Sorrento, Capri & Amalfi Coast Travel Guide

Located in southern Italy, Sorrento is a popular holiday destination and picturesque town situated in the Campania region 50km south of Naples and within an easy drive of Pompeii. Situated just off the tip of southern Italy, the isle of Capri is located just off the Sorrentine Peninsula and is a scenic island holiday destination set in the south of the Gulf of Naples. Curving around to the south east coast of Italy, the Amalfi Coast is a stunning stretch of coastline in Campania that attracts thousands of visitors each year. Renowned for its Mediterranean fishing villages, medieval cliffside and spectacular natural beauty, the Amalfi Coast is a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Sorrento, Capri & Amalfi Coast Accommodation

Famous for its limoncello, Sorrento is home to a great range of accommodation options and enjoys beautiful views of Naples, the Bay of Naples, the Isle of Capri and Mount Vesuvius. The main town of Capri is renowned as a resort town and offers an excellent range of accommodation. The nearby Amalfi Coast is also home to a number of attractions and accommodation options including hilltop villas enjoy lovely views. More about Sorrento & Capri Accommodation

Getting Around Sorrento

Getting around Sorrento, Capri and the Amalfi Coast is quick and easy. You can easily stroll from one end of Sorrento to the other, however there are also local bus services and a lift to the top of the cliffs. Capri is a similar story, however there is also a funicolare mountain tram and open top taxis, however these can be a little expensive. Worth driving for the view, the Amalfi Coast offers a number of charming regions that are easily explored in one day. Different villages are treated more like neighbourhoods of a city and it’s easy to enjoy breakfast in one, lunch in another and dinner in a third while still making it back to the first within minutes of finishing your meal. More about Getting Around Sorrento


Sorrento is a charming destination and just wandering through the streets is an attraction in itself, however it’s worth exploring the lovely churches and small museums while you’re here. Tasting limoncello is also a must here, as the local drink is some of the best in all of Italy. It’s also an excellent base for day trips to Naples, Pompeii, the isle of Capri and the Amalfi Coast. Some of the Isle of Capri’s most popular attractions include Marina Piccola, the Faraglioni, the Blue Grotto and the Imperial Roman villa ruins. Situated on some of Europe's most spectacular coastline, the Amalfi Coast is home to cosmopolitan villas and towns that sit atop gentle slopes offering impressive views. The Amalfi Coast is also home to a number of popular attractions including Sorrento, Positano, Capri and Ravello. More about Sorrento & Amalfi Coast Attractions

Sorrento, Capri & Amalfi Coast Facts

The isle of Capri is actually a single block of limestone which as its largest points measures just 6km long and 3km wide. The Caprese salad actually gets its name from the island, literally translating to ‘salad of Capri’. The salad consists of fresh tomato, basil and fresh mozzarella seasoned with salt and olive oil. There is actually a town on the Amalfi Coast which is called Amalfi and saying you’re going to the Amalfi means the town, while just saying you’re going to Amalfi means the whole coast. It sounds confusing but this can be very helpful when it comes to asking for directions or catching local transport.