Sorrento is a small town in Italy, in the Campania region. The town is a popular tourist destination. Sorrento is located on the Sorrento Peninsula, on the place covered with black cliffs of dark volcanic stone. Sorrento overlooks the Gulf of Naples. Sorrento and nearby Amalfi are famous for their large lemons.

The town's ancient name is Surentum and comes from sirens. According to legend, it was here that Odysseus and his companions were confused by the songs of the sirens.

Sorrento was founded by the Phoenicians in the 7th century BC. From 474 to 420 BC it was ruled by the Greeks, and 150 years later it became Roman. After the fall of the Western Roman Empire, it was briefly conquered by the Ostrogoths and later annexed for several centuries by Byzantium (the Eastern Roman Empire). In 1133, it became part of the Ottoman Empire. Sorrento was conquered by the Normans. After which it was part of the Kingdom of Sicily, the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies and so until the unification of the Kingdom of Italy.

In Sorrento, interesting to visit are: the Archaeological Museum; the Great and the Little Harbour, etc.

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