Sorrento is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful cities in southern Italy and among the most special places in Italy in general. As such, it attracts many visitors every year and anyone who has already traveled there will testify that it is an unforgettable experience.
Cliffs next to wild beaches, a great culinary experience, colorful alleys with an authentic vibe and great attractions that will be enjoyed by young and old await you in Sorrento. Among all these, two places you won’t want to miss are the spectacular Marina Grande and Marina Piccola. The first was used as the main port of the fishing village that lived in the area, while the second was the first port that operated in Capri.
The marinas of Sorrento are considered by many to be among the most pleasant marinas in this area of Italy, with a relaxed atmosphere, a breathtaking view, and a rare opportunity to glimpse into the lives of the local fishermen who every morning unload their goods that will arrive later in the day to the local restaurants. Speaking of restaurants, the city’s proximity to the fishing industry is what allows the tourists who visit it to enjoy fresh foods served in the great restaurants and food stalls.
But not only food, but Sorrento’s marinas also attract loving couples and landscape lovers, and in fact, anyone who wants to experience a magical atmosphere and spectacular views will find these places enjoyable. Sailboats and yachts moored in the harbor, a steep beach next to a promenade and terraces, and much more. From this point of view, it is important to note that Marina Grande, despite its name (loosely translated: large marina) is smaller than Marina Piccola (loosely translated: small marina) but more colorful and touristy.
In addition to the experience of visiting the marinas themselves, they are a central hub from which tours and cruises depart near the coastline or to nearby destinations. Among these you will find, for example, a tour heading towards Capri, the Amalfi Coast which is considered the highlight of the region, the magical Naples, and other small islands.