With a beautiful saracen defence tower overlooking the town, it is a quiet marine centre of the Amalfi coast, from where every night boats leave for fishing. The sea offers plenty of fish, partly salted and sold in jars. Its nice beach allows bathing to a lot of tourists, who like it for its familiar and friendly atmosphere.
Ferry to Capri
I was surprised to find that the price for a hydrofoil ride to Capri was pretty expensive, about 12 euros one-way from Sorrento, especially when the journey takes approx. 20 min. Well, to catch a hydrofoil or ferry to this infamous island, you will have to go to Marina Picolo by bus (orange color) or foot (climbing the steep steps will definitely take your breath away, if not from the view!)
You can buy tickets from several counters and board the vessel according to the ticket. The view of the Sorrento - Amalfi coast is fantastic as well
Duomo - Cathedral of San Filippo and San Giacomo
This 15th century cathedral is spectacular (as are all the cathedrals in Italy with their marble and frescos) but the marvelous wooden inlay panels at the entry and throughout the sanctuary depicting the 15 Stages of the Cross make it even more special. Also the wooden choir section behind the altar with it's marvelous intarsia created by local Sorrento craftsmen is phenomenal. My (off the beaten path) tip about the Museottega Della Tarsialignea gives insight to the history of this craft and should be a must-see in conjunction with the Duomo.
Make a bustrip along the Amalfi Drive to the seaside resort of Amalfi. Amalfi has rocky cliffs and beautiful beaches. The town itsself offers plenty of shopping possibilities around the Cathedral Square. The famous Cathedral rises at the end of steep steps and dominates the Square.
Rediscovering the Amalfi Coast
"A week of beautiful views"
I have just returned from this area. I had been to Sorrento before but never explored further down the coast. I now know why this is known as one of the most beautiful coastal drives on Earth.
From the massive limestone cliffs, to the villages perched on their sides and the incredible colours of the ocean, every corner held a view that surpassed the previous one.
I explored all the villages from Sorrento up to the little village of Ravello, which is my personal favourite.
Positano was simply gorgeous and I returned there twice, once with a driver I hired and the second time by boat from Sorrento.
I have uploaded a few shots to give you an idea of how beautiful the area is.
Relaxing on the steps in Positano after a hard days shopping and tasting the local cuisine.
I will remember the Amalfi Coast from this shot below, for the colours, the contrasts and the character.
I loved it here, the people were so very friendly, the local produce was delicious and well the lemoncello was a little strong for my taste but you just have to try it.