Sorrento Holidays. You are about to embark on a great journey you have always wanted: Sorrento day trips, of course, you’re planning your perfect trip to the Amalfi Coast. Do you are Wondering what to do in a day? in the limited time you have available, I’d recommend 11 sightseeing tours Sorrento you can not miss.
It is a town overlooking the Bay of Naples. A tourist destination, it can be reached easily from Naples and Pompeii as it lies at the south-eastern end of the Circumvesuviana rail line. The Sorrentine Peninsula has views of Naples, Vesuvius and the Isle of Capri. The connecting Sorrento and Amalfi, is a narrow road that threads along the high cliffs above the Tyrrhenian Sea.
Sorrento Holidays – Piazza Tasso
Our tours start from Piazza Tasso is a central place in Sorrento. The square is named after the poet Torquato Tasso. On the square stands a statue of S. Antonino Abbate, and the Baroque Church del Carmine, in its interior it is kept an interesting painting by Onofrio Avellino. From the square you come onto the shopping street Via San Cesareo. It can get very busy here! with amazing bars and restaurants to suit all tastes.
Sorrento Holidays – Corso Italia e historic centre
Walks along Corso Italia, Sorrento’s main street.
The busiest part of town!
The street running along the historic centre of Sorrento, by traditional green shuttered buildings, palaces, squares and beautiful churches.
Known as the top shopping areas, restaurants and bars, you’ll also find souvenir shops, tavern and some fantastic architecture tucked away in the back streets.
Other attractions include Palazzo Veniero, Palazzo Correale, the historical seats of Porta and Dominova, and the Museum Bottega. Discover the most impressive, monuments religious, including the Cathedral, the St. Anthony Basilica and St Francis Cloisters.
Sorrento Holidays – Via San Cesareo
Via San Cesareo is highly enthusiastic and retains its authenticity thanks small markets, it relies on mediterranean fruits (selling giant lemons, of course).
Learn how about liqueurs, famous brands, how they are made, and more in the best laboratories of liqueurs. You must try the Limoncello. It is a specialty!
Lots of lively cafes, shops and restaurants. The Sedile Dominova was built in the 14th (some say 16th) century, by some nobles and is completely covered by frescoes.
This was the place where nobles meet in order to talk about the problems of the town. After being a prison and a guard-house, today the Dominova has turned into an association.
Sorrento Holidays – Museum Correale
For over a century, this villa houses the Museum Correale, with his large collection of precious Roman and Greek artifacts, art pottery, paintings by great artists (such as Peter Paul Rubens, Abel Grimmer, by Giovan Battista) and works by Torquato Tasso (born March 11, 1544, Sorrento).
The last descendants of the Correale family, Alfredo and Pompeo, counts of Terranova, gave the villa and their gardens, with its scenic beauty and panoramic terraces the people who live in Sorrento, providing a perfect showcase of this magnificent collection.
Tip: During the evenings in May, June, September and October, the museum holds a concert. Guests can stick around after the show for free drinks and canapes, as well as a chance to meet the performers. These concerts start at 9:00 p.m., with seats going for €35-70.
Opening hours: Summer hours: April 1 – October 31, Tuesday – Saturday 9:30 am to 6:30 pm. Sunday and holidays 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Winter hours: November 1 – March 31: Tuesday – Sunday (including holidays) 9:30 am to 1:30 pm
Price: Full ticket price: €8.00
Sorrento Holidays – The Museo della Tarsia Lignea
Situated in the historic centre, the Museo della tarsia lignea in a patrician palace of the 18th century. In the halls, frescoed vaults and roof covered with hand painted wallpaper, a rich collection of wooden furniture and objects made by local masters of marquetry of the 19th century, all works of art on display. Exhibition of the Italian and foreign artists’ paintings of the 19th century, of history of ancient printing and photos.
The reconstruction of the image of the Sorrento coast during in the 19th century, of the environmental and historical context, with informative exhibits that show how this fine art was produced. Museum on the ground floor there is a bookstore that consist of an interesting Inlaid Furniture collection where objects are signed by Alessandro Fiorentino Collection are sold.
Sorrento Holidays – The Cloister of San Francesco
In the Piazza Francesco Saverio Gargiulo, surrounded by walls of volcanic tuff known around the Peninsula as “conventual complex of San Francesco d’Assisi”, that is Church, the Monastery and the Cloister.
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This Church dates back to the 14th century, is a triumph of baroque a style of stucco decoration, precious cradle of “treasures of our memory” like a wooden main door of the 15th century, as well as two frescoes of the 7th century portraying Saint Anthony of Padua and San Giacomo, and a splendid wooden statue of San Francesco with Christ Crucified.
Near the Church, a Monastery is erected, founded in the 7th century, given to the Franciscan monks in the XIV century, and a beautiful Cloister.
The Cloister is a perfect fusion of different architectural styles, on one side we find crossed with tuff arches, stylistic expression of the late 14th century, instead, on the other side stunning round arches on octagonal pillars.
The summer months, the Cloister is transformed when art becomes the background of city’s, works of art exhibitions and of the Sorrentine Musical Summer, an extraordinary continuation of appointments bound to music with the presence of artists from all over the world.
Sorrento Holidays – Basilica of Saint Antonino
From Piazza Tasso, we arrive at the Basilica of Saint Antonino, set in the square that carries the same name.
The Basilica was erected in the 11th century in the place where an antique oratory on the 9th century.
Here was where he found refuge during the Longobard invasion. In the basilica are the remains of St. Anthonino, the patron saint of the city.
In the lobby, which precedes the Church, there are preserved two cetacean ribs posted as memento of the most famous miracle attributed to the patron Saint of Sorrento.
Legend has it that a whale had swallowed a child and that the Saint liberated the young boy drawing him safe and sound from the mouth of the whale.
The basilica rich with elements of spoil, like the column shafts coming, most probably, from the numerous roman country homes. On the right side of the church, we can admire a gate of the 11th century with an architrave supported by corinthian of the roman era. On the inside guarded are valuable paintings of Giovanni Bernardo Lama and the representation of the siege of Sorrento in 1648, a splendid painting by Giacomo Del Po in 1687.
Sorrento Holidays – Cathedral
The Cathedral of Saints Philip and James is in the center of Sorrento. Built on the ruins of an ancient greek temple, it is baroque and gothic revival.
Sorrento Holidays – Marina Grande
It is the ancient fishing village of Sorrento and yet still retains its charm. There is a small beach where you can relax a little. Also there are many restaurants where to taste the culinary specialties of the place.
Sorrento Holidays – Public Garden
Villa Comunale is the largest public garden in Sorrento and is laid out with flower beds and shaded by trees.
There are busts of historian Bartolomeo Capasso and Sorrento-born magistrate and lawyer Francesco Saverio Gargiulo in the gardens and benches are provided so that you can sit and relax while you enjoy the view.
There is a beach directly below and during the day you will see the tiny figures of swimmers in the sea. You can walk down to either Marina Piccola or Marina Grande from here or stop for refreshments at the bar to the right of the gardens from where you can continue to enjoy the view.
Its distinctive feature is being literally overlooking the sea. From here you can take in the entire Bay of Naples.
In order for you to the chance to make all of our tours private without rushing and be sure not to miss any top tourist attractions, we suggest hiring a private driver to make the most, who will also guide you through the tour. We have van service with drivers (and guides) all year’s day we are ready to welcome you at the airport or the hotel which will take you, a perfect way to explore this wonderful region! City tour tickets!
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