Great Ocean Views
Favorite thing: Sorrento is one of the best known resorts in Italy, situated on an incredible coastline of unrivalled beauty, on the northern slope of the Sorrentine Peninsula surrounded by luxuriant hills where olives and the best quality citrus fruits are grown. The site of was a favored retreat of the Romans, and here they built their fabulous villas. Sorrento has been nicknamed “La Gentile” because of the gentleness of its climate, the refinement of its streets and gardens and of the friendliness of its inhabitants.
Fondest memory: I found Sorrento to be captivating city, you can enjoy the scenery, take a boat ride to Capri, take a bus or car ride (if you're brave) down the Amalfi Coast, take a trip to Pompeii or roam the shops for inlaid wooden items and lovely cameo jewelry. A great destination to visit with much to do and see.
- Arts and Culture
- Museum Visits
Favorite thing: Avoid the slightly tacky and over priced bars and cafes around the edges of Piazza Tasso and do as the locals do. While away an hour or two in Bar Erculano, bang in the centre of the square enclosed by low hedges. Some of the bets people watching in the world and half the price of anywhere else.
- Spa and Resort
Traffic and Flying Litter Alert
Fondest memory: Because we had to travel via a certain route in order to reach the port, this was what I noticed en route:
I noticed that most of the houses near the port of NAPLES looked badly depilated; the roads here were dirty with litter strewn all over the place and the pedestrians were DASHING across from one street to another without a care for their safety. My heart really did skip a beat.
Million Dollar Views
Fondest memory: If you're taking the ferry, you'd be able to marvel at this city from afar (see pic). From SORRENTO itself, you can also catch commanding views of the Bay of Naples. better still if you can afford to stay in a local hotel right along its rugged coastline.
According to Greek mythology, SORRENTO was once the home of wanton women whose mystic song lured enchanted sailors to their early demise. Hm, in reality, I think SORRENTO is best described as the "Gateway to CAPRI" overlooking the beautiful Bay of Naples.
Harbours of Sorrento
Favorite thing: Make a stroll around the two harbours Marina Piccola and Marina Grande. The local fishing boats leave from Marina Grande. The wharf for the ferries to the islands of Capri and Ischia, to Naples and to Castellammare is located at Marina Piccola.
- Adventure Travel
City centre and coastline
Favorite thing: Explore the city centre and the coastline of Sorrento. In the narrow cobbled alleyways are plenty of little shops, cafes and restaurants. A few churches, monuments and the remains of the enclosure walls are the historic sights of the town.
- Adventure Travel
View of Naples
Favorite thing: From here you can get a very good view of Naples and Capri. Well on a clear day you can see them both.
Fondest memory: The people there were very helpful in trying to get me to let go of some of my money.
- Family Travel
- Romantic Travel and Honeymoons
Fondest memory: A visit to Capri and the view point over these famous rocks. Where have those youthful days gone......