Sorrento has numerous beaches suitable for all needs, some have parking. From Pompeii, for example, you can arrive comfortably by car. One of the most suggestive beaches is that of Marina Grande, located within the ancient fishing village. Of volcanic origin, it has two factories and a free area where there is no ticket. You will be amazed by the houses and the many colorful boats. From time to time you will find some fishermen intent on cleaning nets or goiters. Did you know that Sorrento gozzi are synonymous with safety and longevity in the world? They are small boats with a tapered shape, with a sail from 6 to 12 meters long.
There is also the beach of Marina Piccola which can be reached from the center of Sorrento via stairs carved into the rock. Also in this case you can choose between free beach and establishment. Little tip: stop and enjoy fresh fish based first courses in one of the many restaurants in the area. These restaurants have a beautiful sea view.
Are you looking for something more intimate? Here is the solution for you! The Cala di Mitigliano . The beach stands out from the others for its pebbles and particularly crystal clear waters, if you are also a lover of trekking it is the ideal choice. It is located on the coast of Massa Lubrense , located in an inlet surrounded by olive groves and Mediterranean scrub. While bathing or lying in the sun you can always admire the island of Capri. To reach the bay you will have to take a path in Termini along the descent of via Campanella to the junction with via Mitigliano .
If you are a diving enthusiast, do not miss the marine beauties of the seabed in front of Punta Campanella in the company of gorgonians of all kinds, schools of tuna and amberjacks . Going deeper you will find a carpet of yellow sponges that hides a myriad of small organisms ready to be found.
Sorrento has fixed appointments throughout the year: exhibitions, shows, concerts and cultural events. To highlight the Caruso Prize that during the month of July enchants the village of Marina Grande. Also on the agenda are the Professional Cinema Days in December with internationally renowned actors.
Do not miss the folkloristic show of the Sorrento Tarantella linked to the myth of the sirens. Legend has it that the sirens used the Tarantella to bewitch Ulysses, arousing the wrath of the Graces. The latter punished the mermaids by turning their legs into a fish tail.
How to get to Sorrento
From Naples you can reach Sorrento with the Circumvesuviana, a fast and cheap train. You can take it at the Central Station in Piazza Garibaldi and stop at the Sorrento stop. The journey takes approximately 1 hour and 10 minutes. Are you always driving from Naples? Then take the A3 towards the Sorrento Peninsula . Take the exit at Castellammare, proceed on the 145 SS Sorrentina and you will arrive at your destination.
Alternatively you can also consider hydrofoils by sea. From Naples Central Station, go to Molo Beverello and board one of the hydrofoils bound for Sorrento. And if you leave from Pompeii? By car, just take the SS 145 towards Sorrento, it will take about 45 min.