Come to Sorrento And You Won't Want to Leave.
Sorrento is said by some to be first and foremost a resort town. Located in the Campania region, the town is wonderfully situated among steep cliffs and limestone mountains. The stunning coastal breezes and the scent of the citrus groves nearly sweep travelers off their feet. It's not hard to see why this is a holiday retreat. Sorrento has also had its fair share of famous visitors from Nietzsche and Wagner to Gorky and Sophia Loren.
The city is the perfect setting for fabulous views overlooking the Bay of Naples. The small fishing harbor of Marina Grande is especially beautiful in the low season. Many hotels sit right on the shore and the dining options are abundant with freshly prepared dishes from the fruit, vegetables and seafood of the area.
The Campania region as a whole is one of beautiful landscapes and a largely temperate climate. Tourists have ample places for socializing and enjoying activities, including visiting the outdoor markets, as well as hiking or walking through the lush countryside. Many artistic and archeological tours exist, along with numerous places to sample the savory food and wine of the region.
In fact, the opportunities for experiencing art and culture are vastly interesting in Sorrento. The history of the area dates to the 9th century B.C. when the city of Partenope was founded. Some of the regions most beloved monuments were crafted during the Roman Empire, when famous, wealthy Romans came to this area to visit the thermal spas.
Today's visitors can delve deeper into Italy's art history at the Correale di Terranova Museum. A former palace, the Museum offers a nice overview of the intarsia, a local technique for making objects with thin pieces of patterned wood, as well as details the background of a variety of ancient antiques. Also, in the old-world abode are Neapolitan and foreign art collections, refined fans and clocks, as well as very delicate porcelain from the 18th century. Simply put, the exhibition is rich with the beauty that is found in Italy. From the art to the neighboring manicured gardens, a trip to the Terranova is absolutely worthwhile.