Italy travel: Florence to Sorrento and the Amalfi Coast, bus passages. This was the LONG drive from Florence to Sorrento, passing Rome and one photo op after another. Our Perillo Tours Familia tried to take photos of all the beautiful 'picture perfect' Italian hillside towns, but the bus just kept on rolling. Why were those towns built on top of hills? Well, Tony said is was to defend against barbarians: it's easier to throw stones down, instead of up!