Pretty Sorrento sits at almost the end of the Sorrentine Peninsula, overlooking the Gulf of Naples and is perfectly situated between Naples and the Amalfi Coast, making it a popular stop on cruise itineraries.
It's a town with a picturesque and pedestrian-friendly center, plenty of little shops to explore, and wonderful views from the hilltop town center back across the gulf or out toward the island of Capri. This charming city is often mistaken as part of the Amalfi Coast, but it's not. It is, however, an ideal gateway to the Amalfi Coast.
One challenge of Sorrento is transportation.
The slow Circumvesuviana train connects Naples with Sorrento (as well as Pompeii and Herculaneum), but travelers can't buy tickets in advance or reserve seats. There are regular boats that travel between Naples and Sorrento, though again these are tickets visitors buy at the port. Not only that, the Amalfi Coast towns aren't served by trains at all, and boats only stop in most of the towns during the summer.
Private or shared shuttles are one of the safest and most reliable ways to travel between Naples and the Amalfi Coast, including Sorrento. The shared shuttles are your best option, as they often include Sorrento hotel or Naples train station pick-up. Plus, it's possible to secure tickets in advance for these journeys, which is especially important in summer and other peak travel times.
For complete information about our shuttle service, go here.