Sorrento in the off-season

Sorrento in the Off-Season

I like busy, bustling towns and I hate eating in an empty restaurant. My husband, on the other hand, would prefer if every place we ever visited was a ghost town. We have a hard time deciding where and when to travel to certain destinations. Now, there are perks to traveling in the off-season like lower prices, less crowds and shorter lines. However, coastal towns like Sorrento are just meant for bikinis… Don’t you think?

Sorrento in the off-season: beach bar

Boarded up beach bars are just a little lonely and sad.


Sorrento in the off-season: Not a person in sight.

Not a person in sight.


Still no one…

Even the gelato shop is closed.


Mary seems to be the only one around.

And Saint Anthony.


The citrus garden L’Agruminato was also… you guessed it, empty. The family business Giardini di Cataldo has been making liqueurs, jams and gelato from this citrus orchard locally since the 19thcentury. Be sure to check out their limoncello, a regional lemon liqueur that can be found throughout the Amalfi Coast.


The citrus Garden L’Agruminato Giardini di Cataldo


Look! I found someone!… Just kidding. That fool is with me.


All the seaside restaurants on the marina were closed, but during the summer months they are perfect place to relax and watch the world go by with a glass of Italian white wine and seafood pasta. Walking over to the quaint marina area on Via del Mare is still a worthwhile venture in the off-season. 

If you’re interested in Sorrento for the summer, check out my guide to the essentials here.





Getting there:

I took the circumvesuviana train from Napoli Centrale for about 7 Euros round trip. You can also take a ferry from the Naples port for about 20 Euro round trip (depending on the type of boat). If you’re traveling north from the Amalfi Coast, the SitaBus is your best bet with frequent pick-ups at multiple locations.

To Stay in Sorrento:

Now, a place that delivers 12 months a year, rain or shine, is Surriento Suites. Check out my stay at this incredible B&B.



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