Saturday, 19 June 2010

Sorrento Sightseeing

Here are a few tips for Sorrento Sightseeing:

Sorrento, Italy
By Hannah Rollmaker

For visitors to Italy you will find a country which is brimming with an abundance of natural beauty, friendly native inhabitants, interesting sights to visit and a number of interesting cities and towns that you can explore to your heart's content. One such city you will enjoy exploring is that of Sorrento. You will be able to find this small city in the Campania region of Southern Italy. Due to the numerous modern amenities to be found in this city as well as the close proximity to the Mediterranean Sea Sorrento is a popular tourist destination for many people the world over.

From the city of Sorrento you can travel with ease to neighboring cities and islands as it is close to Naples, Pompeii, Capri, Ischia, Amalfi and Positano. In addition to visiting these other cities you will find Sorrento provides you with an excellent view from many places in the city of Naples which can be clearly seen across the bay. Other sights you will be entranced to see are that of the island of Capri and the still active Mount Vesuvius.

Once you have familiarized yourself with these sights which can be found both in and close to Sorrento you can take your time to visit some of the more memorable places of interesting in this city. The first item to remember as Sorrento is regarded as a holiday destination you might want to include hiking as well as lounging on the beach as part of the way to pass time enjoyably. However if you want to absorb some of the culture and history of this lovely city you may wish to visit the Archeological Museum of the Sorrentine Peninsula.

In this Archaeological Museum you will be able to look at a number of different artifacts which shows the history of southern Italy as well as Sorrento. You will have the chance of learning how the culture of this city developed into the one which the world is familiar with today. Once you have toured this museum you may like to head over to the Museo Correale di Terranova. This museum is considered to be Sorrento's primary picture gallery. Here you will be able to look at the many different paintings which have been done by artists from a number of eras.

The talents of these artists will provide you with a wonderful way of seeing the past through art. While visiting these museums is quite delightful you will also be able to learn about the history of Sorrento from its various religious buildings such as the St. Francis Monastery, the Basilica di Sant'Antonino or even looking at the Duomo which is a fabulous Cathedral that you should visit while you are in Sorrento.

The next time you are looking forward to a fabulous Italian holiday remember you can sightsee in the beautiful city of Sorrento. The memories that you will make here are ones that you can talk with friends and family for many a month to come.

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