Historical information of Sorrento - Campania

 

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CONVENTS

La Culla Convent
Sant'Elisabetta Convent

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Fresco kept in the Archaeological Museum of Naples: Samnite soldiers. The Samnites conquered Sorrento during the V century b.C.

Soldati sanniti

 

 

HISTORY OF SORRENTO

 



The earliest evidence of human settlement in the Sorrento Peninsula indicates Greek and Phoenician activity, however, this fertile land was soon taken over as a Roman colony, until the final collapse of the Empire.
In the Middle Ages (c. 9th century AD), Sorrento managed to release herself from outside control, including Naples, and thus the Duchy of Sorrento was born. The Duchy of Sorrento covered the whole of the peninsula, and was soon to become a prosperous economy based on ship chandlery, and the sale and production of citrus fruits and wine. The Duchy later (1100) relinquished its independence to become a protectorate of Normandy, with the advantage of receiving protection against attacks from pirates and the Lombards. 1544 is an important date in Italian and European culture, for it is the year that the poet Torquato Tasso, was born in Sorrento, renowned author of "Jerusalem Delivered" and other poems.
In 1558 Sorrento underwent a violent invasion by the Turks. The city was sacked and the population suffered severe losses.
At around the start of the 18th century, after a period of bitter struggles between the peasant population and rich landowners, Sorrento began to emerge as a popular tourist resort, much loved by visitors from all over the world for its mild climate and flourishing countryside. By 1800, Sorrento's economy was based primarily on tourism and the wood inlay industry, which gradually took over from the production of silk textiles. Over the years Sorrento has been the favorite destination of such luminaries of European culture as Lord Byron, Keats, Goethe, Dickens, Wagner, Ibsen and Nietzsche. At the start of the 20th century, agriculture was given a second wind, thanks to intensive cultivation of citrus fruits, which were exported throughout the Italian peninsula and overseas.

 

Guided walking tour at Sorrento

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Spaccanapoli on Christmas
Pompeii 2 h
 Herculaneum 2 h
 Archaeol. Museum 2 h

 R. Palace of Caserta 1,45h

 Paestum 2 h

 Churches of Naples 2 h

 Amalfi Coast

 Capri

 Pompeii/Herculaneum

 Pompeii/Vesuvius

 Phlegrean Fields

 Ischia

 Naples Sightseeing

 Sorrento walking tour

 Pompeii/Positano/Capri

 Pompeii/Hercul./Oplontis

SPECIAL TOURS IN POMPEII

 Pompeii (with Villa of the Mysteries) - 2,30 h
Pompeii 3 h
 Pompeii 4 h
 Pompeii 6 h
 Pompeii x disabled people

CRUISES



Special Shore Excursions for cruisers with English-speaking guides to Sorrento, Pompeii, Herculaneum, Naples, Paestum, Ischia, Amalfi Coast, Capri and the other nice locations in Campania.
Ask us more information about the details of our offers: we use only local professional guides and air-conditioning Mercedes Vehicles with English-speaking drivers.


TAILOR MADE TOURS IN CAMPANIA


Flexibility and professionalism are some of the aspects which have made our Tailormade Tours ideal for visiting in one day spectacular places like Pompeii, Herculaneum, Capri, Amalfi Coast and so on.....

 

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