I just love Italy and one day would love to have a holiday home there. I've mostly travelled around Tuscany, but for a change we went to Sorrento for 2 weeks, to see the places we've always wanted to see like Pompeii, Capri, Ravello, Positano, Amalfi and Herculaneum. We stayed at a fabulous boutique hotel the Mar Alimuri in Meta just 6km from the centre of Sorrento, which wasn't a problem getting to as the hotel provided a courtesy bus to get you there.
From the harbour we got a ferry across to Capri, which is so pretty, although very busy, here you can shop in the designer boutiques, or sit and people watch at a pavement café sipping an Apperol (Italian cocktail) or jump in an open top stretch cab and tour around the island.
The Italian public transport is efficient, cheap and easy to use, a train from Meta took us straight to Pompeii, which is truly amazing and the local SITA bus took us along the Amalfi coast road where you could hop on or off at your favourite spots, its not for the faint hearted as the road is twisty, but it's a great way of seeing the coast line along the way.