The small coastal town of Sorrento enjoys a big reputation and it's easy to see why. Pastel coloured houses gather along steep cliffs, lemon groves scent the air with their sweet aroma, and the town's lofty height will afford you spectacular views of Mount Vesuvius, Naples and the charming island of Capri. You'll find lots of museums and galleries in this picture-perfect town, as well as ornate cathedrals, quaint churches and imposing monasteries. Beyond the town's limits you can put the top down on a racy Italian sportscar and cruise the remarkable coastal roads of the Amalfi Coast. See famed Italian township like Positano, made up of brightly coloured houses overlooking rugged cliffs that plunge to the turquoise sea. Then discover hidden bays and secret coves that litter the shores below. You'll also find larger beaches like Marina Grande Beach, one of the most famous bays in the area, and a haven for sun worshippers. Take advantage of Sorrento's position on the coast, and take off on day trips to the ancient streets of Pompeii, or the lively ones of Naples, home to treasured museums and galleries, and arguably, Italy's most famous dish - pizza. Just don't forget to make time for the storied island of Capri, home to Roman emperors and today, celebrated fashion houses and upscale restaurants.