Excursion to Sorrento


In the province of Naples, is one of the most important tourist centers of the region. The city sits on a high ridge overlooking the sea that gives visitors a splendid view of the Gulf of Naples.

This town has a long tradition of hospitality and welcome. Since ancient times, many travelers stood here, to enjoy the pleasures of the sea and the good table.

The guided visit to this town requires a half day about and mainly walk through the maze of its historical center.

In addition to the natural beauty, there are so many sites and the artistic resources and monumental to see, as the Church and the Convent of St. Francis, with the characteristic cloister (used, today, as the setting for concerts of classical music), the magnificent Museo-Bottega of inlaid wood, located in the eighteenth-century Palazzo Pomarici took over Santomasi that exposes the collections of furniture and objects made from the largest bone of the 800 and the Correale Museum. Established in 1917 in the homonym eighteenth-century palace, this museum preserves artifacts ancient Greeks and Romans, medieval marbles, considerable furniture of the southern Italy from the fifteenth to the eighteenth century, paintings of the Neapolitan school of the Nineteenth Century and the school of Posillipo and paintings attributed to Brueghel and Rubens. Also guards majolica and ceramic figurines, nativity, clocks, lace and there is an entire section dedicated to the local art of cabinetmaking.

Sorrento is famous worldwide for the production of oranges and lemons. The wisdom of local chefs and the excellent quality of food available in the area (vegetables, pasta, mozzarella cheese and fish) have allowed in Sorrento to become a real capital of mediterranean flavors.

The city is a good starting point for excursions and trekking excursions, and plunge in a uncontaminated nature, characterized by a rich coast inlets, such as that of the Bay of Ieranto, now under the protection of Unesco.