Sorrento is a popular tourist destination. Can be reached easily from Naples and Pompeii, as it lies at the south-eastern end of the Circumvesuviana rail line. The town overlooks the Gulf of Naples as the key place of the Sorrentine Peninsula, and many viewpoints allow sight of Naples, Vesuvius and the Isle of Capri.
The Amalfi Drive (connecting Sorrento and Amalfi) threads along the high cliffs above the sea.
Ferry boats and hydrofoils provide services to Naples, Amalfi, Positano, Capri and Ischia. Sorrento’s sea cliffs and luxury hotels have attracted notable people from all over the world.
Sorrento is famous for the production of limoncello, a liqueur made from lemon zest. Other agricultural production includes citrus fruit, nuts and olives. Wood craftsmanship is also developed.