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Coast of Sorrento

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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...

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