelli’s Beach can be reach by walking down the path or take a paid lift from Villa Comunale Park.

In addition to the beach clubs, you can find a small free public beach between Marameo Beach and Peters’ Beach club called Spiaggia Pubblica Sorrento. It is packed with swimmers and sunbathers during summer months.

Porto Di Sorrento is also a beautiful harbor, where you can sit and enjoy a drink while watching the boats bob up and down or take a day trip on a ferry across the bay to Capri island.

Accommodation options are similarly abundant around the beach, with luxury resorts and some of the best boutique hotels in Sorrento scattered throughout the area. This ensures you can enjoy a relaxing stay in Sorrento for the entirety of your vacation.

Stay In Beachfront area If you want to stay right next to the sea; you want stunning views of the ocean; you are traveling with small children or weaker swimmers.

Best places to stay in Sorrento Beachfront:

luxury ($$$): Bellevue Syrene, 5-star hotel located in the seafront area of Sorrento, offering panoramic views of the Gulf of Naples. It is located within easy walk from the historic center and Circumvesuviana Station for bus to Positano in Amalfi Coast, or the train to Pompeii and Naples.

mid-range ($$): Imperial Hotel Tramontano Stunning 4-star hotel with views of the Gulf of Naples and Mount Vesuvius, ideal base for couples and honeymooners. it houes an à la carte restaurant serves traditional, Neapolitan cuisine. There is car private parking.

mid-range ($$): Palazzo Marziale, great boutique hotel in the heart of Sorrento, in front of the the Cloister of St. Francis, within easy walk to the beach, Marina Piccola, and Villa Comunale park.

budget ($$): Marina Piccola 73, beautiful seafront hotel for families and couples, is located in Sorrento Harbour, 4 minutes walk from the beach. you can also use private car parking for free.


See more: where to Stay in Capri

4. Correale Museum

The Correale Museum (Correale di Terranova Museum) is owned and operated by surviving members of the Correale family to this day. The museum primarily displays collections by Neapolitan painters from the 17th and 18th centuries, with some even stretching into the 19th-century. Beyond the paintings, you will also find ceramics, crystals, glassware, furniture, watches, and jeweled cases.

There is even a small collection of archaeological exhibits from the region, as well as a selection of books by Torquato Tasso. These exhibits are spread out over 3 floors and 24 halls, providing hours of beautiful offerings for you to discover.

The area surrounding the Correale Museum is significantly quieter than Piazza Tasso, despite being just a short distance away. Here you will find more of a local, village feel, with much fewer tourists and stunning views out over the Bay Of Naples.

This provides the perfect opportunity to get a glimpse into the true Sorrentine way of life. Local shops and restaurants allow you to indulge in the area’s cuisine and purchase wares and souvenirs that are authentic to the region.

You also have the Stadio Italia football stadium close by as well. Home to two local football teams, Eccellenza Campania and FC Sant Angello, it is a great place to catch a game during your stay and help support grassroots Italian sport.

Around the stadium, you will also find one of the best selections of hotels in Sorrento. Four- and five-star hotel options are surrounded by a few resorts, boutique hotels, and private apartments. This makes it one of the best neighborhoods to stay in Sorrento for anyone looking to combine quality and convenience.

Stay In Correale Museum If you want a choice of the best boutique hotels; you want a quiet location, just a short walk from central Sorrento; you want a more local, authentic experience.

Best places to stay in Sorrento in Correale Museum:

  • luxury ($$$): Hotel Lorelei Londres, 5-star beachfront hotel, close to Peter’s Beach, Marameo Beach and Leonelli’s Beach. It has family rooms and private beach area.
  • luxury ($$$): Grand Hotel Ambasciatori, 5-star hotel, perched on a cliff, offering views of the Bay of Naples from its rooftop terrace. It has private beach, within easy walk to Piazza Tasso, pier for ferries to Capri island.
  • mid-range ($$): Grand Hotel de la Ville, 4-star hotel in the heart of Sorrento just a 3-minute walk from the seaside. The rooftop terrace provides views the Gulf of Naples and Mount Vesuvius. Short walk from main harbour, Sorrento Train Station, and bus stop.
  • budget ($): Hotel La Meridiana, 3-star hotel, located in a residential area of Sorrento, near the historic centre and the Circumvesuviana station. Offering stunning sea views.


5. Sant Agnello

Sant Agnello is a small peaceful town located immediately to the east of Sorrento. Nestled in the rugged cliffs across the bay from Naples, Sant Agnello is a much quieter destination, that offers an all-around more traditional, and authentic experience.

By staying in Sant’Agnello, you can enjoy a relaxing retreat while still being within easy reach of Sorrento’s attractions via public transportation.

At the heart of the town is the Piazza Sant Agnello, a beautiful square surrounded by bars, cafes, and restaurants. Serving local, Mediterranean, and European cuisine and drinks, these establishments allow you to unwind and take in the spirit and beauty of your surroundings.

Another popular location is the Piazza Matteotti, town hall. The square is surrouned by gardens, a War Memorial, made by Giovanni Nicolini. Nearby, you can find Santuario di San Giuseppe, a Catholic church, opened in 1907.

Elsewhere throughout the town, narrow streets contain all manner of hotels and shops, ensuring everyone is catered to and will be able to find something to suit their taste and budget.

On the outskirts of Sant Agnello, beautiful olive groves add to the authentic feel of the town. Why not take a stroll among the trees or sample some fresh products made from the local olives?

Perhaps the most famous attraction in Sant Agnello is the 15th-century historic church, Chiesa Di San Francesco Dei Frati Cappuccini. A stunning church and monastery, its historic architecture and stunning views of the Amalfi Coast bay make it a truly breathtaking place to visit.

Beneath it you also have steps leading down the cliffs to a secluded beach at their base. Spiaggia La Marinella is a black sand beach with emerald blue waters. There is a small harbour, a small playground for kids and, the beach promenade, packed with cafés and restaurants.

Stabilimento Balneare La Marinella is a great bathing area to enjoy warm Mediterranean sunshine and swim. There is a free public area, or the private section with sun lounger for rent.

Within a short walk away from the beach, along Viale dei Pini, you can find the interesting natural sites Golfo del Pecoriello, a tiny cove where the sea meet mountains.

With great public transport links with Circumvesuviana train, Sita bus, and a location between Naples, Pompeii, and Sorrento, you have easy access to all three locations. This makes it an ideal choice if you plan to visit more than one destination during your stay.

There are many authentic Italian restaurants serving fresh fish and local wine along the seafront and Via Crawford. In addition, Corso Italia does run through part of the town, offering many choices for nightlife during your stay.

Stay In Sant Agnello If you want a more traditional, authentic experience; you want a hotel with a view; you like quiet beaches; you want easy access to Sorrento;

Best places to stay in Sorrento in Sant Agnello:

  • luxury ($$$): Hotel Mediterraneo, 5-star hotel, set on a cliff-top on the sea front, offering views over Sorrento Bay and Mount Vesuvius. It has a free shuttle into Sorrento historic center. Free acces to the priavte Beach La Marinella with sunbeds, umbrella and towels.
  • luxury ($$$): Grand Hotel Cocumella, superior hotel located atop a cliff, in a quiet, privileged area. It has stunning views of the bay and Mount Vesuvius.
  • mid-range ($$): Hotel Corallo Sorrento, 4-star hotel in a cliff-top setting in Sant’Agnello on the Sorrento bay. It has sun terraces and infinity pool with views of the Bay of Naples.
  • budget ($): Unconventional Sorrento Coast, great 3-star hotel in Sant’Agnello, close to La Marinella beach and Meta Lido Beach. it has spacious family rooms.


6. Piano Di Sorrento

Piano Di Sorrento is located between Meta and Sant Agnello, at the foot of Monte Vico Alvano, 25 km south of Naples. Piano Di Sorrento can be easily reached from Sorrento by Circumvesuviana local train, bus, and car.

Much more of a residential town than a tourist destination, Piano Do Sorrento is traditionally a fishing village. It is a location best suited to those seeking a relaxing break, away from the usual tourist hustle and bustle. It is also a particularly good choice for families traveling with children, as not only is it calm and quiet, but everything is situated close together as well.

Piano di Sorrento has into two areas: Cassano Marina and Carotto town center. Carotto area is where you can find Piazza Cota, Corso Italia, Piazza delle Rose, and Piazza Mercato.

Meanwhile, the beautiful marina, Marina Di Cassano, is where fishing boats and private vessels sail in and out throughout the day. You can find a free public beach and beach clubs along the marina, as well as Santa Caterina beach in Sant’Agnello.

With a fabulous collection of bars, restaurants, Airbnb, holiday homes along the bay, you can relax with a drink or meal and watch the boats bob up and down in the water. Alternatively, you could even hire out one of these boats or book yourself on a tour to explore the Bay Of Naples.

A wonderful selection of shops sells everything from food and souvenirs to toys and clothes, ensuring everything you need is available. On the weekends it also hosts famous markets, known for their high-quality handicrafts and silk garments.

In terms of attractions, Piano Di Sorrento features a couple of the most important locations in the region. The Basilica Of Saint Michele Arcangelo boasts stunning architecture and is decorated throughout by paintings from the 15th and 16th centuries.

Then there is also the Villa De Sangro di Fondi, an important national monument boasting a historic building and a Museo Archeologico di George Vallet containing Roman nymphaeum. Surrounding the Vila is a beautiful park, with wide-open green spaces, Mediterranean plant life, and absolutely breathtaking views.

Those who enjoy outdoor activities may also enjoy the small park near the marina or a trip to one of the agriturismos in the area. An agriturismo is a local style of farm, featuring animals, hiking trails, and even cultural opportunities, such as cooking lessons in the local style.

Much like Sant Agnello, it also features a great location and wonderful public transport links. This makes it another great choice for anyone planning to explore the Amalfi Coast region by train and sita bus in its entirety, as opposed to just visiting Sorrento.

Stay In Piano Di Sorrento If you want cheaper lodging, shopping, and dining; you want a quieter, more local experience; you are traveling as a family or with small children;

Best places to stay in Piano Di Sorrento:

budget ($): Villa Iolanda this guest house is in great location close to Meta Lido Beach, Marina di Alimuri Beach and Li Galli Island. The hotel has a garden, free WiFi, free private car parking for those who drive a car. You can also hire a car at the guest house.

budget ($): La Gaggia Guest House, located in Piano di Sorrento, a 3-minute walk from Piano di Sorrento Circumvesuviana Station, 2 train stops from Sorrento.

budget ($): L’Angolo di Campagna, great bed and breakfast with sea views, located 1.5 km from Lo Scaricatore Beach. It boast family rooms, a garden, free WiFi and free private car parking.


7. Priora

limoncello Sorrento

Priora is located to the southeast of Sorrento. It is a primarily residential town, located roughly a 20-minute walk from Sorrento, in the hills inland. The primary reason that most people will choose to stay in Priora is that it is affordable for those on a budget.

Due to being located away from the main tourist hubs and not containing many attractions of its own, hotel prices are significantly lower. You can find a cheap hotel or Airbnb here to suit almost any budget, making it a destination available to all.

This value then continues on everything like food, drink and essential products as well, as they are aimed more for the local population, so don’t feature the price hikes common in more heavily tourist areas. Just because it is cheap doesn’t mean Priora isn’t without its own charms though.

The bars and restaurants are all filled with locals and serve local dishes, allowing you to get a truly authentic experience of the area. Local fishermen supply the restaurants daily, giving you the opportunity to sample some of the freshest seafood you will ever come across.

Fewer cars and pollution also allow you to take in some of the natural smells. With groves of olives and lemons, Sorrento is famous for surrounding the village, the smell of fruit is always in the air. Be sure to try its limoncello, the famous lemon liqueur.

Situated on a hill overlooking Sorrento, Priora offers breathtaking panoramic views of the Bay of Naples and the surrounding landscape. It’s a peaceful and picturesque area, perfect for those seeking tranquility and stunning vistas. While staying in Priora requires a short commute to the city center, the views make it worth the extra effort.

The one attraction it does have is a stunning Roman Catholic cathedral at the bottom of the hill. This is a perfect opportunity to take a walk and enjoy some history along with the scenery.

Stay In Priora If you travel on a budget looking for a cheap hotel; you love stunning views; you like quiet, authentic, residential areas; you want easy access to Sorrento;

Best places to stay in Sorrento in Priora:

luxury ($$$): Grand Hotel President, 4-star hotel, offering probably the best view across Sorrento and the Gulf of Naples. It offers free scheduled shuttle bus to/from Sorrento historic center, as well as excursions to Pompeii and Capri.

luxury ($$$): Grand Hotel Aminta, 4-star hotel, located in a panoramic position over the Gulf of Naples. It has free shuttle bus run in scheduled times to the city center of Sorrento.

mid-range ($$): Romantic Relais Sorrento, a sustainable B&B in Sorrento for couples. it provides accommodation with a patio or a balcony, continental or buffet breakfast.

budget ($): Villa De Angelis This B&B is located 10-minute drive from Sorrento, surrounded by the green Campania countryside. It has a big garden with olive and fruit trees where you can find a playground and sun loungers. You can rent cars and bikes to explore the area.


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Where should I stay in Sorrento for the first time?

Piazza Tasso is the best overall area to stay in Sorrento for first-timers due to its prime location and its excellent connections to public transport. Staying here allows you to be located within walking distance to top tourist attractions, as well as restaurants, cafes, bars, and shops.

Where are the best areas to stay in Sorrento, Italy?

Piazza Tasso, Corso Italia, Leonelli’s Beach, Correale Museum, Sant Agnello, Piano Di Sorrento, and Priora are some of the best areas to stay in Sorrento for tourists because they are the most popular areas in the city for visitors with a variety of tourist amenities.

Where is the best place to stay in Sorrento?

Piazza Tasso/ City Center is the best place to stay in Sorrento for tourists, especially for first-timers. It has a wide range of accommodation options for all budgets, and offers easy access to public transportations, attractions, restaurants, and shops.

How many days do you need in Sorrento?

Well, if this is your first visit, I recommend to spend at least 5 days in Sorrento to explore the city, which allow you get the feel of local culture, and maybe take a day trip to Amalfi Coast!

Is Sorrento a good base for the Amalfi Coast?

Sorrento is one of the best towns to stay on the Amalfi Coast. It’s better to stay in Sorrento if you are looking for a bit cheaper accommodation and restaurant. Stay on the Amalfi Coast if your main purpose is to explore the coast, and you don’t mind the prices.

In conclusion, Piazza Tasso, Corso Italia, Leonelli’s Beach, Correale Museum, Sant Agnello, Piano Di Sorrento, and Priora are the best places to stay in Sorrento for tourists and first-timers.

The historic center, particularly the area around Piazza Tasso is often recommended as the best base for first-timers and car-free travelers due to its central location and proximity to major attractions. You can easily explore on foot and public transportation.

About Author: Linda Smith

I'm Linda Smith, the Hotel Expert, an experienced travel blogger who passionate about traveling. I'm here to share with you all my travel experiences and tips. I cover a wide range of travel topics, specializing in sharing information about the best areas, neighborhoods, and hotels in each city. I hope all these things will make your travel easier.

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