In the south
side of the Bay of Naples in the southern Italian region of
Campania lies the picturesque and historical town of Sorrento.
Overlooking the Bay and of course, the city of Naples (Napoli),
this small but idyllic place is one of Italy's premier tourist
destinations thanks to its handy location in a region with
everything that the south of Italy is famous for - the clear,
warm waters of the Mediterranean Sea, arguably the finest
cuisine in the world (particularly seafood) and that unmistakeable
southern Italian hospitality and way of life that allows people
here more longevity than anywhere else in the world.
The Amalfi Drive leading from the town along the cliff edge
to the Amalfi Coast has been used in numerous films; Mount
Vesuvius - the devastating volcano that destroyed the city
of Pompeii back in 70 AD.
The perfectly preserved ruins of Pompeii are a short car
journey away, as are those of Ercolana, another town destroyed
by the volcano although less well preserved. A short ferry
ride takes us to the sublime islands of Capri or Ischia and
a 2-hour train ride takes us to Rome - the eternal city and
unforgettable capital of Italy.