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Colors of Sorrento - traditions, festivals, mentality and lifestyle

Sorrento 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 find a lot of surprises, because in addition to the flawless appearance a popular resort features its incomparable flavor. The main symbol of the city is a lemon. Local fruits differ much from those to which people in other countries are accustomed. Lemons are very big and incredibly tasty, and many travelers buy them as gifts for loved ones. Lemon trees can be seen literally everywhere in the city, they exude a pleasant aroma.
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
With the name of the town some beautiful legends are associated. According to one of them, first settlers of this area were Phoenicians; they gave the city its name. It is believed that it was formed from the word ‘sireon,’ which means ‘the land of Sirens.’ First inhabitants of the city believed that mermaids, or sirens, have lived in these places. Their divine songs have attracted sailors to the island; subsequently they couldn’t keep themselves from staying in that picturesque area. That is the legend described by Homer in his Odyssey.
Sorrento is famous for its wine-making traditions. Local wineries produce liquors and wines following ancient traditions. Common souvenir for tourists is Limoncello liquor produced from local fragrant lemons. A true national drink is Lacrima Christi wine; the symbol of Sorrento also has its own unique story. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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
According to the legend, God was so upset with evil-minded people that uttered a tear. It fell at the foot of the volcano and soon a vine sprouted near Vesuvius. Today, tourists are invited to stroll through the legendary vineyards and appreciate impeccable taste of local wine with a beautiful name. The old factory Capo di Monti, which produces interesting porcelain, also operates in Sorrento. You can buy it in specialty stores or directly at the factory; you would be fond of figures of exquisite beauty and quality. Talking about cultural traditions of the city, it’s certainly worth to mention Musical Summer in Sorrento. It takes place every year and always attracts a large number of foreign guests.
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Map of all churches
Cathedrals and basilicas near Sorrento
♥   Basilica di S. Antonio Abate, Sorrento, 0.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Cattedrale di Ss. Filippo e Giacomo, Sorrento, 0.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   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
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
♥   Castle 'Sant’Elmo' Naples, 26.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Castel Capuano' Naples, 26.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Unique landmarks in Sorrento and around

Vesuvius Volcano

From the series “Volcanoes and Traps That Changed the Face of the Planet”
The eruption that happened in ancient times was described as a real apocalypse. Within hours, cities located near the volcano were hidden under a layer of ash. The sun was completely blocked by clouds of volcanic dust. The darkness reigned over the ancient Roman city. The massive eruption resulted in the formation of the caldera of incredible size, which is about 15 km in diameter. People have been watching the activity of Vesuvius for hundreds of years. According to historical data, it has erupted 80 times over the last 2 000 years. … Read further

Vesuvio

From the series “The Most Active Volcanoes in the World”
Vesuvius is not only one of the most active, but also one of the oldest volcanoes of the planet. According to the preliminary version, it had formed in the 7th millennium BC. In the late 19th century there has been built funicular, which immediately became one of the most popular tourist attractions of the region. In 1944 there was the last major eruption of the volcano, which completely destroyed not only the funicular, but two cities, Massa and San Sebastiano. … Read further
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Traditions and festivals in cities around Sorrento

Cityguide on traditions, mentality and lifestyle of people in Sorrento. Learn the best periods to visit Sorrento to discover its soul - authentic festivals, events and celebrations. We will also reveal the interesting habits, attitude towards the world and to tourists in Sorrento.
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