Sorrento is a longed-for tourist destination which boasts millions of visitors every year. Its strategic location allows, all those who decide to spend a holiday in Sorrento, to visit its surroundings including as famous and enchanting tourist resorts as it, as Amalfi Coast, Gulf of Naples, Herculaneum, Pompeii, the Vesuvius
Famous all over the world for the extraordinary beauty of its landscape, its crystal-clear waters and its gastronomy, the island of Capri can be easily reached from several harbours on Sorrento Coast thanks to the service of hydrofoils and ferries which leave numerous all day long.
Ischia is an island that makes so many poets and writers dream for its breathtaking views and its blue sea.
Particularly interesting places to visit are: the port of Ischia Porto, the ancient village of Ischia Ponte and the Aragonese Castle linked to it with a narrow bridge, the stunning views from Fiaiano (Barano d'Ischia) on the Gulf of Naples and Vesuvius, the Maronti Beach, the panoramic view from Serrara the picturesque fishing village of Sant'Angelo with its pastel houses, the white Church of the Soccorso in Forio d'Ischia, thermal parks of the island of Ischia and Mount Epomeo which dominates the island.
Amalfi Coast can be reached from Sorrento thanks to a bus service. Enchanting and characteristic, the “divine Coast”, as it is called, includes renowned tourist resorts drawing visitors from all over the world.
Among the most famous towns, Positano, Amalfi and Ravello.
Pompeii was half-destroyed and covered by the eruption of the Volcano Mt. Vesuvius in 79 A.D. and forgotten for years. The excavations began in the 18th century and brought gradually to the
discovering of the fabulous villas with frescos preserved in the course of time, an amphitheatre and so much more to prove the prosperity of this town in the past. Pompeii draws numerous visitors in search of what remains of the old splendours of the Roman Empire.
Half-destroyed and covered by the eruption of the Volcano Mt. Vesuvius in 79 A.D., Herculaneum was submerged by a flow of lava which turned into soft tuff, being thus able to preserve a lot of frescos and objects which can still be seen today. A part of the old Herculaneum is, still today, submerged, by the excavations which are still going on.
Located east to Salerno, Paestum offers its visitors its four temples and and its walls wonderfully preserved. To be visited are also the Temple of Poseidon (Neptune) and the Basilica as of the 6th century, risen on the ruins of the temple consecrated to Hera (the main goddess of Pompeii).
Naples, bright and coloured, is a city rich in history, palaces, museums and monuments which testify the splendours of its past. The National Museum has been enriched, in the course of years, with many finds coming from Pompeii and Herculaneum.
Reggia di Caserta
The Reggia di Caserta, or Royal Palace of Caserta, a historic residence belonged to the Royal House of the two Sicilies. Situated in the municipality of Caserta, surrounded by a vast park divided between the Italian garden, where there are several fountains and the famous great waterfall, and the English garden, featured by thick forests.
Punta Campanella The Territorial Reserve Area is marked by its natural and homogenous landscape. Due to the limestone nature of the peninsula, the area bestows numerous caves, which subsequently submerged as a result of tectonic movements and the rise of the sea level .One of the most spectacular caves 'La Grotta della Cala di Mitigliano' where just below the surface you can explore the fascinating world of dark submarine caves.
The Baths of Regina Giovanna are situated at the Capo di Sorrento and can be easily reached along a path at the end of which you can admire the breathtaking views of an enormous Cliff surrounded by the ruins of an ancient Roman villa, Villa Pollio Felice, a tribute that Sorrento in the olden days, thanks to its mild climate, has always attracted holidaymakers.
Sorrento offers its visitors a natural setting immersed in the green. A walk across Sorrento hills allows to admire breathtaking panoramic views of Sorrento Coast and to enjoy some fine air and relaxation.
Numerous are also the itineraries of local farmhouses where it is possible to taste just produced cheese and mozzarella cheese.
A date not to be missed during a holiday in Sorrento Musical is an incredible journey through the centuries from 1558 to the present day. The performance concerns the most important issues of Sorrento history and of the Kingdom of Naples in the last 500 years: the Saracens’ landing, the Revolt of Masaniello, the War, the whole surrounded by colours and cheerfulness.
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