Tuesday, 4 February 2020


Sorrento (Neapolitan: Surriento) is a small town in Campania, southern Italy, with some 16,500 inhabitants. It is a popular tourist destination which can be reached easily from Naples and Pompeii, as it lies at the south-eastern end of the Circumvesuviana rail line. The town overlooks the Bay of Naples as the key place of the Sorrentine Peninsula, and many viewpoints allow sight of Naples itself, Vesuvius and the Isle of Capri.

The Amalfi Drive (connecting Sorrento and Amalfi) is a narrow road that threads along the high cliffs above the Tyrrhenian Sea (we drove along there and it is not a drive for the faint-hearted!). Ferry boats and hydrofoils provide services to Naples, Amalfi, Positano, Capri and Ischia. Sorrento's sea cliffs and luxury hotels have attracted notable people, including Enrico Caruso and Luciano Pavarotti. Sorrento is famous for the production of limoncello, a digestive liqueur made from lemon rinds, alcohol, water and sugar. Other agricultural production includes citrus fruit, wine, nuts and olives. Wood craftsmanship is also well-developed.

This post is part of the Our World Tuesday meme,
and also part of the Travel Tuesday meme,
and also part of the Wordless Wednesday meme.


  1. Lovely! I've been to the Cinque Terre, but haven't seen Sorrento or Pompeii. Maybe next time.

  2. Italy is a dream for me ever since I was a kid and it went real last December. Although I only got to visit Milano and Roma, I would love to see Sorrento too someday because of your photo!


  3. It is so beautiful there! And a visit to Amalfi is a must! Thanks for the memories!

  4. A visit to Italy is on my bucket list. I would love to visit beautiful Sorrento.

    Happy Wednesday!

  5. I visited Sorrento and Capri yeras ago, pre blog. Such a beautiful part of Italy!