Sorrento, Capri & the Amalfi Coast in two days | Complete Itinerary
by Giuseppe Morvillo
by Giuseppe Morvillo
Two Days in Sorrento
If you’re here for a short weekend break in Sorrento or even for a few days during the week, two days may seem very little to enjoy the wonders of the Sorrento Peninsula and the Amalfi Coast, but with the right organisation and a boost of energy you can experience the best of this land and visit some of the most fascinating sites with this itinerary we have developed for you in rich detail. After a good Neapolitan coffee in the most famous bar in Sorrento on the first day, we now make our way to discover the enchanting Island of Capri with a specialised tour and an exceptional guide. On the way back, after enjoying the breathtaking view from the Villa Comunale, a stop in the historic centre to indulge in the best ice cream on the Amalfi Coast. Aperitif on the most famous terrace of Sorrento and then dinner in a historic and well known restaurant.
The second day of our itinerary in Sorrento will be dedicated to visiting the most beautiful places in the world: the Amalfi Coast, and its landscapes, Positano, Praiano, Amalfi and Ravello. On your return, after a stop at your accommodation, a walk on Corso Italia and an aperitif on a terrace with a breathtaking view of the Gulf. Finally, my advice is to have dinner in one of the most characteristic villages of Sorrento, the seaside village of Marina Grande.
Highlights of Your Itinerary
- Breakfast Neapolitan Style
- Visit to Piazza Tasso
- Visit to Baths of Queen Giovanna
- Discover Sorrento’s Old Town
- Cloister of San Francesco and Villa Comunale
- Lunch in Marina Grande
- Evening Aperitif on a Sea View Terrace
- Dinner at O’Parrucchiano
9AM | The Amalfi Coast Tour
The guided tour of the Amalfi Coast is perhaps one of the most fascinating experiences ever. In Sorrento, dozens of companies offer organised tours of the Amalfi Coast, both with shared tours and by renting the entire van, recommended if a group of four people or more. Well yes, after many years of experience, walks and after listening to hundreds of reviews, there are two drivers that we highly recommend to contact to ensure you have an unforgettable day. The tour, shared with a limited number of people, is organised with minivans equipped with bathroom, air conditioning and all the comforts on board. But I repeat, if you are more than four people, it is better to organise a private tour with one of the specialised drivers.
This type of tour, in addition to being the best to visit the Divine Coast, allows you to live an exclusive day at a much more reasonable price, with qualified drivers who know every corner of our land, with the ability to customise and above all allow you to live an authentic experience, real and enriching. If you are a group or a family of more than 4 people or more I recommend that you organise in advance by booking the entire tour with a minivan just for you, so that you can save money and customise your itinerary.
The first stop on the Amalfi Coast will be Positano, one of the most beautiful villages in Italy: here you can walk through the streets and shops selling linen clothes, admire the Spiaggia Grande and take some photos and if you have some time left, visit the church of Santa Maria Assunta. Our next stop is Amalfi, passing through the pretty villages of Praiano, Furore and Conca dei Marini. In Amalfi, a historic maritime republic and commercial destination, in addition to a stop at the historic Bar Pansa, we recommend a visit to the Amalfi Cathedral and its Cloister, the paper production factory, the historic centre and the promenade are simply a few of the places you cannot miss. The last stop in the picture perfect town of Ravello, this romantic village perched on the Amalfi mountains, is where you can admire the most spectacular views of the coast, with a view of Minori and Maiori. During your free time, we advise you to stroll between the Vescovado square and its alleys, or visit the splendid Villa Rufolo, a 13th century villa with the famous gardens overlooking the sea. At the end of the tour, on the way back you will be able to relive this fantastic strip of land nestled between the sky and the sea, before returning to Sorrento and enjoying the rest of the day.
5PM | Return to Sorrento
On your return back to Sorrento, I recommend that you plan to stop at your hotel or apartment so that you can cool off, take some time to relax and rest after your long day in the heat and exploring and prepare yourself for your second Sorrento evening.
7PM | Aperitif on the Panoramic Terrace at Sunset
Dressed in your fresh linen shirt for the men and a pastel-coloured evening gown for the women, from Piazza Tasso we take a short walk along Corso Italia, the main artery of Sorrento. After 7pm the entire street becomes pedestrianised and it is here that hundreds of tourists and local people of Sorrento stop at the cafes to enjoy an Aperol spritz or do some late night shopping. At the top of Via Padre Reginaldo Giuliani, we walk in the direction of the Villa Comunale and this time, turning left, immediately on the corner we find one of the hotels with the most exclusive panoramic terraces in Sorrento. Considering during the summer, there are two terraces of the hotels we suggest to start off your second unforgettable evening in Sorrento.
The Bellavista Terrace of the La Favorita Hotel
Located on the top floor of the luxurious Hotel la Favorita, the Bellavista terrace displays a breathtaking view and embodies a fairytale atmosphere. At reasonable prices, in an informal but luxurious environment, you can sip tasty cocktails and continue your dinner at the restaurant on the terrace, nothing short of fantastic!
9PM | Dinner by the Sea in Marina Grande
After enjoying a spritz on the Terrace Bellavista, immediately after the panoramic Piazza Vittoria, there is the Hotel Syrene, awarded with the worlds sexiest bedroom in 2015. Next to the Hotel Syrene, there is an old path taking you down along the Coast, between Villas and panoramic spots, at the end, turn right and go down the steps, make your way through the 2500 year old Greek Gate and the Marina greets you in all of its beauty, we guarantee you will capture this moment in a great photo or video. Considered by many as their favourite place in Sorrento, Marina Grande is definitely worth a visit. This old colourful and picturesque fishing village on the edge of the bay is a great place to have a drink on the side of the dock and grab something to eat. You can find a lot of local trattorias with good meals at reasonable prices and waterfront restaurants with a buzzing atmosphere. During the summer, and especially on weekends, evenings are very busy for dinner. I do recommend to have lunch at Trattoria da Emilia, one of the most historic authentic restaurants owned by a local family from the Marina.