Category Archives: Events in Sorrento

Ravello Festival

Ravello Festival 2020

(July 25 to September)

A Summer festival of orchestras, ensembles, duets, individual performers, ballet, modern dance and much more. All taking place in that divine setting between sea and sky called Ravello. A truly unique experience.

Official programme can be viewed on their website.

SyArt Sorrento Festival 2020

SyArt Sorrento Festival 2020

(July 11 to Sept 6)

The SyArt Gallery presents the fourth edition of SyArt Sorrento Festival, an international exhibition event dedicated to contemporary art. The event will host forty artists from fourteen countries in the splendid Villa Fiorentino, home of the Sorrento Foundation.

The festival includes Museo Outdoor with art installations located in strategic locations throughout Sorrento by a number of artists including the street artist TvBoy and the artists, Vincenzo Mascia, Dalya Luttwak and Carmen Novaco.

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

SyArt’s own Gallery is opposite Villa Fiorentino and has a variety of Art on display. Information about the 2020 festival together with more videos and images can be found on their website.

SyArt
via S. Francesco
Sorrento
Website.

Sorrento Opera Festival

Sorrento Opera Festival 2017

(April to October)

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 18 – Tues, Wed and Saturday – Starts at 9.00 pm

For more details and booking click here.

San Carlo Opera House in Naples

Opera lovers visiting Sorrento should take the opportunity to visit the magnificent San Carlo Opera House in the heart of Naples. 2020 offers a wonderful programme of ballet, classical concerts as well as operas including Tosca, Carmen, La Traviata, Aida and The Magic Flute. You can view the full programme at the official website. This video will give a flavour of what you could enjoy during your visit.

Credits
San Carlo Opera Website.

Ravello Concerts

Ravello Concerts 2020

(April to October)

Visitors have a choice of concerts featuring works from classical selections to enjoyable jazz performances.

The concert start time from 3 April to 8 May and 14 Sept to 30 Sept will be 6.30 pm and from 2 Oct to 30 Oct at 6.00 pm, to take advantage of the public bus service at the concert end, which is reduced in Winter and Spring.

The concerts from 11 May to 6 Aug will be performed at 8.30 pm and at 8.00 pm from 2 to 12 Sept for concert goers to have time to appreciate thoroughly Ravello and to enjoy music in the cool of the evening

2020 Programme

Sorrento Vintage Market

Sorrento vintage market

(August)

A chance to discover something unique, perhaps a hidden masterpiece, a work of art, a momento, or just enjoy the wonderful setting of the Chiostro S.Maria della Grazie, Piazza S.Antonino, in the heart of old Sorrento.

Sat 5 and Sun 5 Aug
Sat 11, Sun 12, Mon 13, Tues 14 and Wed 15 Aug
Sat 18 and Sun 19 Aug
Sat 25 and Sun 26 Aug

From 10 am to 9 pm

Rooftop cocktail bar + live music

Mediterraneo Hotel Sky Bar Sorrento

(May to October)

Every Tuesday from Sunset to 11:45 pm enjoy live music at the Hotel Mediterraneo’s Vista Sky Bar with wonderful views of the Bay of Naples and Vesuvius. This rooftop bar provides a perfect spot to watch a glorious sunset with jazz, bossa nova and pop music performed live by Biagio Valcaccia duet or trio.

Add a cocktail or two, some finger food and the mood is set for a relaxing evening.

The Mediterraneo is a pleasant 25 minute level walk from the centre of Sorrento through a residential area.

Non guests are welcome but we highly recommend booking in advance. Please note that a table and sofa reservation could be subject to minimum spending.

Booking enquiries

Traditional festivals in Sorrento

Traditional music and dance in Sorrento

We have listed traditional festivals taking place in and and around Sorrento thoughout the year.

Spring
White Hood procession on Holy Thursday in Sorrento.
Black Hood procession on Holy Friday in Sorrento.

Summer
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.
‘San Lorenzo.
‘Ferragosto’

Autumn
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.

Winter
Christmas and New Year Celebrations.
Traditional Living Nativity Scenes.
New Year festivities with firework display.
Carnival at Termini. February

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Pompeii and Paestum by Vintage Train

Vintage train to Pompeii and Paestunm

(Once every month)

Travel back in time with this unique opportunity to visit Pompeii and Paestum in a vintage 30’s locomotive and carriages. The journey starts from Naples and stops at Pompeii and Paestum with enough time to explore each site. We can arrange private transfers to and from Naples/Pompeii stations to make your ‘travel back in time’ as comfortable as possible.

It runs once every month throughout 2020, the dates and times can be found on the official website together with images of the vintage coach.

Train tickets cost 20 euros for adults and 10 euros for children aged 4-12 years, free for children aged 0-4 years, accompanied by at least one paying adult and no seat guarantee. Tickets for entry to both the Pompeii and Paestum Archaeological Parks cost 15 euros for adults and 7.5 euros for children. There is a guide to purchasing tickets on the website. Other train journeys include Calasetta from Naples.

The National Railway Museum of Pietrarsa

The National Railway Museum of Pietrarsa
Train enthusiasts may also be interested in The National Railway Museum of Pietrarsa just outside Naples and about an hour by car from Naples. This video gives you an idea of the venue and full details can be found on the Museum website. They also provide a monthly train service from Naples to the Museum in a historic train with vintage carriages.