Sorrento is located on a tuff coast and is reflected in the Gulf of Naples, fascinating tourists and visitors, attracted by breathtaking views and landscapes.
The town gives its name to the Sorrento Peninsula, a great area extended from Vico Equense to Massa Lubrense. This area, thanks to its eographical shape, suspended between the green hills and the blue of the seas, is from the time immemorial a great attraction of the southern Italy.
Museum Correale di Terranova
The museum has been defined “the most beautiful provincial museum of Italy” for its precious and interesting collection of fine arts coming from the many houses in Naples and Sorrento. The museum contains a rich collection of paintings from 17th and 18th centuries, an excellent porcelain collection from the most important European factories, furniture, consoles, precious glass from Murano and Bohemia, rare table clocks.
Museum of inlaid wood
An original workshop-museum to preserve and document the production of wooden tarsias of the artistic artisanal tradition in Sorrento. Located in the historical centre of Sorrento, in a patrician palace of the 18th century, the museum contains a rich collection of inlaid wooden furniture and objects made by local marquetry masters of the 19th century.
The Cathedral, built early fifteenth century is devoted to saints Filippo and Giacomo. Inside the church, in addition to its baptistery, where the most well known citizen of the town was baptized, there are many paintings of the Neapolitan school of the 1700 century, an archbishop throne in fine marbles and several wooden marquetry works of local artisans such as the pictures of Via Crucis or the wooden panels of both main and side doors.
Basilica of St. Anthony
The Basilica of St. Anthony is dedicated to the patron saint of Sorrento, which is celebrated on February 14. The Basilica was built around the XI century on the site where it was previously founded a chapel to house the tomb of the saint. The building has been changed many times and today is in Baroque style.
One of the most important monuments of Sorrento, in the heart of its historical centre, the Sedil Dominova is the only ancient noble mansion that you can still admire in Campania. Built between 1200 and 1300 it has hosted, for about five centuries, a part of the Sorrentine aristocracy; symbol of the administration of power has been restored many times..
San Francesco cloister
The Cloister of San Francesco, one of the oldest monuments of Sorrento, is situated within easy reach of the homonymous Church. The magnificent structure, dating from the fourteenth century, with its arched structure is a perfect fusion of different architectural styles.