Sorrento has been able to count on a solid defense provided by an impressive city walls since Roman times, however, only in much more recent vintage walling the city looks the still partially preserved. Being exposed to the risk of Saracen raids, especially during the sixteenth century that ravaged much of the seaside towns of southern Italy, the city - during the period of the Spanish Viceroyalty - was at the center of intense activity aimed at ensuring a massive defensive system of the town.
From the early sixteenth century the Roman walls, restored several times during the Middle Ages, was completely renovated and in fact made impassable. The presence of a castle (now sadly deceased) testified to the value of the door facing east, toward the floor, which was considered as the main entrance.
Among the minor ports, however, was the door that allowed to continue on the road to Sorrento, and those that allow access to the docks of the marinas.
The Sedil Dominova is the only remaining testimony in Campania of the ancient nobility, places in the Middle Ages, the nobles met to discuss and decide.
The Sedil Dominova dates back to the fourteenth century and is characterized by a square base surmounted by an open loggia with arches.
Very interesting frescoes that adorn the interior of the vault, which stands on the crest of Sorrento supported by a group of angels.
The Correale Museum of Terranova
The visit to the museum arouses interest and attention, both for lovers of painting for lovers of decorative art and archeology, the latter documents the historical roots of the ancient city of Sorrento. In addition, the collection of furniture and chests inlaid with rare woods and exotic is the testimony of a typical local handicrafts, which, especially in the nineteenth century, reached significant levels of technical virtuosity. The section of paintings ranging from the fifteenth to the nineteenth century, although the core is the collection of still life paintings of the Neapolitan school of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries and the large group of landscapes scuolam of Posillipo, two irreplaceable sources for further studies on these beautiful moments of the figurative south.
San Cesareo Street
The street of the city of Sorrento can be reached from different parts of the town of Sorrento, characteristic for its shape ippodomea, was once used to defend against enemy attacks, in fact, given its location near the sea, Sorrento was often subject to the incursions of the Saracens.
The road is a pleasant walk that attracts tourists buying souvenirs typical of Sorrento. The road allows, during the journey, stopping for a brief stop in the charming bars and for those who want to sample the local cuisine, many restaurants.
Along the major and minor axes of the old town there are many buildings six-eighteenth century, referring to the influence of the Neapolitan Baroque.
The villa is located on the gardens of the Franciscan friars and was produced between the years 1877 and 1879. The Villa has mature trees that provide guests with a lovely shaded area which shelters from summer heat and faces the sea. You can see two busts, dating back to the early twentieth century, one dedicated to the historic Bartolommeo Capasso and Francesco Saverio Gargiulo to another. It has a rocky beach that allows a pleasant walk, but the lazy people can use the lift.
Marina Grande of Sorrento is a charming seaside village of the town of Sorrento, very busy during the summer season due to the presence of several beaches and several restaurants and taverns features also are present in the fraction of the hotels and you can make boat trips along the Sorrento Peninsula.
To get to Marina Grande, which is less than a kilometer from the center of Sorrento, you can get a bus or you can walk naturally, as the short distance but with a difference of almost 100 meters.
Chiostro di S. Francesco
The origin of the monastery dates back to the 8th century but it has been restored on several occasions over the centuries and hence display a distinctive array of architectural styles that range from late Gothic to Renaissance.
Its architecture presents crossed arches in tuff on two sides of the portico, of the late fourteen century, and two other sides by round arches on octagonal pillars.
One of the most enchanting of Sorrento, the romantic charm and wild.
The name derives from the place that had the Regina Giovanna, queen of Naples in the first half of 1300, to come to bathe in the small natural lagoon, protected from prying eyes.
Walking in the halls of this beautiful home, decorated like an old mansion, with precious furniture, fine porcelain and rare Eastern European and Neapolitan and foreign paintings, you can still feel the unique atmosphere made of lights, colors and scents for which a time Sorrento went famous.
Museo Tarsia Lignea
Located in the historical centre of Sorrento, in a patrician palace of the 18th century. In the halls of frescoed vaults and roof covered with hand-painted wall-paper, a rich collection of inlaid wooden furniture and objects made by local marquetry masters of the 19th century is on display.