Sorrento nightlife

Bars and clubs for after-dark action in Sorrento

This town isn't particularly hopping, but you can follow the crowds to the hot spot of the moment. Here are a few perennial faves.

Amid the genteel air of the 1950s Circolo dei Forestieri (Foreigner's Club), Via L. de Maio 35 off Piazza S. Antonino (tel. +39-081-877-3263,, you can sit on the broad terrace and sip aperitivi while a lounge-style piano player provides background to the sweeping panorama across the twinkling lights strung along the Bay of Naples.

If it’s beer and dancing you're after, hit the ever popular English Inn, Corso Italia 55 (tel. +39-081-807-4357,, with a pub downstairs and tables on the street. There's also terraced seating up to the gardens above where a DJ or live band gets the dance floor groove going nightly.

If all you want is a free shot of limoncello liqueur, the shop Limonoro, Via S. Cesareo 49–53 (tel. +39-081-878-5348,, hands them out nightly in summer in the hopes you'll buy a bottle (plus you get to watch them make it in the back room). » more

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How long does Sorrento take?

Planning your time: Sorrento has maybe 2-3 hours of mediocre sightseeing. To be brutally honest it is probably the least interesting town in this area. It is only famous for its location.

Sorrento makes an ideal base for exploring Campania thanks to its location at the nexus of regional public transit—pretty much the only place from which you can get anywhere without having to change mode of transportation: Trains direct to Pompeii and Naples; ferries to Capri; buses or ferries down the Amalfi Coast.

If you prefer the home-base style of travel, Sorrento is the perfect base. Figure on three days/two nights here (hit Pompeii on the train ride down from Naples—you can store your luggage temporarily at the Pompei train station—then spend one day each visiting Capri and the Amalfi Coast).

If, however, you prefer to travel from town to town, just treat Sorrento as a way-station to switch from train to bus or ferry; skip Sorrento entirely and sleep in a more interesting locale on the Amalfi Coast or Capri.

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