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La Culla Convent
Sant'Elisabetta Convent

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Fresco kept in the Archaeological Museum of Naples: Samnite soldiers. The Samnites conquered Sorrento during the V century b.C.

Soldati sanniti

 

 

HISTORY OF SORRENTO

 



The earliest evidence of human settlement in the Sorrento Peninsula indicates Greek and Phoenician activity, however, this fertile land was soon taken over as a Roman colony, until the final collapse of the Empire.
In the Middle Ages (c. 9th century AD), Sorrento managed to release herself from outside control, including Naples, and thus the Duchy of Sorrento was born. The Duchy of Sorrento covered the whole of the peninsula, and was soon to become a prosperous economy based on ship chandlery, and the sale and production of citrus fruits and wine. The Duchy later (1100) relinquished its independence to become a protectorate of Normandy, with the advantage of receiving protection against attacks from pirates and the Lombards. 1544 is an important date in Italian and European culture, for it is the year that the poet Torquato Tasso, was born in Sorrento, renowned author of "Jerusalem Delivered" and other poems.
In 1558 Sorrento underwent a violent invasion by the Turks. The city was sacked and the population suffered severe losses.
At around the start of the 18th century, after a period of bitter struggles between the peasant population and rich landowners, Sorrento began to emerge as a popular tourist resort, much loved by visitors from all over the world for its mild climate and flourishing countryside. By 1800, Sorrento's economy was based primarily on tourism and the wood inlay industry, which gradually took over from the production of silk textiles. Over the years Sorrento has been the favorite destination of such luminaries of European culture as Lord Byron, Keats, Goethe, Dickens, Wagner, Ibsen and Nietzsche. At the start of the 20th century, agriculture was given a second wind, thanks to intensive cultivation of citrus fruits, which were exported throughout the Italian peninsula and overseas.

 

Guided walking tour at Sorrento

Rent one of our apartments, and everyday in the afternoon a private fully qualified Italian mother tongue teacher with extensive teaching experience (but he/she speaks English too) will come to your accommodation for making private Italian lessons just for You.

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We arrange also tours with professional English-speaking guides in any place in our region. If you feel like, your guide can conduct the excursion in Italian with very simple words, and then translate everything in English: a good excuse to make visits and at the same time to maximaze your lessons in Italian here.

BUDGET TOURS
» Pompeii/Herculaneum (from Rome)
» Pompeii/Vesuvius
» Pompeii + Naples
» Herculaneum + Naples
» Naples (full day)
» Capri

TAILOR MADE TOURS IN CAMPANIA


Flexibility and professionalism are some of the aspects which have made our Tailormade Tours ideal for visiting in one day spectacular places like Pompeii, Herculaneum, Capri, Amalfi Coast and so on.....

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FOOD TOURS
We organize wine and food tours with a visit of the archaeological sites or landscapes as Pompeii, Herculaneum, Capri, Naples, combined with the visit of wine cellars, oil mills, mozzarella farms and typical restaurants.

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TOURS X DISABLED
We can arrange guided tours in English for visitors with disabilities throughout our region. In Pompeii, Herculaneum and most of the other sites, there is a specific path for these needs. We also have a special bus to pick up and take on board wheelchairs.

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SEARCHING FOR YOUR ROOTS
Are you of Italian origin? Are you a "paesano" and you would like to discover where you REALLY come from ? Family tree research in the Campanian area, guided tours in your past ! A lot of Italians abroad are south-Italians, originally coming from Campania. If you are one of them and would like to know how to proceed with the next step in the search for your ancestors, do not hesitate and contact us !

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SPECIAL TOURS IN POMPEII

»Pompeii (with Villa of the Mysteries) - 2,30 h
» Pompeii 3 h
»  Pompeii 4 h
»  Pompeii 6 h
» Pompeii x disabled people

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