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.

Why visit Sorrento


Sorrento is a beautiful city overlooking the Bay of Naples with wonderful views of the volcano Vesuvius and the islands of Capri, Ischia and Procida in the distance.

Known by Italians as La Gentile, Sorrento has a mild climate and excellent tourist amenities, making it an ideal holiday location.

The historic centre has a wealth of elegant architecture and Greek, Roman and medieval buildings to visit as well as superb hotels, restaurants and shops.

Sorrento is well placed for visiting the resorts of the Amalfi coast by bus or car, the roman ruins at Pompei and Ercolano by train or the fascinating city of Naples.

Visitors can also take a boat to Naples and the islands, or sail round Punta della Campanella at the tip of the Sorrentine peninsula to visit Positano or Amalfi.