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Seniors Discover Sorrento

Benvenuti to Sorrento, a rising star for many senior vacationers. Located in an area of Italy called Campania with just over 16,000 inhabitants, Sorrento has become a popular tourist destination that can be reached easily from both Naples and Pompeii. Senior travelers will find that it’s  located on the western coast of Italy, about halfway between Rome and the tip of Italy’s boot.

Sorrento is the main portal to the resort island of Capri, which is only  two miles off the coast and is near Pompeii, Mount Vesuvius and the Amalfi Coast.  Almost all travel to Sorrento is routed through the nearest major city, Napoli (Naples). Senior vacationers can get to Sorrento in a variety of ways that suit a wide range of budgets. Note the ferry and hydrofoil terminal on this map that will take you to Capri as well as to and from Naples.

Seniors Stay Busy in Sorrento

 Sorrento’s main selling point is its location. Straddling cliffs that look directly over the Bay of Naples to Mt Vesuvius, it’s ideally situated for exploring the surrounding area. Sorrento’s 2,000-year-old history shows elements of ancient Greek and Etruscan influence and the Romans colonized it in the first century B.C.

I love these interactive maps and this one features some great sea views as well as the port. Senior visitors will find plenty of things to keep you occupied in town starting off with a great pizza place called Pizzeria Da Franco. I think you will especially enjoy the old quarter with it’s narrow streets and many shops.

 Sorrento is Full of Possibilities and Surprises

Wikitravel notes the beautiful architecture, the many cafes and fine restaurants to suit every senior palate. Yahoo Travel has some great photos to share along with suggested vacation rentals. The Sorrento Tourist Office Guidebook can fill in all the FAQs you might want on the city.

I’m big on Hop-On Hop-Off Tours and Sorrento is no exception. The Top Seven Things to Do in town include taking in Capri, the Amalfi Coast and Pompeii with travel hero Rick Steves. Hop in and we’ll drive along the coast or join our guide and tour Sorrento.

Just a couple more “hints” from Virtual Tourist on your stay in Sorrento. A helpful URL by Frommers will fill in most specs…be sure to view the slideshow on this link. My last photo choice site is full of scenic beauty that senior travelers will discover in Sorrento.

I confident that you will totally enjoy your visit to Sorrento. Ciao. Buona visita a Sorrento. jeb

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