Villa Comunale
Villa Comunale
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Bandit-One
Lucerne, Switzerland7,446 contributions
Came here by tour during Covid-19. Taking a tour at that time was the only way to visit. Suprisingly there weren't really any other visitors that day.

The views here are of course the reason to come. Nice views of the Gulf of Napoli, the Vesuvio and the Sorrento Coast. There would also be a beach club, a restaurant and a hotel on site, sharing the same amazing views.

I never get enough of the ocean. And just standing here taking the views in was enough for for me. A peaceful sight. Really enjoyed this spot.
Written April 16, 2022
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Steve_of_N21
London, UK1,970 contributions
Couples
The centrally located Villa Comunale Park with its small manicured gardens is rightly popular for its views over the Gulf of Naples and of the beach clubs of Marina Piccola. However this does mean that you are unlikely to find it without crowds during the daytime as it is a regular stop for the many walking tours of Sorrento, and on the couple of occasions we visited it was very busy. People are also drawn to Villa Comunale for the Church and Cloisters of San Francesco, which is a popular wedding venue, and for the Sorrento lift in the near left hand corner which for a couple of euros will take you down to Marina Piccola and its Beach clubs.
By all means visit for the views, but personally I found the nearby Piazza Della Vittoria a more relaxing square to visit which afforded equally good views across the Bay of Naples.
Written June 21, 2022
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RickyAllen3
Bath, UK31 contributions
Pretty much same view available at Grande Excelsior Vittoria but completely free of charge. Nice to sit on one of the benches and look at the view. Free of charge and clean lavatories available . Inexpensive cafe and gelato on site
Written September 11, 2020
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se26🌟
United Kingdom6,572 contributions
Couples
🌲This park is on a hilltop next to The Cloisters of St. Francesco and near to Tramontana Hotel. It’s a small area with a few benches. The views from here are stunning.....and it’s a perfect spot for great photos. It’s very popular with wedding parties.📷

🌟In this little park you will find THE LIFT/ELEVATOR down to the Marina Piccola. It’s in the corner of the garden and costs €1 single trip. There are also steps leading to the marina and bathing platforms. We usually walk down and return on the lift.

🌞It’s a great place as it’s quiet and relaxing and, if you’re lucky, you’ll get a seat in the shade. There’s also a small restaurant with toilet fascilities. 🍻🍷🍨
Written July 30, 2018
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Andy
Southampton, UK855 contributions
Couples
A short walk from the main square in Sorrento, this is one of those places that has an excellent view of the Bay of Naples, Sorrento Coastline and the marina below, with the jetties that spring out from the land, packed full of sun loungers.

There is a lift here (€1pp) that'll take you down to the bathing platforms and marina, to save your legs (it's ok walking down. Back up is worth the €1!)

A must see when visiting Sorrento
Written September 5, 2018
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se26🌟
United Kingdom6,572 contributions
Couples
🌺The Villa Comunale is a very popular garden in Sorrento. Set near The Cloisters and next to Tramontana Hotel, it boasts the most spectacular views of the lovely coast, Vesuvius and Capri.

🛳 From here you can walk down steps to Marina Piccola from where the boats and ferries set sail to Capri, Ischia, Positano and Naples (to name but a few places) . In the corner of the garden is THE LIFT to Marina Piccola.🛳🛳🛳

🌴🌴You can sit in a shaded area or enjoy a lunch or drink in a little cafe. Lots of people come to take photographs and you will often see bridal parties.🎆💕

⭐️From here you can get to Marina Piccola (⛴) but not Marina Grande (🎏)
Written July 24, 2017
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SimeyWimey
Whitstable, UK707 contributions
Family
I've always known this place as the look out, and that's the best thing to do. It's a wonderful view of the bay and vesuvio and is the perfect place for a photo of sorrento if you're pressed for time. Some shade and benches, plus lift down to the only public beach in town. Just next to the oap sun deck. Lift costs a euro last time I used it, but it's more fun walking up and down in your flip flops.
Written August 14, 2018
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John L
Bluffton, SC597 contributions
Couples
This delightful park, filled with beautiful flowers and an exceptional view of the Bay of Naples, turned out to be a lifesaver for our group.
Two of our party of four have mobility problems. We needed a reasonable means to get down to the port in order to take the hydrofoil to Capri.
Problem solved!
This park includes two large elevators which takes you down to the port area at a price of 1 euro per person.
The park is located about a five minute walk from the Piazza San't Antonino in the city center. Walk out of the piazza and bear to your left as the street curves around and the park will be on your right.
It also works its magic on the return trip for another euro. Those ramps coming back up the hill are daunting.
Written May 20, 2018
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Rumples
Tucson, AZ11,229 contributions
Solo
Sorrento's largest park proved to be the first place I visited on a short day trip to the town. That's because the elevator that I took as a shortcut from the harbor, where I got off a hydrofoil, to the top of a massive cliff, opened into Villa Comunale. What a splendid welcome to Sorrento! Colorful flowerbeds, tall trees, beckoning benches, singing birds and amazing views from the park's terrace greeted me. Many visitors had gathered at the terrace railing to admire the panorama, and I immediately joined them.

The harbor, a glistening sea, ferries, a hydrofoil and a cruise ship appeared below. In the distance I could see the island of Capri, Vesuvius and the Naples coastline. It took awhile before I could tear myself away from the scene. But I finally wended my way through the immaculate gardens to the entrance, Just beyond, I made my next stop at the Church of San Francesco and was off to a good start for a few hours of sightseeing.

The park provides a nice place for a respite as well as offering the best view I saw in Sorrento. Steps lead down from here to Marina Piccola, the main harbor.
Written May 27, 2017
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Guilietta
Bristol, UK24 contributions
Friends
This is the first place I go to when I arrive in Sorrento. The public gardens overlook the Bay of Naoles and there are steps down to the bathing platforms, beach plus you can make your way along to Marina Grande. There is also a lift in the gardens that takes you down to the beach. There is a lovely cafe where you can have coffee, snacks and alcholic drinks while admiring the view. If you are lucky you may see a bride having her photos taken
Written December 15, 2015
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