Sorrento, Naples

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    SORRENTO COSTIERA AMALFITANA...

    by Jannick_L. Written Aug 26, 2002

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    SORRENTO
    COSTIERA AMALFITANA
    When you pass along the beautiful Amalfitan coast you pass along many beautiful villages worth stopping: Positano, Ravello, Amalfi,....
    Amalfi itself is very typical, if you have the time you can make a boattrip from here along the coastline. This way you get a totally and even more spectacular view of the coastline. The water in the surroundings is cristal blue !!
    Amalfi is a health and seaside resort laid out at different levels at the top of a cliff on the Amalfi coast, at the end if the Mulini valley. It was founded by the Romans, was a trading centre in the sixth century, and in 839 AD, became the first Italian maritime republic.
    You can visit the Cathedral which was built in the eleventh century, rebuilt in the Arab-Norman style in the twelfth and further altered in the eighteenth.

    Positano is a fishing village, port for Capri and health and seaside resort on the Amalfi coast. It has white houses with vaulted roofs and is laid out on terraces amongst gardens, palms and citrus groves on the slopes of Mount Sant’Angelo a Tre Pizzi and Mount Comune. It was founded by the people of Paestum, who lived through the Saracen invasion, and was later a rival of Amalfi. It has a beach with a small sandy area in front of a cliff.
    You can visit the Church of Santa Maria Assunta which has a cupola covered with majolica and is divided into three parts internally. The campanile is thirteenth century. Events include the Positano Dancing Competition and a September Music programme.

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    Sorrento

    by apbeaches Written Jul 16, 2008

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    Sorrento is a small city in Campania, Italy, with some 16,500 inhabitants. It is a popular tourist destination. The town can be reached easily from Naples and Pompeii, it overlooks the bay of Naples.

    Related to:
    • Historical Travel
    • Romantic Travel and Honeymoons

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