Category Archives: Events in Sorrento

Art Exhibition

Art Exhibtion

(4 June to 9 July)

Il Mare chiama chi ama il mare:
The Sea calls those who love the sea.

An exhibition at the Villa Fiorentino celebrating a love for the sea through the creative eyes of 14 artists. In 2019 the first edition of “The Sea calls those who love the sea” was held in Naples at the Casina Pompeiana and this year has been brought to Sorrento.

Catherine Bilabini, Milanese painter
Dino Maccini, piacenza mosaicist
Veniero, painter also of Piacenza
Sergio Williams, Neapolitan painter
Isabel Lemaitre, Belgian painter
Mariagrazia Manfredi, ceramist
Betty Surico, ceramist
Gianfranco Capodilupo, photographer
Antonio Schisano, ceramist
Marco Gargiulo, photographer
Raffaele Mellino, ceramist
Alexander Ottone, ceramist
Brunello Sepe, sculptor
Olga Iossa, special Neapolitan guest

Ravello Festival

Ravello Festival 2020


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 to be advised.

SyArt Festival 2021

SyArt Festival 2021 Sorrento
(July 16 to Sept 5)

The SyArt Gallery presents the fifth edition of SyArt Sorrento 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 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.

via S. Francesco

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. 2021 offers a wonderful programme of ballet, classical concerts as well as operas including Madama Butterfly, La Traviata and Carmen. You can view the full programme at the official website. This video will give a flavour of what you could enjoy during your visit.

San Carlo Opera Website.

Sorrento Opera Festival

Sorrento Opera - The Three Tenors

(July 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 July 6 to October 30 – Tues, Wed and Saturday – Starts at 9.00 pm
Free welcome drink in the garden from 8.00 pm

For more details and booking click here.

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 the year, 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.

Ravello Concerts

Ravello Concerts 2021

(May to October)

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

The concert start time from 15 Sept to 9 Oct will be 6.30 pm to take advantage of the public bus service at the concert end, which is reduced in Winter and Spring.

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

2021 Programme

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.

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.
‘San Lorenzo.

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

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