Sorrento is a small city in Campania, Italy; the resident population 16,459 (1996).
It is a popular vacation destination, particularly among British visitors.
The town can be reached easily from Naples, as it lies at the south-eastern end of the Circumvesuviana railroad line (private, not part of FS system).
The town overlooks the Bay of Naples, and many viewpoints in the city allow sight of Naples itself (visible across the bay) and Vesuvius.
Sorrento is on the Sorrentine Peninsula and at the western end of the famous Amalfi Coast with its beautiful towns such as Positano and Amalfi.
The "Amalfi drive" (connecting Sorrento and Amalfi) is the narrow road that threads precariously around the high cliffs above the Mediterranean.
Ferry boats and hydrofoils provide services to Naples, Amalfi , Positano, Capri and Ischia.
Capri is a beautiful island just offshore from Sorrento. Roman political figures including Augustus and Tiberius had homes there; Tiberius ruled the Roman empire from Capri for 11 years.
More recently the island has been the home of several famous people including Gracie Fields.
Sorrento's sea cliffs are impressive and its luxury hotels, particularly the Excelsior Vittoria, have attracted famous personalities including Enrico Caruso and Pavarotti.
Sorrento was the birthplace of the poet Torquato Tasso.
Been there, done that.
Very nice place, indeed, friendly people.
I have been there before in 1978.
Here I go again!
This pages are more or less my Blog, recording literally and photographically my travels.
Living in New Zealand, we often hear Cassino mentioned as many New Zealanders were involved in the battles for and at Monte Cassino/Cassino.
After many years, during 2005 I managed to scan a few thousands of the many thousands of photos Sarolta and I have taken during our trip in 1978, but you already know that.
We used two cameras, one with colour film and the other with colour slide film in them.
While I was scanning the photos and since I have been looking high and low for the pix of Cassino/Monte Cassino, without any result, so I presume they were taken as slides, of which I have thousands too, but until now I have not found a reasonable quick and acceptable quality producing equipment.
I am working on the problem though.
Keep checking back, you never know!
As the famous song says, 'return to Sorrento or something like that.
Hui Chin and I visited Sorrento in 2004 while we were "doing" Italy.
Some cute trains and buses are around there too.
Some of my photos of Sorrento (Click to enlarge)
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