Sorrento is the quintessential holiday resort of the Amalfi coast. It is an excellent base for getting out and about, with a good bus service to the other towns along the coast. In summer one can take the boat or hydrofoil across to the islands of Ischia and Capri, which makes for a delightful day trip. Better still, one can book a 2-centre and combine the mainland with one of these lovely islands.
Travel to this region and you must see the ancient sites of Pompeii and Herculaneum. Take your time as the sites are large and there are so many interesting things to see
. With a 10-15 minutes walk you will reach Sorrento's centre, Piazza Tasso, where you be able to experience the town's most characteristic shops, restaurants and narrow streets.