Piano di Sorrento , the ancient Roman Planities, lies on a plateau and is centrally situated on the Sorrento Coast. It has a very strategic geographic position between the Gulf of Naples and the Gulf of Salerno.
Piano di Sorrento is like a natural terrace over the crystalline sea of the Sorrento coast and from there you can even admire the Vesuvius very well. The beaches are hidden among indented and tall rocks creating beautiful creeks. Some of the are so big that are occupied by small villages, such as Marina di Cassano.
Piano di Sorrento offers also interesting monuments worth to be visited, such as the pontifical basilica dedicated to Saint Michael the Archangel and the monastery of the Augustinian nuns of the XVIII century. There are many other important churches: the monastery and the church dedicated both to the Saints Joseph and Therese; In the latter you can admire tareproduction of the Grotto of Lourdes; the church dedicated to Our Lady of Graces; the XVII century chapel dedicated to Saint Mary of Grace; the church dedicated to Our Lady of the Assumption; and the chapel dedicated to Saint Andrew.
Among the most interesting buildings visit Palazzo Maresca of XVIII century, or Palazzo Mastellone built in 1642.
The famous Victorian poet Robert Browning sojourned in the area and mentions the countryside of Piano and other localities of the Surrentine Peninsula in his poem "The Englishman in Italy."