Nicknamed “La Gentile” because of the gentleness of its climate and the cheery friendliness of its inhabitants, Sorrento is a charming resort in a spectacular setting. The site of luxurious villas during Roman times, Sorrento has been a popular vacation retreat since at least 600 AD, and today is one of the best-known resorts in Italy. The charms of Sorrento are many, from the picturesque streets of the old city adorned by patrician villas to the Marina Grande, a traditional fishing harbor and popular destination for a stroll. The town, with pretty pastel colored houses and several quaint small squares, is surrounded by orange and lemon groves and lush thickly wooded hills where vines and olives are grown. Excellent base for excursions to the nearest ruins of Pompei and Herculaneum, the island of Capri and the wonderful Amalfi Drive. Sorrento is truly a perfect location for a traditional Italian wedding!