Piazza Tasso
Piazza Tasso
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  • Kapil Sood
    Bengaluru, India414 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fun place in the evening
    Had a wonderful time every evening in this piazza. Very lively and fun place to raise your spirits. Great views of the sea as well. For shopping and window shopping just strolling on the lanes near this piazza is so much fun. Courtesy this experience Sorrento turned out to be much better than what we had expected.
    Visited June 2023
    Written 27 July 2023
  • phat_dawg_21
    Alpharetta, Georgia15,215 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Crossroads of the Village
    This high energy piazza is the place where it all comes together. You can go east or west on Corso Italian where you will find upscale shops, or swerve north onto Via San Cesareo and follow it into the Centro Storico, and get lost in the maze of narrow streets lined with small shops selling trinkets to tourists. Traffic can be heavy in the center with cars and scooters trying to get through. Around the edges you will find many restaurants and cafés where you can sit with a beverage and just enjoy the people watching.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 31 August 2023
  • CarolinaNurse323
    Kernersville, North Carolina6,440 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    "A great place to Rest, Relax, Refresh & People Watch!!"
    This is a busy Piazza which is filled with beautiful and colorful shops, multiple restaurants, bars & pubs, churches, sightseeing spots, carriage rides, and hotels plus all having access to the Marina and train station. There are lemon trees and lemon gardens in abundance and the favorite drink of Sorrento, Limoncello can be found everywhere!! There is main hub called Corso Italia where you can indulge enjoying delicious treats like gelato, shop until you drop, food galore or just relaxing in the park to rest & refresh. The Bell Tower is in the center and a focal point to remembering your location. My husband & I simply love visiting Sorrento and it is a great base to use to explore the other great places like Positano, Amalfi, Ravello, Capri or Anacapri. The ferry ticket office is down by the Marina and it is easy and fairly reasonable to buy tickets for a day trip to any of these destinations. We have done this on several trips to Sorrento and plan to do it again when we visit again.
    Visited October 2022
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 12 September 2023
  • eve r
    178 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Perfect o
    Our hotel ran a shuttle bus so we were able to venture into the town most days . Lots of good restaurants and shops and bars , my 21 year old son was very happy to discover the F 1 merchandise shop which became an expensive habit . I loved the souvenir and clothing shops which were very reasonable. A visit to both marinas is a must and within walking distance of the town, the smaller one has some lovely sea food restaurants . It was still very warm even in September so could be uncomfortable to walk about in the warmer summer months as it’s a very busy town but we loved the vibe and would definitely return .
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 23 September 2023
  • Grace
    Fort Lauderdale, Florida31 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sorrento is magical
    Sorrento is magical. In October we only visited for a couple of hours but i felt in love to the point that i'm going again in May and staying 3 nights. Get your wallet ready and be prepared to shop and eat. The views are also incredible so for sure visit and plan to stay for a couple of days since there is enough to see.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 5 January 2024
  • Herbert C
    1,510 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Heart of Italy’s Lemon Capital
    Piazza Tasso is the central public square of Sorrento, the Lemon Capital of Italy. Peculiarly, although named after the poet Torquato Tasso, it is the statue of Antonino, the patron saint of Sorrento, that stood at the centre of the square. Surrounding the square are several historic buildings including the Palazzo Correale and Baroque Church of Santa Maria del Carmine. An unmissable feature while you're exploring the square is the viewing terrace with its spectacular view of the gorge cut by the road to Marina Piccola below, with the Gulf of Naples in the background.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 17 January 2024
  • Michael T
    Singapore, Singapore2,946 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Stunning Views from Piazza Tasso through the steep cliff to the Gulf of Naples
    We took a ferry from Naples to Sorrento. It was a pleasant short ride. On arrival we were quite stunned to see that the old town is situated quite high up. We followed the crowd, walked for a short distance to the right and joined a queue to take a lift (small fee for use of lift) up to the street level. There is a viewing terrace at the Villa Comunale Park, which is a short distance from the lift landing area. You get a breathtaking view of the gulf, the beach and the blue sky. There is also an option to walk up the stairs from the Marina to the Villa Comunale Park, which I will not recommend. From the Villa Comunale Park we walked to the Piazza Sant Antonio, which is a pretty little square. Piazza Tasso is just a short walk from Piazza Sant Antonio. From the road bridge at Piazza Tasso, we were rewarded with a stunning view to the Gulf of Naples looking through a steep cliff face as if someone had just sliced away part of the hill. It was just breathtaking! Sorrento is a charming small town. Not as busy and crowded as Naples. We used it as a stopover to take a bus to Amalfi not knowing that it deserves more time to explore. We would love to return another time and will spend a night at Sorrento.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 22 February 2024
  • Marie C
    Ireland21 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Loved Piazza Tasso in early April but could be too busy for us in Summer.
    We ennoyed the vibrancy of Piazzo Tasso when we visited in early April, very busy, can't imagine it being any busier. Take caution when crossing the streets. Fauna Restraunt was very popular but lots of bars and restraunts to choose from. Piazza Tasso is situated on Corsa Italia a large street for shopping and just walking and takeing in it's vibrant atmosphere. Lots of places to stop and eat.
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 13 April 2024
  • Donna B
    Gladwyne, Pennsylvania433 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Center of Town
    Piazza Tazzo is the certain of town of Sorrento so it's useful to know this as you are choosing your lodging. It's also close to the train station. When we were there in March, many of the cafes and restaurants were not open in the piazza so it would be much more active in the warmer months.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 16 April 2024
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duck8to
Montville, NJ6,835 contributions
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Aug 2019
Off the coast of Naples, Sorrento is a classic Amalfi coast city. Limestone tuff cliffs, pastel homes nestled in the cliff side, brilliant sunshine, fantastic food and ancient history complete the picture of this city.

The Bay of Marina Grande with it's deep blue waters splashes against the shoreline at he Marina Piccola (Little Port) and is the entry point to the Island.The harbor is the port for fishing boats including some boats called Gozzos', wooden boats with triangular sails and classic Sorrento fishing boat design.. It is a steep climb from the harbor to the Piazza Tasso but a lift is available for a 1 Euro fee one way to the top of the cliff and the Piazza Tasso. If you decide to walk the step cliff be aware of the 3rd century limestone gate called the "Greek Gate". The city was colonized in the 8th century BC by the Corinthians. Once on top of the cliff , the Piazza Tasso named after the late Renaissance poet Torquato Tasso lies before you. There is a statue of the poet erected in the square. The streets of Sorrento are made of pavers and cobble stone and quite frankly rough on the feet. The street design is ancient Roman with the major through fare Via San Cesareo running through the city. Today it is lined with shops, bars and restaurants.

Other points of interest include the Church of Maria del Carmine with it's medieval facade, Church of St. Francisco which was originally the ancient oratory founded by the patron Saint of Sorrento,Saint Antonino, and the Church of the Madenna Addolorata which was standing in the 11th century. For great vistas of Vesuvius and the Gulf of Naples visit the city park , the Belvedere. It is peaceful, decorated with flowers and shade trees. Orange, lemon and olive groves abound in Sorrento and their scents are apparent throughout the city.
Written 21 April 2020
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Steve_of_N21
London, UK3,054 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Couples
Piazza Tasso is a sunny, open piazza on the edge of the Old Town at the end or the beginning of the pedestrianised section of Corso Italia, depending on which direction you are coming from. Piazza Tasso is never quiet and is one of the main hubs of activity in Sorrento. This is primarily because it is at the pinch points of all the parallel roads in Sorrento Old Town as they come together above the lower Via Luigi de Mail winding valley floor road. For example if you are following the high coast road with its sea views, at some point you will be forced here.
It has a string of cafes and restaurants housed in grand sunshine yellow building around its edges and these are fine for a stop for an espresso in the sun. But to be honest we found it all a bit to hectic, especially with the traffic and preferred the smaller pedestrian squares of the Old Town back lanes.
Written 6 June 2022
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George818
Los Angeles, CA461 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 • Couples
This is the hot spot in town. Meet up at this square to have a drink or eat and people watch. It divides into 2 alleys that run parallel where you can shop and eat or sit at the head of the square and hang out. Busiest place in town
Written 16 October 2021
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CarolinaNurse323
Kernersville, NC6,440 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Couples
This is a busy Piazza which is filled with beautiful and colorful shops, multiple restaurants, bars & pubs, churches, sightseeing spots, carriage rides, and hotels plus all having access to the Marina and train station.
There are lemon trees and lemon gardens in abundance and the favorite drink of Sorrento, Limoncello can be found everywhere!!
There is main hub called Corso Italia where you can indulge enjoying delicious treats like gelato, shop until you drop, food galore or just relaxing in the park to rest & refresh.
The Bell Tower is in the center and a focal point to remembering your location.
My husband & I simply love visiting Sorrento and it is a great base to use to explore the other great places like Positano, Amalfi, Ravello, Capri or Anacapri.
The ferry ticket office is down by the Marina and it is easy and fairly reasonable to buy tickets for a day trip to any of these destinations.
We have done this on several trips to Sorrento and plan to do it again when we visit again.
Written 12 September 2023
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LD
19 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
In my honest opinion, Sorrento was a huge let down and not at all what I expected. Definitely overrated and not as charming as one is led to believe. The traffic is horrendous and so are the crowd filled streets, making it difficult to stop and take in the sights. Food was some of the worst I’ve had, hugely disappointing and overpriced. The whole place feels quite scruffy and claustrophobic. Wouldn’t return or recommend sorry!
Written 25 June 2023
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LakridsKaffe
United Kingdom134 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Couples
Lovely square with loads of drinks and food places around it. In any direction you go from here, you’ll find small, winding streets full of souvenirs, snacks, clothes, wine and art, as well as routes to the harbour side. Easily accessible from both the main bus and train station.
Written 19 June 2022
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SunnyItaly
Budapest, Hungary70 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020
We've been in Sorrento in the second part of July and had a very enjoyable stay. Not too many people on the streets, the piazzas were not too crowded, we loved the small narrow streets and the shops where finally we could have a taste of nice limoncello, a smell of a lemon soap and enjoy a delicious ice cream. I was in Sorrento many times, and 2 years ago it was very crowded, especially in the evenings. Now it was room for all and nobody had to walk on someone else's foot. Piazza Tasso hopefully we will see you soon. Stay as beautiful as you are!
Written 3 August 2020
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Dwayne C
Jacksonville, FL236 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Family
Piazza Tasso in Sorrento is the center of activity. From the train station to the ferry port, to the cab row, everything meets in the Pia Tasso.
Every street or alleyway off of the piazza has shops, restaurants and bars.
A meeting place for locals and an adventure for travelers. Saturday and Sundays are usually crowded, groups of men talking about politics, the weather, or the group of donne talking about the men nearby..
I spent 10 days in Sorrento and every day I spent time enjoying the energy of Pia Tasso..
Take time, sit and relax.
Written 10 April 2023
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Traveller162014
Leeds, UK1,544 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
This square is the beating heart of the lively, chic Sorrento. Several bars can be found here, as well as views of this gorge-like road and statues of Tasso himself. If you can get yourself here, it makes it very easy to explore the rest of Sorrento.
Written 11 July 2023
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Scenic578171
Winchester, UK12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 • Couples
This was my 4th visit to Sorrento and the Amalfi Coast and I love it just as much! It has undoubtedly got busier since my 1st visit 7 years ago. Lots more shops, restaurants, cafes and bars down the main streets leading to the square. You have to be careful with vehicles on the square as they come from all directions. Myself and my fiancé had the best time people watching with a cocktail and felt extremely safe at night even around 1-2am people are still out and about. But it's very calm and friendly and no trouble at all.
Written 11 September 2022
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