Sorrento is the very starting point of the Amalfi Coast and is located on the Sorrentine Peninsula, one of the most picturesque landscapes in Italy. From here you can overlook the Bay of Naples and Mount Vesuvius, famous for its eruption in 79 AD that buried the city of Pompeii.
This is the best place to stay in the Amalfi Coast if you are considering a day excursion to the city of Naples or to visit the famous ruins of Pompeii. Boats depart from the harbour and take you directly across the bay, meaning you can avoid a long, winding bus journey across the coast.
This beautiful town is a very popular tourist destination, with cobblestone streets intertwining between the colourful villas and quaint buildings that perch on the cliff face. During the high season, Sorrento is buzzing with life and has a wide range of activities on offer to enjoy so won’t be caught short of things to see and do.
Being one of the most famous towns in the region, Sorrento is the ideal location if you prefer the ease of English speaking locals yet still want to enjoy an authentic, culture-rich Italian atmosphere.