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I ventured to Sorrento in the chillier month of November, and let me tell you, it’s an underrated time to explore this Italian paradise. First off, the absence of bustling crowds is a game-changer. The narrow, winding streets of Sorrento are already a tight squeeze.

But visiting Sorrento in November, you can actually meander without having to dodge selfie sticks or feel like you’re in a can of sardines. It’s you, the cobblestone, and plenty of room to breathe. Ah, the luxury of personal space!

I have visited Sorrento two times in November now and I love how it’s quaint, quieter but still full of life with the locals.

Is Sorrento in November a Good Time to Visit

Now, let’s talk money—or rather, how you’ll save it. November tends to scare off the summer herd, which is a win for your wallet. Hotels roll out the red carpet with lower prices, and even flights get a budget-friendly makeover. It’s like Black Friday for travel but without the chaos.

But before you start packing, let’s get real about the downsides. The weather can be as unpredictable as a plot twist in a telenovela. One moment you’re basking in a delightful Mediterranean glow, and the next, you’re caught in a surprise rain shower. So yes, the weather plays roulette, and sometimes you’re not on the winning number.

Luckily we had only one day that kind or rained, and the temps were very pleasant during the day.

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Weather in Sorrento in November

The typical weather in Sorrento in November is mild, but it can also be rainy. Here are some details about the weather in Sorrento in November:

Temperature: The average temperature in Sorrento in November is around 15°C (59°F), with highs of 18°C (64°F) and lows of 12°C (54°F)

Rain: November is the rainy month in the Amalfi Coast, and there is a chance of rain in Sorrento. The average rainfall in Sorrento in November is around 130mm.

Sunshine: Despite the chance of rain, there are still sunny days in Sorrento in November. The average sunshine hours in Sorrento in November is around 4 hours per day.

Sea temperature: The sea temperature in Sorrento in November is around 19°C (66°F).

Visitors to Sorrento in November should pack for mild weather and bring a raincoat or umbrella in case of rain. It is also recommended to check the weather forecast before traveling to Sorrento to be prepared for any changes in the weather.

Are Things Open in Sorrento in November?

And while we’re on the subject of things that might not go as planned, be aware that not all stores keep regular hours in November. I did encounter a few “Closed” signs at shops and restaurants, but nothing that felt like a deal-breaker. Most of the places you’ll want to visit are still up and running, just maybe with shorter hours.

Restaurants that are Open in November in Sorrento

Most restaurants are open, although some may have shorter hours. So, yes, you can still get your pizza and pasta fix. There were some restaurants that were closed, but again, there was plenty to choose from.

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Bagni Delfino: This restaurant has been operating for more than 100 years and is located in the center of the city. It offers delicious food either inside the historic glass-enclosed restaurant or out in the garden under the shade of citrus trees. They specialize in pasta and seafood.

La Lanterna: This restaurant is located on the seafront and offers traditional seafood dishes. It has a terrace where visitors can enjoy stunning views of the Bay of Naples.

Trattoria Da Emilia: This is a family-run restaurant that offers seafood and is located on the seafront. It has a super modern design and offers a seafront location.

O’Parrucchiano La Favorita: This restaurant is known for its lemon grove terrace and is located on Corso Italia. It offers traditional Italian cuisine and is a representation of the authentic atmosphere of Sorrento.

La Cantinaccia Del Popolo: This restaurant is located in the heart of Sorrento and offers traditional Italian cuisine. It has a rustic and old-school atmosphere.

Qui Sorrento: This is a modern-looking bistro that offers modern Italian cuisine. It has a minimalist and super modern design and offers something a little different.

Benvenuti in Casa: This restaurant offers traditional Italian cuisine and is located in the heart of Sorrento. It has a cozy and welcoming atmosphere.

These are just a few of the many options for restaurants in Sorrento in November.

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Shops in Sorrento

While some souvenir shops might be closed, most clothing stores and boutiques keep their doors open. I remember seeing the best boots at a shoe shop there and I didn’t purchase them. They had leopard print and I regret not getting it.

While some shops in Sorrento may close or only open on weekends after the November 1 public holiday, most shops and restaurants in Sorrento stay open all year round.

Visitors can stroll around the historic center of Sorrento and explore the local shops, which offer a variety of products such as ceramics, limoncello, and leather goods.

Some of the most popular shops in Sorrento that stay open in November include:

  • Antonella Ferrante Sorrento: This is a popular shop that sells handmade ceramics and pottery.
  • Corso Italia: This is the main shopping street in Sorrento and offers a variety of shops selling clothing, jewelry, and souvenirs.
  • Limonoro: This is a shop that sells limoncello, a traditional Italian liqueur made from lemons.
  • La Bottega della Tarsia Lignea: This is a shop that sells wooden inlaid items, such as jewelry boxes and picture frames.
  • La Culla degli Angeli: This is a shop that sells handmade baby clothes and accessories.
  • Sorrento Lingue: This is a shop that sells language books and courses
  • Sorrento Christmas Shop. This was my favorite shop this time and I got some gorgeous Christmas ornaments. They are opened all year round.

Sorrento is a great city in Italy for souvenir shopping.

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What to pack for Sorrento in November:

Here is what I took:

Bonus tip – Use packing cubes for better organization.

Unique Things to do in Sorrento in November

Pompeii and Herculaneum, Baby! First off, if you score a day that’s clearer than your intentions of eating your way through Italy, make a beeline for the ruins of Pompeii and Herculaneum. 

Trust me, navigating through these ancient cities without dodging hoards of tourists is as refreshing as a sip of Limoncello. Ah, the joys of the off-season! We didn’t visit Pompeii the first time visiting Sorrento in November, but now this time I make sure we ventured out. It was an easy train ride away and we also visited a great winery there.

Amalfi Coast Shenanigans: This is a good day trip if you go in Early November. You can take a bus by the train station, but be ware that it’s a scary road trip so if you are afraid of heights I would opt for boat.

Day trips to Capri: Yes, please! It’s you, the hills, and the ocean—kinda like a Nicholas Sparks novel, but without the tears. Well, my husband is afraid of heights, so he almost shed a tear when we went up Ana Capri. On our second trip in November we didn’t opt to visit Positano as we we were told it was pretty dead there.

Feast of St. Martin: The Feast of St. Martin in November is like Italy’s version of Thanksgiving but with better wine. A cultural plunge with a side of deliciousness. Sorrento also has local events so check the calendar when you go.

Pre-Christmas Vibes: Sorrento starts its Christmas prep early, and by early, I mean November. Piazza Tasso gets its bling on with a musical tree and festoons. It’s like the town’s giving you a sneak peek into the holiday season.

Food Galore: Speaking of deliciousness, the local eateries are serving up more than just looks. Fresh seafood, anyone? And let’s not even get started on the Limoncello; let’s just say it’s nectar from the Italian gods.

Retail Therapy, Sorrento-Style: The shops in the historic center are as inviting as an Italian nonna who insists you must eat more. From ceramics to leather goods, and yes, more Limoncello—you’ll find souvenirs that are miles better than a fridge magnet.

Several places in Sorrento play live music

Catch Live Music: This was a super nice surprise for us! We had not seen much live music in our Italy travels so finding this restaurant with live music was superb!

Fauno Notte Club: This is a popular club in Sorrento that offers live music and dancing.

Teatro Tasso: This is a theater in Sorrento that hosts live music performances.

Filou Club: This is a bar and club that offers live music and DJ sets.

La Bottega della Birra: This is a bar that offers live music and a wide selection of beers.

Terrazza delle Sirene: This is a rooftop bar that offers live music and a beautiful view of the sea.

Insolito Night Day: This is a bar that offers live music and a variety of cocktails.

Rock Cover bands: Sorrento Rock offers live music options including rock cover bands, jazz quartets, opera singers, and mandolin duos.

These are just a few of the many options for live music in Sorrento. Visitors can also check out restaurants that offer live music, such as those listed on Restaurant Guru.

Additionally, classical and jazz concerts take place from April to November in a number of venues in and around Sorrento.

Be sure to check online for updated schedules.

Sorrento Food Tours in November

  1. Pizza Making Class. Highly rated on Viator.
  2. Bella Sorrento Evening. Likely to sell out in November.
  3. Pizza, Cheese, Wine and Limoncello Experience.
  4. Cook like a local with Seaview.
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Wine tasting tours in Sorrento in November

  1. Winery De Angelis: This winery offers wine tasting tours and is rated 4.8 out of 5 on Google Maps.
  2. Food and Wine tour.
  3. Sorrento Food Tours: This tour company offers a limoncello tasting and local food and drink specialties tou.
  4. Cultured Voyages: Cultured Voyages offers a private Irpinia wine tour from Sorrento that includes transportation to and from the wineries

Where to Stay in Sorrento in November

  • Hotel La Certosa: This is a hotel located in the center of Sorrento. It offers comfortable rooms and a rooftop terrace with views of the Bay of Naples.
  • Marina Piccola 7: This is a hotel located in the Marina Piccola area of Sorrento. It offers stunning views of the Bay of Naples and is a great place to relax and unwind.
  • Grand Hotel Due Golfi: This is a hotel located in the hills above Sorrento. It offers stunning views of the Bay of Naples and is a great place to escape the crowds.
  • Hotel Lorelei Londres: This is a hotel located in the center of Sorrento. It offers comfortable rooms and a rooftop terrace with views of the Bay of Naples.
  • Hotel Minvera: This is the hotel we stayed at, and it is beautiful, has beautiful views and the breakfast was amazing.
Hotel deals Sorrento November

Also check out my full blog post on Best Hotels in Sorrento.

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