The cruise port of Sorrento

Docking in the cruise port of Sorrento

The cruise port of Sorrento, your starting point for great excursions

The port of Sorrento is a tender port. Cruise ships are too large and cannot dock in the harbor. They will anchor in the bay and you come ashore by tender boat. From Marina Piccola, where you set foot on land, it is not far to the city center and its landmarks. From the port in Sorrento, you can make a lot of excursion. You can go to the island of Capri or further explore the Amalfi Coast. Historical places like Pompeii and Herculaneum are within easy reach. A visit to the volcano Vesuvius and Naples are also possible.

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Sorrento cruise facts

Language in Sorrento
The language in Sorrento is Italian, but in touristic spots you can also use English.

Currency in Sorrento
The currency in Sorrento is Euro (€). You can find ATM’s in the city.

Opening times in Sorrento
Opening times differ a lot around Italy, but generally are as follows:

  • Monday to Saturday
  • from 9.00h - 13.00h
  • and 15.30h - 19.30h

On Sundays and holidays shops are closed. Of course there are exceptions

Landmarks and highlights in Sorrento

Cattedrale dei Santi Filippo e Giacomo
Cattedrale dei Santi Filippo e Giacomo is a cathedral of Sorrento. It dates from the 14th century.

Piazza Tasso
Piazza Tasso is the main square of Sorrento. There are lots of beautiful buildings such as the baroque Chiesa del Carmine Maggiore.

Marina Grande
Marina Grande is an old fishing port with a typical southern Italian atmosphere

Marina Piccola
Marina Piccola is a yacht and ferry port with a lot of charming terraces near the water

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Getting around in Sorrento

It is easy and cheap to get around Sorrento.

Weather in Sorrento

Sorrento has a Mediterranean climate with dry hot summers and wet mild winters. The average annual temperature in summer is between 27°C and 30°C and in winter is between 4°C and 9°C

Organized shore excursions in and around Sorrento

You can discover Sorrento on your own, book a shore excursion through the cruise line company or book a shore excursion from one of our partners. We offer shore excursions at local prices through local companies.

Excursions in Pompei

Excursions in Naples

Excursions in Herculaneum

Excursions in the Amalfi Coast

Excursions in the volcano Vesuvius

Excursions in Sorrento

Sorrento tourist information

The information kiosk is located near the exit of the train station (in a form of old train wagon).

The following cruise lines offer itineraries and schedules to Sorrento: