Phoenician, Greeks, Romans, Saraceans, Spaniards, Frenchmen as seafarers, visitors, explorers or conquerors arrived at Sorrento, lured by the mild climate and gorgeous landscape.
Nowdays Sorrento has about 20.000 inhabitants and, despite mass-tourism and development, preserves its historical centre with a maze of roads, palaces and churches. One of the most prestigious buildings is the Dominova Seat where the aristocrats met to discuss about politics and administration.
The main square is Tasso Square where you can see the statue of the beloved patron saint St. Antonino blessing and protecting the town.
During the centuries many writers, painters and artists chose Sorrento like a holiday resort, among them we must remember the Neapolitan tenor Enrico Caruso who stayed at Grand Hotel Excelsior Vittoria.
- At 6 p.m. pick up at your hotel from where we will walk through the historical centre of Sorrento, discovering the most ancient buildings and hidden paths.
- Far from the crowd, you will understand more about the traditions of this town, whose local economy was based on agriculture, fishing, inlaid woodworks.
- We will complete the tour on a panoramic terrace, where looking at the Bay of Naples you will enjoy a typical Italian aperitif!