Subject: Rome and Sorrento
Hi Joyce! Well, about Sorrento, definitely Anne is right, if you can see the coast via boat that would be the best option. From Sorrento to Punta Campanella and Capri Island, then on the opposite side of the peninsula: Positano, Minori, Maiori, Amalfi, Ravello..... they are all amazing! It won't be hard to find a tour by sea.

I also suggest to you, besides Pompei and Ercolano, visit Naples: despite its bad name it's a great city with plenty of interesting thing. Also in Pozzuoli there's a solphatar (spelling?) worth a visit. And in Caserta there's the Royal Palace of the old Naples Kingdom, the Italian Versailles. I'm sure you'll love it!

About lodging, I am not very familiar with that area (I used to camp!) but if you need suggestions on Rome feel free to ask (and check the hotel database on the web too!). Ciao Flavio in Rome