Sorrento and the Beautiful Amalfi Coast

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There is an amazing tunnel inside the cliffs to get down to the beach
Sorrento can be found perched high on the cliffs above the Bay of Naples along the beautiful Amalfi Coast.  It has become one of Italy's top vacation destinations and it's easy to see why.  Stunning vistas, quaint streets, friendly people and the scent of lemon in the air are just a few of the wonderful things you will find here. 

We drove from Tuscany down to Sorrento and it was a lovely drive.  Our car rental return site was tricky to find and we must've circled the main one-way loop in Sorrento about six times before we figured out where it was, lol!  A car is definitetly not necessary in Sorrento and the Amalfi Coast.
Sorrento bell tower
  Each town is small and easy to get around on foot and for travel between towns there are both bus and boat routes available.  I highly recommend the boat route as you will see the most gorgeous views of the coast from the water.  Taking the bus only offers views of the water, very pretty but not the same as seeing the coast, and the roads can be treacherous as they are very narrow and curvey and right on the edge of the cliffs.

Sorrento has the loveliest streets lined with shops, cafes and restaurants.  Walking around the city you can't help but notice the wonderful scent of lemon in the air and in every shop you will find many products made of or about lemons.  Sorrento has a long history revolving around lemons and has many old lemon groves throughout the area.  There are numerous shops that make and sell Limoncello, a liquor made from lemons, and will gladly offer you samples of the delicious drink.  Most restaurants give you complimentary "shots" of Limoncello after your dinner.
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There is an amazing tunnel inside …
There is an amazing tunnel inside…
Sorrento bell tower
Sorrento bell tower
Cabanas at the bottom of the cliffs
Cabanas at the bottom of the cliffs
View from our hotel terrace
View from our hotel terrace
Sorrento
Sorrento
Sorrento
Sorrento
Sorrento
Sorrento
Sorrento street
Sorrento street
Sorrento Marina
Sorrento Marina
Sorrento shops
Sorrento shops
Our favorite cafe
Our favorite cafe
Out to dinner in Sorrento
Out to dinner in Sorrento
These nice Brits invited us to joi…
These nice Brits invited us to jo…
Sorrento cliffs
Sorrento cliffs
Piazza Tasso by night
Piazza Tasso by night
Sorrento
Sorrento
View from our hotel rooftop terrace
View from our hotel rooftop terrace
Sorrento street
Sorrento street
Sorrento street
Sorrento street
I twirl in every location, lol!
I twirl in every location, lol!
Sorrento
Sorrento
Sorrento
photo by: Shannon_atl