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Sorrento lies on a peninsula called Sorrentohalvøya in the region Campania, located in the south of Italy and borders the Tyrrhenian Sea in the west.The city is located on the peninsula’s northern coast bordering the Gulf of Naples, and Sorrentohalvøya separates the Gulf of Naples from the Gulf of Salerno in the south. It is about 50 km to Naples , and the population of Sorrento is estimated at slightly over 15 000 (2007).
Sorrento is a popular holiday destination because of its location by the sea and the cultural and historical attractions. The city is very old and was below both the Greeks and Romans, and one can still see remnants of the Greek city walls. Of the museums there including archaeological museums, and that one can see buildings and churches that stretch for hundreds of years ago. It is only approx. 40 km to Mount Vesuvius, about 30 km to Pompeii which was buried by volcanic ash in 79 AD.
Naples Airport is an international airport which is approx. 50 km from Sorrento.