Welcome to Sorrento and Amalfi Coast! One of Italy’s most popular tourist stops famous for its architecture and its rugged coastline encompassing many small beaches and brightly colored fishing villages.
If you’re planning a trip or you’ve already followed the advice from our Italy 2 week itinerary and have been exploring the historic centers of Italy’s most beautiful cities, it’s time to chill and relax at the beach.
In this guide, we’ll take a look at both Sorrento and the Amalfi Coast.
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Sorrento and Amalfi Coast Itinerary
Sorrento and Amalfi Coast are two distinct locations but many consider Sorrento part of The Amalfi Coast when planning a trip to southern Italy.
Let’s clear up this common misinterpration:
Is Sorrento on the Amalfi Coast?
Sorrento is not part of the Amalfi Coast, but it’s a good base to reach the important villages located on the Amalfi Coast like Positano and Amalfi.
Since Sorrento is a great starting point you may want to rent a car or if you prefer to take public transport you have various options too.
Once at the railway station in Sorrento, take the bus Sita number 5070. It’s also well-connected by train to Naples, Pompeii, and Herculaneum.
Additionally, from Sorrento, you can take a ferry to islands such as Capri.
Is the Amalfi Coast worth visiting?
How many days in Amalfi Coast?
You can easily spend one day on the Amalfi Coast and have time to visit two villages (Positano and Amalfi), both can be reached directly by bus.
But if you wish to fully soak up the Mediterranean vibe and get lost in its colorful streets and small public squares, then we suggest 2 or 3 days.
If you’re including Sorrento in your itinerary, then spend one day there and then move to the Amalfi Coast to spend the rest of your time.
Why not stay at the Palazzo Spasiano Rooms to enjoy the best of Sorrento’s nightlife and be ready to leave the next day for the coast?
When visiting this part of Italy, it’s a matter of planning the activities you want to do ahead of your visit to be able to make the most of your time.
If you are keen on spending a week or more on the Amalfi Coast, then great! It’s impossible to get tired here, as there are many different ways to explore the area.
Staying a week or more allows visits to lesser-known villages such as: