Sorrento Tours. You are about to embark on the journey you have always wanted: a tour of the Sorrento coast. And, of course, you’re planning to spend a day in Sorrento.
You are wondering what there is to see in a day? In the few hours you have available, there are 11 attractions that you must not miss.
Sorrento Tours – Piazza Tasso
Piazza Tasso is the main square situated in the heart of Sorrento. It’s the most visited place in the city. The square is named after one of Italy’s most famous poets, Torquato Tasso. In the piazza, you can find interesting shops and bars and the beautiful Church del Carmine.
Sorrento Tours – Corso Italia
At the end of Via della Pietà, you’ll find yourself in front of Sorrento’s Cathedral, a Baroque-style building where an antique Nativity scene from the 1700’s is on permanent display. Continue your walk down Corso Italia, lined with fashionable shops and boutiques.
Along the way, you’ll pass Villa Fiorentino, headquarters of the Sorrento Foundation where exhibitions are often held. Over the past few years, shows of works by Dalì, Picasso, and the Italian sculptor Pomodoro have been held here.
Sorrento Tours – Via San Cesareo
One of the most fascinating streets in Sorrento is Via San Cesareo, which is right in the centre just off Piazza Tasso.
Running parallel with the much wider Corso Italia, the street follows one of the lines of the ancient Greek and Roman town plan.
It is narrow because it was designed to be shaded by the buildings along both sides to keep it as cool as possible during the height of the summer.
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Sorrento Tours – Museum Correale
For over a century, this villa houses a museum which houses precious greek and roman artefacts, pottery, ceramics, paintings by great artists (such as Peter Paul Rubens, Abel Grimmer, by Giovan Battista) and works by Torquato Tasso (who born in Sorrento the march 11, 1544).
The last descendants of the Correale family, Alfredo and Pompeo, counts of Terranova, gave the villa with its gardens and panoramic terrace to the people of Sorrento, providing the perfect showcase for this magnificent collection.
The Correale Museum is open every day except Tuesday from 9.30 to 1.30 pm at Via Correale 48
Sorrento Tours – Museo Bottega della Tarsia Lignea
Since the 18th century, Sorrento has been famous for its intarsio furniture, made with elaborately designed inlaid wood. Some wonderful examples can be found in this museum, housed in an 18th-century palace, complete with beautiful frescoes.
There’s also an interesting collection of paintings, prints and photographs depicting the town and surrounding area in the 19th century.
Sorrento Tours – The Cloister of San Francesco
It is located in the vicinity of the municipal gardens and is a perfect example of the fusion of different architectural styles. Full of flowers and trees, walking under the arches of the cloister you can try a feeling of absolute peace. In summer, it becomes exceptional location for conferences, exhibitions and concerts.
Sorrento Tours – Basilica of Saint Anthony
Near the cloister of San Francesco is a religious building with baroque and romanesque architectural elements. In the basilica are the remains of St. Anthony, the patron saint of the city.
In the church there are the bones of a whale: legend has it that St. Anthony a child has swallowed saved just by that whale.
Sorrento Tours – Cathedral
Built around the 11th century and rebuilt in the 15th century in Romanesque style, Sorrento Cathedral is situated in the historic centre of town.
A popular choice for choirs performing a sacred repertoire, the Cathedral is the perfect venue for choirs wanting to perform in a beautiful, sacred setting in the heart of Sorrento.
Sorrento Tours – Marina Grande
Its pasing a variety of hotels and villas and less than 15 minutes later, arrives in one of Sorrento’s most popular quarters: Marina Grande, a picturesque fishing village in the western part of Sorrento. Marina Grande is set around a small bay and features several hotels and restaurants right on the shoreline.
Despite Sorrento’s popularity with international tourists, Marina Grande still has the rustic charm and laid-back quality of an ancient fishing harbor and fishing is still an active trade here.
Sorrento Tours – 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.
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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!
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