Perched amid the green hills and blue sea, vibrant Sorrento has a mesmeric draw on tourists to Southern Italy. The scenery and the sights at Sorrento are breathtaking and have an appealing charm among visitors. The major attraction of Sorrento Italylies in the various cliffs and the deep rooted history and culture of this city.
Sorrento is located in a tuff coast on the southern side of gulf of Naples in the Campiana region. With hardly over 16,500 inhabitants, Sorrento Italy is accessible from Naples and Pompeii. The coast of Sorrento is a great place to explore the numerous caverns and archeological findings is thoroughly enjoyable. The people of Sorrento are very friendly, hospitable and cordial.
Common mode of transportation is by sea, ferry boats and hydrofoils connecting Sorrento to Naples, Capri and other cities of Southern Italy. The nearest airport is at Naples and tourists can take a taxi or bus to reach Sorrento. Shopping in Sorrento is a wonderful experience while wading through traditional crafts like wooden ornaments, ceramic and food products. Via San Cesareo is the major shopping area of Sorrento.
Sorrento has a serene and temperate climate all through the year. Sorrento offers extensive accommodation facilities to its visitors. Over 150 facilities for accommodation such as hotels, bed and breakfast outlets, hostels, camping sites and holiday villages are available. The temperate climate of Sorrento supports the cultivation of citrus fruits and thus the influence of this can be found in the cuisine of Sorrento. Seafood, in particular fish, crab and lobsters are very famous here. Sorrento is equally famous for its locally produced wine and for limoncello, a delectable digestive liqueur that is made from the concoction of lemon peel in pure alcohol.
Sorrento Italy travel
The entire peninsula of Sorrento is overflowing with history and culture and the numerous churches and museums describe this with great reverence
Basilica di San Antonino: Built in the 10th century in honor of St.Anthony, this place was renovated in the 17th century. The tomb of Saint Anthony is held by the crypt that comprises offerings made by thousands of sailors.
Saint Francis cloisters: The refectory alone holds the original architecture of this 14th century building, rest of the place has been renovated over the years and thus displays structural design from the Gothic to the renaissance period.
Sorrento Cathedral: The bell tower in this cathedral houses the ancient ceramic clock. This cathedral was built in the 11th century and houses spectacular frescoes by Neapolitan painters.
Sedil Dominova: A beautiful majolica-tiled dome covers the arcaded loggia of Sedil Dominova.
Correale di Terranova museum: Paintings of 17th century artists, porcelain ware, inlaid furniture, capodimonte majolica, etc can be found in this museum. The plazzo that encompasses the museum offers a spectacular view of the gulf of Naples.
Workshop of wood intarsia - museum: This museum is located in a palace belonging to the 18th century. It houses a rich collection of paintings, hand painted wall papers and other objects of interest too.