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Top 10 Things to Do in Sorrento, Italy

Updated on October 20, 2016
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Mt Vesuvius and the Bay of Naples from the hills above Sorrento.
Mt Vesuvius and the Bay of Naples from the hills above Sorrento. | Source

Just across the Bay from Naples lies the Sorrentine Peninsula, perhaps the most stunning stretch of coastline anywhere in the world. With its beautiful location on the north coast of the peninsula, the small community of Sorrento is perfectly situated looking out over the Bay of Naples, Mount Vesuvius, and the Isle of Capri. It is hard to imagine a more perfect setting than this.

Famous for its lemons and limoncello, Sorrento has much to offer its visitors and makes for a great base from which to explore the region. While there is certainly much more to do and see than I have listed here, this makes for a great start to experiencing this wonderful region of Italy.

Cathedral of Sorrento (Duomo)

With its beautiful clock tower, the Cathedral of Sorrento is easily recognizable and is centrally located on the Corso Italia, the main thoroughfare in the heart of Sorrento. The interior of the Duomo, as it is known, is in sharp contrast to the simple exterior of the church and treats visitors to some wonderful frescoes and a dramatic altar with a crucifixion above it. We were lucky enough to attend a mass in this beautiful cathedral and it is certainly worth a visit.

Interior of the Cathedral of Sorrento
Interior of the Cathedral of Sorrento | Source

Old Sorrento

The old section of Sorrento is a wonderful place to get lost in its narrow streets and alleyways. Here you’ll discover colorful shops and quaint trattorias and the true essence of Sorrento.

Spend a few hours wandering this section of town and you’ll know why Sorrento is such a popular destination. The old town centre is home to numerous historical buildings including the Basilica of Sant’Antonino and the complex of San Francesco, which includes the church, cloister, and a convent.

The narrow alleyways of the old town
The narrow alleyways of the old town | Source
Colorful Sorrento
Colorful Sorrento | Source

Piazza Tasso

Looking for a spot to just chill and relax for a bit? Grab a table at one of the café’s here on the Piazza Tasso and watch the coming and goings of Sorrento.

Piazza Tasso is undoubtedly the hub of activity in Sorrento and a great location to find a seat and get off your feet for a spell. The piazza is surrounded by shops, cafes, fruit stands and horse drawn carriages waiting to take visitors on a leisurely tour of Sorrento. It all makes for a non-stop symphony of colorful activity.

Piazza Tasso
Piazza Tasso | Source

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Pompeii with Mt Vesuvius in the background.
Pompeii with Mt Vesuvius in the background. | Source

Day Trip to Pompeii or Herculeneum

Hop on the circumvesuvian train and in a quick thirty minutes or so you’ll be on the doorstep to Pompeii or Herculaneum. Spending some time at either of these archaeological sites is a must for any trip to the Sorrento area.

The famous ancient city of Pompeii is constantly unearthing new finds and it is fascinating to walk among the ruins of what was once a thriving community. Great views of Mount Vesuvius make one realize just how close to the mountain this community was and why there was no escaping its fury.

Pompeii
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The beautiful turquoise waters of Capri.
The beautiful turquoise waters of Capri. | Source

Day Trip to Capri

One of the highlights of our trip to the Sorrentine Peninsula was a day trip out to the Isle of Capri. Catch the ferry from Marina Grande and in no time you’ll be cruising into the port of Capri.

For something a little different book a private boat tour of the island. We did this right upon arriving in Capri and got to see all the grotto's that most visitors will miss out on. I know everyone wants to see the famous Blue Grotto but it’s expensive and very time consuming. Instead we opted for a private boat tour of the island and got to go into all of the other grotto's and even swim into some of them. This was definitely a highlight and an unforgettable experience.

If you plan your day out in advance you can take a boat tour in the morning and then spend the afternoon strolling through the communities of Anacapri and Capri. Or take the chair lift to the top of Monte Solaro for a stunning 360 degree view of the island.

The marina on Capri
The marina on Capri | Source

Head to the Amalfi Coast

If there is one thing that you must do when visiting Sorrento it’s head to the Amalfi Coast. Sorrento makes for a great base from which to do this and the SITA buses run throughout the day from Sorrento to Amalfi.

For a different approach hop on the ferry and get a unique look at Positano as you approach from the sea. The communities of Positano, Amalfi and Ravello are all beautiful and worthy of a visit. If time permits visiting only one then by all means make it Positano. This stunning seaside community is built right into the side of the mountain and offers a dramatic landscape.

The main attraction, however, is the famous Amalfi Drive which offers up some of the most amazing coastal scenery in the world. If you’re feeling adventurous then rent a car for a day and take a drive on this twisting, cliff hugging drive.

Beautiful Positano
Beautiful Positano | Source
Church of San Francesco
Church of San Francesco | Source

Church of San Francesco

Find the Church and Cloister of San Francesco and admire its arches and architecture, which date back to the fourteenth century. A Convent and the Cloister are nearby and both were also dedicated to Saint Francis. Occasionally there are classical concerts held at the cloister in the evening during August and September if you happen to be lucky enough to be visiting when one is scheduled.

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Shopping in Sorrento can be a fun and enjoyable way to spend an afternoon. Visitors will find a wide variety of small shops offering everything from leather goods and ceramics to jewelry, locally grown fruits and vegetables, and anything lemon.

Good shopping opportunities can be found all along the Corso Italia which is the main roadway through town. To find the quaint mom and pop shops head off of the Corso Italia to the backstreets of Sorrento. Whether you are looking for something particular or just browsing it’s a great way to discover the heart of Sorrento and get a flavor for this small community.

Marina Grande - Marina Piccola

Take a walk down to the Marina Grande and Marina Piccola for a different perspective on Sorrento. The easy walk down the cliff will be not so easy on the return trip but it’s worth the effort. Marina Piccola is the main port of Sorrento and where the ferries to and from Capri, Naples and Amalfi dock. Marina Grande is the old, former port of Sorrento that is now a quaint fishing village with excellent seafood restaurants and rustic homes and shops.

If you are planning a ferry trip to Capri or the Amalfi Coast while visiting Sorrento you may want to get your tickets early and familiarize yourself with the marina so you know where you are going when the time comes. While down here grab a bite to eat at one of the local eateries or watch the fisherman bringing in their catch of the day.

Marina Piccola with Mt Vesuvius across the Bay
Marina Piccola with Mt Vesuvius across the Bay | Source
Sorrento Hop-on Hop-off Bus.
Sorrento Hop-on Hop-off Bus. | Source

Hop-on Hop-off Bus

Hop-on hop-off bus tours are becoming quite popular across Italy and for good reason. They offer a great opportunity to see the city at your own pace. As advertized, you can hop off at anytime and hop back on when you are good and ready.

In Sorrento the buses traverse a route that takes about an hour and forty-five minutes and they leave each of the seven stops every hour or so. The buses are open-top double-decker buses and usually have a running commentary of the sites as you travel around the city. Tickets cost about $15, which makes for an economical way to see Sorrento and learn about its culture and history.

Hopefully you enjoyed this brief glimpse of Sorrento. Visitors can easily spend a full week just in this area in order to see all of the major sites that it has to offer. If your time is limited then pick and choose what interests you the most but a trip down the Amalfi Coast should not be missed. The scenery here is certainly one of the main attractions and something that you will not soon forget.

Ciao for now.

The night view from our hotel in the hills above Sorrento.
The night view from our hotel in the hills above Sorrento. | Source
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      Bill De Giulio 5 months ago from Massachusetts

      Thank you Glenis. This really is one of the most beautiful stretches of coastline to be found anywhere. We have nothing but great memories of our visit and look forward to returning soon. Glad you enjoyed the hub, have a wonderful day. Great comment about the war wounded notice on the train :)

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      Glenis Rix 5 months ago from UK

      Your hub brought back a lot of happy memories. We stayed just up the coast at a clif top boutique hotel in St Agnello from where it's possible to walk into Sorrento. Caught a rattling old train to Herculaneum - some seats had a notice above them which stated that they were "reserved for the war wounded"!

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      Bill De Giulio 9 months ago from Massachusetts

      Thank you cmoneyspinner1tf. Italy is amazing and certainly Sorrento and the Amalfi Coast area are beautiful and worthy of a visit. Thanks again for stopping by. Have a great day.

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      Treathyl FOX 9 months ago from Austin, Texas

      Italy is a place I would love to visit but am unable to. However, so many people write about it and that enables me to go on vacation there quite frequently. Lovely HUB!

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      Bill De Giulio 18 months ago from Massachusetts

      Thank you Flourish. This one is an old hub but it was nice to see it get HOTD. Have a wonderful day.

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      FlourishAnyway 18 months ago from USA

      Congratulations on HOTD! Wonderful job as always!

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      Bill De Giulio 18 months ago from Massachusetts

      Hi Fox Music. That's great. You get to visit your son and see Italy. Doesn't get any better than that. I'm sure you'll have an amazing time. Just be forewarned, it can be addicting :). Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to comment. And a big thank you to your son for serving his country.

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      Bill De Giulio 18 months ago from Massachusetts

      Hi Thelma. Thank you. This one was written a few years ago but it's always nice to receive some recognition. Thank you for taking the time to visit and comment. Have a great weekend.

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      Fox Music 18 months ago

      Thanks for Sharing This Article "Top 10 Things to do in Sorrento, Italy" My Son Is In the US Navy and Will Be Stationed In Italy Later This Year So We Are Already Planning Our Trip As Well -- Congrats On Hub Of the Day !!

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      Bill De Giulio 18 months ago from Massachusetts

      Thank you Linda. You will love Sorrento and the Amalfi Coast. It's just beautiful. Sorrento makes a great place to stay to see the area with easy access to Positano, Amalfi, Pompeii, Capri and everything else. Thanks for the nice comments and I hope you get there next year.

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      Bill De Giulio 18 months ago from Massachusetts

      Hi Mike. Sorrento is just a beautiful place and the Italian culture is a great experience. Much different than here in the U.S.. We could learn a thing or two from the Italians. Have a great weekend.

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      Thelma Alberts 18 months ago from Germany

      Congratulations on the HOTD award. A very well deserved one.

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      Linda Bryen 18 months ago from United Kingdom

      Hi! bdegiulio, this is an awesome and beautiful hub about Sorrento, Italy. I haven't been there so hopefully next year we might visit this beautiful place. Thank you for sharing your hub and congratulations for your HOD. Well done.

    • mikeydcarroll67 18 months ago

      I feel like visiting this place! It seems like it would be a beneficial trip for anyone seeking to get to understand a culture.

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      Bill De Giulio 18 months ago from Massachusetts

      Thank you Heidi. The turquoise waters around Capri were absolutely incredible. We got to jump in and swim and it was one of the highlights of our trip. I can see us returning to this area in the future, it's really that beautiful. Have a great weekend.

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      Bill De Giulio 18 months ago from Massachusetts

      Hi Susan. Glad you enjoyed the tour. It was actually a few years ago that we were in Sorrento but it's still one of the most beautiful places that I have ever been. Thanks again and have a nice weekend.

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      Heidi Thorne 18 months ago from Chicago Area

      Oh my! I must not have been following you when you first posted this. Absolutely beautiful! You hear about the turquoise waters around Capri and your photo captures it for sure. Like so many of your hubs, this is Hub of the Day worthy. Congrats and have a beautiful weekend!

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      Susan Deppner 18 months ago from Arkansas USA

      It is highly unlikely that I'll ever see the sights of Sorrento in person, so I thank you for the virtual tour. Congratulations on your beautiful and informative Hub of the Day!

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      Bill De Giulio 18 months ago from Massachusetts

      Thank you adevwriting. Glad you enjoyed Sorrento. Thanks so much for the vote, etc. Have a great weekend.

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      Arun Dev 18 months ago from United Countries of the World

      The cathedral and the church look very beautiful. Thanks for sharing this wonderful hub. Congrats on your HOTD! Voted up

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      Bill De Giulio 18 months ago from Massachusetts

      Thanks Andrew. Glad you enjoyed the tour. That night shot is one of my favorites. We were on top of the hotel looking out across the Bay and playing with different camera settings. The view is really unforgettable and with the cruise ships out there it was an amazing sight. Thanks for the vote, share, etc., have a great weekend.

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      Bill De Giulio 18 months ago from Massachusetts

      Thank you Kristen. Didn't see this one coming as I wrote this hub a few years ago. Sorrento is still one of my favorite places. Thanks again and have a great weekend.

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      Andrew Spacey 18 months ago from Wakefield, West Yorkshire,UK

      Really enjoyed this article Bill, so welcoming and full of useful information, and your artistic photographs give it a certain edge. The night shot from your hotel with the glowing boats is a classic.

      Voted up and shared.

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      Kristen Howe 18 months ago from Northeast Ohio

      Bill, congrats on HOTD! This was an excellent hub from you. Very useful for those who plan to travel to Sorrento Italy with this travelogue itinerary. Voted up!

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      Bill De Giulio 18 months ago from Massachusetts

      Thank Glenis. We loved Sorrento and it's a great place to stay to explore the area. Would love to go back soon. Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend

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      Glenis Rix 18 months ago from UK

      Thanks for reviving some wonderful memories. I and my sister stayed at the wonderful boutique Hotel Villa Garden in San'Agnello, from where it is possible to walk into Sorrento. A great place to watch the sunset is La Terrazza - but possibly with someone closer than your sister!

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      Bill De Giulio 18 months ago from Massachusetts

      Hi Roberto. Thanks for the tip and suggestion. We did not get to the Museum of Inlay Works but I did check out the link you included and it sounds very interesting. We'll have to check it out on our next visit to Sorrento. It's such a beautiful place with so much to see and do. Thanks again for the tip and for stopping by.

    • Roberto 18 months ago

      Hi Bill, you miss a vist to the Museum of inlay works in Sorrento! You have to know that Sorrento is the birthplace of inlay, in '80s there was a great commerce of handmade wood productions by artisans in Sorrento, but in the last years there are only a couple of great artisans that still make handmade inlay.

      There is a selection of things to do in Sorrento on Etindo at this page: https://www.etindo.com/sorrento.html I hope that will be helpful to someone.

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      Bill De Giulio 19 months ago from Massachusetts

      Thanks Vesy. Bulgaria sounds beautiful. Hope to visit someday. You will love Sorrento if you get a chance to visit. Have a great weekend.

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      VeselkaVelkova 19 months ago from Sofia

      I`m dreaming to visit this picturesque place. In Bulgaria we have picturesque places, too. The next time I can write about Bulgarian`s nature, for our mountains,the oldest thracian`s places in our land. Trigrad Gorge in Rhodope mountain is incredible magmetic place with your`s history.

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      Bill De Giulio 19 months ago from Massachusetts

      Hi Vesy. Thank you. Sorrento is a wonderful destination with so much to see and do. Between the Amalfi Coast, Capri, Vesuvius and Sorrento itself there is plenty to keep you busy. Thanks for stopping by, have a great day.

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      VeselkaVelkova 19 months ago from Sofia

      Very beatiful place I want to go there after I read your hub.

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      Bill De Giulio 19 months ago from Massachusetts

      Hi Ryan. Thank you. It's a beautiful area with so much to see. Hope you get there soon. My hanks for stopping by.

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      Ryan 19 months ago from Manchester

      Great write-up and stunning pictures. Hope to visit next year.:)

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      Bill De Giulio 2 years ago from Massachusetts

      Hi Kelly. Thank you. Glad you enjoyed Sorrento and the Amalfi Coast. A wonderful place to visit if you ever get the chance. Have a great day.

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      Kelly 2 years ago from NJ, USA

      Another wonderful place we can all visit thru your experience.

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      Bill De Giulio 2 years ago from Massachusetts

      Thank you Ana Marie. We really enjoyed Sorrento and the Amalfi Coast. It really is a beautiful area. Thanks so much for stopping by, have a great day.

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      Ana Maria Orantes 2 years ago from Miami Florida

      Italy is beautiful . The things to do are a lot of fun. The pictures look good. Thank you for the travel hub advice. You are wonderful Mr.bdegiulio.

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      Bill De Giulio 2 years ago from Massachusetts

      Hi Kat. It's one of my favorite places also. There is so much to see and do close by. Sorrento makes for a great base from which to explore this beautiful region of Italy. We loved Mount Solaro also. We can't wait to return someday soon. Thanks for stopping by, have a great weekend.

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      Kat Eliza 2 years ago from Florida

      Sorrento is one of my all time favorite places to go in Italy. The town itself is extremely charming and there are so many great places just a short walk, train ride or boat ride away. I really enjoyed the chairlift ride to Monte Solaro in Anacapri and I agree that the Blue Grotto is cool, but more of a tourist trap. I've yet to get to Positano, but after reading this it's definitely going to be a stop next time I'm in the area. Thanks for the great post.

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      Bill De Giulio 2 years ago from Massachusetts

      Hi Adventure Lover. Glad you enjoyed Sorrento. It's a great place to visit and it makes a great base for exploring all that this region of Italy has to offer.

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      Adventure Lover 2 years ago

      Thank you. I really enjoyed this hub.

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      Bill De Giulio 3 years ago from Massachusetts

      Thank you again Susan. As you have probably surmised I have a thing for Italy. Thanks again for the visit and the vote.

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      Susan 3 years ago from India

      An exiting hub, i had a good read and the pics are simply great. Well written hub, voted UP

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      Bill De Giulio 3 years ago from Massachusetts

      Hi Suchita. Thanks for stopping by and glad you enjoyed Sorrento. It's a beautiful area if you ever get the chance to visit.

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      thedigger 3 years ago from New Delhi

      Appreciate your writing, pictures and efforts. Fantastic article for travellers. Thumbs up.

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      Bill De Giulio 3 years ago from Massachusetts

      Hi IslandBites. Thanks for the comments and welcome to HubPages.

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      IslandBites 3 years ago from Puerto Rico

      Great hub. Beautiful place.

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      Bill De Giulio 3 years ago from Massachusetts

      Hi freecampingaussie. I'm jealous. Lucky you to have been in Sorrento just last week. We also got to swim at Capri and this was certainly a highlight. We love this area, glad you enjoyed it.

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      freecampingaussie 3 years ago from Southern Spain

      A helpful hub . We had an amazing time there last week ! Loved the whole area including swimming at Capri , the Amalfi coast etc !

    • mroberts30 3 years ago

      Oh how I wish I could visit here some day. Looks peaceful and relaxing! Here are some other great things you may enjoy.

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      Bill De Giulio 3 years ago from Massachusetts

      Hi there Shinkicker. Thanks for the visit and the VU, glad you enjoyed Sorrento.

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      Shinkicker 3 years ago from Scotland

      Beautiful hub with terrific pictures amongst useful information.

      Voted up. Thanks

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      Bill De Giulio 3 years ago from Massachusetts

      Hi baja203. You are very close to Italy, I am envious. I'm sure you will get there soon enough and enjoy all that Italy has to offer. Thanks so much for the visit.

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      Bajazid 3 years ago from Sarajevo, Bosnia

      This is so motivating hub! My wife's and my dream is to visit Italy and check all those nice places. And maybe stay there for a longer time. Capri tv show was very popular here in Bosnia and Italy is not so far away. Actually should be considered as a neighboring country :)

      Thanks for info!

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      Bill De Giulio 3 years ago from Massachusetts

      Hi Tasha. Isn't Capri just wonderful. We liked it so much that we are planning a return trip for this fall. Can't wait. Thanks so much for the visit.

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      Natasha Pelati 3 years ago from South Africa

      I love Capri that's my favourite place! It is definitely a must do on anyones travel list! Great hub

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      Bill De Giulio 3 years ago from Massachusetts

      Thanks srsddn. We really enjoyed Sorrento. Makes a great location to tour Pompeii, Amalfi Coast, Capri, etc. Thanks for stopping by.

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      srsddn 3 years ago from Dehra Dun, India

      Hi, bdegiulio. Old Sorrento looks like any other congested city, though neat and clean. HoHo buses are getting popular at many tourist destinations. It is a good facility at Sorrento. Night view is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing such a beautiful station in Italy.

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      Bill De Giulio 3 years ago from Massachusetts

      Hi Elias. Welcome to HubPages. Thank you for taking the time to read and comment. Sorrento is amazing. Ciao.

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      Elias Zanetti 3 years ago from Athens, Greece

      Wow! Amazing hub & some marvelous places to go to! Voted up & awesome! Cheers!

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      Bill De Giulio 3 years ago from Massachusetts

      Keep it on your list, it is a beautiful area. We really enjoyed Sorrento and the Amalfi Coast.

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      freecampingaussie 3 years ago from Southern Spain

      I loved the photos in here - voting you up for an informative hub ! I have been to Italy but not this part . Now it is on my Must see list !

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      Bill De Giulio 3 years ago from Massachusetts

      Hi TravelinJack. Thanks for stopping by. We loved Sorrento also. We stayed in the Hotel Il Nido located in the hills above town. Great place. We would love to return to Sorrento someday. Thanks for stopping by.

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      Jack Baumann 3 years ago from St. Louis, Missouri

      I love Sorrento, great jump off point for the Amalfi coast. Did you stay at the Seven Hostel by any chance Bdegiulio? Great place.

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      Jimmy Clayton 4 years ago from New Delhi

      thank you for sharing this information . amazing

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      Bill De Giulio 4 years ago from Massachusetts

      Hi Sam. Thank you. We still long to return to Sorrento. Just a really beautiful part of Italy. Thanks for stopping by, have a great day.

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      Sam 4 years ago from Melbourne

      Great hub. Having visited Sorrento about a year ago I can certainly agree with the selections that your beautiful photography has immaculately captured. This makes me long to plan a return journey!

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      Bill De Giulio 4 years ago from Massachusetts

      Hi Shelley. You will love Italy when you get there. So much to see and do and the food is to die for. We've made 3 trips and it's not enough.

      Here's hoping you get there soon. Thanks for reading, VU,etc.

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      Shelley Watson 4 years ago

      What a wonderful beautiful read. Italy is on my bucket list, who can die and not see Italy? Up, interesting and beautiful.

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      Bill De Giulio 4 years ago from Massachusetts

      Hi Rich. I hope you get there soon. And bring plenty of memory, you'll be taking lots of photos.

      Thank you for the read and nice comments. Have a great day.

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      RetailRich 4 years ago

      What a great article, although it makes me extremely envious because I haven't been there YET! If and when I do get there, I will probably wear out my camera based on what you've shown (as well as others). Great shots! I will be following you from now on!

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      Bill De Giulio 4 years ago from Massachusetts

      Hi radhikasree. Thank you for the nice comments. It's is an easy place to capture as it's just so beautiful. So glad that you enjoyed the Hub. Hopefully you get the opportunity to visit some day. Have a great day.

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      Radhika Sreekanth 4 years ago from Mumbai,India

      Enjoyed reading this travel hub. I have heard about Venice from my husband who has to make several official tours to Milan. You've captured the real beauty of this God's place and it's wonderful.

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      Bill De Giulio 4 years ago from Massachusetts

      Hi Marlene. Thank you for the very nice comments. It is a beautiful place if you ever get the opportunity. Thanks again and have a great day.

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      Marlene Bertrand 4 years ago from Northern California, USA

      What an attractive place to visit. Your photography skills are extraordinary. You captured the beautiful landscape magnificently. Seeing and reading about Sorrento makes me want to add it as my next travel destination.

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      Bill De Giulio 4 years ago from Massachusetts

      Hi Emma. Didn't you just love this area? Beautiful and lots to do. I still miss that view out over the Bay of Naples. Sounds like you had a great trip. Thanks for stopping by to read, comment and the vote.

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      Emma Harvey 4 years ago from Berkshire, UK

      Beautiful hub - I returned from Sorrento two days ago and this is already making me want to go back! I love the stunning views of the bay, the town and all the places to go and visit. Plus the Ameretto and Limoncello ;)

      Great hub - voting up and awesome.

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      speedy gonzales 4 years ago from Greece

      What a great place. Very useful information and beautiful !

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      Bill De Giulio 4 years ago from Massachusetts

      Hi Meldz. Thank you for stopping by to read. It really is a beautiful part of the world, certainly worth a visit someday if you get an opportunity. Appreciate the read, comment and vote.

    • ignugent17 4 years ago

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      Thanks for this useful hub. I enjoyed your pictures. Voted up and more.

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      Bill De Giulio 4 years ago from Massachusetts

      Hi Suzie. Maybe someday we'll entice Mr. Bill to cross the pond and see La Bella Italia? Until then I think we just keep throwing this stuff at him.

      So glad that his brought back great memories. Did the same for me. What a story getting back from Capri, it's always funny after the fact. It is quite a climb from the marina back UP into town. Something I'm sure you'll never forget. As always thank you for the vote, share, etc.

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Bill,

      Don't you just love billybuc!! lol Conspiracy absolutely! Great job on Sorrento my friend, oh the memories came flooding back!! Your highlights are spot on - Amalfi Coast, Positano, Capri all definitely worth a trip. All favourites of mine too. I laughed when I saw the steep walk down to marina grande. After returning from glorious sunshine on Capri, we were met by TORRENTIAL rain and floods by the marina. Mass hysteria, rip off taxi's and no buses left us to walk up the incredible incline, two drowned rats was not close! Ha, funny now looking back but not at the time! Superb hub,yet again you always bring to life La Dolce Vita in glorious technicolour, voted everything and sharing!!!!

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      Bill De Giulio 4 years ago from Massachusetts

      Thank you hawaiianodysseus. Writing these hubs on Italy just keeps it fresh in my memory and brings back such great memories. How nice that your son got to study in Italy, I'm sure it was a great experience. Thank you for reading and the nice comments.

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      Hawaiian Odysseus 4 years ago from Southeast Washington state

      Hi, Bill!

      What magnificent photographs to complement your outstanding writing! You've got a wonderful niche going. As I read your Hub, I was reminded of my son's three months of graduate studies in Italy and the picturesque photographs that adorned his blog about touring Europe. I especially loved the Italian architecture, and your Hub only served to underscore the intrigue and beauty of Italia!

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      Bill De Giulio 4 years ago from Massachusetts

      Hi Prakash. You know first hand how beautiful this area of Italy is. Now that you mention it I do remember seeing a lot of furniture shops while we were there. We just really enjoyed this area of Italy, so much to do and it's just so beautiful. Thanks so much for the nice comments, I'm glad you enjoyed reading it as much as I had putting it together.

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      Bill De Giulio 4 years ago from Massachusetts

      Deb, someday you have to get to Italy. You will just love it. It beautiful and the food is amazing. We are going again in two weeks and we can't wait. Thanks so much for reading, commenting and the share.

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      Prakash Dighe 4 years ago from Dallas, Texas, USA

      We traveled to Italy several years ago and took a days trip from Rome to Naples, Isle of Capri and Sorrento. We did take the exhilarating canoe ride into the Blue Grotto, a truly once-in-a-life-time experience (it was not too expensive then - the days of the Lira!), and took the ride up Capri. A great experience! Apart from all the wonderful things that Sorrento has to offer, it is famous for its furniture. You'll see some of its unique inlaid furniture in our stores. Of course Sorrento has so much more to offer. A great Hub, Bill, and I enjoyed reading it.

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Oh My gosh!!! I WANT TO GO I WANT TO GO!!!.. I have been to Spain and I have lived in Spain but I never got to Italy.. My husband got to go to Italy by way of the Navy.. and I was so jealous I have never gotten over that.. lol .. I love your hub.

      I am sahring'

      Debbie

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      Bill De Giulio 4 years ago from Massachusetts

      Hi Carol. Thanks for the read and nice comments. Certainly is a gorgeous area. Appreciate the vote and share. Have a great weekend.

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      carol stanley 4 years ago from Arizona

      We spent some time in when we lived in France many years ago. Never went to Sorrento. Lots of gorgeous photos and good information. Thanks for sharing all this beauty. Great hub..Voted up and Shared.

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      Bill De Giulio 4 years ago from Massachusetts

      Hi Bill. It's all a conspiracy to get you on a plane to Italy. But, if you don't get there then hopefully these Hubs help give you a sense of how really beautiful it is. This area in particular is just stunning.

      As always I appreciate your support. Have a wonderful day.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      I think you and Suzie do these hubs to drive me crazy! Admit it, this is a cruel plan to push me over the edge of sanity!

      Beautiful; the last picture was stunning. Thank you for the tour and the jealousy that has now been awakened. :)

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      Bill De Giulio 4 years ago from Massachusetts

      Hi there Glimmer Twin Fan. There is so much to love about this region of Italy. It's just so beautiful and there is so much to see and do. Thank you for taking the time to read and comment. Have a great day.

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      Bill De Giulio 4 years ago from Massachusetts

      Hi Sandra. Thank you for the nice comments. It brought back some great memories putting this Hub together. Really made me miss the area and want to go back. As always I very much appreciate your support, the vote and the share.

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 4 years ago

      This is a beautiful hub and such a beautiful place! Sorrento and the countryside was magnificent and with such an incredible history. Thanks for another beautiful and interesting travel hub!

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      Sandra Busby 4 years ago from Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA

      Let me be the first to tell you what a delight it was for me to wake up this morning and take this exquisite tour of the Amalfi coast virtually by reading your hub. Having visited some of the spots you mention, I can blend my own memories with those you present. Voted up and shared.

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