Sorrento Peninsula


The Sorrento Peninsula or Sorrentine Peninsula is a peninsula located in southern Italy that separates the Gulf of Naples to the north from the Gulf of Salerno to the south.

Map of the Sorrentine Peninsula
Map of the Gulf of Naples
View of the peninsula near Massa Lubrense

Geography


Overview

The peninsula is named after its main town, Sorrento, which is located on the north (Gulf of Naples) coast. The Amalfi Coast is located on the southern side. The Lattari Mountains form the geographical backbone of the peninsula. The island of Capri lies off the western tip of the peninsula in the Tyrrhenian Sea. The whole area is an important tourist destination.[1]

Municipalities

The peninsula lies on the territory of the province of Naples with 9 comunes and the province of Salerno with 12 comunes.

 
Province Comune Population
(inh.)
Area
(km2)
Total
(km2)
NapoliAgerola7,39919.62121.14
Castellammare di Stabia64,53317.71
Massa Lubrense13,91419.71
Meta8,0102.50
Piano di Sorrento13,0577.50
Pimonte6,05212.00
Sant'Agnello9,0104.09
Sorrento16,6169.93
Vico Equense21,00629.30
SalernoAmalfi5,3456.1570.99
Atrani9140.20
Cetara2,3454.91
Conca dei Marini7341.00
Furore8591.73
Maiori5,64916.00
Minori2,8642.00
Positano3,9818.00
Praiano2,0692.00
Ravello2,4777.00
Scala1,55113.00
Vietri sul Mare8,3289.00

Transportation


Airports

The nearest airports are:

See also


References


  1. "day trips from sorrento". Tuesday, 17 January 2017