The town of Sorrento is a perfect destination for sailing yacht vacation or luxury motor boat cruise and an ideal base for exploring Southern Italy's Costiera Amalfitana (Amalfi Coast), one of the most picturesque stretches of the Mediterranean coastline. Pastel-colored buildings, charming villages, and dramatic cliffs overlooking azure waters make for its breath-taking views.
The spectacular region of the Amalfi coast has a long history, going back to the Roman and Byzantine Empires. Today, the city of Naples serves as the region's primary port and centre of industry, while the Amalfi Coast to the south continues to attract its admirers from Italy, Europe and the rest of the world.
Sorrento offers exquisite food, marvellous architectural monuments, and superb beaches. During the first half of the Imperial age it became a very popular seaside resort among the wealthy patricians, who considered the entire Gulf of Naples, from the Flegreian Plains to Sorrento, an ideal place to spend the summer months and the otium periods. Therefore several Villae Maritimae were edificated in this area: magnificent lodgings, each with a landing place from the sea, spacious private residences, sometimes also farms where oil and wine were produced with the crops belonging to the dominus.