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What can you visit during your Sorrento stay?

That depends on you, your interests and how many days you will be on vacation, and on whether you prefer a relaxing beach vacation, cultural immersion or non-stop shopping.

Sorrento is located in the Sorrento Peninsula, near the Amalfi Coast, overlooking the Gulf of Naples.

Obviously, while staying in Sorrento you must visit its namesake town, it will only take a day since Sorrento is a small town. Not to be missed is a walk in the historic center and perhaps lunch or dinner in the small fishing hamlet called Marina Grande.

Next, you could visit the Amalfi Coast. Departing from Sorrento, you will have several choices.

Take a public bus, definitely the least expensive alternative, running from Sorrento right down to Amalfi, making a few stops along the way. For example, stopping in Positano, Praiano and of course, the last stop, Amalfi, where you will visit the famous Maritime Republic and admire the magnificent Duomo, an Arab-Sicilian style cathedral.

Depending on what you prefer, you could take one of the tourist buses, which provide headphones with audio guides in four main languages and information on the places visited.

If on the other hand, you prefer to be independent, you can use your car to reach the Amalfi Coast, which spans from 7 km up to 30-40 km from Sorrento. It depends how far you want to go; you could potentially go as far as Salerno.

If you do not have your own car, think about leasing one, or better yet, lease a scooter, the ideal way to visit the Amalfi Coast, notorious for its maze of curves.

If you like islands and the sea, then Capri is a must-see stop on your trip, the island of the good life, of VIPs, surrounded by its crystalline sea.

Hydrofoils or speed ferries leave every half-hour from the port of Sorrento, which can be reached by stairs on foot or with the free shuttle bus from Piazza Tasso. The trip to the port of Capri takes approximately twenty minutes.

If you have a few more days, Ischia is another pearl among our islands, as beautiful as Capri, much bigger and with a bit more wilderness, famous for its thermal spa and good food.

There is only one hydrofoil that connects the port of Sorrento directly to the port of Ischia (only from June to September), it leaves at 9:30 a.m. and returns at 5:25 p.m.; the trip takes less than one hour. In other periods sea connections are insured through Naples.

The next day you could continue your itinerary, starting from the Bell Tower Residence in Sorrento towards the Circumvesuviana station, where you could take one of the trains that, within a half-hour, will reach the stations of Pompeii or Herculaneum, allowing you to visit the famous excavations that certainly do not need any introduction.

If you have your walking shoes on, you may decide to extend your trip to Mount Vesuvius. If small children or elderly people are accompanying you, the ideal way to get there is by the Vesuvius Busvia, a bus that takes hikers to the top. It is a bit more expensive but, obviously, a lot less tiring.

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