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 Villa Niccolini at Sant'Agnello and Vesuvius in the background

Villa Niccolini at Sant'Agnello

SORRENTO


SORRENTO, THE TOWN:

The enchanting landscape with its high cliffs, the superb views over the Gulf of Naples to Vesuvius, make Sorrento a traditional international holiday resort.
It is an ideal place to come on holiday, a great tourist attraction also for the vicinity of popular places easy to reach such as the ruins of Pompeii and Herculaneum, Naples, Capri, Positano, Amalfi and Ischia.


Sorrento coast is composed of rugged inaccessible cliffs alternated with pleasant beaches.
The town’s coastal area is divided in two villages: Marina Piccola, with the harbour for ferries and hydrofoils, and Marina Grande, with its lidos and beaches.


A FEW HISTORICAL INSIGHTS ABOUT SORRENTO:

Sorrento was probably founded by the Etruscans (VII century b.c.), a population coming from Tuscany, and later conquered by the Samnites (V century b.c.), native of Campania region. It eventually came under the Roman sphere influence, but with the fall of the Roman empire and the barbarian invasions, Sorrento suffered the same devastating fate as many other Roman towns in Campania. The town reached the height of its glory in the Middle Ages as a free maritime duchy, and even contested the supremacy of Amalfi and  Naples in the Upper Tyrrhenian Sea. After the long period of the Middle Age, Sorrento suffered the Spanish domination: the baroque style of so many churches is a visible heritage of that period. But the XVIII century and a part of the XIX century were an economical, social end cultural rebirth of Sorrento when the tourist vocation of this area was born and it was established with its inclusion in the so-called "Grand Tour", a journey through the most important Italian sights that every noble European son of those times had to make to complete his cultural, historical and literary formation. Thus, guests such as Byron, Keats, Scott, Dickens, Goethe, Wagner, Ibsen and Nitzsche came to stay in Sorrento in search of sun and inspiration.

WHAT TO SEE IN SORRENTO:

Some places in Sorrento of tourist attraction include:

  • Piazza Tasso, formerly called Largo di Castello;
  • the Villa Comunale;
  • the public garden on the cliff top with a superb view over the Gulf of Naples;
  • Marina Grande, a charming bay with a characteristic fishing village;
  • the Romanesque style Cathedral dating from the 15th century;
  • Regina Giovanna, the archaeological remains of a seaside villa.

Another pearl of the town is the "Correale Museum", where a collection of paintings and pieces of furniture dating back to various periods, ceramic statuettes and archeological remains are kept.
In addition, from Sorrento You can easily reach Punta Campanella, with its beautiful views and seascape from the very tip of the Gulf of Naples and also its relics of historical interest, as well as the towns of Massalubrense and Nerano.


We arrange tailor made tours in Sorrento with our English-speaking guides

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.

For further info : info@coastofamalfi.com
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.....

Contact us at the e-mail : info@coastofamalfi.com


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.

For further info : info@coastofamalfi.com


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 !

Contact us at the e-mail : info@coastofamalfi.com


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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