Sorrento is a beautiful and sophisticated Italian town on the southwest coast of Italy, perched on cliffs above the marinas. Cobblestone streets fringed with orange and lemon trees lead you around the historic centre, where you can take in ancient churches, Renaissance palazzi, a cathedral and bell tower. Stop at a café in the picturesque Piazza Tasso, or take in views of Mount Vesuvius and the Bay of Naples. Take a dip in the sea from a stone bathing platform beneath the cliffs, and afterwards enjoy fresh seafood at a coastal restaurant.
A villa in Sorrento provides the perfect base to explore the Campania region. A forty minute train journey will get you to Pompeii, with casts of its ancient inhabitants frozen in time, and the opportunity to hike up the rugged slopes of Vesuvius. Stroll along the narrow and winding roads that cling to the cliff edges to discover the beauty of the nearby Amalfi Coast, or take a boat trip to the fabled island of Capri. Find apartments and villas in the heart of it all.