One of the Amalfi Coast's glittering gems, Sorrento is a sunny resort town moored in a rich history, with sweeping ocean views and plenty of locally-produced limoncello.
Sorrento's huge popularity with visitors is largely down to its location; the area's undulating mountains and valleys on Italy's southwestern coast offer uninterrupted views across the Bay of Naples to Mt Vesuvius. Sorrento holidays offer ample opportunities to visit neighbouring attractions, such as the vibrant port town of Salerno or the exclusive island of Capri; the archaeological wonders of Pompeii are a short drive away to the north.
According to Greek mythology, it was Sorrento's waters that housed the legendary Sirens, who lured sailors with their captivating voices and beauty. Now, visitors are more likely to be seduced by Sorrento's abundance of luxury hotels, which include the sumptuous Bellevue Syrene, Parco dei Principi and Excelsior Vittoria. Visitors will find plenty of local handicrafts here to enchant, as well, from locally-made lace to ceramics. But it is Sorrentine lemons that are perhaps the city's best-known product; the scent of citrus on the warm air is Sorrento's signature.