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Culture of Sorrento. Places to visit - old town, temples, theaters, museums and palaces

Sorrento, Italy 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 can admire beautiful paintings by local artists and see an interesting collection of artifacts donated to the church by local sailors. In the Basilica is the tomb of the patron saint of the city. The last large-scale reconstruction of the tomb took place in 1753.
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 … Open
Villa Comunale is among unique architectural monuments of these places. It is located in the picturesque area; during the tour, vacationers can enjoy beautiful panoramic views of surrounding places. Not far away is the Chiesa di San Francesco and a small monastery, also named after the saint.
The monastery of San Francesco was built in the early 15th century. It features unique architectural style. Graceful arches and pilasters give the building its original look; one of the distinguishing features of the monastery is an unusual form of pillars that was borrowed by architects from pagan temples. Among many cultural venues Museo Correale di Terranova deserves special attention. It was founded by members of a noble family. Copyright
The main feature of the local cuisine is an abundance of fine fish dishes. Chefs prepare culinary creations of seafood in every national cuisine restaurant, and visitors can taste some … Open
The museum is located in a beautiful historic villa with 24 spacious rooms and attic space. Among exhibits there is priceless antique furniture and paintings, china and the unique collection of vintage watches. It seems that you can admire priceless works of art presented at the Museum of antiques forever. The part of fortifications that were built during the Middle Ages has preserved in Sorrento.
Marina Grande, Sorrento The remarkable tour object is the part of the Porta Nuova Parsan wall with two gates; that powerful facilities have once protected the city from Turkish invaders. Walking along the Italian prospectus, you can go to the beautiful Duomo cathedral. Connoisseurs of architecture certainly appreciate a harmonious blend of different styles. During its long history, the cathedral was rebuilt several times and each time it was supplemented with new elements. The main decoration of the cathedral is a beautiful throne of the archbishop that resides within its walls from 1573. Duomo also houses a collection of works by 17th century artists, so the tour would be enjoyable for art connoisseurs.
In the section below, you can get one of our excursion, activities or city discovery tours over Sorrento and surroundings. Our website offers 10-30% lower ticket prices, when compared to the offline purchase on the spot.

City tours, excursions and tickets in Sorrento and surroundings

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Map of all palaces
Public palaces near Sorrento
♥   Palace 'Palace of Portici' Portici, 21.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Palace 'Royal Palace' Naples, 25.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Palace 'Royal Palace of Caserta' , 49.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Palace 'Royal Palace of Carditello' Caserta, 50.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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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
Map of all churches
Cathedrals and basilicas near Sorrento
♥   Basilica di S. Michele Arcangelo, Piano di Sorrento, 2.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Ex cattedrale Santa Maria delle Grazie, Massa Lubrense, 3.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilica di S. Maria del Lauro, Meta di Sorrento, 3.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Ex cattedrale Santissima Annunziata, Vico Equense, 5.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilica di S. Maria Assunta, Castellabate, 9.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilica di S. Maria di Pozzano Superiore, Largo Pozzano, 10 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Cattedrale di Maria SS. Assunta, Napoli, 11.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Unique spots in Sorrento and near

Amalfi Coast

From the series “16 Most Fascinating Objects of Unesco in Italy”
Nevertheless the small size, Positiano is quite popular among tourists. There was saved an old church and a great number of hundreds of years old houses. There were opened mini-hotels with a traditional interior for tourists from the whole world. Amalfi is also a nice seaside town. The main symbol of the city is the Cathedral Church of 957 years. It was named in honour of the Gospel writer Andrew. … Read further

Furore Fjod

From the series “The Hidden and Hard-To-Reach Beautiful Beaches”
The guests of the neighbors prefer to go to the beach by boat. The road to the city by land, cut from the rocks, becomes rather long and strenuous. The population of the tiny town of Furore is no more than 800 inhabitants and there are only a few small hotels, so the beach is never crowded. The picturesque coastal stretch is covered with the large bright pebbles. The coast is very gentle and quiet, and is therefore excellent for recreation with the children. … Read further
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Landmarks of culture on Sorrento map: art-galleries, monuments, palaces, etc

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Excursions over cultural sights of neighbours of Sorrento

Culture guide to Sorrento. Which fascinating sights to visit once you are in Sorrento: temples, churches, museums, theaters and castles. Recommendations (with addresses, phone numbers and links) on the places 'must visit' in Sorrento. Plan your own city excursion by using this page info! - online travel reservation expert providing reliable car rental and hotel booking services. We feature more than 25.000 destinations with 12.000 rental offices and 200.000 hotels worldwide.
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