Right in the heart of the center of Sorrento, Palazzo Starace is the better starting point to the tour of the town and of Sorrento Peninsula.
Piazza Tasso, where we are, is the town focal point, very much central to life in Sorrento and many leading sights surround this spacious square. As you look out to sea, the old, more attractive part of town is on your left, and the station on your right. You can spend a day or more just strolling through town, walking in the alleys of the historical center, surrounded by a wealth of beautiful buildings, delicious little shops and outdoor bars and restaurants. Within the walls of the town you'll find hidden monuments and palaces, churches and piazzas that bear witness to ancient civilisation. The best way to get to know it is to get a little lost, and wander around admiring the postcard-perfect views, browsing here and there, and walking down to the fisherman village of Marina Grande or to the port of Marina Piccola.
One of the most popular Italian destinations, Sorrento manages to cope well with the influx of tourists each summer, remaining surprisingly genteel and tranquil. Time passes pleasantly in Sorrento; there are, of course, a lot of tourist shops, but also relaxed cafes and restaurants where you can sit at pavement tables and watch the world go by.
The central location, good infrastructure and strong transport links make Sorrento a great place from which you can explore the Amalfi Coast, achieve the islands of Capri and Ischia, visit the archaeological sites of Pompeii and Herculaneum.
At any time of the year, Sorrento is a veritable treasure trove of beauty, for its nature, its history, its legends.