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Meet the Locals

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Sorrento: Guided Walking Tour

1. Sorrento: Guided Walking Tour

Follow your guide around the Tasso Square, admire the Sant'Antonino Church and the San Francesco Cloister, and marvel at the spectacularly ancient Valley of the Mills. Learn about the history of the monuments and how the townspeople appreciate and celebrate these locations.   Get a sense of local life as you stroll around the old fishing village of Marina Grande and enjoy the stunning view of the Neapolitan Riviera from the breathtaking viewpoints. Hear about the history of fishing in the area from old wives' tales to interesting techniques used.  In the little alleys of Sorrento, you can appreciate the local art crafts such as the inlaid woodworks and the famous Sorrento sandals. Ask your guide for recommendation on where to buy souvenirs. Learn about the small industries that exist within this small town. Learn how to get around Sorrento, and ask your guide for advice on other locations to see while in the area.

Sorrento: Authentic Local Cooking Class and Meal

2. Sorrento: Authentic Local Cooking Class and Meal

Take part in an interactive cooking lesson for two to ten participants. Learn how to prepare traditional family recipes based on fresh, seasonal produce and herbs from the garden. Start with a welcome prosecco cocktail with a tasting of a large choice of local cheeses and meats. Then follows a complete lesson in preparing and cooking a pasta course and a dessert. During the class, you can sample the ingredients used to prepare the dishes to understand and experience the importance of their quality. Then enjoy the meal you cooked as a group, paired with local wine. The classes are perfect for the whole family, and kids are welcome too. They will be made to feel comfortable and welcome in the kitchen.

Sorrento: Small Group Pasta and Tiramisu Class

3. Sorrento: Small Group Pasta and Tiramisu Class

During this private lesson, you will learn how to prepare 2 pasta recipes and the tiramisu dessert from scratch. Your Cesarina will reveal the tricks of the trade of these iconic recipes. Have fun putting your cooking skills to the test and amaze your friends and family once home with an Italian meal! This experience is suitable for families with children of all ages.

Sorrento: E-Bike Wine & Food Tour

4. Sorrento: E-Bike Wine & Food Tour

Hop onto your e-bike and cruise along the old mule trails to Sant’Agasta sui due Golfi. Along the way, stop in Schiazzano, a small hamlet within the Massa Lubrense territory. Visit a local family farm and witness the process of mozzarella and caciottina production firsthand. Taste local cured meats and the renowned Provolone del Monaco D.O.P. Sip on authentic fresh homemade lemon juice. Try some lemon and orange marmalade on melba toast, and local extra virgin olive oil on homemade bread. 

Sorrento Cooking Class

5. Sorrento Cooking Class

Enjoy a leisurely day discovering the inner secrets of Italian cuisine. Spend a fun day learning all the tricks of their dishes and how to prepare a typical Neapolitan meal. The chef will share the recipes handed down for generations; taste the intense flavors of traditional Italian dishes prepared by your own hands! Use fresh, natural and organic ingredients of the land. The class is hands-on so you will be doing the preparation alongside the chef. At the end of lesson, taste the fruit of your 'job'. Don’t miss the opportunity to amaze your family and friends when you are back home!

From Naples: Private Tour to Sorrento, Positano, and Amalfi

6. From Naples: Private Tour to Sorrento, Positano, and Amalfi

Discover Sorrento, Positano, and Amalfi on this private tour starting from Naples. Explore each stop on foot, visiting iconic sights and getting plenty of photo opportunities and free time. Listen as your driver tells you more about these charming places. Depending on your group size, choose between a sedan vehicle for 1 to 2 passengers or a minivan for 3 to 8 passengers, both air-conditioned for maximum comfort during your tour. After pickup, relax and take in the views along the panoramic road of the Sorrento Coast until you reach the town of Sorrento. Walk through the alleys of Sorrento, which are famous for woodworking, and purchase a refreshing limoncello or ice cream to enjoy while you admire breathtaking views of the sea. Next, travel to Positano to see the vivid and varied colors of the houses that sit on the rocks. Take some free time to walk through the streets that are full of craft shops where you can admire clothing, handmade sandals, and one-of-a-kind ceramics. Finally, reach the sunny town of Amalfi. Immerse yourself in its crystal-clear sea and visit the majestic Amalfi Cathedral, the architectural masterpiece that dominates the historic center of the city. Later, get driven back to your pickup location in Naples. During the entire tour, your driver will be at your complete disposal, explaining to you on board the vehicle everything you need to know about the places you will visit. At each stop, you’ll get free time to spend as you like.

From Sorrento: Capri Island Small Group Boat Excursion

7. From Sorrento: Capri Island Small Group Boat Excursion

Discover the island of Capri at a relaxed pace on this day trip from Sorrento. Enjoy hotel pickup and drop-off and sail aboard a comfortable boat to Capri. Admire classic sights like the Faraglioni Rocks and White Grotto and enjoy a sandwich and beverages onboard.  Begin with pickup by shuttle from your hotel and depart for the port of Massa Lubrense. Cruise towards Capri with a stop at Marciano Waterfall to take some photos and go for a refreshing swim. Continue towards Cala di Mitigliano and Punta Campanella which is perchedon the edge of the Sorrento Peninsula. Arriving at Capri, see the Salto di Tiberio, a spectacular precipice overlooking the sea.  Glide by the grand Villa Jovis, the 'Grotta del Corallo,' and the White Grotto. Pass by the famed Faraglioni Rocks, the incredible Natural Arch of Capri, and Villa Malaparte. Stop for a swim at Marina Piccola with a stunning view of Faraglioni. Disembark on the island for 4 hours of free time. Return to port of Massa Lubrense by boat and transfer to a shuttle that transfers you back to your hotel in Sorrento. 

Sorrento: Pizza Making Class at Tirabusciò Cooking School

8. Sorrento: Pizza Making Class at Tirabusciò Cooking School

with the help of our Chef, you will prepare the dough for the "real Neapolitan pizza" discovering all the secrets, after which with the already leavened dough you will be able to fill and cook your own pizza with a wide choice of ingredients. You will then conclude the experience with the tasting of tiramisù.

Sorrento: Family Farm Experience with Lunch

9. Sorrento: Family Farm Experience with Lunch

Taste the flavors of the Italian countryside with this family farm experience from Sorrento. Take a stroll around the farm and sample some local products. Have a delicious lunch with drinks. Meet your guide in the center of Sorrento and sit back and relax on the scenic drive into the rolling hills of the countryside. Arrive at family farm that has been cultivating lemon groves for generations. Follow the famer under canopies of lemon trees and learn about how to make limoncello (lemon liquor), olive oil, and red wine. Uncover the secrets of how to preserve meats and fruit so they can be enjoyed all year round. Find out how to grow organically and have all your questions about farming answered by your host. Savor locally grown products and sit down to an authentic Italian meal accompanied by drinks. Return to the meeting point in Sorrento.

Sorrento: Markets and Cooking Class at a Cesarina's Home

10. Sorrento: Markets and Cooking Class at a Cesarina's Home

On this tour, you can go food shopping like a local with your "Cesarina", enjoying the distinctive Italian local markets and learning how to recognize the best produce from the land. You can immerse yourself in a private cooking class at the Cesarina's home, where you will learn the secrets of the most famous dishes of regional cuisine and taste the fruits of your labor accompanied by local wines. During your lesson, your Cesarina will reveal the tricks of the trade of 3 authentic local recipes. You can have fun putting your cooking skills to the test, with your Cesarina-guide helping you along the way. You will have a workstation equipped with utensils, and all the ingredients required to make the dishes. After your cooking class, you will of course get to taste everything you have prepared, accompanied by a selection of red and white local wines. Instead of loading your suitcase with souvenirs, take home some handy Italian cooking skills that will stay with you for life.

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What people are saying about Sorrento

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 45 reviews

Am amazing opportunity to get to know proper Italian food, Chef Toni is fantastic and so knowledgable sharing tips and tricks throughout. All staff were super friendly and it was a fantastic class to do, lots of benefits too with wine with your food and Prosecco on arrival! Would definitely recommend.

Lovely way to start our trip in Sorrento and to get to know our way around. Our tour guide was excellent, very informative and charismatic. Would definitely recommend this activity for an evening as well, as we finished in the marina and it was a fantastic place to get some seafood for dinner.

Couldn’t recommend this tour strongly enough . Guide was very knowledgeable and made the your very worthwhile and interesting. Two hours well spent .

JP is terrific. knows Sorrento history so well...took us all over and even went an hour over schedule. showed us stores and restaurants he likes

Great tour! Very good organization. Highly recommended!