During three visits to Sorrento the view up from the sea and down from the city never gets old. The journey up and down is equally fascinating through the canyon-like drive. An old ruins is even buried deeply within a crevice in the middle of the city rarely seen by tourists. The Isle of Capri is a 30 minute boat ride away with its romantic ambiance and blue grotto. The Amalfi Coast’s picturesque cities and magnificent views are a stone’s throw across the peninsula to the south. Pompeii is an hour’s drive to the east. Sorrento’s location two hours south of Rome makes it ideal for a week’s visit. Local factories manufacture beautiful inlaid wood products.