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Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Sorrento - Italy

Sorrento is located in the southern Gulf of Naples. It is a delightful little town, bathed in sunlight, which grow in abundance jasmine and bougainvillea. That's where we take the boat to Capri. It is a magical and enchanting.

Probably of Greek origin, the Romans invested in 89 BC. Bishopric in 420, it came under the control of the Byzantines in 552. In the ninth century, the duchy itself, it was fighting against the neighboring towns of Amalfi and Salerno. In 1137 the Duchy of Sorrento was built in the United Normand.

The historical center still shows the geometric layout of the streets of Roman origin, the hills are surrounded by the wall of the sixteenth. The Duomo, rebuilt in the fifteenth century, has a neo-Gothic facade, and the Church of St. Francis of Assisi has a great cloister of the fourteenth. Near Pointe du Chef (Punta del Capo), we can see the remains of the Roman villa of Pollio Felice (ist century AD).

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