Sorrento is located in southern Italy's Campania region, near Naples on the Sorrentine Peninsula. Sorrento is famous for its Limoncello, a lemon liquore. The Amalfi coast lemons are a tourist favorite: they are extremely fragrant and higher in vitamin C than a typical lemon. They have a thicker and more fragrant peel than other lemons. Even the leaves are used in the cuisine of the Amalfi Coast. You'll see lemons from February to October, the best are harvested between March and late July. The trees flower in May.
Sorrento can be quite hot in the summer, although dry. The typical Mediterranean climate offers a rainy season from October through February.
Spring is the best time to go to the south of Italy. The famous lemon trees are in bloom and the weather is warm but not usually hot. Sorrento is packed in Summer. Make hotel reservations early (our recommendations are below). You might also consider Salerno as an alternative over Sorrento.
Fall is also a fine time to go, September through November. Wine festivals are in full swing at that time, and fall staples, like mushrooms go along for the ride. Winter is bearable, and may make a fine time to visit nearby Vesuvius.
The climate charts below show the historic high and low temperatures and average monthly rainfall for Sorrento, Italy.
Marina Piccola 72 (on the water)