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The Sorrentine Peninsula 

Spectacular Coastlines

Why not try a trip to     Naples    or   Capri   or   Pompeii or Herculaneum


Sorrento's Marina GrandeSorrento itself is popular with tourists, especially British tourists, because the town is an attractive and unpretentious place, perfectly placed for excursions to Pompeii and Herculaneum by the local train, and for trips to Amalfi, Positano and Ravello on the Peninsula and Capri and Ischia out in the Bay of Naples. The great pleasure of Sorrento are its lush, shady gardens and its views. There are few sights to equal a Sorrento sunset!


An excursion from Sorrento, called the Amalfi Drive, takes you along the most breathtaking of any road in Europe around the coast of the Sorrentine Peninsula past Positano to Amalfi itself.

Amalfi is the largest town on this coastline, it can sometimes get very congesteAmalfi's Duomod with tourists. Poised romantically between the mountains and the sea, the town's narrow streets and dark passageways weave among monuments like the Duomo. This dominates the central square from the top of a large flight of steps as shown in the photograph.