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Sorrento is the best-developed resort in the Neapolitan Riviera. It's perched upon a cliff on the southern side of the Bay of Naples. It's one of the most picturesque spots on the Italian seaside with its small but beautiful beaches and breathtaking views of Naples and Vesuvius. The weather is mild and dry all year round, and in July and August the heat can be hardly bearable. Generally, Sorrento is the ideal holiday retreat for tourists who appreciate beautiful landscapes, sunny beaches and cultural attractions.

Sorrento is situated upon a high cliff, and doesn't provide long stretches of coastline. The nearest sandy beaches are the small Marina Piccola and Marina Grande, a short walk from the centre of the town. The most attractive beach is Punto del Capo, which is further south. Beaches get crowded during the peak season, and there's an entry fee. There are also more secluded sandy stretches, which are ideal for couples and families. Sorrento isn't famous for being a party spot, but there are quite a few nightclubs of good quality here.

The town offers a variety of off-beach activities and attractions. It has a preserved old centre and a number of archaeological sites and museums. Sorrento is a comfortable starting point for tours to Naples, Pompeii and Vesuvius, and for boat trips to the island of Capri.

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