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Enjoy Sorrento

03 February 2015

About Sorrento

With its stunning coast and breathtaking views, since time immemorial scores of tourists and visitors have been lured by the siren call of Sorrento. The city is mirrored in the Gulf of Naples and gives its name to the Peninsula of Sorrento stretching from Vico Equense to Massa Lubrense.

Suspended between lush green hills and the crystal clear waters of the sea, Sorrento is one of the most sought-after destinations in the entire region of Campania. Its main points of interest are Sedil Dominova. A meeting point for the town’s medieval aristocracy, the old walls of the city, still visible today, the Gate of Marina Grande, the Cathedral and the Basilica of Sant’Antonino named after the patron saint of Sorrento. Important works of art are housed in the Museo Correale in Terranova and in the Museobottega in Tarsialignea. The beating heart of the city is piazza Tasso, the central living room of the town, dotted with bars and restaurants where people gather to see and be seen.

How to reach Sorrento

By car, from Naples: statale 145

By train: Circumvesuviana da Napoli to Sorrento

Tourist information:

Carabinieri T: 089875011

Emergency Medical T: 0815331111

Taxi T: 0818782204

Azienda Soggiorno e Turismo T: 0818074033

Shopping and surroundings

Shopping in Sorrento holds numerous surprises in store. From local handicrafts including beautiful inlaid wood object to clothing, from artisanal ice cream to limoncello prepared with the island’s fragrant lemons. Don’t miss a visit to its delightful open-air markets  known for their folkloristic, brightly-coloured stalls selling oranges, lemons, tangerines and local produce – a true pleasure for the eyes and the taste buds!

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