My first love in Italy was Venezia. My second was Sorrento. If you are planning a trip to Italy, don’t miss this gem on the Amalfi Coast. The scenery is some of the most beautiful I’ve ever witnessed in my life.

Sorrento, Italy

The view from our hotel balcony included the Vesuvius Volcano.

Sorrento, Italy

Sorrento, Italy

Sorrento, Italy

Sorrento, Italy

From Sorrento, we took a ferry to the Isle of Capri. To see the best views on the island, we rode in a convertible taxi up to Ana Capri and had this incredible view of the coast.

Sorrento, Italy

The Valley of the Mills is an ancient ruin in Sorrento.

Sorrento, Italy

The flags of Sorrento, Italy at the Piazza Tasso.

Sorrento, Italy

Busy pedestrians in downtown Sorrento.

Sorrento, Italy

Shopping in Sorrento was both plentiful and diverse. There were souvenir shops (better than anywhere I’ve been), clothing with Italian leather and high end fashion, as well as inexpensive shops for those of us who were spending most of their budget on the trip itself.

Sorrento, Italy

Come to the Amalfi Coast and enjoy the food, shopping, the scenery, and next…   a walk through the ruins of Pompeii.