Visiting Sorrento & the Amalfi Coast in July 2020 | The definitive Guide

Sorrento, Sorrento by month, What to do in

The scent of basil with its age-old Mediterranean fragrance
rises from the streets becoming one with the sound of the TV
the reflection of venetian blinds obliquely mirrored on the walls
which are covered with lots of photographs
that are reminiscent memories, memories, memories.
Then there is my grandfather wearing a white vest
shorts, leather sandals and virility
he gazes his eyes towards the dazzling reflection of the sun
balancing between the shadow of the pines and the coast
while the same sunset has moved his heart for more than ninety years.
He puts his right arm around me and every mid July,
he whispers to me
“come è bella la stagione” .

Visiting Sorrento in July | Must know

Sorrento in July : Things to do and Events

This month is the beautiful one.  The month of July is considered the middle of the summer, parties, festivities, happy atmosphere and fireworks displays.  The best month for workers who anticipate their holidays, which are commonly taken in August in Italy, or simply for those who, while working, enjoy a quick lunch break in one of the Marina’s beach clubs. During the week, beaches are filled to a normal compacity, but it is difficult to find a place on weekends.  I strongly suggest to be ready by 10 am or to reserve your sun lounger and umbrella whenever possible. On Saturdays and Sundays, the Gulf of Sorrento looks like a crossword puzzle, the trails of the boats mark broken lines in the blue sea.  In the  bays of Capri, Positano, Nerano and Galli, they are crowded with boats and swimmers. 

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During weekends, I recommend to all my guests to organise one of the most fascinating experiences to try in Sorrento and the Amalfi Coast.  A visit to the ruins of Pompeii in the morning with a tour, at lunchtime in a vineyard on the slopes of Vesuvius, one of the most fertile areas of the Mediterranean, where you can taste wine and unique products with an exquisite taste.

Pompei Ruins with Vesuvius wine tasting

Board a comfortable mini van from your accommodation in Sorrento.
A private driver will transport you to Pompeii, where you will learn what daily life was like a millennia ago. The driver will pick you up at around 9 am and the tour of the Ruins will start at around 9.45-10.00 am. Your stop at the Pompeii Archaeological Area will last around two and a half hours, You can also ask in advance for a private local guide speaking your language. Then, the driver will transport you to the bottom of Mount Vesuvius, where you will relax in a nice winery, explore the vines, taste the local wines and have light lunch.

  • A guided tour through the vineyards on the slopes of Mount Vesuvius.
  • A guided tour of the winery with an explanation of the production of Lacryma Christi.
  • Tasting of 5 Lacryma Christi DOP Wines.
  • Antipasto with local specialties, salami, provolone cheese, casatiello, bruschetta with Piennolo tomatoes on bread baked from a wood oven.
  • Spaghetti with Piennolo tomatos and basil sauce.
  • Pastiera napoletana made with ricotta, grain, and candied fruit.
  •  Vegetarian and vegan options.
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Pick up from the accommodation

8.00 – 9.00 am – Every day


Sorrento – Pompeii Ruins – Vesuvius

8 hours

Mercedes Van with English speaking Driver, Air condition, Water

Do not forget | Sun hat, shorts, T-shirts

In the region around Naples, the effects of the eruptions on agricultural lands have been sensational. In fact, except for the volcanic region around the Mount Vesuvius, farming in southern Italy is difficult because the soil is generally quite poor. After the two large eruptions that left the area blanketed with deposits of tephra and fragmented material, the region has been intensively cultivated and for this it was possible to plant the area with vines, tomatoes, vegetables and flowers. Every square foot of this rich soil is used.

Sorrento in July : Weather and Temperature

If you enjoy looking at a blue sky, sunbathing and swimming, July is the best month for you to visit Sorrento and the Amalfi Coast. In fact, July is the driest month of the year with almost 320 hours of sun.  At the beginning of the month, days are longer than any other period of the year and temperatures are hot, but still comfortable. All our accommodation has air conditioning so there is some relief from the heat at night.

Sorrento Weather and Climate information in July






  • Humidity 60% 60%
  • Chance of Rain 6,7% 6,7%

Thanks to its strategic position, the weather in July is always beautiful and a nice breeze cools the temperature after sunset. Many days are hot but evenings are gorgeous, it is still light until around 9ish and pleasantly warm.

Summer is a special time in Sorrento, locals and visitors go out into the streets, take a seat at the table outside and enjoy the moment. One of the most popular places is Marina Grande in Sorrento, a picturesque small harbour with seafood restaurants serving up fresh fish and local cuisine.The colourful village is composed by beautiful pastel coloured houses and at the seaside it is the ideal place to enjoy the breeze, sit outside with a cool spritz and watch the spectacular sunset going down behind the coast.

Sorrento in July: What to pack

Be sure to pack proper sun protection, shorts, sundresses, linen shirts and clothes to wear in the evenings. Lighter color clothes are more suited for hot weather, try to avoid black, grey and brown as it tends to absorb more of the sun’s heat.

These are my personal recommendations for your visit to Sorrento in July:

  • Swimming costume, beach towel and flip flops

  • Shorts, t-shirts, camisoles

  • Good walking shoes

  • Bring a backpack or a travel bag for when you visit places  like the Amalfi Coast, Capri and Pompei Ruins

  • Sun creams body/face

It is very easy to reach the beaches in Sorrento, both in Marina Grande and Marina Piccola, for those staying in a Guesthouse, Holiday home or Hotel in the centre of Sorrento, the distance is very short, you just have to walk to the Public Gardens ( Villa Comunale) and from there either use the lift (cost per adult per ride €1.80 or use the steps.  For those who have a car or scooter you must head towards the Sorrento Harbour (Porto di Sorrento) where you will find a space to park your vehicle in one of the two private car parks.

Sorrento in July: local tips and suggestions
  • To experience one of the happiest periods of the year in Sorrento & Amalfi Coast with concerts, events and fireworks displays
  • To enjoy the nightlife: Piazza Tasso the main square and the old town, which are alive with restaurants, cafes and little clubs.
  • To enjoy amazing dinners in Marina Grande where local restaurants set tables outside on the pier
  • To go on incredibile tours of Capri, Amalfi Coast and Pompei ruins as the weather is mostly sunny
  • To spend amazing days at the beach and to swim in the crystal clear water
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