|Sorrento and its peninsula are places famous in the world for its wonderful coast and the incomparable scenery. the colors of the tufaceous and indented coasts, the view over the Gulf of Naples, the Vesuvio, the historical volcano that destroyed to 24 pompei August of the 79 d.C., far waway , leave impressive and longlife memories .|
Dating to Greek times and known to Romans as Surrentum, Sorrento’s main selling point is its fabulous location : it’s ideally situated for exploring the surrounding area: to the west, the best of the peninsula’s unspoiled countryside and, beyond that, the Amalfi Coast; to the north, Pompeii and the archaeological sites; off-shore, the fabled island of Capri.
According to Greek legend, it was in Sorrento’s waters that the mythical sirens once lived. Sailors of antiquity were powerless to resist the beautiful song of these charming maidens-cum-monsters, who would lure them and their ships to their doom.