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.
- Pick up at your hotel, from where we start our walking tour to discover the hidden paths of Sorrento.
- Far from the crowd, you will absorb the ancient traditions of this town whose local economy was once based on agriculture, fishing and inlaid woodwork.
- During the walk you will also enjoy a food tasting in the most typical stores.