"Sorrento - Pearl of the Amalfi Coast" Top 5 Page for this destination Sorrento by HORSCHECK

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I stayed about 1 week in Sorrento at the Gulf of Naples in October 1998. Sorrento has about 17.000 inhabitants and is situated on a terrace enclosed by sheer cliffs of the rocky Amalfi Coast.

The touristy city has many restaurants, cafes and shops. It is quite a perfect base to explore the Amalfi Coast with its amazing bays and small beaches inbetween steep cliffs. Towns like Positano and Amalfi are well worth a visit.

Apart from that, the island of Capri and Italy's most chaotic city Naples with the Vesuvio can be explored in daytrips.


"Where there are shadows there will be light"
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Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Beautiful rocky coastline.
  • Cons:Overcowded in the high season.
  • In a nutshell:Perfect base to explore the Amalfi Coast, Capri and Naples.
  • Last visit to Sorrento: Oct 1998
  • Intro Updated Jul 7, 2006
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  • elpariente's Profile Photo
    Mar 29, 2015 at 4:26 AM

    The South of Italy is in my wish list and your tips are very interesting
    Happy Easter ( in advance )

  • MalenaN's Profile Photo
    Mar 21, 2015 at 5:14 AM

    I visited the Amalfi coast for a few days in 1991, but I never went to Sorrento, Capri or Positano. It is a beautiful area!

  • balhannah's Profile Photo
    Oct 8, 2013 at 3:27 AM

    Lovely page! Sorrento looks so lovely and scenic.

  • BruceDunning's Profile Photo
    Aug 1, 2012 at 9:22 AM

    If we have enough days left, a trip to this area and the cliffs is in order. Your tips and pics are very good, as always.

  • Andraf's Profile Photo
    Feb 15, 2012 at 10:06 PM

    Nice page Holger, it brings back many memories. I visited Sorrento in October 2006 but I would like to go back someday.

  • Balam's Profile Photo
    Feb 8, 2012 at 11:31 AM

    Your Sorrento tips and pics bring back lots of memories..

  • mallyak's Profile Photo
    May 2, 2011 at 1:20 AM

    Sorrento was so "Lemony"!A beautiful little getaway.We prefered to stay in the sleepy town of Masalubranse-3o minutes uphill by bus.

  • starship's Profile Photo
    Nov 11, 2009 at 12:23 PM

    Back for a little visit--lovely photos and descriptions. You certainly did see so many places with Sorrento as your home base. Nice page!

  • hopang's Profile Photo
    Aug 22, 2009 at 9:40 AM

    Interesting Sorrento page! The beautiful coastline certainly looks amazing, and so is the blue island of Capri. Positano and Amalfi sound wonderful to visit and explore. Thanks for sharing. ~ho & pang

  • margaretvn's Profile Photo
    Aug 2, 2009 at 1:52 AM

    Enjoyed your page - we spent a week in Sorrento after a very busy week in Rome and we loved it

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