Whether you’re looking for a quiet, 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 dinner tends to be late. There are literally dozens of restaurants with everything from multi-course Fine Dining 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 extremely crowded during the sweet summer nights. Locals as well as newcomers love sitting on the terrace of the Fauno Bar, enjoying an aperitivo (aperitif) and people-watching till late into the evening.
Other popular venues for pre- and post dinner drinks are, of course, the romantic terraces of the many historic hotels.

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, Sant’Agnello, 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. It offers a colorful Tarantella Show – the frenetic traditional folk dance – between stretches of DJ music. Sorrento Musical is a revue of Neapolitan songs hosted by Teatro Tasso, Piazza Sant’Antonino (tickets about 21€ ). Live music (a changing menu of pop, folk, jazz, etc.) can also be heard at Circolo dei Forestier.

For more leisurely entertainment, we love the laid-back atmosphere at Chantecler -there’s dancing at weekends and there is always some food. Other choices are Chaplin’s Video Pub and the English Inn; located across from each other.  Both stock a good selection of beers and have a lively atmosphere, sometimes a bit too lively on summer evenings!  You’ll find the crowd is made up of a mix of nationalities depending on the season.

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