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Sightseeing in Sorrento - what to see. Complete travel guide

Sorrento is a real cultural treasure of Italy. Here you will find a great number of museums and theaters, historic buildings and monuments simply can’t fail to leave indifferent absolutely any traveler.
The famous landmark of Sorrento is the Basilica di San Antonio. It was built in the 11th century on the site of a small chapel; now it has an interesting collection of works of art. Visitors … Open
Capo di Sorrento is a small settlement, but it is considered one of the most beautiful areas of the city. This is a small fishing village situated among orange and olive groves. Rest in Capo di Sorrento will be enjoyed not only by lovers of nature, but also by gourmets – the choice of wonderful restaurants with authentic local food is really striking. Of course, seafood is the main dish here. Visitors are offered to try true masterpieces of culinary art.
Duomo Cathedral is surely one of the most beautiful old buildings of the city. This cathedral was built in the 11th century. During its history it has witnessed many important historical events. You will certainly hear about them during the excursion. Continue your acquaintance with the history and culture of Sorrento in Correale di Terranova Museum. Here visitors are offered to see a unique collection of porcelain, furniture and paintings, and one of the museum’s halls is devoted to archaeological artifacts. Copyright
1. Going to the beach, be sure to take special shoes and a thick beach mat. The coast in Sorrento is rocky, so it isn’t always safe to go into the water without shoes. You can use the … Open
The central part of the city is the location of Tasso Square, which is decorated with beautiful monuments. One of them is dedicated to the patron of the city, Saint Antonin, and another one is dedicated to famous Italian poet Torquato Tasso. Villa Comunale Park is the best place for walks. This park is also considered the most beautiful one in the city. Here you will find really many unusual shrubs and trees, and the beauty of flowers is simply unforgettable. In this park you will also see another significant religious landmark - St. Francis Church. This is a beautiful building with strict lines, which halls are decorated with frescoes by handmade ornaments. Cape Sorrento is considered the historical center of the city. Here you will find numerous medieval buildings. Archaeological excavations never stop in this region of the city and new and new relics are found all the time.
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Map of all castles
Survived castles around Sorrento
♥   Castle 'Vigliena Fort' Naples, 24.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Castel dell’Ovo' Naples, 24.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Castel Nuovo' Naples, 25.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Castello del Parco' Nocera Inferiore, 26.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Aselmeyer Castle' Naples, 26.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all parks
National and city parks around Sorrento
♥   National Park 'Parco nazionale del Vesuvio' , 22.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Parco nazionale del Cilento e Vallo di Diano' , 91.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Parco nazionale Abruzzo, Lazio e Molise' , 140.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all art museums
Art galleries in Sorrento and around
♥   Art museum 'Naples National Archaeological Museum' Naples, 27.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Museo di Capodimonte' Naples, 28.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Archaeological Museum of the Campi Flegrei' Bacoli, 32.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Sights around Sorrento from our guide 'Extreme places on Earth'


From the series “The most magical and picturesque cities in the world”
Lovely old churches, houses painted in bright colors, chic palaces, small squares with symbolic monuments and extinct volcano craters on the coast - an incredible number of attractions are concentrated in a small space. Of particular interest are vineyards and orchards located on the island. Everyone can also take a walk around. While resting on the island, it's worth to go for a ride on a boat along its coast. It is from the water that one can make one of the most spectacular and vivid photographs of the waterfront. … Read further

Vesuvius Volcano

From the series “Volcanoes and traps that changed the face of the planet”
One of the most recent devastating eruptions occurred in 1805, when lava flows have destroyed a significant part of Naples. The disaster claimed the lives of 26 000 people. Over the long history, Vesuvius activity have formed the most beautiful mountain landscapes in the immediate vicinity. This outstanding natural attraction was a magnet for visitors back in the 17th century. In the late 19th century, a funicular was built on the slopes of the volcano. The vehicle brought people to the volcano’s vent. However, it was destroyed during the next eruption in 1944. Currently, it’s possible to get to the crater of one of the most dangerous volcanoes in the world only using pedestrian path. … Read further
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