The roman name for Sorrento was SURRENTUM, but before that it was the mythical land of the Syrens and the first settlement was even pre-greek: it was Oscan. They were native people belonging to the so called ITALIC, obviously the ancestors of the Italians. Today Sorrento is a perfect place to base your holiday in the area, for its breathtaking views, its extremely high standards for hotels and accommodation in general. The historical centre is still the Greek Roman one where, narrow little streets are crossing at 90° angle into each other, bubbling with restaurants and shops, its top product stay the ancient, yet modern inlaid wook work. Its central position, is ideal for all the excursions via land or via sea, perfect for Capri, Pompeii, or Herculaneum. One of the MUST of your holiday.