16 May 2007 Telegraph.co.uk
Let the charm of Sorrento seduce you
With its acres of lemon groves, multi-coloured buildings and a backdrop of Mount Vesuvius and the Bay of Naples, Sorrento is ideal for a weekend away.
The Sorrentina Peninsula has always had a beguiling allure. Today it is as popular with modern Europeans looking for culture in near-by Pompeii as it was with Roman emperors - Augustus is said to have built a villa here.
Wander down narrow cobbled streets that sprawl from its main square, Piazza Tasso; people watch from the roof gardens of the many bars and cafés; or brush up on classical history with a trip to Pompeii or shop on the irresistibly chic (and expensive) island of Capri, reached by hydrofoil from the Marina Piccola (£10.50 each way)...