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4.5 out of 5
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Although not as well-known as its neighbors Naples and Pompeii, Sorrento still has much to offer visitors touring Italy’s gorgeous Amalfi Coast. Sorrento is a town with a breathtaking natural beauty. Located on steep cliffs along the sea, rich in religious, historical and architectural beauty Sorrento is a travelers dream. Art aficionados visiting the city will not want to miss a visit to the Correale Museum which contains the works of famous Italian artist Giaginto Giagante. Not to be missed also is the local wine-gastronomy of Sorrento. Typical dishes and products of the area delight the palates of the visitors who spend their holidays in Sorrento.
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  • Sorrento
    Jim Barton
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    5 Apr 10, 2013

    Didn't really see much of Sorrento, just the harbor mainly. I did however book a sailboat tour of Capri that departed from and arrived back in Sorrento. It turned out to be a fantastic day and a great decision. Four people I met in the hostel in Naples came down with me. We were greeted by the owner of the sailboat his sister and her son. We left Sorrento and had a tour of Capri which lasted about 5 hrs. I highly recommend doing something like this if you are in Sorrento or Naples.

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    Maan @Travel Binge
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    5 Jan 22, 2012
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    4 Mar 17, 2014

    One of the first stops on the Amalfi coast is Sorrento. It can be slightly touristy but is also really charming and, my favourite, fulls of lemons which means some really really good limoncello. And crema di limoncello. I am usually not a fan of this often too-sweet after dinner liqueur, BUT, in Sorrento, they do it right.

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    Agus Tan
    5 Apr 10, 2014

    I went to Sorrento, right on the christmast day last year (2013). it was nice and a dream city to live. with orange trees anywhere in the city, and giant christmas tree at the centre of piaza tasso, just made my christmas as the memorable ever. to reach this city from Sorrento takes about 4 hours from Napoli, when the venue is almost there, the extremely gorgeous views! cliffs and beach ... i thought the heaven is in the earth of Italy :) want to go back there for longer stay

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    D'Maris Coffman
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    4 Jan 26, 2014

    Great town at the northern end of the Amalfi Coast. Expensive shopping and dining, but wonderful views. Can be crowded in the summer, but worth spending a few hours anyway.

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    Caroline Carlos
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    4 Jul 06, 2013

    Just a short drive from Positano (around 30 minutes), it affords a little more action near the historic center, which is actually really cute. You can wander around artisan shops, little eateries, and very expensive hotels. The manmade beach is nothing people scramble to see, but across the water is a view of Vesuvius and the coast of Naples.

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    Steve DeAngelo
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    5 Dec 06, 2012

    Sorrento is a small southern Italy city overlooking the Gulf of Naples. It's views of the gulf are absolutely breathtaking.

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  • Sorrento
    Sveta Berlyant
    5 Aug 14, 2012

    Cute city that a must to see. from there you can take a short (25 min) ferry ride to Capri or drive on Amalfi Coast

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    EPLT72
    5 Jul 05, 2012

    We spent 2days 1 night in Sorrento and had a wonderful alfresco dinner. Beautiful town with great people and atmosphere! Head there before or after Capri.

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  • Sorrento
    Sharon F
    5 Jul 05, 2012

    This quaint city makes you feel miles away from the hustle and bustle of Rome. You can easily find fishermen tending their nets and people who speak barely any English. Such a gem!

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