Sorrento is an incredibly beautiful destination that’s popular with couples.

It’s also a great springboard for sightseeing along Italy’s Amalfi Coast.

You’ll find gorgeous scenery, picturesque coastal walks and charming architecture.

Sorrento is also both rich in culture as well as history.

Its stunning vistas, vibrant turquoise oceans, and cooling breezes make it the perfect backdrop for romance. 

Be it celebrating a milestone or enjoying each other’s company, there’s plenty you can do together. 

With a wide array of attractions and activities available, we’ve put together a list of some of the most romantic things to do in Sorrento to help you get started. 

1. Capri and Blue Grotto

This spectacular tour will take you and your partner to some of the most gorgeous locations.

Start off by visiting the picturesque island of Capri.

After a scenic boat ride, you’ll head to the magical Blue Grotto – a sea cave that’s flooded with a brilliant blue light.

Thereafter you’ll get to take in some breathtaking sights in the comfort of a minibus, and even travel through the exhilarating Mamma Mia Road to the stunning village of Anacapri.

There, you can wander through the quiet alleys, small squares and visit the charming Villa San Michele.

The tour ends off at the main town of Capri where you can lounge in one of the open air cafes at La Piazzetta while soaking up the sun.

  • Departure Point: Hotel Il Faro, Via Marina Piccola, 5, 80067 Sorrento NA, Italy 
  • Departure Time: 8:10 AM from Sorrento
  • Duration: 7 hours

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2. Sorrento Farm Experience

No trip to Sorrento is complete without a unique farm experience.

Much like the rest of Italy, Sorrento is full of gastronomic delights, and its most famous for its production of lemons.

In this tour, you’ll get to visit a family-owned lemon farm, pizza restaurant, and even a cheese factory.

Come hungry as this tour has plenty of tastings from sliced lemons with sugar to provolone cheese with salami, homemade bread and more.

Test your cooking skills with your partner as you whip up a Neapolitan pizza after a hands-on demonstration from the Chef.

Complete this intimate tour with the quintessential Italian liqueur – limoncello, before heading back and unwinding at your hotel.

  • Departure Point: Sorrento, Province of Naples, Campania
  • Departure Time: 8:30 AM or 3 PM
  • Duration: 5 hours

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3. Paestum Temples 

Paestum is a UNESCO world heritage site that’s also known as an archeological gem.

This tour will take you to the Greek ruins and see some of the best well-preserved Greek Doric temples. 

Armed with a knowledgeable tour guide, you’ll also visit Salerno – a Norman kingdom in the 11th century, along with the Sele Valley.

Don’t forget to bring you camera so you can snap pictures of the magnificent cathedral in Salerno.

  • Departure Point: Parcheggio Communale Achille Lauro, 80067 Sorrento, Metropolitan City of Naples, Italy
  • Departure Time: 8:15 AM
  • Duration: 8 hours

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4. Watch a Live Show

There are plenty of shows to watch in Sorrento depending on what tickles your fancy.

The Three Tenors in Concert Performance is a breathtaking musical experience supported by strings and piano.

You’ll gain further insight into the spectacular masterpieces of Italian opera and the Neapolitan songs.

If you prefer musical theatre, the Sorrento Musical is an entertaining performance with traditional Italian songs, dances, and stories.

While it’s performed in Italian, you’ll be exposed to the history of life in the region all delivered by a talented and professional cast.

Prefer something a little more out of the box?

The Sorrento Amarcord is a must-see theatrical piece with viewers being part of the show.

Be prepared to be entertained by some of the most brilliant singers, dancers and musicians.

  • Types: Dance, Music & Dinner packages
  • Duration: 1 to 3 hours

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5. Irpinia Gourmet Tour

Want a romantic food and wine experience unlike any other?

In this Irpinia gourmet tour, you’ll start off by walking through the vineyards, and learn more about how wines are made.

Have a taste of some amazing wines before heading to the cheese factory.

There, you’ll get to sample some tasty ricotta and caciocavallo cheese.

Since the best Prosciutto of Campani is from Irpinia, you’ll end your gourmet tour by visiting the salami factory.

You’ll learn the secrets of salami production as you explore the factory that’s sure to whet your appetite.

  • Departure Point: Sorrento, pick-up at your address
  • Departure Time: 9:15 AM
  • Duration: 8 hours

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6. Pompeii Sightseeing

While it might be tempting to stay at Sorrento due to its unrivalled beauty, no trip to the south of Italy is complete without visiting Pompeii. 

Pompeii was once a thriving city that was buried by a volcanic eruption in AD 79.

This tour will take you through this vast archaeological site and see the excavated remains. 

A knowledgeable and professional guide inside the ruins will take you around the Thermal Baths, Forum and more during this fun two-hour walking tour. 

You’ll learn more about life in Pompeii, the catastrophic incident, and the times of a fascinating bygone society.  

  • Departure Point: Traveler pickup is offered
  • Departure Time: 9:45 AM for cruise passengers; 10:15 AM for hotels
  • Duration: 4 hours

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7. Romantic Hiking Trip

With Sorrento’s unparalleled beauty, there are plenty of gorgeous hikes to go on.

For those looking for a shorter hike, the 4-hour Faito Mountain hike is absolutely incredible and takes you to explore both the ancient beech forest, and the village of Faito.

On this hike, you can also head outside of the forest to soak in the views of Capri and Sorrento.

One of the most picturesque trails is the Path of the Gods hike.

If embarking on this hike, its best to be part of a tour so the guide can take you to some of the most scenic and romantic photo spots.

For couples that want a bit of privacy, the Jeranto Bay walking tour is both an easy and private tour that comes with your own guide.

On this hike, you’ll marvel at the shimmering waters of Jeranto Bay and the astounding views.

  • Activities: Hiking and Camping trips
  • Duration: 3 to 8 hours

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8. Cloister of San Francesco

There are plenty of walking tours that will take you to this must-visit attraction.

Sorrento’s Cloister of San Francesco is an area of tranquility that’s nearby to the bustling area of Sant’Antonio.

Besides being one of the most ancient monuments of Sorrento, it also has unique architecture.

The oasis has both a late-medieval church and a monastery from the seventh-century.

The interior is richly decorated, and the gardens have a rustic feel with vines climbing over arched arcades. 

  • Address: Via S. Francesco, 12, 80067 Sorrento NA, Italy
  • Opening Hours: 9 AM to 6 PM

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9. Parasail Over Sorrento Coast

Head on a thrilling romantic adventure with your partner by parasailing over the Sorrento Coast.

You’ll have incredible aerial views of the surrounding area, and soar high above the turquoise waters.

With unhindered 360 degree views of the area, this is sure to be an unforgettable romantic experience.

You’ll be looked after from start to finish by the professional crew who will brief you on your adventure.

After you’re done with your parasailing adventure, relax on the boat and soak in the sun rays before heading back to land.

  • Departure Point: Capitano Ago office
  • Departure Time: 4 PM or 5:30 PM
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

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10. Secrets Walks of Sorrento

Sometimes, it’s much easier to walk to the best Sorrento attractions.

On this two-hour walking tour, your local guide will take you to some secret spots as you learn about the history and heritage of the city.

You’ll pass by Sorrento’s landmarks such as the San Francesco Cloister, Sant’Antonino Church and visit the Valley of the Mills – a true hidden gem.

While exploring the historic town centre you might even get to grab a coffee, and get a sweet ice cream treat as you continue to wander around the area.

This is the perfect tour for couples looking to know all the secrets of Sorrento, and what this amazing town has to offer.

  • Departure Point: Hotel Antiche Mura, Via Fuorimura, 7, 80067 Sorrento NA, Italy
  • Departure Time: 5:00 PM
  • Duration: 2 hours

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11. Kayak Adventure

With some of the most beautiful oceans in the world, the Amalfi Coast is perfect for kayaking.

This tour will take you to some of the most stunning locations.

You’ll even get a special transparent kayak that will allow you to see into the water.

Being exclusive to this area, the tour will also give you ample time to admire the coastline, and take in the gorgeous scenery.

Be prepared to kayak through hidden caves and coves, and snorkel through the crystal clear waters.

There is no better tour to enjoy the pristine waters with your partner, while exploring the surrounding areas.

  • Departure Point: 80061 Marina del Cantone NA, Italy
  • Departure Time: 9 AM or 3 PM
  • Duration: 90 to 240 minutes

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12. Positano, Amalfi and Ravello

This 8-hour tour hits three amazing locations along the Amalfi Coast.

As you travel along the coast towards Positano, Amalfi and Ravello, you’ll take in the gorgeous waters of the Gulf.

You’ll first stop at the quaint town of Positano, where you can explore the streets, visit an art gallery, or sit by the beach at a cafe.

Once at Amalfi, don’t forget to stop by the Cathedral and marvel at its architecture.

Finally, while at Ravello, head to the élèbre Villa Rufolo to catch a glimpse of the impeccably manicured garden overlooking views of the ocean.

This tour also makes plenty of other stops on the way, and is complete with a guide that will provide you with all you need to know about the area.

  • Departure Point: Traveler pickup is offered
  • Departure Time: 9:00 AM
  • Duration: 8 hours

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13. The Ruins of Herculaneum

This exclusive tour will give you ‘backstage’ access to the Herculaneum ruins.

You’ll get to skip the queues and discover this Roman resort town that was also destroyed by the eruption of Vesuvius.

Similar to Pompeii, Herculaneum is another ancient city that has been buried by ash, but is relatively well-preserved.

While most of the residents in Herculaneum managed to evacuate the city in time, there were still many that perished in the eruption.

Herculaneum was also a wealthier town with lavish houses that utilised more expensive materials.

During the tour, your guide will provide you with further insight into the history, culture, and daily life of the residents.

  • Departure Point: Circumvesuviana, Piazza Giovanni Battista de Curtis, 80067 Sorrento NA, Italy
  • Departure Time: 9:20 AM
  • Duration: 4 hours

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14. Mt. Vesuvius

On this tour, you’ll visit the still active Mt. Vesuvius along with the ancient ruins of Pompeii.

Start off by exploring the ancient Roman city that was completely destroyed by the unexpected eruption of Mt Vesuvius in AD 79.

Today, it’s the largest archeological site in Europe and is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

You’ll embark on an intimate 2-hour walking tour of the grounds, and learn more about the daily life of the residents.

Then, you’ll have a delicious lunch before hiking up Mt. Vesuvius.

While it can be a bit of a workout, you’ll be rewarded with panoramic views of the Bay of Naples.

You’ll even be able to peer into the crater and catch a glimpse of steam coming out of the sleeping volcano.

  • Departure Point: Parcheggio Communale Achille Lauro, 80067 Sorrento, Metropolitan City of Naples, Italy
  • Departure Time: 8:15 AM
  • Duration: 8 hours

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15. Sorrento Food and Wine Tasting

Embark on a delicious food and wine tasting tour of Sorrento that’s not to be missed.

On this tour, you’ll get to sample many delights including a sweet Italian dessert that’s made with Sorrento lemons.

You’ll even get to have a romantic seafood dinner at Marina Piccola which has breathtaking views of the water.

As you wander through Piazza Vittoria and Via San Cesareo, you’ll continue to discover additional culinary delights.

Come hungry on this tour, and be ready to enjoy all the delightful food and wine that Sorrento has to offer.

  • Departure Point: Piazza Torquato Tasso, 80067 Sorrento NA, Italy
  • Departure Time: 5:00 PM
  • Duration: 4 hours

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16. Jewelry Workshop

If you’ve always wanted to craft some jewelry for your significant other, there’s no better tour than this.

Your instructor Valerio will teach you all you need to know about the basics of goldsmith art.

You’ll weld torches, work with metals, and create shapes and designs.

Depending on what you prefer, you can choose to make either a ring or a bracelet.

Valerio will also teach you an ancient technique by the Etruscan people that’s still used in jewellery now.

At the end of this class, showoff your jewellery and of course, offer this as romantic gift for your partner.

  • Departure Point: Via Santa Maria della Pietà, 80067 Sorrento NA, Italy or Piazza Tasso, 80067 Sorrento NA, Italy
  • Departure Time: Tuesday – Sunday: 04:30 PM – 07:30 PM
  • Duration: 3 hours

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17. Sorrento: Authentic Culinary Experience

With such incredible food in Sorrento, there are plenty of classes that can take you on an authentic culinary experience.

Attend Chef Carmen’s cooking school and you’ll finish the class with three tantalising dishes that includes fresh pasta, a main dish, and a local dessert.

Alternatively, you can also enjoy cooking in Donna Rita’s Italian apartment and dine with her family.

Choose which menu you’d like to make depending on your dietary preferences.

Options range from potato gnocchi with fish to a neapolitan polpette pasta.

At the end of your experience, you’ll even have a certificate of participation to bring home as a memento.

Couples looking for something a tad more private will enjoy their own cooking class at a local’s home in Sorrento.

During this class, you’ll not only learn more about the famous dishes of Sorrento, you’ll also enjoy a glass of local wine.

You’ll get to make three dishes with welcoming hosts that will take you on a culinary adventure.

  • Types: Cooking Classes and Local Market Visit
  • Duration: 3 to 6 hours

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Depending on what you and your partner prefer, there’s plenty to do in Sorrento.

You can go on culinary adventures, explore the surrounding scenery, or wander through some of the archaeological sights.

No matter what you choose, you’re certainly in for a treat.

Bask in each other’s company, and create wonderful memories in the beautiful town of Sorrento.

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