Piano di Sorrento, dominated by the 643m of Mount Vico Alvano, occupies the central part of the Sorrento peninsula bordering the towns of Meta, Vico Equense and Sorrento. At the North the coast consist of high cliffs of tuff while at the South the coast is rocky. The man is present in this area since the prehistoric times: three caves: La Porta, Mezzogiorno and Erica discovered in the fifties and sixties in the hilly area of the town are still there to witness this ancestral union. In them were found items dating from the Upper Paleolithic and Mesolithic. But more important is the discovery o a village and a necropolis close to the S. Massimo spring, the Gaudo people settled here in the second millennium BC.