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Italia Sorrento4 Passeggiata


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Passeggiata is Italian for ‘gentle stroll’. This activity perfectly sums up the Italian way of life and is mostly done once the sun goes down and the warm dusky summer evening arrives. The best place to do this is either in the central town square or along the beach. The Italians take this activity very seriously and often you will see entire families taking a passeggiata before or after dinner. For a small additional cost it is also popular to incorporate an aperitif or a gelato

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Italia Sorrento4 Passeggiata

  1. 1. Piazza Tasso Corso Italia Villa Comunale
  2. 2. Sorrento's Villa Comunale is a large terrace overlooking the Gulf; directly below the tufa cliff is the beach clubs in Marina Piccola and the port beyond. The elevator taking passengers down to Sorrento's port departs from here
  3. 3. SALVE D'ESPOSITO (1903-82), whose statue is in Villa Comunale was the creator of successful songs such as “Anema e core” (Heart and soul), “Me so’ ‘mbriacato e sole” (Sun drunk) and “N’ata canzone a Surriento”. Over the years Salve D’Esposito's songs interpreted by Beniamino Gigli, Tito Schipa, Giuseppe Di Stefano, Luciano Pavarotti and Andrea Bocelli. They have also been recorded by Louis Armrstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, Nat King Cole, Frank Sinatra and Perry Como
  4. 4. There is a small Medieval cloister dating from the 1300's next to the Villa Comunale, often used for weddings
  5. 5. Upstairs, there are often art and photography exhibits.
  6. 6. Conventual complex of San Francesco d'Assisi – The cloister
  7. 7. The cloister unites a religious complex of seventh-century monastery and a late-medieval church, both dedicated to St Francis of Assisi, and is a showpiece of various architectural styles from pre-Roman through Arabic to medieval 
  8. 8.  Chiostro di San Francesco
  9. 9. In the 14th century Franciscan friars from the monastery repurposed an ancient oratory into their church; its simple white façade was rebuilt in 1926. Inside there are several richly decorated chapels adjoining the single nave
  10. 10. In 1992, a bronze statue of St Francis was placed outside the church; it is the work of Roman sculptor Alfiero Nena (born 1933) 
  11. 11.   Palazzo Marziale Hotel
  12. 12.  Boutique hotel Il Marzialino
  13. 13. The dramatic cliff top setting overlooking the Bay of Naples makes Sorrento one of the most memorable holiday destinations in Italy
  14. 14.   Grand Hotel Excelsior Vittoria: View from port 
  15. 15.   Grand Hotel Excelsior Vittoria
  16. 16.   Marina Picola
  17. 17. A scooter is the fastest and most convenient means of transportation for driving in Sorrento
  18. 18. Sorrento, perched high on the cliff top above the Marina Piccola port below, is a charming resort town and destination in its own right, and also serves as a transportation hub and jumping-off point for excursions to the Amalfi Coast, Capri, Pompeii, and other destinations on the Bay of Naples
  19. 19. The bustling port of Sorrento is a popular stop for cruise lines exploring Italy's southern coast of Campania
  20. 20. Public ferries depart from Marina Piccola for Capri and Naples year-round, and for Ischia and the Amalfi Coast in summer
  21. 21. Marina Piccola is the closest beach you will find to Sorrento, located not far from its historic centre. It’s perfect if you don’t want to spend a long time travelling to a beach, however being small it can get crowded. It’s made up of beach clubs where you can purchase loungers and umbrellas
  22. 22. Sorrento, a lovely old town clinging to a cliffside overlooking the most beautiful part of the Gulf of Naples, some thirty-nine kilometers southeast of Naples
  23. 23. The impressive volcano of Mt Vesuvius
  24. 24. Marina Piccola
  25. 25. Piazza Sant' Antonino
  26. 26. Piazza Sant' Antonino, the statue of the Sorrento's patron saint
  27. 27. Piazza Sant' Antonino, the statue of the Sorrento's patron saint, Sant’Antonino Abate, surrounded by palm trees with Sorrento’s Town Hall behind it. Sant’Antonino Abate died on 14 February, 626 AD.
  28. 28. Sant’Antonino Abate is credited with saving the life of a child swallowed by a whale and protecting Sorrento against plague and invasion
  29. 29. La Piazzetta Guest House Via S. Francesco Via S. Francesco
  30. 30. Via S. Francesco
  31. 31. Via S. Francesco
  32. 32. Piazza della Vittoria - war memorials - statue
  33. 33. Piazza della Vittoria - war memorials - statue
  34. 34. Piazza della Vittoria – Hotel Tramontano
  35. 35. Hotel Tramontano & City train
  36. 36. Church door Tourism has a long history here. It was a compulsory stop on the 19th-century 'Grand Tour' and interest in the town was first sparked by the poet Byron, who inspired a long line of holidaying literary geniuses – including Dickens, Goethe and Tolstoy – to sample the Sorrentine air
  37. 37. Hotel Il Faro Via Marina Piccola & Chiesa San Antonino Abate
  38. 38. Hotel Il Faro & Chiesa San Antonino Abate
  39. 39. Hotel Il Faro & Chiesa San Antonino Abate
  40. 40. Publius Vergilius Maro spent most of his life in Campania, near Sorrento and Posilipo
  41. 41. Sound: Anema e core - Gigliola Cinquetti, Gianluca Ginoble (Il Volo); Giuseppe Di Stefano - Me sò `mbriacato `e sole Text: Internet Pictures: Sanda Foişoreanu Gabriela Cristescu Internet (slide 2,3,6,8,53) All  copyrights  belong to their  respective owners Presentation: Sanda Foişoreanu 2018