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Name: Stefano Tizzano
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Location: Sorrento, Naples, Italy
Property Type: Rentals Apartment
Bedroom(s): 2
Bathroom(s): 1
Sleeps: 4
Sq.Footage: 775
Handicap Accessible: No
Smoking: No
Pets: No
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The old centre of Sorrento shows the usual Greek and Roman plan, with
parallel streets around the main axes (decumanus and cardo maximus) of Via
San Cesareo and Via Tasso, running straightly to the cardinal points. It
partially keeps the original plan, nowadays occupied mainly by souvenir
shops and tourist services, and partially has been cleared by the
construction of the main road of Corso Italia, done at the end of the 19th
century and which crosses Sorrento from point to point.
Between Corso Italia and Via San Cesareo there are some of the most
representative buildings in the history of Sorrento. The Cathedral, seat
for the Archbishop of Sorrento, was restructured several times but it saved
an interesting Aragonese portal of the 15th century. Nearby there is the
campanile (a dislocated bell tower), with a medieval structure but
decorated in the 18th century. On the decuman there is the Sedile Dominova,
the only example of the medieval parliaments by noblemen (introduced by the
Angevins) which has remained in the whole gulf of Naples, called either
Seggi or Sedili (Seats).
Piazza Tasso on the Corso Italia is the unavoidable crossroads to reach
every place in Sorrento. But the administrative and religious centre of
Sorrento is Piazza Sant'Antonino: on the opposite sides of this square
there are the Town Hall, housed inside the Old Orphanage by the Convent of
Santa Maria delle Grazie (Our Lady of Graces), and the Basilica of
Sant'Antonino: in the crypt it is kept the reliquary of Sant'Antonino
Abate, the patron saint of the city, portrayed also by the statue in the
middle of the square.
Not far from Piazza Sant'Antonino, there are the Church and the Convent of
San Francesco, with the characteristic cloister nowadays used as scenery
for concerts of classical music during the summer season. The cloister,
with a rectangular plan, has columns and their capitals carved in tufa
rocks and which form slender double lancet arches in Gothic Moresque. Its
style is not uniform because of several restoration works done in different
times, but it is very suggestive.
In the vineyards behind the convent, on the edge of the cliffs, they made
the Villa Comunale (Public Gardens) at the end of the 19th century, with a
wonderful view over the bay in front of Sorrento. It is a small but
graceful open space, pleasantly shady by the trees and with flowerbeds
where they put some marble busts. The adjacent rooms of the convent
nowadays house the local School of Arts, who continues the prestigious
tradition of the inlaid wood works done by the craftsmen of Sorrento.
Many other churches and convents, villas and palaces are in the centre of
Sorrento, but unfortunately they are not all visitable. Among them we
remember: the home of the poet Torquato Tasso and the one by his sister
Cornelia; the palaces Veniero, Correale and Galantario; the churches of San
Paolo, Ss. Annunziata, Madonna del Carmine, Maria's Servants, of the
Addolorata. Finally we have to mention the museum Correale di Terranova,
where are shown the highest examples of arts and crafts in Sorrento: inlaid
wood work, embroidery, silks, furnishings.

Deposits: Top
A deposit of 30% is required to secure bookings. This units can be rented from Saturday to Saturday.

Cancellations or Refunds: Top
Deposit is not refundable in the High Season. All the reservation made during the period of the Middle and Low Season have to be notified four weeks before the arrival date.

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