Set high atop the Mediterranean cliffs, Sorrento is a town of extraordinary beauty that has endured as a favored resort for centuries. In addition to its own attractions, Sorrento is also known as a popular gateway to the ruined city of Pompeii, destroyed in 79 AD during the disastrous eruption of Mt. Vesuvius.
Due to a cover of ash and pumice, luxurious mansions and modest houses, markets, streets, baths, theaters and temples have been kept beautifully preserved, waiting to be brought to light. Excavations afford today's visitors a vivid impression of life in this very wealthy ancient city that existed 2,000 years ago.
The ever-popular Isle of Capri is just a short distance by jetfoil. It ranks as one of the most beautiful islands and has captured the fancy of visitors for centuries. Its excellent year-round climate, spectacular landscape and fantastic sea caverns ensure a never-ending stream of tourists. Add to these attractions lavish villas, elegant hotels, chic boutiques and quaint restaurants and it is easy to understand why Capri has become so popular.
Join the glitterati that pack the narrow streets of Sorrento and its nearby attractions. Enjoy the famous archaeological sites and the breathtaking scenery, or sit in a shady sidewalk cafe with an espresso or a campari and savor the local ambiance.