By the end of April, the weather is starting to warm up. The average daily high temperature is about 70 degrees. Of course, it’s always up to the weather gods so check before you leave. We have used Sorrento as a base when visiting the Amalfi Coast. It’s a very convenient location with buses that run up and down the coast. Also, Sorrento is an excellent location for catching the ferry to Capri if that interests you. We like the Il Nido Hotel located in the hills above Sorrento. There are great views of the bay, and they have a shuttle to and from the center of Sorrento. As far as the car, it depends on your desire to drive the Amalfi Coast. We drove to Sorrento and parked the car at the hotel for the week, then never used it. Between the hotel shuttle and the local buses, we were fine. It saved us the trouble of driving and trying to find parking. Good luck, it’s a beautiful area.