Sorrento is a beautiful town perched on a cliff high above the sea with views of Vesuvius and the islands in the Bay of Naples . Use this website to help you plan a visit to this elegant southern Italian resort and find your way to the best beaches and some lovely villages and towns along the Sorrentine peninsula that are perhaps less well known to tourists.


Visit Marina Grande to eat freshly caught fish

Marina Grande is one of Sorrento’s two harbours but is not the main port for Sorrento.
Marina Grande

Confusingly, it is Marina Piccola -- literally, small marina -- where the big boats dock and hydrofoils from Naples, Ischia, Capri, Positano and Amalfi arrive and depart.
Marina Grande has the feel of a small fishing village that has remained unspoilt over the years and is well worth a visit as there are plenty of restaurants that serve fresh fish.
Walk down along Via Marina Grande, which starts from Piazza della Vittoria and winds down to the shore past some traditional, old Sorrento houses.
When you reach the beach you will be greeted by the sight of brightly painted bathing huts along a platform over the sea and lines of small fishing boats and pleasure boats on the beach.
You may even see fishermen among them mending their nets as fishing by traditional methods is still an important part of Sorrento’s economy.
There are also a few shops and bars at Marina Grande but, despite receiving many visitors, there is a homely atmosphere where everyone knows everyone else because the same families have lived there for generations.
If you are replete with good food and wine you might prefer to take the bus back up the steep road to Sorrento afterwards. It leaves from a stop on the road by the beach in the middle of the sea front every half an hour. 

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