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Sorrento: art

The whole town is worth visiting, starting from the centre, from Tasso Square where....


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The whole town is worth visiting, starting from the centre, from Tasso Square where you can see the monument in honour of Torquato Tasso, who was born in Sorrento. Not far from there you can visit St Antonino’s Basilica, in Baroque style, maybe founded in the 11th century and built on the saint’s grave, that is laid in the crypt.
Another interesting building is the Cathedral in Italia Corso, that was founded in 1000 and was rebuilt in 1400, in Renaissance style.
This cathedral is completed by an unusual bell tower of Byzantine influence, with the original rampant arch base composed by columns, capitals and Roman reliefs.
Inside the church, at the end of the central nave, there are a marble pulpit and the bishop’s chair (1500).
Also remarkable is the rich inlaid choir of Sorrento school.
Do not forget to visit the Terranova Correale Museum, a 17th century villa with a wonderful garden, where you can find classic and medieval works of art, paintings of Neapolitan school and collections of minor guilds. We advice you also a short call to the alley in the park behind the palace that leads to the “belvedere”, because it offers a beautiful landscape.





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