The town is known worldwide for it's stupendous location on tufaceous cliffs which nose-dive down to the sea. Remembered and praised in famous neopolitan songs, the name of the town derives from the greek SORRENTUM:place where in ancient times, mermaids were worshipped. In roman times it became a place where many roman villas were built, imitating the already famous Isle of Capri,a small island very close to Tiberios heart. After the fall of the roman empire, the town was invaded by the dominating Byzantines,then by the Ducato Libero in 800,and then again by Anglo-normans in the XII century.
In 1558, the greek Sorrentum was invaded by the turks. After this tragedy, precisely in 1561, new towers were erected along the coast, and a great wall was erected around the town to protect the town from further invasions. Before any sort of economic revival,which came about thanks to Carlo di Borbone in 1700, we find that during the XVI and XVII centuries, religious cults set root in the town,giving birth to many religious orders. The revival of the economy came with a reformative action which garanteed an economy based on tourism, that spread throughout the region thanks to artists and carvers.
Unfortunately, the construction phenomena which spread across the entire territory, especially during the XX century, has somewhat damaged the extraordinary landscape. Although in the historical centre there is still a strong outline of antiquity that can be easily seen between Piazza Tasso and Viale degli Aranci. The town is famous for it's decuman gates,especially the Massimo, between via San Cesareo and Fuoro ( todays via Tasso.)
We loved our visit to your farm. Food was amazing . Do you ship products to the USA? Like olive oil and limoncello?
We visited the farm on 14th October 2015. The drive to the farm in their small bus, on there very narrow roads was an experience not to be missed. What a peaceful and delightful place. We toured the beautiful farm animal's and vineyard's which was very interesting. We had a tasting of the farm produce in the restaurant Watched a display of mozzarella cheese and lemon cello making. Janis & Trevor Huddersfield England
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