Sorrento 02:49 AM
Whether you’re looking for a quiet and intimate evening with that special someone, or want to dance the night away with a group of friends, Sorrento and nearby Sant’Agnello have plenty of nightlife options. Italians like their meals big, and diner tends to be late. There are literally dozens of restaurants with everything from fine dining with multi-course meals to lighter fare, including the regions specialty: PIZZA!
The narrow streets of Sorrento's centro storico are alive with cafes, clubs, and restaurants, which become positively crowded during the sweet nights of summer. Locals, as well as newcomers, love sitting on the terrace of the Fauno Bar, Piazza Tasso 13 (tel. 081-8781135 ; www.faunobar.it; closed November), for an aperitivo (aperitif) and people-watching till late into the evening.
Spring and summer are a special time in Sorrento, as music festivals and other musical programs are staged in venues throughout town. Some of the most popular are the concerts at the Albergo Cocumella, Via Cocumella 7, Sant'Agnello (tel. 081-8782933 ; www.cocumella.com), and those at the cloister of San Francesco, Piazza Francesco Saverio Gargiulo. Contact the tourist office for a schedule of events, including those staged at many restaurants and taverns in town.
For dancing and more lively entertainment, head to Piazza Tasso and the nightclub Fauno Notte Club (tel. 081-8781021 ; www.faunonotte.it). It also offers a colorful Tarantella Show, the frenetic traditional folk dance, between stretches of DJ music (Mar-Oct; daily 9-11pm). Sorrento Musical is a revue of Neapolitan songs hosted by Teatro Tasso, Piazza Sant'Antonino (tel.081-8075525; www.teatrotasso.com; tickets about 21€ depending on show; Mar-Oct Mon-Sat 9:30pm). Live music (a changing menu of pop, folk, jazz, etc.) can also be heard at Circolo dei Forestieri, Via Luigi de Maio 35 (tel. 081-8773012 ; closed Nov-Feb).
For more leisurely entertainment, we love the laid-back atmosphere at Chantecler, Via Santa Maria della Pietà 38 (tel. 081-8075868 ; www.chanteclers.com); there's some dancing on weekends, and always some food. Other choices are Chaplin's Video Pub, Corso Italia 18 (tel. 081-8072551 ) and the English Inn, Corso Italia 55 (tel. 081-8074357 ); located across from each other, both maintain a lively atmosphere on summer weekends. Depending on the season, the crowd can be a mix of nationalities.
Other nice pubs / clubs you can find in Sorrento:
Via S.M. della Pietà, 12
Tel. 081 8782083
Via Iommella Grande, 99 (Sant'Agnello)
Tel. 081 8786758
Via M. Castellano (Sant'Agnello)
Tel. 081 8773744
CAMERA E CUCINA - FOOD & DRINKS
Via Correale, 19
Tel. 081 8773686