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Sorrento

Written by sunland,
Friday, October 23, 2009 4:21:43 PM

Sorrento is the most popular tourist destination of the Sorrentine Peninsula; its name probably derives from "Syrenusion" or "Syreon" (Sirens), the legendary aquatic creatures half-human and half-fish that used to bewitch sailors with their voice. During the Roman period it became a holiday resort for noble men and patricians; in the XVIII century it was included among the stops of the Grand Tour. The famous Italian poet Torquato Tasso, author of "Gerusalemme Liberata", was born here.The Cathedral, in Romanesque style, dates back to the XV century; the wooden inlaid choir is a work by craftsmen from Sorrento dating back to the beginning of the twentieth century. The Museum Correale, this valuable bulwark of Sorrento art and culture, has often been defined "the most beautiful province museum of Italy". The Museum keeps one of the most beautiful collections of Neapolitan painters dating from the seventeenth and eighteenth century, some works of the famous "School of Posillipo" and by some masters of the Flemish and French schools dating from the same period. It contains valuable Capodimonte and Sévres ceramics, Murano glassware, Bohemia crystals and a collection of watches. The archaeological collection is very interesting as well. To the north-west on the Capo di Sorrento there is a villa, the so-called "Bagni della Regina Giovanna", with baths, and in the bay to the south-west was the villa of Pollius Felix.

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Grand Hotel Excelsior Vittoria

Written by sunland,
Friday, October 23, 2009 4:21:10 PM

Dating back over 170 years, the Grand Hotel Excelsior Vittoria enjoys an unprecedented location at the heart of Sorrento centre with wonderful views stretching out across the Mediterranean. Comprised of three adjoining buildings, the Grand Hotel Excelsior Vittoria's guestrooms retain a palatial feel and public rooms recall a past splendour with their exquisite furnishings comprised of beautiful period antiques and fine paintings. In the beautifully frescoed Restaurant Vittoria and terrace, guests dine from the à la grand carte menu, which includes lobster, oysters, caviar and foie gras. The hotel...

Last updated Thursday, October 29, 2009 7:29:58 PM

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Hotel Antiche Mura

Written by sunland,
Friday, October 23, 2009 4:31:14 PM

Right in the heart of Sorrento, the Antiche Mura boast a superb position in the main square "Piazza Tasso". It is an ideal base for exploring this amazing town and the beautiful surrounding, like Capri, Pompei, Ercolano and the Amalfi Coast. This elegant villa in "Belle Epoque" style built in the 19th century and completely refurbished in 2005, combines stylish interiors, elegant traditional décor, and modern comfort in all the rooms. It is able to satisfy the customer with the highest expectations. This hotel has a relaxing swimming pool area with hydro-massage section surrounded by a lush garden...

Last updated Tuesday, January 28, 2014 11:49:37 AM

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Hotel Astoria

Written by sunland,
Friday, October 23, 2009 4:55:04 PM

The Hotel Astoria in the centre of Sorrento, a few minutes walk from the main square, from the port and the railway station, surrounded by typical alleys where life takes place and cultural elite of the country. The tradition of hospitality, family environment and friendly staff make Astoria a place where the residence becomes real pleasure. Completely renovated in modern style and comfort.

Last updated Tuesday, January 28, 2014 11:44:24 AM

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Hotel Imperial Tramontano

Written by sunland,
Sunday, December 18, 2011 10:43:48 PM

The Imperial Hotel Tramontano enjoys a wonderful central location poised on the cliff between Marina Piccola and Marina Grande with a view of Marina Piccola. This ensures the hotel has some of the most impressive views over the Bay of Naples and Mount Vesuvius. An ideal location all year round, the hotel is only a five minute walk from Piazza Tasso, Sorrento's main piazza, with its boutiques, bars and restaurants and a ten minute stroll from the charming Marina Grande harbour with its colorful fishing boats and characteristic restaurants. Hidden from the main street, the hotel is situated in a...

Last updated Wednesday, January 11, 2012 12:57:17 PM

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Hotel Ascot

Written by sunland,
Friday, October 23, 2009 4:40:22 PM

A popular and well located hotel, right in the central area of Sorrento, within minutes of the historic old town. The Ascot provides the ideal base for exploring all that bustling Sorrento and the surrounding area has to offer.

Last updated Thursday, October 29, 2009 7:57:25 PM

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Hotel Girasole

Written by sunland,
Friday, October 23, 2009 4:56:49 PM

This small, well run family hotel offers panoramic views of Mount Vesuvius and the Bay of Naples. The Girasole is set on a bustling street, only 20 minute walk from Piazza Tasso and conveniently located for local buses. The nearest public beach is about a twenty minute stroll away and the hotel's pretty swimming pool is situated in a quiet spot at the rear of the hotel overlooking lemon and orange groves. The Mediterranean-style covered terrace makes an ideal spot for lunchtime snacks served from the pool bar and the hotel's garden also offers an attractive setting for a relaxing evening drink.

Last updated Friday, October 30, 2009 12:06:33 PM

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Hotel Zi' Teresa

Written by sunland,
Friday, October 23, 2009 5:01:31 PM

The hotel Zi' Teresa, recently refurbished, is situated a few steps from the centre of Sorrento. It offers all comforts to spend a nice stay in the city of the poet Tasso. Ms Cuomo personally manages the hotel with the care of a very good lady of the house and control that all services are always at highest levels of efficiency and quality. The hotel restaurant offers an excellent italian and international cuisine.

Last updated Tuesday, January 25, 2011 5:25:14 PM

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