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City Guide Sorrento, Italy

Visiting Sorrento

Separating the Bay of Naples from the Gulf of Salerno, Sorrento is one of Italy’s most popular resorts. It is also one of the best places in Italy to take some time out to relax on the beach and enjoy the glorious views.

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Sorrento City Reviews

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    Anonymous

    Expensive, but beautiful.

    Sorrento, famous for the providing accommodation for the rich and wealthy. But as a traveller on a budget, I loved it. Very different from Napoli, but has similarities within the culture. What can I say? I adore the place. From going to the coast and seeing breathtaking views, to cycling around on an old italian bike like the locals do, to having an incredible evening listening and watching street musicians and performers all while eating pizza, lemons and gelato. Bellisimo!

    Insider Tip:Just explore the place at your own pace, oh and expect to look for an hour or so just to find a meal less than €5. I recommend hiring a bike and cycling around, also explore the beaches but don't pay. There's about a stretch the size of my front drive which is public, the rest you have to pay for so just say you're walking around sightseeing and you should be able to get past the extortionate prices while seeing magnificent views

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    Anonymous

    Piano di Sorrento

    Piano (and Sorrento) were absolutely beautiful. So nice in fact, that I never even ventured anywhere else on the Amalfi Coast or Capri. This area is wonderful if you want a vacation without feeling like you're in the middle of a tourist zone. The coastline is brilliant, with nice public beaches.

    Insider Tip:Go to lunch or dinner at Le Tre Arcate in Piano di Sorrento. The food is so delicious, and the people are so kind. I was in the area for three days, and I ate there three times! Toni, the head waiter, was one of the nicest and most genuine Italian men I've ever met.

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    Anonymous

    More Beautiful Than the Pictures

    Sorrento and the Almalfi coast are like a constant postcard. A wonderful place to unwind after touring some of Italy's bustling cities. Can't to go back and spend more time there!

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    Anonymous

    Sorrento

    Using Piano de Sorrento as a base to explore Sorrento is a cheaper alternative than staying closer to the city centre. It takes 5 minutes by the Circumvesuviana train that departs every half hour. The heart of Sorrento is very tourist driven with plenty restaurants shops and bars which gives a vibrant feel.

    Insider Tip:Stay in Piano de Sorrento and travel in.

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    Anonymous

    Beautiful town with stunning views

    Sorrento is a beautiful town with small shopping streets, little backstreet bars and restaurants and the odd church that you stumble upon. There are lots of things to do such as go and see Pompeii, which is only 30 mins away on the train and about 3Euro to get there. Also visit the neighboring village of Positano - absolutely beautiful. Food and drink can be a little pricey but as is such with Italy - definitely worth a visit.

    Insider Tip:DO NOT use taxis. They will charge you 25Euro+ for jut a 5 minute taxi ride. Use the buses or walk - it's a safe place.

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