One of the architectural and natural jewels of Italy, Sorrento, is among the destinations more visited by tourists from all over the world since the '700. Of Greek origin, the town, in fact, was a major holiday resort since Roman times, as shown by the remains of many residences, including the Villa of Pollio Felice.
Located on a beautiful natural terrace overlooking the sea, elegant as few, at the centre of the peninsula that bears its name, Sorrento offers an extraordinary variety of colours and landscapes. The tourist interest of Sorrento dates the early decades of the eighteenth century, when the city fully entered into the so-called "Grand Tour", the journey that every young man from European noble family had to perform, in the most admirable places of Italy, to complete his cultural, historical and literary path. One of the must-see places is the charming old town, whose urban apparatus still follows the ancient Roman roads.
Then the not-to-be-missed places include: the fourteenth-century Cloister of St. Francis with columns and details dating back to Roman times; the museum of Correale from whose park you can enjoy a magnificent view of the bay of Naples; the Cathedral and its Bell tower; the ancient enclosing walls and the characteristic Via San Cesareo with its many shops.
Sorrento is reachable from the Hotel Sporting or by car (about 10 km) or comfortably in 10 minutes by the local train of the Circumvesuviana.