Sorrento is a tourist destination par excellence always bell for its natural and artistic beauty and its traditions, is the largest center for the number of services offered and also the best known and named all of the Sorrento Peninsula.
It is 47 km away from Naples, and is located on the north-west of the peninsula which is named.
The town is perched on a promontory of the tuff, with deep bays on the sea, the houses are surrounded by greenery surrounded by rich orchards.
Sorrento is a comfortable, enjoyable in every season of the year for its mild climate and terraces overlooking the sea.
The center of town is Piazza Tasso which takes its name from the author who was born in Sorrento in 1544.
Visit the Cathedral dating from the fifteenth century, the Museo Correale di Terranova considered the most beautiful museum in the province of Italy, the Church of San Francesco, the Villa Comunale public gardens directly overlooking the sea offers a spectacular view over the Gulf of Naples.
The center extends harmoniously on a high tufa terrace, overlooking overlooking the sea from a height of 50 meters, in the midst of a luxuriant vegetation, most likely founded by the Greeks, Sorrento suffered temporary supremacy of the Etruscans and later, from 420 BC , the influence of Oscan. In the Roman era is remembered for having taken part in the Italians (90 BC), there was then a colony derived from Silla, which was followed later on a budget of veterans of Octavian. Hall was then Menenia tribes. Been an Episcopalian since at least 420. During the crisis of Byzantine rule in Italy, Sorrento gained autonomy as a duchy, first under the rule of the Dukes of Naples, then with their rulers and dukes, always fighting with Amalfi, Salerno and the Saracen. The history of Sorrento is confused with that of other cities of Campania, and took part in the leagues anti-Muslim, fought the Lombards of Benevento, he met local family feuds among the nobles. Bound in sec. IX by Guaimario Prince of Salerno to accept as their duke's brother, Guido, the Duchy of Sorrento resumed its autonomy after the death of the latter and lost permanently in 1137, absorbed into the new kingdom of the Normans. Sorrento has since followed the fortunes of the kingdom, not without conflicts and rebellions, especially at the beginning of the age aragonese. In 1558 it was taken and sacked by the Turks, in the winter of 1648 the city valiantly sustained the siege of John Grillo, of the Duke of Guise.
Sorrento's economy is based largely on some key sectors such as tourism, thanks to the natural and cultural vocation of the pretty seaside town, agriculture-based production of citrus fruits (well-known around the world is the limoncello liqueur obtained from lemon zest, alcohol, water and sugar), nuts and olive oil, processing of dairy products and, ultimately, to create exceptional cakes, such as the typical lemon delight, are also famous features of the arts' inlay on wood materials and workmanship in lace.
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