Sorrento Travel Guide
Sorrento is undeniably one of the true gems of Italy. Perfectly positioned on the dreamy Sorrentine / Amalfi coast with it’s serpentine roads snaking around the dramatic cliffs, Sorrento becomes a firm favourite of all who visit. The main square, the Piazza Tasso represents the very heart of Sorrento, filled with friendly bars and restaurants (including some of the best fish restaurants) for both natives and tourists alike. Although perched on a cliff top, it is still possible for sunbathers to soak up some Italian sun away from the hustle and bustle of the town. There is the choice of either one of the small sunbathing areas made up of volcanic sand and small pebbles, or one of the many wooden jetty-like sunbathing platforms – although there will be a small charge for use.
Sorrento in itself is a stunningly gorgeous place, but it is also a strategically fantastic destination for visiting nearby must-sees. A short jaunt across the water is the beautifully enigmatic island of Capri for a touch of designer shopping. For the culture vultures, there are the nearby ancient towns of Pompeii and Herculaneum, the tragic victims of the Vesuvius eruption of AD79. Alternatively, it is a great idea to rent a scooter from one of the many rental outlets in Sorrento. This way it is possible to explore Sorrento to it’s fullest and even take a coastal ride up to the picturesque towns nestling along the rugged Amalfi coastline such as Ravello, Positano and Amalfi itself. Sorrento encapsulates the feeling of a traditional Italian seaside resort; it has an indescribable ambience mixed with a unique sophistication that really shouldn’t be missed.
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