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The community of Sorrento is a unique locale just outside of Naples where visitors can enjoy the gentle breeze as they take in the natural beauty of Mt. Vesuvius, Italy's last remaining active volcano. Visitors can also gaze upon the isle of Capri at various points within the city. The ancient ruins of Pompeii, which seemingly froze a number of people in time right where they were, is also nearby and a place many visitors may want to visit. Venere can help the potential traveler find any number of Sorrento Hotels so that they can enjoy their stay in this remarkable city. Venere has a user-friendly system that includes a rating system by previous guests that helps users determine if the hotel is right for them. Visitors can search by star rating or price, and Venere also provides a warning tab when a hotel is about to be fully booked.
What's Sorrento Like?
Sorrento is a city of only 16,000 people, but it has a great deal of charm and history throughout. Several main sites exist that will appeal to a wide swath of people. Tourists can relax with a nice cold beverage in their hand at the Piazzo Tasso, which is the main city center in Sorrento. The Bagni della Regina Giovanna is a fantastic location of natural bluffs that visitors can tour. The Cattedrale di Sorrento is a timeless cathedral that was built in the 11th century and then rebuilt in a Romanesque style in the 15th century. The baptistery dates from the 16th century and the pulpit, made of marble, dates back to the 15th century. The Corso Italia is Sorrento's main street, and many visitors have found this a fun and interesting place to explore. The street has undergone some maintenance over the years, but the city has managed to keep all of the medieval buildings intact. In the older portion of town the street can lead to some highly narrow passageways, taking the traveler into a time machine back to the 1400s, 1500s, and 1600s.
Tips for Getting Along with Locals in Sorrento
Getting around in Sorrento is fairly easy for a town of its size. Sorrento has an extremely reliable taxi and limo service which will help travelers get to any restaurant, bar, or club. For those who wish to visit Sorrento from Naples, there is a train that goes directly there. Getting around in Sorrento is fairly easy. Many tourists and locals alike use the Circumvesuviana Rail System in order to take in the sights. In the morning and the evening the platform can be crowded, so be on guard for pickpockets. Please also be aware that it can take a long time for individuals to be properly loaded on the bus, so your best bet is to take the earliest bus that you can and you will also need to be flexible about your return trip. It is important to remember that Sorrento is not a place to go to for beaches. They are a few craggy cliffs in which people dive from, however, there are no beaches of the sandy variety at all. There is only one official tourist office in the locality of Sorrento, however, there are many places that offer "tourist information" that are basically just glorified travel agencies. Ask your hotel for the address to the official tourist office instead. Venere is the world's leader in Sorrento Hotels and on cultural information as well.
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