Charming villas for rent in Amalfi coast: Sorrento
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Villas and apartments for rent in Sorrento
Sorrento is located on a tuff rock over the sea dominating the horizon. On the top of the rock, the intense wild vegetation harmoniously mingles with the colours of the town.
It is an ideal place to come on holiday, a great tourist attraction. The most popular places are easily reachable, such as the ruins of Pompeii and Herculaneum, Naples, Capri Positano, Amalfi and Ischia.
The legend tells that the town and the Sorrento Coast were the land of the mythical mermaids, the sirens who tempted the seamen with their songs. Therefore, the name of the town possibly has its origins from the world ”sirenide”.
The past is everywhere in Sorrento. Its historical centre got some Roman signs and defensive walls from the XV century. Worth a visit the main square called Piazza Tasso,famous also for the statue of Torquato Tasso; the Cathedral , the St. Francesco D’Assisi Churchwith a wonderful cloister with Arabian features, the Correale Museum with Greek and Romans objects and the famous porcelains form Capodimonte. Tourists can visit also the picturesque fishing village of Marina Grande
People can admire from Sorrento the islands of Capri and Ischiaand the Gulf of Neaples with the Vesuvio, its famous volcano.
In Sorrento you can choose a lot of accommodation facilities, from a small hostels and inns to 1-to 5-stars hotels.
Sorrento is well known for its splendid and fragrant big lemons. Typical product from Sorrento are produced with these lemons: the limoncello, a very tasty lemon liqueur, lemon chocolate, colorful ceramic articles with lemon motives and lemon soap. Another typical product are the “Pasta of Gragnano”, the delicious cheeses from the Monti Lattari and the wine, that people can taste by the local producers.