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Sorrento Lift

Built into the cliffs of Sorrento, this elevator provides quick access from the city’s beaches and marina to the Old Town. 

Sorrento Lift offers a convenient alternative to climbing up and down the steep walkways that link the Sorrento city center and coastline. The Sorrento Lift is perfect when you can’t wait to get to the city’s stylish beach clubs or port. Alternatively, use it for quick access to your hotel after arriving at the harbor by ferry. Take time to enjoy the sublime views from a clifftop balcony.

Two elevators operate simultaneously, which means that waiting times are reduced even during the peak summer season. Constructed into rock walls, the lifts are remarkable feats of engineering. Expect to take about half a minute to travel between the top and bottom stations.

The upper station stands in the pretty Villa Comunale Park adjacent to the 14th-century St. Francis Church and Convent. A terrace balcony runs along the edge of the park and offers an uninterrupted view of the coastline and the Gulf of Naples. Look down on the beaches and bars, some of which are set on breakwaters and piers. Watch as yachts and passenger ferries come and go from Marina Piccola.

Leave the elevator from the lower station to access the public beach area and private clubs. Rent a deckchair and sun umbrella and indulge in hours of waterside relaxation. The water offers safe and refreshing swimming. Kayaks and paddleboats are available to rent. The clubs have changing facilities and restaurants, which are perfect for enjoying open-air dinners in the balmy Mediterranean climate.

If you are feeling energetic, take the lift one way and return via the serpentine paths, as people did for centuries before the elevator opened. You can also continue to the marina. Boats depart from here for Capri, Ischia and Naples.

Sorrento Lift is just a 5-minute walk from Sorrento’s main square, Piazza Torquato Tasso. Walk to the top entrance from many city center hotels. The elevator operates year round, with late-night hours during warmer months. Pay the one-way fee or get a discount paying in advance for a round-trip. Visitors shorter than 3 feet (1 meter) tall ride for free.

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Hotel Regina Sorrento
Hotel Regina Sorrento
4 out of 5
Via Marina Grande 10, Sorrento, NA
The price is AU$301 per night from 20 Aug. to 20 Aug.
Located in Sorrento Historic Centre, this hotel is 8.7 mi (14.1 km) from Baia di Ieranto, and within 32 mi (52 km) of Pompeii Archaeological Park and Herculaneum. ...
4.6/5Wonderful! (543 reviews)
"We loved this hotel. The view was fantastic. The service and staff were excellent. Highly recommended."

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Imperial Hotel Tramontano
Imperial Hotel Tramontano
4 out of 5
Via Vittorio Veneto 1, Sorrento, NA
The price is AU$312 per night from 30 Aug. to 30 Aug.
Offering direct access to the beach, this Sorrento Historic Centre hotel is steps away from Sorrento Peninsula and Sorrento Lift. Marina Grande Beach and Sorrento ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (492 reviews)
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"Hotel was immaculate service excellent and location near the centre of sorrento made the whole experience a delightful one"

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Grand Hotel Europa Palace
Grand Hotel Europa Palace
4 out of 5
Via Correale, 34/36, Sorrento, NA
Nestled on the beach, this Sorrento City Centre hotel is just steps away from Sorrento Peninsula and Sorrento Marina. Corso Italia and Piazza Tasso are also ...
4.1/5Very Good! (213 reviews)
"In summary - breathtaking views, lovely terrace for drinks and meals, UNIQUE access to swimming in the Mediterranean and sunbathing, and stately palace type of property, elegant and historic. In detail - if you know the Amalfi coast, you know that most towns require a huge amount of climbing and ..."

Reviewed on 28 Jul. 2021

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Hotel Conca Park
Hotel Conca Park
4 out of 5
Via degli Aranci 13/bis, Sorrento
The price is AU$238 per night from 1 Aug. to 1 Aug.
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Imperial Hotel Tramontano
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4 out of 5
Via Vittorio Veneto 1, Sorrento, NA
The price is AU$312 per night from 30 Aug. to 30 Aug.
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4 out of 5
Via Marina Grande 10, Sorrento, NA
The price is AU$301 per night from 20 Aug. to 20 Aug.
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Grand Hotel Europa Palace
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Via Correale, 34/36, Sorrento, NA
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4 out of 5
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4 out of 5
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The price is AU$304 per night from 3 Aug. to 3 Aug.
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Hotel Plaza
4 out of 5
via Fuorimura n.3, Sorrento, NA
The price is AU$244 per night from 24 Aug. to 24 Aug.
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Bellevue Syrene
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5 out of 5
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The price is AU$988 per night from 1 Aug. to 1 Aug.
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Palazzo Marziale
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The price is AU$283 per night from 8 Aug. to 8 Aug.
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