Solo Female Travel in Sorrento

Sorrento is a marvellous coastal town located in southwestern Italy, perched beautifully on the Amalfi Coast, offering stunning views overlooking the Bay of Naples. Known as the gateway to the Amalfi Coast, Sorrento is famous for its charming narrow alleyways, iconic pastel-colored houses, and cliff-top position providing breathtaking landscapes. This town is celebrated for its quality production of Limoncello, an intensely lemon-flavored liqueur, traditionally served as a digestive after dinner. Sorrento boasts fragrant lemon gardens, historic sites like the 14th-century Chiesa di San Francesco, lovely marinas, and beaches. The sunset in Sorrento is an unforgettable experience, as is dining in one of its many restaurants offering exquisite Italian cuisine accompanied by views of the dusk-touched bay.

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Is Sorrento good for solo travel?


Safety:Very safe

Sorrento is known for its safety and warmth towards tourists, including solo female travelers. It is a very tourist-friendly city with a considerably low crime rate. As with any place, it is always important to take basic safety precautions like avoiding dimly lit areas late at night and not displaying expensive belongings excessively. Nevertheless, locals are generally very helpful and trustworthy. The public transport system is reliable and efficient, and there aren't significant issues with pickpocketing. Respect the customs and culture, and you should have a memorable and secure solo journey in Sorrento.


Relatively easy to navigate, Sorrento is a compact and pedestrian-friendly town. Plenty of signs guide you to major landmarks and attractions. While you might encounter hilly areas, exploring these spots offers picturesque views of the city. For longer distances, you can choose among various local transport options. However, be prepared for the occasional busy traffic during peak seasons.
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Things to do:Interesting

Sorrento is a quaint and picturesque town known for its small shops, art, gardens, and the immensely beautiful Sorrento Coast. It's also a great base for exploring other destinations in the region, like Capri, Pompeii, and the Amalfi Coast. However, while its charm is undeniable, it may not offer as many activities as some larger cities do. The overall atmosphere and beauty of the town can make it an ideal spot for relaxation and leisurely exploration.

Food:Above average

Sorrento offers a mouth-watering array of food options. As a seaport city, the seafood dishes are especially worth trying. The cuisine is deeply rooted in the Neapolitan tradition, providing a mix of farm-to-table vegetables, prime cuts of meat, and mouth-watering pastries. The lemons make for unique desserts and savory dishes alike. Diverse food options are offered, from street food to the more upscale restaurants, but it can be less diverse in terms of international cuisine.


Sorrento, is moderately budget-friendly. While it's not the most expensive city in Italy, it's not the cheapest either. The costs of accommodations can vary depending on the season and location, with prices being higher in central areas. Eating out can be costly, especially in touristy areas, but buying groceries and cooking can save a good amount of money. Public transportation is affordable and recommended for saving costs. Sightseeing costs are also average, with several free attractions and moderately priced ones.

Is Sorrento worth visiting?

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3.9 /5

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Sorrento was one of my favorite cities in Italy. I felt very safe there, and the people were very kind (I felt safe even as a lone woman at night). I recommend Sorrento as a great base for visiting other places on the Amalfi coast.

Posted: August 1, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 4/5Safety: 5/5
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I was in Sorrento alone and I recommend: - a one-day trip to Capri, you can get there by ferry from the port in Sorrento - Path of the Gods, which can be included in a tour along the Amalfi coast, the views are incredible, and the hike isn't too difficult. I recommend starting in Bomerano, because the bus will take you there most of the way, and then it's a fairly easy walk down or on flat terrain - Mount Vesuvius and the ruins of Pompeii and Herculaneum, all easily accessible by train and bus, plenty of information online and people are really helpful.

Posted: May 26, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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Sorrento was my base during the tour of the Amalfi Coast, and it was an unforgettable experience. I made day trips to Amalfi, Positano, Capri, and Pompeii. Sorrento is such a charming and safe city, with excellent restaurants under lemon trees, exceptionally tasty and fresh seafood with excellent wine, very delicious dessert and inexpensive, beautiful beaches, great shopping, and many such nice hotels with a wonderful breakfast and a good price.

Posted: December 3, 2022
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 4/5Safety: 5/5
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