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Pompeii excursion with wine tasting

Pompeii wine tasting tours from Sorrento

Pick-up from your accommodation or nearest meeting point by your driver and guide. Drive along the Sorrento Coast and enjoy views of the bay of Naples on the way to Pompeii. Enjoy a 2 hours guided visit in the excavations with an expert and authorized local guide. Discover the life of the Ancient Romans see the main public monuments, the Forum and some of the houses of the Pompeii ruins. Lunch stop is at the winery Bosco dei Medici: great views of Mount Vesuvius: enjoy local cold cuts and cheeses; a traditional pasta dish with tomatoes sauce and a delicious dessert in jar. The lunch is accompanied by four wines of own production.

Visit of the winery before or after the lunch. Relax on the way back to Sorrento.

Highlights
▸Pick-up and drop off directly from your accommodation or nearest meeting point
▸Walking tour of the excavations of Pompeii – UNESCO World Heritage Site
▸Authorized local guide with you all day
▸Skip the line tickets in Pompeii
▸Visit of a traditional vineyard on the slopes of Mount Vesuvius with lunch and wine tasting
▸Enjoy a perfect mix of ancient history and local flavors

Rate
Adult € 127,50
Child 2-12 years € 95,63

Days available
Tuesday
From 02 May to 31 October

Duration
Full day. 8 hours

Pickup point and times
Times to be advised for hotel or designated meeting points

Included
▸Transportation: air-conditioned bus
▸Authorized local guide – English speaking
▸Entrance fee and skip the line tickets included in Pompeii
▸Headsets in Pompeii
▸Light lunch as per itinerary
▸Wine tasting

Not included

Additional Notes
Comfortable shoes are recommended.
Due to the presence of uneven surface, this tour is not recommended for a wheelchair user or those with walking difficulties.

Cancellation policy
Total refund is issued for cancellation received up to 48 hours prior to the tour.

Method of payment
After reservations have been confirmed payment can be made by credit card before the visit or in the Sorrento office itself, whichever is the more convenient.
To book a reservation please use our enquiry form or telephone: +44 (0) 1446 771220

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Herculaneum excursion

Herculaneum excursion

Pick-up from your accommodation or nearest meeting point by your driver and guide. Drive along the Sorrento Coast and enjoy views of the bay of Naples on the way to Herculaneum. Enjoy a 2 hours guided visit in the excavations with an expert and authorized local guide: explore intact buildings, see well-preserved frescoes, and imagine the daily rituals of those using shops, public gymnasiums and thermal baths that can still be visited today. At the end of the visit a little bit of free time will be given before returning to Sorrento by bus at approx. 01:30 pm.

Highlights
▸Pick-up and drop off directly from your accommodation or nearest meeting point
▸Walking tour of the excavations of Herculaneum – UNESCO World Heritage Site
▸Authorized local guide with you all day
▸Skip the line tickets in Herculaneum

Rate
Adult € 58.00
Child 2-12 years € 46.00
(Entrance fee and skip the line tickets included)

Days available
Sunday
From 09 April to 31 October

Duration
Half day. 4 Hours

Pickup point and times
Times to be advised for hotel or designated meeting points

Included
▸Transportation: air-conditioned bus
▸Authorized local guide – English speaking
▸Entrance fee and skip the line tickets included in Herculaneum
▸Headsets in Herculaneum

Not included
▸Lunch

Additional Notes
Comfortable shoes are recommended.
Due to the presence of uneven surface, this tour is not recommended for a wheelchair user or those with walking difficulties.

Cancellation policy
Total refund is issued for cancellation received up to 48 hours prior to the tour.

Method of payment
After reservations have been confirmed payment can be made by credit card before the visit or in the Sorrento office itself, whichever is the more convenient.
To book a reservation please use our enquiry form or telephone: +44 (0) 1446 771220

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Pompeii excursion

Pompeii excursion

Pick-up from your accommodation or nearest meeting point by your driver and guide.
Drive along the Sorrento Coast and enjoy views of the bay of Naples on the way to Pompeii. Enjoy a 2 hours guided visit in the excavations with an expert and authorized local guide. Discover the life of the Ancient Romans see the main public monuments, the Forum and some of the houses of the Pompeii ruins. At the end of the visit a little bit of free time will be given before reach Sorrento by bus at approx. 01:30 pm.

Highlights
▸Pick-up and drop off directly from your accommodation or nearest meeting point
▸Walking tour of the excavations of Pompeii – UNESCO World Heritage Site
▸Authorized local guide with you all day
▸Skip the line tickets in Pompeii

Rate
Adult € 73,50
Child 2-12 years € 55,13
(Entrance fee and skip the line tickets included)

Days available
Mon, Wed and Sat
From 02 April to 31 October

Duration
Half day. 4 Hours

Pickup point and times
Times to be advised for hotel or designated meeting points

Included
▸Transportation: air-conditioned bus
▸Authorized local guide – English speaking
▸Entrance fee and skip the line tickets included in Pompeii
▸Headsets in Pompeii

Not included
▸Lunch

Additional Notes
Comfortable shoes are recommended.
Due to the presence of uneven surface, this tour is not recommended for a wheelchair user or those with walking difficulties.

Cancellation policy
Total refund is issued for cancellation received up to 48 hours prior to the tour.

Method of payment
After reservations have been confirmed payment can be made by credit card before the visit or in the Sorrento office itself, whichever is the more convenient.
To book a reservation please use our enquiry form or telephone: +44 (0) 1446 771220

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Pompeii and Herculaneum tour with lunch

Herculaneum excursion

Pick-up from your accommodation or nearest meeting point by your driver and guide. Drive along the Sorrento Coast and enjoy views of the bay of Naples on the way to Pompeii. Enjoy a 2 hours guided visit in the excavations with an expert and authorized local guide: discover the life of the Ancient Romans see the main ublic monuments, the Forum and some of the houses of the Pompeii ruins.

Lunch stop in a nearby local restaurant to taste a delicious Neapolitan meal.

Depart to reach Herculaneum and enjoy a 2 hours guided visit in the excavations with an expert and authorized local guide: explore intact buildings, see well-preserved frescoes, and imagine the daily rituals of those using shops, public gymnasiums and thermal baths that can still be visited today. Relax on the way back to Sorrento.

Highlights
▸Pick-up and drop off directly from your accommodation or nearest meeting point
▸Walking tour of the excavations of Pompeii & Herculaneum – UNESCO World Heritage Site
▸Authorized local guide with you all day
▸Skip the line tickets in Pompeii & Herculaneum
▸Lunch in a local restaurant

Rate
Adult € 152.00
Child 2-12 years € 122.00

Days available
Mon, Thurs and Sun
From 01 April to 31 October

Duration
Full day. 8 Hours

Pickup point and times
Times to be advised for hotel or designated meeting points

Included
▸Transportation: air-conditioned bus
▸Authorized local guide – English speaking
▸Entrance fee and skip the line tickets included in Pompeii and Herculaneum
▸Headsets in Pompeii and Herculaneum
▸Lunch in local restaurant

Not included

Additional Notes
Comfortable shoes are recommended.
Due to the presence of uneven surface, this tour is not recommended for a wheelchair user or those with walking difficulties.
The order of the visits may change on convenience.

Cancellation policy
Total refund is issued for cancellation received up to 48 hours prior to the tour.

Method of payment
After reservations have been confirmed payment can be made by credit card before the visit or in the Sorrento office itself, whichever is the more convenient.
To book a reservation please use our enquiry form or telephone: +44 (0) 1446 771220

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Pompeii and Vesuvius excursion with lunch

Pompeii and Vesuvius

Pick-up from your accommodation or nearest meeting point by your driver and guide. Drive along the Sorrento Coast and enjoy views of the bay of Naples on the way to Pompeii. Enjoy a 2 hours guided visit in the excavations with an expert and authorized local guide: discover the life of the Ancient Romans, see the main public monuments, the Forum and some of the houses of the Pompeii ruins.

Light and tasty lunch in Pompeii.

Depart to reach Mount Vesuvius; collect your ticket from the guide and enjoy your free time there by walking to the top of the crater at your own pace; enjoy stunning views of the Gulf of Naples; If you wish, take advantage of the explanations of a vulcanological guide on the crater (included in your ticket).
Return to the meeting point where your guide and driver are waiting for you and relax on the way back to Sorrento.

Highlights
▸Pick-up and drop off directly from your accommodation or nearest meeting point
▸Walking tour of the excavations of Pompeii – UNESCO World Heritage Site
▸Authorized local guide with you all day
▸Experience walking to the top of the most dangerous active Volcano in Europe

Rate
Adult € 128.50
Child 2-12 years € 103.00
(Entrance fee, skip the line tickets & lunch included)

Days available
Daily from 01 April to 31 October
Tues, Thurs and Sun

Duration
Full day. 8 Hours

Pickup point and times
Times to be advised for hotel or designated meeting points

Included
▸Transportation: air-conditioned bus
▸Authorized local guide – English speaking
▸Entrance fee and skip the line tickets included in Pompeii and Mt Vesuvius
▸Headsets in Pompeii
▸Lunch

Not included

Additional Notes
Comfortable shoes are recommended.
Due to the presence of uneven surface, this tour is not recommended for a wheelchair user or those with walking difficulties.
On Tuesdays we may offer the bilingual tour: English and French. This will be decided 24 hours prior to the tour.
The order of the visits may change on convenience.

Cancellation policy
Total refund is issued for cancellation received up to 48 hours prior to the tour.

Method of payment
After reservations have been confirmed payment can be made by credit card before the visit or in the Sorrento office itself, whichever is the more convenient.
To book a reservation please use our enquiry form or telephone: +44 (0) 1446 771220

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Pompeii and Vesuvius excursion

Tours to Pompeii Vesuvius and Herculaneum

Pick-up from your accommodation or nearest meeting point by your driver and guide. Drive along the Sorrento Coast and enjoy views of the bay of Naples on the way to Pompeii. Enjoy a 2 hours guided visit in the excavations with an expert and authorized local guide: discover the life of the Ancient Romans, see the main public monuments, the Forum and some of the houses of the Pompeii ruins.

Free time at leisure, if you wish take the suggestion of our guide for lunch.

Depart for Mount Vesuvius; collect your ticket from the guide and enjoy your free time there by walking to the top of the crater at your own pace; enjoy stunning views of the Gulf of Naples; If you wish, take advantage of the explanations of a vulcanological guide on the crater (included in your ticket). Return to the meeting point where your guide and driver are waiting for you and relax on the way back to Sorrento.

Highlights
▸Pick-up and drop off directly from your accommodation or nearest meeting point
▸Walking tour of the excavations of Pompeii – UNESCO World Heritage Site
▸Authorized local guide with you all day
▸Experience walking to the top of the most dangerous active Volcano in Europe

Rate
Adult € 112.50
Child 2-12 years € 91.50
(Entrance fee and skip the line tickets included)

Days available
Tues and Thurs
From 01 April to 31 October

Duration
Full day. 8 Hours

Pickup point and times
Times to be advised for hotel or designated meeting points

Included
▸Transportation: air-conditioned bus
▸Authorized local guide – English speaking
▸Entrance fee and skip the line tickets included in Pompeii and Mt Vesuvius
▸Headsets in Pompeii

Not included
▸Lunch

Additional Notes
Comfortable shoes are recommended.
Due to the presence of uneven surface, this tour is not recommended for a wheelchair user or those with walking difficulties.
On Tuesdays we may offer the bilingual tour: English and French. This will be decided 24 hours prior to the tour.
The order of the visits may change on convenience.

Cancellation policy
Total refund is issued for cancellation received up to 48 hours prior to the tour.

Method of payment
After reservations have been confirmed payment can be made by credit card before the visit or in the Sorrento office itself, whichever is the more convenient.
To book a reservation please use our enquiry form or telephone: +44 (0) 1446 771220

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Amalfi coast Hybrid boat tour

Amalfi coast boat tour

Pick-up from your accommodation or nearest meeting point by your driver and transfer to the port of Piano di Sorrento. Check-in and embarkation on the typical Gozzo Sorrentino. Along the way you will admire: the ancient fishermen village of Marina Grande, the ruins of a roman villa near Bagni della Regina Giovanna, the natural waterfall that flows from the rock, Ieranto bay and other interesting attractions along the coast.

Sail along the Amalfi Coast, and enjoy stunning views of the Li Galli islands, Positano, Praiano, Fiord of Furore, Amalfi and the Emerald Grotto (except if the Grotto is closed due to bad sea and weather conditions). Swimming stop and snorkeling or just relaxing break with snacks and drinks offered on board. Free time in Amalfi (from 1 to 2 hours) to visit the ancient Maritime Republic and free time in Positano (from 1 to 2 hours) to explore the “pearl” of the Amalfi Coast. Navigation back to Sorrento with final limoncello tasting on board; transfer to your accommodation.

Highlights
▸Your green choice, with this tour you help protect the environment
▸Pick-up from your accommodation or nearest meeting point by your driver
▸Scenic navigation along the Sorrento coast & Amalfi Coast
▸Stop for swimming
▸Free time at leisure in Amalfi & Positano
▸Professional skipper English speaking

Rate
15 May to 16 Sept
Adult € 199,00. Child 0-3 years € 0,00

Days available
Mon, Thurs and Sat (Weather permitting)
From 15 May to 16 Sept

Duration
Full day. 8 hours

Pickup point and times
Times to be advised for hotel or designated meeting points

Included
▸Transportation: air-conditioned bus
▸Professional English-speaking skipper
▸Dry Snacks and Drinks (alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks)

Not included
▸Destination & Landing fee: € 5,00 per person (to be paid in cash or by credit card)
▸Entrance fee to the Esmerald Grotto, which is € 5,00 per person
▸Beach towel
▸Snorkeling equipment: € 15,00 mask, € 9,00 snorkel

Additional Notes
Maximum number of passengers 8.
Excursion guaranteed only on reaching a minimum of 4 passengers.

Cancellation policy
Total refund is issued for cancellation received up to 24 hours prior to the tour.

Method of payment
After reservations have been confirmed payment can be made by credit card before the visit or in the Sorrento office itself, whichever is the more convenient.
To book a reservation please use our enquiry form or telephone: +44 (0) 1446 771220

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Amalfi coast boat tour

Amalfi coast boat tour

Meet your driver at 8:15am at the Parking Achille Lauro, in Via Correale 25, Sorrento and transfer to the port of Piano di Sorrento. Check-in and embarkation on the typical Gozzo Sorrentino boat. Along the way admire: the ancient fishermen village of “Marina Grande”, the ruins of a roman villa near “Bagni della Regina Giovanna”, the natural waterfall that flows from the rock, Ieranto bay and other interesting spots of the Gulf.

Sail along the Amalfi Coast, and enjoy stunning views of the Li Galli islands, Positano, Praiano, Fiord of Furore and Amalfi. Swimming stop and snorkeling or just relaxing break with snacks and drinks offered on board. Free time in Amalfi (from 1 to 2 hours) to visit the ancient Maritime Republic and free time in Positano (from 01 to 2 hours) to explore the “pearl” of the Amalfi Coast. Navigation back to Sorrento with final limoncello tasting on board; transfer to the original meeting point.

Highlights
▸Meeting point in Sorrento center
▸Scenic navigation along the Sorrento coast & Amalfi Coast
▸Stop for swimming
▸Free time at leisure in Amalfi & Positano
▸Professional skipper English speaking

Rate
1 Mar to 15 Apr, 1 Oct to 15 Nov
Adult € 159,00. Child 3-9 years € 124,00
16 Apr to 15 May
Adult € 164,00. Child 3-9 years € 134,00
16 May to 16 June, 1 Sept to 30 Sept
Adult € 169,00. Child 3-9 years € 139,00
17 June to 31 Aug
Adult € 174,00. Child 3-9 years € 144,00

Days available
Every day (Weather permitting)
From 1 April to 15 Nov

Duration
Full day. 8 hours

Pickup point and times
Times to be advised for hotel or designated meeting points

Included
▸Transportation: air-conditioned bus (round trip transfer meeting point / port)
▸Professional English-speaking skipper / On Monday, Wednesday and Friday also Spanish speaking skipper
▸Dry Snacks and Drinks (alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks)

Not included
▸Destination & Landing fee: € 5,00 per person (to be paid in cash or by credit card)
▸Beach towel
▸Snorkeling equipment: € 15,00 mask, € 9,00 snorkel.

Additional Notes
Maximum number of passengers 14.

Cancellation policy
Total refund is issued for cancellation received up to 24 hours prior to the tour.

Method of payment
After reservations have been confirmed payment can be made by credit card before the visit or in the Sorrento office itself, whichever is the more convenient.
To book a reservation please use our enquiry form or telephone: +44 (0) 1446 771220

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Amalfi Coast: Path of the Gods

Sorrento walks and outdoor activities

Pick-up in Tasso Square and transfer to Bomerano/Nocelle where Path of the Gods starts. Experience a guided walk between heaven and earth of about 3 hours. This Path offers one of the most breathtaking panoramas on Earth. Transfer back to Sorrento.

Highlights
▸Pick-up available from central meeting point in Sorrento
▸English-speaking Alpine guide with you all day
▸Admire one of the most striking panoramas on Earth from a unique perspective

Rate
Adult € 59,00

Days available
Daily
From 9 April to 31 October

Duration
Half day. 4 hours

Pickup point and times
08.00 am at Tasso Square, under the flags

Included
▸English-speaking Alpine guide
▸Round trip transfer from central meeting point in Sorrento to Bomerano/Nocelle
▸Trekking poles

Not included
▸Lunch

Additional Notes
This is classed as a medium difficulty hike of 5 km lasting 3 hours.
Comfortable/Trekking shoes, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen protection and water are recommended.
Due to the presence of uneven surface, this tour is not recommended for a wheelchair user or those with walking difficulties.

Cancellation policy
Total refund is issued for cancellation received up to 24 hours prior to the tour.

Method of payment
After reservations have been confirmed payment can be made by credit card before the visit or in the Sorrento office itself, whichever is the more convenient.
To book a reservation please use our enquiry form or telephone: +44 (0) 1446 771220

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Amalfi Coast Tour to Positano, Amalfi, Ravello

Amalfi coast view

Pick-up from your accommodation or nearest meeting point by Mercedes minivan with professional English speaking driver. Enjoy the most spectacular drive along the picturesque villages of the Amalfi Coast with breathtaking views of the sea. First stop is Positano: developed vertically within a tangled overlay of streets, alleys and shops that expose the colorful Positano fashions well-known all around the world. In the town center is the Parish Church of Santa Maria Assunta that shows up with its large dome, tiled in majolica and sheltering some precious works like polychrome marble altars.

Second stop is Amalfi: dominated by the majestic Cathedral dedicated to Sant’Andrea (St. Andrew), and offers innumerable testimonies of its glorious past as a Maritime Republic.

Last stop is Ravello, another pearl of the coast, an elegant and refined village, dipped in green and characterized by luxurious villas. Ravello is famous all around the world for its Festival, in the garden of Villa Rufolo, where an evocative setting and the emotion of listening to great music create an experience of extraordinary intensity. At the end of the visit transfer back to Sorrento and drop-off at your accommodation or nearest meeting point.

Highlights
▸Panoramic drive along the famous Amalfi Coast Road – UNESCO “World Heritage Site”
▸Free time at each of the 3 stops: Positano, Amalfi, Ravello
▸Small group: Up to 8 guests
▸Pick-up and drop off at your accommodation or nearest meeting point
▸English speaking driver

Rate
Adult € 95,00
Child 0-11 years € 85,00

Days available
Daily from 01 April to 31 October

Duration
Full day. 8 Hours

Pickup point and times
Times to be advised for hotel or designated meeting points

Included
▸Transportation: air-conditioned Mercedes minivan
▸English-speaking professional driver

Not included
▸Lunch
▸Admissions for optional visits

Additional Notes
Comfortable shoes are recommended and appropriate clothing needs be considered if visiting the Cathedral and churches.
Due to the presence of uneven surface, this tour is not recommended for a wheelchair user or those with walking difficulties.

Cancellation policy
Total refund is issued for cancellation received up to 24 hours prior to the tour.

Method of payment
After reservations have been confirmed payment can be made by credit card before the visit or in the Sorrento office itself, whichever is the more convenient.
To book a reservation please use our enquiry form or telephone: +44 (0) 1446 771220

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Evening tour to Positano

Pick-up from your accommodation or nearest meeting point by Mercedes minivan with professional English speaking driver.
Enjoy the most spectacular drive along the picturesque villages of the Amalfi Coast with breathtaking views of the sea.
At the end of the visit, transfer back to Sorrento and drop-off at your accommodation or nearest meeting point.

Highlights
▸Pick-up and drop off directly from your accommodation or nearest meeting point
▸Small size group: Up to 08 guests
▸Drive along the spectacular coastal road part of the UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE
▸Free time at leisure in: Positano

Rate
Adult € 65,00

Days available
Daily from 01 April to 31 October

Duration
4 Hours. Departure from Sorrento 18.30 and pickup from Positano 22.30

Pickup point and times
Pick-up and drop off directly from your accommodation or nearest meeting point

Included
▸Transportation: air-conditioned Mercedes minivan
▸English-speaking professional driver

Not included
▸Dinner
▸Admissions for optional visits

Additional Notes
Due to the presence of uneven surface, this tour is not recommended for a wheelchair user or those with walking difficulties.

Cancellation policy
Total refund is issued for cancellation received up to 24 hours prior to the tour.

Method of payment
After reservations have been confirmed payment can be made by credit card before the visit or in the Sorrento office itself, whichever is the more convenient.
To book a reservation please use our enquiry form or telephone: +44 (0) 1446 771220

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Sorrento + Christmas

Christmas in Sorrento

Christmas shopping in Sorrento

Friends of Sorrento offers a perfect opportunity for a group of friends to make Christmas shopping a present in itself. This is Friends of Sorrento’s Christmas Shopping Package at a 4 or 5 star hotel in the heart of Sorrento.

It offers easy access to shops in the old quarter and Sorrento’s main street, Corso Italia, with designer label fashions, accessories, jewellery, perfume, arts, crafts and much more. Shops open until late so there’s plenty of time for window shopping in the evenings when the lights and decorations create that magical atmosphere of Christmas. We also take you to the fashionable shopping areas in Positano, Naples or Capri. The itinerary can be customised for longer stays and additional tours if required.

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Christmas Shopping List

  • 3 nights minimum in a choice of 4 & 5 star hotels in Sorrento
  • Private transfers from Naples airport in executive style
  • Welcome drinks and Christmas present
  • Private tour of the Amalfi coast with shopping in Positano
  • Private tour of Naples or Capri with time for shopping
  • Friends of Sorrento support before and during visit

Availability
30 November to December 30
Price on request


Day One

Welcomed at Naples airport where your driver will be waiting to take you to the hotel. Sit back and enjoy beautiful views across the Bay of Naples as you drive through Castellammare di Stabia, Vico Equense, Meta, Piano di Sorrento and Sant’Agnello’

Evening: Free time to settle into the hotel before setting off to enjoy the magnificent Christmas Tree and Decorations in the main square and throughout the town. Time also for some window shopping.


Day Two

You have the option to visit Naples to see Via San Gregorio Armeno, a street dedicated to nativity crib scenes (Presepi), followed by the fashionable shopping areas including Via Toledo.

Or we can take you on the ferry across the Bay of Naples to explore Capri including the infamous Via Camerelle filled with designer shops and high-end boutiques.

Evening: Return to Sorrento to rest those tired legs before venturing out for dinner.


Day Three

It’s 10.00 am and your driver will be waiting at your hotel to take you on a private tour of the Amalfi coast with visits to Amalfi and Positano to explore its narrow lanes and chic boutiques.

Evening: Free time to return to the shops and make that final purchase decision! Enjoy a meal in our recommended restaurant and take a Passeggiata to absorb Sorrento’s family Christmas atmosphere.


Day Four

During this visit you would have been surrounded by the Sorrento’s festive spirit, shopped Italian style, savoured local cuisine and taken in a little culture. Now its time to take those presents and memories back home ready for your own traditional Christmas.
Buon Natale!


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Christmas in Sorrento

On the first day of December, the magnificent Christmas tree in Sorrento’s main square, Piazza Tasso, is switched on to herald the start of festivities that last until 7 January. Every building and tree on the square is decorated with lights to create a magical setting and holiday spirit that flows through the surrounding streets and narrow lanes.

Santa’s Village, a Snow Village, traditional nativity scenes, stalls and musicians all waiting to be discovered. Add Christmas-themed events including concerts, shows and the festive mood is complete, well almost.

Finding the perfect Christmas present is all part of the festive spirit and there is no shortage of ideas in Sorrento. From Italian fashion boutiques along Corso Italia to artisan shops in the lanes of the old town, you will find that ‘something special’ for your nearest and dearest.

Should the idea of visiting Sorrento at Christmas get your jingle bells ringing, then we can offer a customised itinerary with time for shopping in Sorrento, Positano and Naples or Capri.
View our Festive Itinerary

We thank ProWalk Tours for sharing video clips from their excellent “Sorrento, Italy Christmas Lights Walking Tour” from 2021. View the full 50 minute walk, and others, on ProWalk’s YouTube Channel.

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Andy Warhol Exhibition

andy warhol exhibition
(June 10 to Oct 15)

LIFE, POP & ROCK
I like being the right thing in the wrong place and the wrong thing in the right place,
because there’s always something funny going on.

Andy Warhol

The exhibition will display over 150 works by the father of Pop Art, Andy Warhol. These include works from private collections rarely seen or exhibited to the public.

The exhibition covers the artistic and personal history of Andy Warhol encompassing art, graphics, the star system, slums, music, publishing, fashion, photography and cinema. These are divided into major themes of Icons, Vinyl Covers, Porcelain, Polaroids, Images for Interview magazine, Video and much more.

Opening hours and tickets
Monday – Friday from 10:00 to 13:00 and 17:00 to 21:00
Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 to 13:00 and 17:00 to 22:00

The cost of the ticket is € 10.00 pp
€ 8.00 for groups over 20

View the official press release here. It is in Italian but we have provided a brief translation of the major themes below.

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Andy Warhol, pseudonym of Andrew Warhola Jr. (Pittsburgh, August 6, 1928 – New York, February 22, 1987), was the founder of the Pop art movement and one of the most influential artists of the twentieth century.

Andy Warhol says about his life: “ I’d rather remain a mystery. I don’t like talking about my past, I tell it differently every time. Not to create an image for myself, but precisely because I forget what I said the previous time. In fact, I don’t think I have an image ”.

The exhibition itinerary is divided into major themes which are summarized below.

THE YOUTHFUL YEARS

VINYL COVERS
Unpublished in its formulation, the exhibition begins in his youth, when Warhol, a young designer, experiments, thanks to his work as a graphic designer for important record companies, techniques and subjects, which he will then use in his future work.

Some unpublished gems will be exhibited, such as the first covers made by Warhol, in the 40s/50s, true rarities and which have contributed to developing his aesthetic and figurative taste which through this experience has been able to test himself with the portraits of icons such as for example Paul Anka, Liza Minnelli, John Lennon the Rolling Stones and many more.

THE ICONS
In this section you will find the legendary silk-screen works dedicated to the portraits of Marilyn Monroe, Mao, the famous Campbells, the Flowers and the Granolithographs including the famous Pepsi Cola and Mickey Mouse.

THE PORCELAINS
The exhibition will also host the rare porcelain made, with pure gold, based on Warhol’s project for Mr. Rosenthal, owner of the famous porcelain house made with surprising results, works rarely exhibited due to their delicacy and fragility.

THE POLAROIDS
An important part will be reserved for some Polaroids, made by Warhol to immortalize personalities and moments of his extraordinary life in which appear among others John Lennon, Mick Jagger, Paloma Picasso, Jack Nicholson, Tony Curtis, Marisa Berenson and Rudolph Nurejev and other protagonists of the international Jet Set.

INTERVIEW MAGAZINE
There will also be the extraordinary images elaborated by Warhol for the magazine Interview, which he conceived and directed, with some copies signed by him and combined with books and catalogs with dedications and drawings. Cult personalities from Annie Lennox to Grace Jones to Salvador Dalì and Jim Bailery portrayed by his friend and official Interview photographer Francesco Scavullo together with shots by Warhol’s assistant Ronnie Cutrone, accompany the itinerary.

ARTISTS CLOSE TO WARHOL
To accompany Warhol’s works there will then be photographs and objects by international artists close to him, such as Keith Haring, Jean Michel Basquiat, Jeff Koons, Mark Kostabj, inspirers and protagonists together with him of the POP world in the form of a tribute to Warhol as a great protagonist of 20th century art.

THE VIDEOS
The exhibition will also be punctuated by projections of films and videos, made by and for Warhol, so as to let the public enter the Warholian world completely.

THE POSTERS
A space in the exhibition will be dedicated to commercial posters designed by Warhol for advertising purposes with the famous icons of the Perrier water poster and the Chanel perfume.
The documentary film Trash.

The exhibition also documents the most famous and transgressive documentary film produced by Andy Warhol, “Trash – The waste of New York” of 1970 directed by Paul Morrissey.

TRIBUTE TO LUCIO AMELIO
A passage of the exhibition will be dedicated to the memory of the gallery owner Lucio Amelio, the real discoverer of Warhol for Italy with the presentation to the public of the splendid serigraph of his Portrait and a series of photographs that portray him with Andy Warhol and other artists .

THE WORDS
“Quotes”, citations by Warhol, selected on the basis of textual research by the organization, will accompany the itinerary along the walls and in some transitional spaces.

SyArt Festival 2023


(June 10 to Oct 15)

The SyArt Gallery presents the seventh edition of SyArt Festival, an international exhibition event dedicated to contemporary art. The event will host artists from a number of countries in the splendid Villa Fiorentino, home of the Sorrento Foundation. The festival includes art installations located in strategic locations throughout Sorrento by a number of artists. Our feature on the SyART Gallery can be viewed here.

This video from the 2019 festival demonstrates the range of contemporary art on display.
Video credits: Journalistic service:Lorena Sivo. Video:Giovanni Iacono

SyArt Festival
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SyArt Gallery
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Sorrento Classica Festival

Sorrento Classica Festival 2023

(July 23 to Sept 9)

The 16th Sorrento Classica International Summer Music Festival 2023 includes twelve evening concerts at the beautiful Cloister San Francesco in the heart of Sorrento.
Concerts start at 21.15 except for 28 July which starts at 22.30.
Admission 15.00 euros single seat, subject to availability.
Ticket office and Presale at entrance to San Francesco Cloister. Tel: 3485946808

PROGRAM

23 July
ROBERTO GIACOBBO, Narrator. International String Orchestra.

25 July
GIORGIO PASOTTI, Narrator. MAURIZIO MASTRINI Piano. Sorrento Classical Orchestra.

28 July
10.30 SMETANA TRIO, The National Trio of Czech Republic, “Midnight Candlelight Concert”.

30 July
FRIDA BOLLANI MAGONI, Piano and Voice.

1 August
IL CINQUETTO, Ensemble Orchestra Professors of the San Carlo Theatre in Naples.

3 August
RAMIN BAHRAMI, Piano.

7 August
JIA LI, Piano. “Euro Asian Piano Journey”.

11 August
PEPPE SERVILLO, Voice, Solis String Quartet.

13 August
MARIA ANDREEVA, Violin and Piano. ANDREA BRAMBACE, Piano.

15 August
FORTE TRIO, The State Trio of Kazakhstan.

21 August
Orchestra Toscana Città di Grosseto. HAEJI KIM, Violin. PAOLO SCIBILIA, Director.

9 September
UTO UGHI, Violin. LEONARDO BARTELLONI, Piano.

Prosit | Full of local flavour

Prosit, an abbreviation of (Prosciutteria and Italiana), is located on the quieter part of the Corso Italia just beyond the Villa Fiorentino. Racks of Parma ham and a cold counter full of traditional meats and cheeses may lead you to believe this is just a shop for local produce. Indeed it will be no surprise to learn that the Pollio family, owners of this new venture, have been involved in providing quality food to Sorrento since 1939 and in the late 60’s introduced the first “modern” supermarket in the whole Peninsula.

The quality and presentation of produce, from a charcuterie board to a full course menu, reflects three generations of sourcing and preparation of the finest local ingredients. With such an excellent selection of regional meats, cheeses and wine, Prosit offers visitors the opportunity to sample the very best of local produce in comfortable surroundings.

Traditional craftsmanship and materials have been used to create eating environments suitable for different occasions, friendly informal or more intimate. Perhaps a charcuterie board or simple pasta in the upstairs dining area or a more substantial lunch or dinner in the downstairs restaurant. Whichever you choose, the bar will always be on hand to serve a cool beer, glass of wine or cocktail… Mine’s an Old Fashioned. Salut!

Prosit Cocktail Bar Sorrento

PROSIT
8 Corso Italia
Sorrento
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Sorrento Exclusive Holidays

SyArt Contemporary Art Gallery

SyART is a gallery dedicated to the promotion of up and coming contemporary artists, national and international, and is located at the entrance of the Villa Comunale in the heart of Sorrento. With visitors from all over the world, Sorrento offers artists a perfect location from which to showcase their work.

Many of these works are for sale directly from the gallery with packaging and delivery arranged if required. A wider selection is also available online under the title Affordable Art with prices from 250.00 euros.

Artist: Antonio Di Viccaro
Artist: Emanuel Zoncato

SyArt’s influence extends beyond the gallery’s four walls with works of art erected in public places, or Sorrento’s Open Museum, such as Piazza Sant’Antonino pictured below. Art installations can also be found in hotels and restaurants, examples being the Il Buco restaurant, Art Restaurant CuCù and Antonino Esposito Pizza e Cucina.

Artist: Carmen Novaco

The gallery is also the driving force behind the SyArt Festival and 2023 sees its seventh year and takes place at the beautiful Villa Fiorentino from June to October. Rossella Savarese and Leone Cappiello organise the festival and are responsible for its promotion nationally and internationally. Their vision and passion for contemporary art together with support from the Sorrento Foundation and like minded partners have resulted in the festival attracting worldwide attention.

Rossella Savarese: Gallery manager & Art Curator
Leone Cappiello: Founder

This recognition is demonstrated by the number of artists from many countries submitting their work for the opportunity to exhibit at the festival. Successful entries not only benefit from the associated publicity and public wiewing but also for continued exposure in the SyArt Gallery long after the event. It has become evident that the SyArt Gallery and Festival are ‘must see’ attractions for visitors and sit perfectly with Sorrento’s art and cultural heritage. Incidentally, SyART is an acronym for Sorrento Young ART.

You will find more information about Rossella and Leone, the Gallery, artists and online Affordable Art at SyArt Gallery

Festival details can be viewed at SyArt Festival

Fiore Fashion

“A passion that has become work, the search for the perfect outfit among new trends and a pinch of classicism. We help you choose the garments that suit your style whether casual, classic or youthful.
My ideal clients are between 18 and 90 years old!”


Antonella’s family has had a retail outlet in Sorrento for 50+ years, originally selling furniture and household accessories. As the needs and expectations of the local community changed together with an ever increasing tourist market, so did the business. The family’s younger generation rose to the challenge and opportunities this presented by establishing Fiore Fashion.

While the products being sold may have changed the one important thing that hasn’t is the personal service. This is reflected in the continued support from the local clientele and worldwide visitors who maintain contact and supply through Antonella’s strong social media presence and online store.

Patrizia Pepe, Sandro Ferrone, Le Streghe, Kontatto, Albano and Hinnominate are just some of the influential designer labels that Antonella brings to her clientele and gained her a reputation for traditional and ‘personal statement’ collections, for all ages and occasions. The above outfit has shoes from Albano, clothes from Kate by Laltramoda and Penny Black.

Fiore Fashion
Corso Italia 210
Sorrento
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Exclusive Wine Tastings

Exclusive Wine Tastings

Friends of Sorrento offers visitors an opportunity to taste some of the finest wines and cuisine from the Campania region in settings as unique as the wines themselves. On a short stay or cruise stopover there is often not enough time to travel to the major vineyards for leisurely tastings or pairings, so we bring their wines to the heart of Sorrento.
“We sampled some outstanding wines from the regions and enjoyed an exquisite luncheon at the 5* Excelsior Vittoria”
Monty Preiser from Napa Valley, California. Sept 2022.

The Venue

The majestic 5* Luxury Excelsior Vittoria commands an imposing location overlooking the Bay of Naples across to Vesuvius and Naples. Careful restoration and conservation have retained an atmosphere of period elegance and grandeur throughout. It captures memories from the Grand Tour era but with all the modern refinements. Gardens with lemon groves create an oasis of calm just an olive stone’s throw away from Sorrento’s main square.

The Wines

The finest wines from Campania are stored in a Roman cave converted to a wine cellar which will be seen during the visit. The wines listed below were chosen and presented by Natale Sicignano, Head Sommelier, for a recent tasting. There were three DOCG wines and a world famous ‘extreme’ wine from the Amalfi Coast.

Greco di Tufo Devon 2021
Antonio Caggiano

Fiano di Avellino Contrada Arianiello 2017
Fuedi di San Gregario

Taurasi Riserva Radici 2015
Mastroberardino

Costa d’Amalfi Fiorduva 2018
Marisa Cuomo
World famous “extreme wine”

The Cuisine

Dishes supervised by Michelin-starred Executive Chef, Antonino Montefusco, and served in the hotel’s Terrazza Bosquet gourmet restaurant, pictured above.
This menu is an example from a recent tasting.

Prawns in almond crust
with mixed salad and orange sauce

Mezzi Paccheri pasta
with seafood, sea pesto
and dried cherry tomatoes

Sea Bassa au gratin
with herbs, mashed potatoes in oil
and Sorrento lemon sauce

Pistachio parfait
with red fruit gel

Coffee and liqueurs

Enquiries

If you would like to organise a group tasting during your visit to Sorrento please use the form below. Our exclusive tastings are available in May/June and Sept/Oct for group sizes of 10 to 16 guests. Transfers are available from central hotels and the ports of Naples and Sorrento. In addition to the afternoon tastings we can organise morning guided tours of Pompeii, Herculaneum, Vesuvius or Positano.

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Sorrento Exclusive Holidays

Sorrento Wine tours and tasting

This tailor-made 8 day Wine themed holiday offers an exclusive opportunity to visit wineries in the Campania region to taste some of its most famous wines. From Sorrento you will experience vines on the slopes of Vesuvius, inland towards Avellino and the Apennine mountains and on terraces perched high above the Amalfi coast, each location as unique as the wines themselves.

Full itinerary and availability here


Sorrento Exclusive Holidays