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  Butcher shop in Sorrento
by deecat

When we visited the Amalfi Coast, our home base was Sorrento. It's a famous, well established resort town about 30 miles from Naples. It is high on a cliff and overlooks the Bay of Naples.

I'm amazed that it's a resort town because the beaches are not that great because they have pebbles instead of sand. However, when on the beach, the view UP the cliff to Sorrento is unique, and the view OUT to the Bay of Naples is spectacular.

What Sorrento has is the best shopping along the coast. It is not as expensive as Amalfi and Positano, but the quality and choices are great.

It's famous for its beautiful inlaid wood pieces. We have a small bedside table that opens up and has a music box inside. The inlay work is incredible.

The narrow lanes, antique shops, butcher shops with raw meat hanging, the lemon liquer shops, and the wonderful restaurants make it a worthwhile place to visit.

Address: 30 miles south of Naples on the Amalfi Coast

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Apr 30, 2005
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