"The "capital" of the Sorrentine peninsula." Sorrento by mallyak

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A Very LIMONI place to visit

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.

  • Last visit to Sorrento: Jul 2008
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • HORSCHECK's Profile Photo
    Sep 14, 2012 at 12:52 PM

    Kashi, lovely little page about Sorrento here. I could drink a Limoncello right now. *winkygrin*

  • Maurizioago's Profile Photo
    Mar 26, 2010 at 2:25 AM

    I have to go back there one day. Ciao!

  • BruceDunning's Profile Photo
    Aug 21, 2009 at 2:10 PM

    I have not got to this area in Italy yet-but maybe someday. A lot to see on the coastal area. You did a good presentation of the sites.

  • lynnehamman's Profile Photo
    Mar 25, 2009 at 4:38 PM

    Kashi! Sorrento- churches,beaches and Ice cream! Sounds like a great holiday destination. Lovely pics Kashi. Thanks ONCE AGAIN for sharing!

  • hopang's Profile Photo
    Mar 23, 2009 at 1:34 PM

    Another wonderful page with lovely photos! Thanks for sharing. ~ho & pang

  • jumpingnorman's Profile Photo
    Feb 12, 2009 at 9:35 PM

    Beautiful pic of your wife at marina Grande! Is Italy one of your favorite places? They cook very well too...who is better French or Italian? Norman :)

  • Manara's Profile Photo
    Nov 28, 2008 at 8:06 AM

    Beautiful page about a beautiful place!

  • goutammitra's Profile Photo
    Sep 17, 2008 at 5:46 PM

    The place is extremly beautiful! Marina Grande is just breath taking. Bhabhi with M.G. in background, great pic and a must for all tourist visiting Italy! Ice Creame cone chair? A real novel idea. You are a good a good observer!

  • i-s-a's Profile Photo
    Aug 26, 2008 at 5:17 PM

    another great page. i love your visita iglesia.


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