Just a short hop from the island of Capri, overlooking the Bay of Naples and Mount Vesuvius, and an excellent base to explore the Amalfi coast or visit the ruins of Pompeii, Sorrento gives you plenty of reasons to use the city as a base for your vacations in southern Italy.
Although the beaches here are extremely narrow and few in number, it is Sorrento's steep cliffs and rock faces rising out of the water that give it its characteristic charm and scenic views. When it comes to history, Sorrento is more than able to compete with any other Italian city of its kind.
Known as one of Italy's most popular resort towns, Sorrento does not lack for choices of luxurious spas, all inclusive resorts offering you the best of beauty and massage treatments, and five-star hotels with pool-side decks where you can look out over the bay for hours without end. Sightseeing in the city will take you to dozens of museums and galleries, a mammoth cathedral, and plenty of churches while outdoor enthusiasts can go hiking on the western peninsula, cruise the coast, or try their hand at deep-sea fishing. At the end of a long day, no visitor will be able to resist indulging in the incredible food and wine that can be enjoyed on the cheap throughout the duration of your vacations to Sorrento.