Tuesday, November 6th, 2018
Of our group, we were the only travelers that did not take the excursion to Capri. We have visited the island before so we opted to spend the day exploring the city of Sorrento. We left the hotel around 9:00 AM to begin today’s adventures. The weather was perfect.
We walked down the main street of Sorrento, Corso Italia, and we came upon the Villa Fiorentino. We were going to visit it buy it didn’t open until 10:00 AM so we plopped on a bench in the piazza close by because we only had 10 minutes to wait. At opening time we walked back over to the villa but we couldn’t tour it because they had no power. We noticed there were screeching sirens and at least one city block was without power!
We walked over 10 miles exploring the city. We were up and down the steep roadways. In the morning we visited Marina Piccola (little harbor). In the afternoon we visited Marina Grande. Grande is smaller but we saw more boats. Its waterfront has many seafood restaurants. We had lunch at one of them. It was called Azzurra Ristorante (1931).
We saw the old city wall and the medieval street, VIA San Cesareo.
Our guide mentioned that we should visit the Correale di Terranova museum. It was our last stop of the day. The museum is in an 18th century villa and gets its name from the Correale family that owns the villa!
Piazza Tasso is located in the central area of Sorrento. It is named after the poet Torquato Tasso. Located nearby is the Santuario del Carmine church which is beautiful inside. The ceiling painting depicts the Virgin Mary with Saint Simon and angels and completed in the early 1700s.