Is Sorrento a good base for the Amalfi Coast?

Well, yes. A very good one indeed. 

Sorrento stands right at the beginning of the famous Amalfi Coast and it’s the most optimal place to start your heavenly journey. 

But is Sorrento actually part of the Amalfi Coast?

Well, not really. It stands in a privileged position, the Sorrentine Peninsula, located between Naples’ Bay and the Amalfi Coast. 

And that’s why it’s considered by many the best place to stay while visiting the nearby areas. 

On the right you get:

  • the Ruins of Pompeii;
  • the breathtaking view of the imposing Mt. Vesuvius;
  • the key city of Naples.

While on the left you get the whole Amalfi Coast starting with:

  • Positano;
  • Amalfi;
  • Ravello;
  • and all the other small villages.

How far is Sorrento from the Amalfi Coast and Naples?

Sorrento is located on the northern side of the Amalfi Coast, so the distance will vary depending on the specific location along the Amalfi Coast you are traveling to. For example, Sorrento to Amalfi town is approximately 32 kilometers (about 20 miles) by road. The distance between Sorrento and Naples is also relatively short. It is approximately 50 kilometers (about 31 miles) by road. 

Keep in mind that these distances are approximate and can vary depending on the specific routes taken and any detours along the way. Travel times can also be affected by traffic and other conditions, especially during peak tourist seasons. It’s always a good idea to check with up-to-date mapping tools or GPS navigation for the most accurate information when planning your trip.

From Sorrento to Pompeii, the distance is approximately 14 kilometers (about 8.7 miles) by road. Pompeii is an ancient Roman city that was buried under volcanic ash and pumice after the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD. Today, it is one of the most popular archaeological sites in the world and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The short distance between Sorrento and Pompeii makes it a convenient and common day trip for visitors staying in Sorrento. Travel times can vary depending on traffic conditions and the mode of transportation used.

Iamme Ia! tours: from Sorrento to everywhere in the Region

Now that you know something about the distances and the geography that connect Sorrento to the other sites, you should plan on how to cover these spaces. 

Iamme Ia! is a tour operator specialized in transportation and tours around the Region: we are aware that crossing these streets is not always easy and that’s why we provide a safe service that will let you reach every destination you want!

Here’s a list of our tours, both in Group and Private formulas departing from Sorrento: 

Our tours give you a unique and insightful experience thanks to our local professional guides, who will do everything to make your trip truly unforgettable and carefree.

Plus, you can have cancellation for free if anything comes inbetween your plans. 

Do you want to book one of our tours?

We’re here for you every step of the way. 

You can contact us on our site, where you’ll find our phone and e-mail address.

Or you can directly book the tour you like the most on this section.

If you’re walking around Sorrento, you can also directly find us in Piazza Torquato Tasso 16.

Here you can book on the spot, we don’t do cut-offs 😉

Iamme Ia! has been in the industry of tour operators since 2014, gaining recognition by Grayline: the most well-known international tourism company with partners all around the world. 

Rest assured with us and just … Iamme Ia! – Let’s go! 

Your next adventure awaits you.