Agriturismi near Sorrento

The Agriturimso Capo Santa Fortunata in Sorrento.
The Agriturimso Capo Santa Fortunata in Sorrento

Sample the rural life on a farm stay near Sorrento, Italy, starting at €64

Even if you can't afford your own farmhouse in Campania, you can up close with the rural heart of Italy by staying on an agriturismosort of like a B&B on a working farm.

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How to find agriturismi near Sorrento

How much does an agriturismo cost?

Agriturismi offer the experience of the Italian farm life for a fraction the cost of a hotel; double rooms run anywhere from €40 to €300, but usually average around €64 to €99.

Some agriturismi require a two– or three-night minimum stay (very occasionally, it's a week minimum).

Roughly half accept credit cards—though it is becoming more common.

What is an agriturismo farm stay like?

Agriturismi range from vineyards to mozzarella farms, barns amid olive groves to frescoed villas surrounded by lemon trees.

By law, an agriturism establishment has to be a working farm, taking no more than 30 paying guests and earning no more that 30% of their income from hospitality (the rest from honest farm work).

Accommodations range from four-star luxury to something a straw's-width from sleeping in a stall, but are usually along the lines of a country-comfy and rustic room that looks exactly like what you'd expect to find staying with an aunt and uncle in the countryside.

Being on a farm, breakfasts can be phenomenal (and ultra-fresh).

Many are increasingly opening on-site restaurants featuring wonderfully huge, cheap, and hearty home-cooked dinners (the standard: about €30–€45, including wine, for four or five courses).

Of course, by definition there aren't any agriturismi right in the center of town. But Sorrento is a small city and the countryside starts right at its doorstep, so you can still find some farm stays quite close—or at least within a 15 minute drive.

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How long does Sorrento take?

Planning your time: Sorrento has maybe 2-3 hours of mediocre sightseeing. To be brutally honest it is probably the least interesting town in this area. It is only famous for its location.

Sorrento makes an ideal base for exploring Campania thanks to its location at the nexus of regional public transit—pretty much the only place from which you can get anywhere without having to change mode of transportation: Trains direct to Pompeii and Naples; ferries to Capri; buses or ferries down the Amalfi Coast.

If you prefer the home-base style of travel, Sorrento is the perfect base. Figure on three days/two nights here (hit Pompeii on the train ride down from Naples—you can store your luggage temporarily at the Pompei train station—then spend one day each visiting Capri and the Amalfi Coast).

If, however, you prefer to travel from town to town, just treat Sorrento as a way-station to switch from train to bus or ferry; skip Sorrento entirely and sleep in a more interesting locale on the Amalfi Coast or Capri.

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