Piazza Tasso, Sorrento

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Piazza Tasso, 80067 Sorrento NA., Italy

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    The main square

    by shavy Written Oct 9, 2014

    First thing we've done after we parked our car, a walked to Piazza Tasso where everyone's to be. It was Christmas during our trip to Sorrento and there was a big Christmas tree standing in the middle of the square. During your wander in Piazza Tasso you can admire the statue of St. Anthony, the patron saint of Sorrento

    Piazza Tasso is the main square of Sorrento where flooded with market stalls, designer shops and restaurants. From here it’s possible to arrange a horse carriage if you want a sightseeing without using your feet. The red tour bus is also available and some other tours. But it is a lot better to explore on foot where you can easily discover the town for yourself

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    Charming Central Square: Tasso

    by TooTallFinn24 Written Aug 27, 2013

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    Walking around delightful Sorrento I began to wonder if the town had a square or central area. Alas Tasso Square opened up and it is quite charming.

    Named after the 16th century native poet, Tasso Square is the central piazza in Sorrento. It is sometimes referred to also as Lago of the Cate. Crisp pastel colors and landscaping make the square a place to rest or sit back at a café and relax. The square contains a large statue of S. Antionio Abbate. There is also a large baroque church and museum nearby. The main shopping street of Sorrento also runs off of Tasso Square.

    Tasso Square Statue of S Antonio Abbatte- Tasso Square Tasso Square

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    Putter on the Piazza

    by goodfish Updated Mar 6, 2010

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    Sorrento's main gathering place, Piazza Tasso, was named after one of Italy's most famous poets, Torquato Tasso, whose marble image adorns the square. The other large statue is of St. Anthony - patron saint of Sorrento and sailors - who died here in the first century and is buried in the Basilica di Sant'Antonino, just a block or two north of the piazza. Here also are cafes, shops, beautiful Maria del Carmine church and lots and lots of traffic. I couldn't get a decent shot of it for the cars, buses, motorini and people! The piazza is considered the entry point for the historic part of town and an excellent place to lounge in the sun with a glass of limoncello and watch the insanity.

    Crossing streets around the piazza: If you aren't the religous sort, you might become one in a hurry. Take a deep breath, put your head down, utter a few, fervent words to a Higher Power and follow the crowd. See my tip (Italy pages) on crossing busy Roman thoroughfares.

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    Piazza Tasso

    by toonsarah Written Nov 25, 2007

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    The Piazza Tasso acts as a sort of informal gateway to the old town of Sorrento. As you enter from the Corso Italia which leads here from the station, you leave behind the modern shops and are surrounded by a wealth of beautiful buildings, many in the Italian variant of Art Nouveau known as Stil Liberty. The square is a buzz of activity, with constant traffic and people weaving among it, cafés lively with conversation, street artists, tourist groups and carriages drawn by plumed horses. In the centre of it all stands the marble statue of Torquato Tasso, after whom the square is named, created by sculptor Giovanni Carli in 1870. The great poet was born in Sorrento in 1544 and died in Rome in 1595, just before he was to be crowned poet laureate.

    At the north eastern side of the square is the Chiesa di Maria del Carmine, with a wonderful Rococo facade of gleaming white-and-yellow stucco. It looked particularly lovely in the late afternoon light, as we walked back through the square on our way to the station.

    It is in this square that you can catch the little tourist train which will take you to the Marina Grande (and other sights) if you’re not able to manage the steep streets. But if you’re up for a short walk, let me lead you down to the sea at the Marina Grande through some of the other pretty squares of Sorrento …

    Chiesa di Maria del Carmine from Piazza Tasso Detail of Chiesa di Maria del Carmine

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  • Piazza Tasso

    by tripc Written Aug 26, 2007

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    Piazza Tasso is the picturesque, main square of Sorrento. Lined with restaurants and shops, it often served as my starting point for an evening in Sorrento, whether it involved exploring the Sorrento streets or wandering down to Marina Grande...

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    take a Tour on the Sorrento 'City Train'

    by Balam Written Aug 6, 2007

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    In Piazza Tasso you can wait for and get on a White 'train' which takes you on a tour around Sorrento town. The price is 6 Euro and you recive ear phones (in a sealed packet) which you plug into the socket for your prefered language and you will recive a full commentary during you tour. It's great for people who are not good at walking or if you have small children.

    The train stops in Piazza Tasso tickets can be purchased from the stand were the train stops (next to the gorge)

    Take a trip on the white 'Train'
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    Gorge!

    by BorneoGrrl Updated Feb 1, 2007

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    Sorrento is built on top of magnificent cliffs and a deep gorge runs through the town center or Piazza Tasso. The walls built along the gorge to support the structure above it look pretty intimidating!

    Be warned : climbing up the stairs by the wall is really tiring so wear comfortable shoes or use the bus!!

    Walls of the gorge
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    Piazza Tasso Sorrento

    by BorneoGrrl Updated Jan 7, 2007

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    Piazza Tasso Sorrento is the main square close and close to the train station. We watched the New Year celebrating parade and many people joined in the festivities

    There are also nice cafes & restaurants here if you just want to people-watch

    Big Christmas tree at Piazza Tasso Sorrento
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  • Sorrento, Divided

    by Jetgirly Written Apr 25, 2006

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    In Piazza Tasso, walk over to the flags and look down! You will see the giant crack that once separated the two sides of the city and the roads that wind down to the harbour below. Access to beach level is by public bus, private shuttle or stairway.

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    by Jetgirly Written Apr 25, 2006

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    The heart of Sorrento, this bustling piazza is home to restaurants, bars, horse-drawn carriage rides, great views, tourists, locals, and more! Sit at Fauno Bar for a good, cheap aperitivo and lots of people watching, or enjoy an award-winning pizza at Pizzeria Aurora (see my Restaurant tips). From the piazza, busses connect you to the Cape and the marinas, and it is a brief walk to the Circumvesuviana stop.

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    Take a stroll in the centro

    by myriam_c Written Oct 2, 2005

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    The very centre of Sorrento is no doubt Piazza Tasso. Be it day or night, there's always something to see on Piazza Tasso. This is the centre of local cultural traditions like carnival, Easter processions, and summer and autumn festivals with typical products.
    On this square you will find the Chiesa del Carmine and the Palazzo Correale.

    Piazza Tasso The steep road from Piazza Tasso to Marina Piccola
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    Piazza Tasso

    by kentishgirl Updated Nov 1, 2004

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    This is the main square in Sorrento, buses leave from here to Rome twice a day, its a busy square as its the hub of the town and cars seem to come out of nowhere here!

    There are a few cafes and bars on the square where you can chill out and enjoy a drink....the downside being so noisy from the traffic!

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