ruise ships anchor in Sorrento's harbor and tender passengers to Marina Piccola. Sorrento is a charming town that is worth visiting for at least an hour, but is also an important departure point for nearby destinations such as Capri, Naples and Pompeii.
To get from the port to the town center, walk or take a bus: blue buses go to Sorrento's town square, orange buses go to the Circumvesuviana train station. Buses depart from Piazza de Curtis, which is by the train station, and stop at various places along the Amalfi Coast. Be aware that during peak tourism season, the roads can get congested.
From the Circumvesuviana train station, trains leave for Naples with stops in Pompeii and Herculaneum.
From Marina Piccola, take a ferry from Sorrento to Capri, Naples or Positano.
It is also possible to hire a taxi for a private service to destinations along the Amalfi Coast or to rent a car.
No matter how safe you perceive a destination to be, it's important to use good judgment.
- Pay attention to local media.
- Avoid open displays of wealth, jewelry or other valuables. Safeguard travel documents such as passports and airline tickets.
- Avoid confrontations with locals.
- Avoid demonstrations and protests, especially if they appear political in nature.
- Don't permit people you don't know to enter your accommodations. Keep your door locked. Don't leave valuables in your room unless they can be locked in a safe.
- Avoid illegal drugs, and don't drink alcohol if its use is prohibited. Even if drinking is legal, don't overindulge.
- Be cautious of unsolicited offers of assistance from strangers.
In recent years, political terrorism has become a global phenomenon - an attack could occur with little warning anywhere in the world, even in destinations long regarded as safe. Travelers should keep themselves informed of developments that could affect their safety, no matter what their destination.