There are numerous events and activities taking place in and around Sorrento throughout the year. These include music concerts, exhibitions, traditional festivals and many more local activities.
Our list is continually being updated and we suggest you check for events that may be taking place during your visit.
A wonderful opportunity to see Giuseppe Verdi’s La Traviata in the magnificent San Carlo Opera House in Naples.
Sunday 23 April
Wednesday 26 Apri
Saturday 29 April
Sunday 30 April
Wednesday 3 May
Thursday 4 May
Friday 5 May
See full programme and book tickets at the official website.
The San Carlo Opera House has a seasonal programme of opera, ballet and concerts.Watch this video to get a flavour of what you could enjoy during your visit.
From Monday 27 March to Sunday 3 Dec, visitors have a choice of concerts featuring works from classical selections to enjoyable jazz performances.
The concert start time from 27th March to 12th May and 9th Sept to 3rd Dec will be 7.00 pm, to take advantage of the public bus service at the concert end, which is reduced in Winter and Spring.
The concerts from 15 May to 9 Sept will be performed at 9.00 pm, for concert goers to have time to appreciate thoroughly Ravello and to enjoy music in the cool of the evening
Pompeii Theatrum Mundi
Four Greek tradegies from the three grand masters of ancient Greek tragedy, Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripides, will be presented on the stage of Pompeii’s Greek-style outdoor auditorium. A unique opportunity to experience performances that may have been seen by Pompeiians, nearly two thousand years ago..
Name of plays and dates.
Orestea 22 and 25 June
Prometeo 30 June and 2 July
Antigone 5 and 6 July
Baccanti 14 and 16 July
Tickets: 30 euros
We are awaiting the official programme of events for 2017 but here is a brief outline. Full details will be published as soon as available.
March to April
Retrospective of Italian contemporary artists and young artists from Sorrento
Exhibition of paintings by Francesco Filosa from Castellemmare di Stabia (1910-1990).
More details here
May to November
Paintings by Marc Chagall
June to September
Music and entertainment in the gardens of Villa Fiorentino
Food and wine events
Sorrento Opera Festival
A wonderful opportunity to hear soprano and tenor voices singing some of the great Italian Opera and Neapolitan Songs in the beautiful Correale Museum. A true musical experience in unique surroundings.
The Three Tenors – Opera Arias, Naples and Songs
Inspired by the popular performance of L. Pavarotti, P. Domingo and J. Carreras, The Three Tenors – Opera arias, Naples and Songs is an unmissable voyage in the Italian songs history with the powerful male voices of The Three Tenors. A concert full of emotions, romanticism and funny moments.
From April 15 – Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday – Starts at 9.00 pm
For more details and booking click here.
Francesco Filosa Exhibition
This exhibition at Villa Fiorentina presents a collection of the best works of the master Francesco Filosa from Castellemmare di Stabia (1910-1990), some of which have never been exhibited to the public.
The layout of the exhibits takes visitors through the landscapes of the Sorrento peninsula painted by the artist. These include Castellammare, the birthplace of the painter, Sorrento, Vico Equense, Seiano, Meta, Piano di Sorrento and Sant’Agnello.
From March 4 – April 2
Every Day: 10.00 – 13.00, 16.00 – 19.30
Entry is free.
You can also view a range of the artist’s work on this website dedicated to him. When you visit Sorrento take a stroll down to Marina Grande and see if you find this location painted by the artist.
La Mortella Garden Concerts
In Spring and in Autumn the chamber music recitals are held on Saturdays and Sundays in the indoor Recital Hall
In Summer, June to August, the Festival of Youth Orchestras with symphonic concerts are held every Thursday evening in the Greek Theatre. These concerts are always performed by young musicians (maximum age 32), following the express wishes of William Walton that La Mortella should help young talented musicians to spread their wings.
View the programme here.
Sorrento Chamber Music Festival
Four concerts taking place at the Chiesa dei Santi Felice e Baccolo (near Il Pozzo restaurant)
on 13 and 25 May and 2 and 8 June.
Starts at 20.30. Free entry
See full programme here
White Hood procession on Holy Thursday in Sorrento.
Black Hood procession on Holy Friday in Sorrento.
The ‘Festabiente’ festival celebrating nature.
‘Patron Feast of Saint Peter and Paul’ at Monticchio, in Massa Lubrenze.
Sea Festival at Marina Grande, Sorrento.
Sea Festival at Sant’ Agnello.
‘St. Salvatore’s Day Feast’, in Schiazzano, Massa Lubrenze, celebrating local produce.
‘Festival of the Melon’ at Piano di Sorrento.
‘Marina della Lobra Regatta’ at Massa Lubrenze.
Celebration to the blessed Mary in the village of Casarlano.
‘Saint Rocco Meatball Fair’ in the village of Maiano.
‘Lemon Fair’ in Massa Lubrenze Square.
Olive Oil harvest and production.
Festival of Grapes in nearby Priora.
Chestnut Festival in Faito.
‘Colli di Fontanella’ festival in Sant’Agnello celebrating end of summer and start of autumn.
The ‘Alimuri Fair’ in Meta di Sorrento re-enacts the arrival of the Saracens in the Sorrentine peninsula.
Celebrations to the Holy Blessed Mary of Lauro.
Christmas and New Year Celebrations.
Traditional Living Nativity Scenes.
New Year festivities with firework display.
Carnival at Termini. February