"The "capital" of the Sorrentine peninsula." Sorrento by mallyak
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Sorrenti is a sea town but is not flanked by a seaside walk, meaning that to go the beach you must descend from the hillside. Facing the sea from Tasso Square, located in the center of town, there is a stairway that descends to the Marina, and those who don't enjoy walking can take a bus that leaves from the same square. The square is dedicated to Torquato Tasso, the famous Italian poet who was born in the city in 1544. His statue embellishes the square which also hosts the statue of Saint Antonio, the patron saint of Sorrento. A site that should not be missed is the Museo Correale of Terranova which showcases an interesting collection of Greek, Roman and medieval marble statues, porcelain objects, luxurious Neopolitan furniture and paintings by both Italian and foreign masters.
The town of Sorrento is a veteran when it comes to dealing with tourism. Many tourists visit Sorrento in its own right, many more use the seaside town as a base for exploring the Naples area or the Amalfi Coast and Capri.
This small town is wonderfully located over white steep cliffs and offers a fantastic view over the Bay of Naples. Sorrento lies on a Tufa terrace and is enclosed by impressive rocks of the limestone mountains. For 2000 years already visitors from all over the world have been attracted to Sorrento by breathtaking sunsets and fragrances of orange and lemon gardens.
Sorrento is also very popular due to its good location as starting point to all the important surrounding sights. The summit of the peninsula of Sorrento is only about 5 km away from Capri, which can be easily reached from the Harbor Marina Piccola. Also Ischia and Procida, of which the silhouettes can be seen on clear days, can be reached very quickly per speedboat. Sorrento is also the terminus of the Circumvesuviana, a small train with its start in Naples. One can reach Pompeii and Herkulaneum by this rail in about thirty minutes and Naples in circa one hour's time.
Take a train trip to naples...its a slow journey by a non to comfortable journey but worth it. more travel advice
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