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Sorrento is a town located in the Province of Napoli in the South-Western of Campania region. The town was built on cliffs over looking the Mediterranean Sea. The most spectacular views can be seen from every where you drive or walk. Cars can pull off to the sides of streets so people can take the pictures of their dreams.
The summer starts in May with daily temperatures rising in the high 20’s celsius or high 70’s fahrenheit. The nights cool down 10 degrees. During the peak summer months of July and August the weather goes into the mid to high 30’s celsius or high 80’s fahrenheit.
The town has so much architectural buildings, churches, shops, cafes, ice cream parlors and restaurants. You may sit inside the air conditioning or sit outside on the terraces. The nights are comfortable after sun set. The views over looking the sea whether in the day or watching the sunset are breath taking.
The beaches are small and get crowed, however, the sea is calm and wonderful for swimming. The beaches have dark sand or small pebbles,rather than the typical beige sand. The mountains are filled with lemon gardens and olive tree groves. The old town is very historic with narrow streets that were built by the Romans and are attainable only by foot.
The Correale museum was built by two brothers that came from one of the first families of Sorrento and it has an assortment of great neapolitan exhibits.
The main street that crosses all of Sorrento and the neighboring towns called Corso Italia is closed off to vehicles in the summer evenings, therefor there are many pedestrians walking safely on the street watching freelance performers, having ice cream, coffee, desserts or a great glass of wine while eating and watching all the events.
While visiting Sorrento you will have the opportunity to visit the nearby paradise of Italy which is the Amalfi Coast. The town of Positano and Amalfi are also built over cliffs and are far to beautiful to even describe. The buildings are colorful, the shops are quaint and the fresh ice cream and coffee smells will keep you energized. Sorrento is also close to Pompei, where you can visit the ruins.
Sorrento is also a one hour train ride to the beautiful city of Napoli. The history that lays behind these towns are so presently seen through the building and streets of bricks. The narrow roads where only horses were able to pass are still well kept and standing strong with stone walls and streets.
Small cars can sometimes drive through these streets by tucking-in their side mirrors. This is why scooters are countless. They can surpass traffic and drive through any small alley or street. It has become the most practical and easiest way to arrive at a destination.
Off the coast of Sorrento there are two beautiful prestigious islands to visit. Capri is a 30 minute hydrofoil or ferry ride over. The departures leave from the Sorrrento Marina. You may simply take the trip over or buy an all exclusive package that will give you an organized tour of the Island. The other Island is Ischia, which is a 50 minute ride over. This Island is like a little town built on a larger rock sitting in the middle of the crystal clear mediterranean sea. Both these Islands are well worth to see.