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EXCURSIONS IN AND AROUND SORRENTO
Here are some recommended excursions in and around Sorrento to make your holiday at Sorrento City unforgettable.
SORRENTO SAIL CHARTER
Sorrento Sail Charter born from the great passion for the sea, has its basis at the harbour of Piano di Sorrento, in the heart of the marvellous Sorrento peninsula. The Sorrento peninsula is famous all over the world for its natural beauties and its artistic and cultural heritage, the famous “ syrens’ land “, well known by a lot of tourists, thanks to its enviable geographical position, gives the opportunity of reaching some of the nicest and more suggestive places in all the Mediterranean sea: Capri, Ischia, Procida, the isles “Li Galli”, Positano, Amalfi, Vietri sul Mare and the whole Amalfitan coast.
Positano seems to be standing, leaning against the jagged mountain rock face, with many multicoloured houses that seem to be built in a single cluster, all on top of each other. The town is very unique and incredibly attractive, capable of attracting attention to many visitors. It is the kingdom of many flights of little steps, of narrow passageways enlivened and coloured by wonderful shops, lively bars and cafes, and restaurants that specialise in seafood.
The "Amalfi Drive" is said to be one of the most spectacular roads in Europe and from Sorrento the winding cliff top road offers breathtaking panoramic views from every bend. Amalfi, now a thriving holiday resort, was once a powerful and prosperous marine republic, and homeland of Flavio Gioia, the inventor of the compass. The beautiful cathedral, with its ornate façade, stands at the top of steps leading up from the main square, and houses the remains of the patron saint of Amalfi, Saint'Andrew.
No visit to Capri is complete without at least a few hours spent on the Mediterranean sea surrounding the island.
CASERTA ROYAL PALACE
Caserta is known as the "Versailles of Naples" after the Royal Palace built here by the Bourbon King, Charles III, in the 18th century. The enchanting palace overlooking the huge square is one of the most sumptuous buildings of its kind in Italy. It has over 1,200 rooms and is full of paintings and rich decorations. The magnificent gardens are 3 km long and their crowning glory is a 75 metre high waterfall, which can be clearly seen from the palace.
Pompei holds an intense fascination for visitors today. Following the eruption of the volcano Mount Vesuvius in the year 79 AD, Pompei lay buried and forgotten for hundreds of years and the excavations begun in the 18th Century are still being carried out today. You can see the past prosperity of the town in the Roman villas, bathhouses and temples which have been unearthed. Even an amphitheatre has been found.
The only active volcano of the continent, it dominates the bay of Naples. After 79 A. D. when the towns at its feet were destroyed, it erupted frequently until 1631 when there was another violent explosion. Afterwards there was a period of inactivity until 1799 – then another series of eruptions were alternated by periods of calm. The last eruption was in 1944.
The city of Naples was probably founded by the Greeks around the eighth century BC, just kilometres from the older town of Partenope; this ‘new town’ or ‘Neapolis’ has been absorbing the influences of its settlers and invaders ever since. Romulus Augustulus, last emperor of the Roman Empire, was imprisoned here after being overthrown in 476. In the sixth century, Naples was conquered by the Byzantines, and it was one of the last duchies to fall to the all-conquering Normans in 1039, as they founded the Kingdom of Sicily. In 1266 Naples and the kingdom of Sicily were given by Pope Clement IV to Charles of Anjou, who moved the capital from Palermo to Naples. In 1284 the kingdom was split in two, and stayed that way till 1816, when they would form the kingdom of Two Sicilies.
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