Useful information Sorrento

A charming town over the Gulf of Naples, Sorrento is one of the most renowned tourist places of Campania region. The city, after which the Peninsula that extends from Vico Equense to Massa Lubrense is named, lies on a tuff coast at about 50 metres above sea level. Sorrento has about 18.000 inhabitants and extends on a surface of 9,9 square metres.

How to reach Sorrento

Foreign people who want to come in Italy and visit the evocative city of Sorrento need to show valid papers at the frontier. Papers must not run out after 6 months from arrival.

Citizens coming from United Europe countries (Italy, Portugal, Spain, Greece, Austria, Germany, France, Belgium, Netherlands, Luxemburg, Denmark, Sweden and Finland), Iceland and Norway do not need to show any papers.

People coming from Australia, Brazil, Canada, Israel, Japan, New Zealand, Switzerland and United States who want to stay in Italy for less than 90 days do not need visa. Visa is compulsory for people coming from all other countries.


In case of emergency you can call the following free telephone numbers which work 24 hours a day:

113 (Police)
– 112 (Carabinieri)
– 115 (Fire Brigade)
– 1530 (Sea emergency)
– 1515 (Forest Rangers)

Health care

A health care service is offered to tourists in Italy. It is possible to call an ambulance through the free telephone number 118. In Sorrento there are numerous pharmacies and the “Santa Maria della Misericordia” Hospital which has an emergency ward open 24 hours a day (Corso Italia – tel. 081.533.11.12).


The Italian legal currency is the Euro. In Sorrento you can find banks, Post Offices and Private Offices which offer currency change service. They are open from Monday to Saturday. You can also find numerous cash points. The majority of shops accept credit card.


Thanks to its geographical position, Sorrento offers its guests a mild climate all year round.