Sorrento

Italian town of about 16,562 inhabitants in the province of Naples in Campania. Sorrento is the largest center of the Sorrento Peninsula and it is also home of the Archbishop. It is situated 46.5 Km from the city of Naples and the center extends harmoniously on a high tuff terrace, overlooking the sea from a height of 47 meters, in the midst of lush vegetation. In the main square, Piazza Tasso, there is the statue of Torquato Tasso, Sorrento’s famous poet known worldwide. The historic town still shows the path of orthogonal streets of Roman origin. The Valley of the Mills, an ancient valley, preserves the remains of a mill, a sawmill and a public wash, and in the upper part it is surrounded by sixteenth century walls.
There are the Cathedral with neo-Gothic facade and the Church of St. Francis of Assisi. Sorrento's economy is based on tourism and agriculture; the latter is based primarily on the production of citrus fruits (the production of Limoncello di Sorrento is known worldwide) nuts and oil, on the processing of dairy products and the creation of exceptional cakes like the typical Delizia al limone. Very famous is the inlay of wooden arts and the processing of lace. The town of Sorrento is crossed by the the Strada statale 145 Sorrentina, that is called Corso Italia in the towns of the peninsula of Sorrento. Sorrento has got a small port from which hydrofoils go to Ischia, Capri, Positano and Naples.