Category Archives: Events in Sorrento

Suonno D’Ajere – Concert at Sunset

Suonno D'Ajere in concert in Sorrenti

(August 28)

Gaze across the bay as the sun sets and the lights of Naples start to sparkle and listen to traditional Neapolitan songs brought to you by the Suonno D’Ajere trio. Their simple but evocative blend of voice, guitar and mandolin offers a programme based on Neapolitan music from the 16th century to present day. A perfect evening. There’s nothing more to add.

Location: Piazza delle Vittoria. 19.30 pm. Entry free

Performers
Irene Scarpato – Vocals
Marcello Smigliante Gentile – Mandolin and Mandola
Gian Marco Libeccio – Guitar

Sorrento Summertime

Fiorentino Summer Time Brochure 2019 Sorrento

(4 July to 22 Sept)

A full programme of events taking place throughout the Summer at the wonderful setting of Villa Fiorentino. Concerts of Neapolitan music, Italian music, jazz music and theatrical evenings plus lots more. Too many to list here and it is suggested you visit Villa Fiorentino on the Corsa Italia for full details.

Most events cost 10.00 euros with some free.

La Mortella Garden Concerts

William Walton Concerts Ischia

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 Youth Concerts programme here.

View the Chamber Music programme here.

For more information visit the official website.

Sorrento Opera Festival

Sorrento Opera Festival 2017

(Until 27 Oct)

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

For more details and booking click here.

Events at the 5* Excelsior Vittoria

Excelsior Vittoria Events

(June to Sept)

A wonderful opportunity to experience the 5* Excelsior Vittoria Hotel through a season of events from June to September. Jazz on the terrace, works of art, superb cuisine and charity dinners. Each event takes place in a unique setting that makes it a truly memorable experience.

A full list of events can be viewed on their brochure and we recommend you check availability well in advance.

Website

San Carlo Opera House in Naples

san-carlo

(All year)

Opera lovers visiting Sorrento should take the opportunity to visit the magnificent San Carlo Opera House in the heart of Naples.

2019 offers a wonderful programme of ballet, classical concerts as well as operas including Madama Butterfly in May and Traviata in Sept.

You can view the full programme at the official website.

Watch this video to get a flavour of what you could enjoy during your visit.

Villa Fiorentino

Villa Fiorentino Events 2019

(All year)

View the the official programme of events taking place at the Villa Fiorentino throughout the year. This includes an exhibition of more than 90 works of art by Henri Matisse.

Here is a more detailed review courtesy of Villa Fiorentino website, translated by Google.

The first exhibition will be the third edition of “SORRENTO IN ARTE” by the Associazione Pittori Sorrentini, presided over by Raffaele Iaccarino.
The collective will remain open to the public from 2 to 27 February, free admission.

On the 2nd, 3rd and 4th March there will be the XVI edition of the EXHIBITION OF CAMELIA, curated as always by the Garden Club Penisola Sorrentina. Camellias from the gardens of the Sorrento Peninsula will be exhibited as potted camellias. The last day will be dedicated to school children. Free admission.

From 9 March to 6 April it is the turn of the anthological painting by Nico Taminto entitled “IN THE SIGN OF MAN – A RULE OF ART”. The works realized in 50 years of activity will be exhibited. Free admission.

From April 10 to May 1 on display the excellence of the artisan Sorrentine Peninsula in the event “MANU FACTUM”. The members of PenisulArt will each bring their own piece to represent all the sections: crib art, violin making, jewelery, fashion, ceramics, ceramics, inlay, cabinet making, metals, poor art, artistic glass, photographers, sewing, painting, modeling and sandals. Free admission.

From May 3 to May 6 a three days dedicated to “THE ART OF TEXTILE AND EMBROIDERY”, review curated by the Cooperative “La Sirena arl” chaired by Mrs. Carmela Scala, in collaboration with the Association “Il Punto Sorrento”. Free admission.

From 11 May to 9 June the third edition of SyART FESTIVAL – SORRENTO LOVES ART will take place, an event dedicated to artists from all over the world that has an annual cadence and that has seen in the last edition 32 artists representing 5 nations.

The flagship event of the cultural vintage of the Sorrento Foundation is represented by the exhibition “HENRI MATISSE – IL MAESTRO IN SCENA”, which will be exhibited in the rooms of the villa, over 90 works that retrace the 35 years of career of the French painter With particular attention to the imprint that the artist gave to the theater and to the creations to effect From 15 June to 17 October, admission fee.

And as usual the last part of the year will be dedicated to the most magical party of the year with “CHRISTMAS IN VILLA FIORENTINO”, with rich news. From December 1st to January 6th 2020.

A rich year to live under the banner of culture and tradition for guests who will visit Sorrento, but also opportunities for the citizens themselves who want to enjoy Villa Fiorentino as a place of art and leisure for leisure.

Ravello Concerts

Ravello Concerts 2019

(April to November)

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

The concert start time from 1 April to 3 May and 9 Sept to 1 Nov 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 6 May to 5 Aug will be performed at 8.30 pm (8.00 pm from 2 to 7 Sept) for concert goers to have time to appreciate thoroughly Ravello and to enjoy music in the cool of the evening

2019 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 2018, 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.