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Traveling from Sorrento to Capri: What to do in Capri, Italy!

Traveling from Sorrento to Capri: What to do in Capri, Italy!

Capri just might be one of the more magical places on earth. I might be a little biased though since we were engaged here! This guide will show you how to travel from Sorrento to Capri, and also a list of what you should do once you get there!

If you are traveling to Italy, specifically near Rome, Sorrento, or the Almafi Coast area, you HAVE to take a day to visit Capri. Yes, it will take most of the day, if not ALL day, so plan accordingly! We will focus on traveling from Sorrento to Capri in this post, though you can get there from other places as well!

If you are staying near Rome, read our guide for the best things to do in Rome!

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Getting Here

We actually stayed in Sorrento, Italy for a couple of nights at the Grand Hotel Moon Valley. The hotel itself was okay. The rooms were kind of old, and the food was not that great, but the views… the VIEWS. I would stay here again just for the views. Just breathtaking! The sunset over the water was magical.

panoramic view of Sorrento italy
Here is a panorama view from the hotel pool... I mean come on! No filter even needed for this beauty!

To travel from Sorrento to Capri, you will need to take a train to get to the ferry port, which is in downtown Sorrento. You can also get to the ferries to Capri from other cities if you are not stationed in Sorrento.

We used the company Navigation Libera del Golfo to travel from Sorrento to Capri . We bought tickets online in advance, but you can also buy them in person once you get there. In Sorrento, the ticket office is located at the Piazza Marinai D’Italia.

Make sure you give yourself plenty of time, especially if you did not pre-book your ticket!

There are also a LOT of stairs getting down to the piazza, so keep that in mind as well. Once you get on the ferry, it takes about 20 minutes to get to Capri (from Sorrento).

The boat is huge, so you won’t have to worry if you get seasick. You can sit inside the ferry as well if it is rainy, cold, etc. I even fell asleep!

Capri Italy bucket list Items

Private Boat Tour

man on boat in capri italy

Now that you’ve traveled from Sorrento to Capri, what should you do once you get there?

Even though we both got SUPER seasick (pro tip- BRING DRAMAMINE), we highly recommend booking a boat tour. If you have been researching Capri, I am sure you have heard of the Blue Grotto. You can take a cheaper and less private tour to get to the grotto, but I recommend taking a private tour instead.

We used Capri Relax Boats, which we booked online in advance. This was one of the best things to do in Capri, Italy!

The cost of this trip vs. the cost of a public tour was not that much different, so it was definitely worth it!

You get the entire boat to yourself and your significant other/family/friends, etc. and a professional boater to take you around the entire island of Capri, and show you all the cool sights! Our guide gave us a lot of information about what we were seeing, and the history of the area.

You can get off the boat and swim in the super blue water as well, which is awesome! Just be careful, the rocks in the water are very slippery. The whole tour lasts about 3 hours. 


view of capri italy from lift

When traveling from Sorrento to Capri, don’t forget to take time to visit Anacapri as well!

Another must-do is visiting Anacapri. Anacapri is the western part of the island of Capri. You can get here by taking the funicular, which only costs a couple of euro and is a very short trip.

 In Anacapri, we recommend going to Monte Solaro. To get here, you will need to take a bus up a windy road, which is also quick and cheap.

You can buy tickets for both of these things in person, no problem. The funicular leaves every 15 minutes and takes 15 minutes to get there. 


Monte Salaro

man and woman in capri italy

While in Anacapri, take the chairlift up to Monte Solaro. You can buy tickets in person for 11 euro. The ride up to the top is peaceful, quiet, and breathtaking! Make sure to take your flip flops off if you are wearing them, or bring some other shoes so they don’t fall off!

For most of the trip, you won’t be too high off the ground. If you are afraid of heights, the beauty will distract you!

You thought the view couldn’t get any better, then you get to the top. There are few words to describe the beauty of this place.

Our breath was taken away! So much, in fact, we got engaged at the top! If you look closely, you can see the ring box in his pocket. This picture was taken seconds before he proposed!

This is one of the very best things to do here, and should definitely be on your Capri Italy bucket list!

Capri Italy bucket list: Food!

Lollo's Bar

We didn’t eat much in Capri, as we were seasick all morning. We did stop at Lollo’s Bar, which you will see basically right when you get off the ferry.

It is right on the water, so you get a nice view and a good breeze. They have tons of pizzas, so we split one between the two of us.

They also give you a basket of tasty bread! It was tasty and refreshing after a morning at sea.

Ristorante Fuoro

hand with engagement ring and man with wine

If you are staying in Sorrento, we recommend Ristorante Fuoro. It is located in downtown Sorrento, which is hustling with street performers and events.

It can be a little tricky to find, so give yourself some time to find it if you make reservations.

We celebrated our engagement here, and were given wayyy to much limoncello! If you have never tried limoncello… you’re missing out!

Getting back to your hotel

You can get back to your hotel the same way you got to Capri, by using the ferry. Make sure you make it to the ferry on time, though, as the last ferry leaves around 7:30 pm.

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