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Sorrento, Italy 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.
Sorrento is the city with an amazingly beautiful scenery and harmonious atmosphere. It never ceases to attract artists and fans of rest in beautiful places. During leisure travelers will … 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
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
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.
Marina Grande, Sorrento An abandoned old millstone near Piazza Tasso is a really unusual sight. It was built in 1866 and was used directly until the beginning of the 20th century. Currently, the building is completely abandoned. During the warm season, its facade and roof are almost completely covered with climbers. The old building, surrounded by mountain scenery and thick green vegetation, looks simply unique.
Sorrento isn’t distinguished by an abundance of noisy entertainment venues, but the resort is sure to please fans of shopping, hiking and beach holidays. Fans of loafing and those who … Open
Correale di Terranova Art Museum occupies a beautiful old villa. It presents art collection of the Correale brothers, famous local artists. You can admire beautiful paintings in national style or visit any temporary exhibition.
Sorrento The Bottega della Tarsia-Lignea museum will be a great place to discover the traditions and culture of Sorrento. The museum is dedicated to national crafts. Back in the Middle Ages, several unique apprentice schools were formed in the city. Sorrento is still famous for its craft workshops. The museum contains the most interesting and beautiful handicrafts of local artisans. It has a shop where one can purchase excellent souvenirs.
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
A special city's attraction is an old factory, which produces popular Limoncello liquor. As you can guess by the name, its main component is lemons. They spend exciting tours for tourists, as well. Although the plant has been operating for more than a hundred years, the principle of preparing liquor has not changed over the years. Liquor tasting is an obligatory part of a tour. They also have a shop where you can buy the most popular types.
Sorrento One of the most beautiful city attractions is St. Francis monastery. It was erected in the 8th century. Over the years, it has been rebuilt several times. Today, the monastery represents an amazing combination of different architectural styles. Beautiful arched galleries and monuments of different times are maintained on its territory. The inner courtyard of the ancient monastery is considered its coziest place. It has long been used for musical events and art exhibitions.
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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

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From the series “The Most Active Volcanoes in the World”
In 1944, 57 people became disaster victims; during the eruption in 1980 it was managed to avoid human victims. In 1995, the neighborhood of the volcano was declared a nature reserve; now it’s attracting attention of tourists. Guests have an opportunity to walk around the reserve along fabulously beautiful gardens on the slopes of the volcano. There are also unique historical sites in the reserve, the ruins of the ancient Roman city of Pompeii, which was destroyed by one of the large-scale eruptions. … 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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Thailand Relaxes Its COVID-19 Policy

New Year events in Thailand are likely to bring more people this year because everyone is tired of lockdowns and craving normal life. Many tourists, who book hotels in Pattaya, Krabi, or Phuket for the holiday season, also want to participate. As champagne has become an essential drink for New Year celebrations, the question regarding alcohol consumption comes to mind. The government allowed serving alcoholic drinks during the New Year countdown but only open-air cafes and restaurants with good ventilation will be permitted to do this until 1 am on 1 January 2022. This rule is nationwide. Read this


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