Sorrento is a beautiful town perched on a cliff high above the sea with views of Vesuvius and the islands in the Bay of Naples . Use this website to help you plan a visit to this elegant southern Italian resort and find your way to the best beaches and some lovely villages and towns along the Sorrentine peninsula that are perhaps less well known to tourists.


Frommer’s Amalfi Coast guide appreciates the beauty of Sorrento

Travel writers have a tendency to regard Sorrento as merely a convenient base for exploring Naples, Pompei or the Amalfi coast and often do not allow much space in their books for describing the resort itself.
But Frommer's Amalfi Coast gives Sorrento and its peninsula proper recognition, allowing a whole chapter for ‘The Land of Sirens’.
The authors Bruce Murphy and Alessandra de Rosa acknowledge the lure of Sorrento, writing: ‘…this little town has its charms, with many lesser known attractions and a peninsula that is among the most beautiful in the Mediterranean.’
They take their readers on a tour of the peninsula, starting from Castellamare di Stabia, which marks the beginning of the mountainous promontory.
As well as describing the main sights, restaurants and hotels in Sorrento itself, there is a lot of useful information about other places on the peninsula such as Vico Equense, Massa Lubrense, Sant’Agata su due Golfi, Nerano and Termini.
There are detailed directions for getting around using the ancient footpaths that crisscross the peninsula and the book’s restaurant recommendations include mouth watering descriptions of the local speciality dishes.

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