Sorrento Yacht Charters
Sorrento is located on the Amalfi Coast overlooking the Bay of Naples. A good base for exploring Italy’s most beautiful locales while on your yacht charter, Sorrento is surrounded by unspoiled countryside to the south, Pompeii to the north, the Amalfi Coast to the east, and just off its coast, the beautiful island of Capri.
Draped in fragrant citrus trees, walnut bushes and olive groves, the landscape of Sorrento paints a picture of historic simplicity and grace. Its quaint cobblestone streets are lined with the laundry-covered balconies and terraces – another nod to charming, antique Italy.
Take a walk through the cliffside town of Sorrento, and you’ll find a pocket of the Italian coastline that still lives in the past.
Sorrento Yacht Charter Highlights
- Spectacular views of Naples, Vesuvius and the Isle of Capri
- Famous for its lemons and limoncello
- Charming old town center
- Known for homemade ceramics and lacework
Sorrento Yachting: When to Go
July and August are considered high season for yacht charters in Sorrento and the Amalfi Coast. The shoulder months of June and September are also a great time to visit – the temperatures are mild and there are fewer tourists.
Things To Do and See in Sorrento
There are many things to see and experience while on your yacht charter in Sorrento:
Basilica of Sant’ Antonio
Built on the same place where there once stood a private chapel, the Basilica of Sant’ Antonio dates back to the 11th century. Head inside and you’ll find a sea of interesting sites: valuable paintings by Giovanni Bernardo Lama and Giacomo Del Po, the religious offerings of sailors, two cetacean ribs, and a 1753-built crypt – which houses the tomb of Sant ’ Antonino , the patron saint of Sorrento.
Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie
Originally built in 1556, and sitting along the Via Santa Maria delle Grazie , this church was the result of the will of a deceased noble woman, Bernardina Donnorso. Purposely erected near a women’s monastery of seclusion, this church houses a series of paintings by Silvestro Buono Junior – including one above the altar, which depicts the Madonna delle Grazie, who the church is named after.
Correale Museum of Terranova
Opened in May 1924, this fine art museum houses 17th- and 18th-century paintings by Artemisia Gentileschi, Battistello, Caracciolo, Solimena, Van Dyck, Kassel and Belvedere. Wander through its 24 rooms, spread across its four floors, and you’ll find an interesting porcelain collection from Meissen, Sevres, Bow, Wien and Capodimonte; as well as beautiful furniture, rare consoles and table clocks and precious Murano glass.