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Top Four Relaxing Activities for Visitors to Sorrento

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‘Picture Perfect!’ That’s what anyone who’s been to the idyllic Sorrento Coast has to say about this popular Italian destination. Located in Southern Italy, this seaside resort is dotted with rolling green hills bursting with the fragrance of flowers and lemons, cobbled pathways and breath-taking views of Mount Vesuvius and the bay of Naples. Small wonder, it was the preferred destination for famous stalwarts such as Dickens, Shelley, Goethe and Nietzsche.

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Welcome to the Sorrento and Sant’Agnello official tourist board website. In an extraordinary landscape where sea and mountain, deep valleys and citrus groves …
Easily accessible by both public and private transport, this Sorrento has everything to make your stay a relaxed and pleasurable one. We offer five cool suggestions to get you started with planning your relaxing Sorrento private day tours or longer, week-long stays at one of the lovely Sorrento hotels in the area.

Soak in the Sights at Marina Grande

Marina Grande is a long, sandy stretch and the closest you’ll get to a beach in Sorrento. Reaching this traditional fishing village involves a long steep walk down ancient steps and passages lined with bougainvillea, which makes the journey well worth the effort. But, for those who find the walk too tedious, there’s a regular bus service to get you right there.

Marina Grande is also the best location to make the most of your camera’s memory. As yet untouched by the ravages of the modern world, the harbour is lined with pastel coloured houses outside which hang the day’s laundry. The azure blue sea is dotted with the gentle bobbing of brightly-coloured wooden boats, while its shores are busy with fishermen hauling in the day’s catch from their nets. You can join the locals and other tourists lounging on bathing decks shaded by colourful umbrellas, or enjoy the stunning views of Naples and Vesuvius in the horizon, dining on a selection of traditional snacks and fresh fish dishes at one of the several restaurants and cafes.

Delve into History at Duomo Cathedral

Going back in time as far back as the 11th century, the Duomo Cathedral is also known as the Cathedral of San Filippo and San Giacomo. Situated in the centre of the town, this cathedral is a work of art characterised by a magnificent exterior fresco, a majolica clock, a triple-tiered bell tower and four classical columns. It was rebuilt in the Romanesque style during the 15th century and is a famous Sorrento landmark.

The interior of the cathedral are equally stunning and consist of three naves that are separated by pillars and ornate carvings on the ceiling. It houses some rare 14th century bas-reliefs and paintings from the 17th century by artists of the Neapolitan school. Marvel at the 16th century archbishop’s throne in marble, as well as the beautifully inlaid woodwork on the choir stalls in the intarsio style, which a Sorrentine artisan tradition.

Explore Surrounding Coastal Towns

If you have more time on your hands, why not take a day trip to the nearing towns of Amalfi and Pompeii. Beautiful, yet beguiling, Amalfi is a vertical landscape with picturesque towns situated on craggy ledges amidst lush forests. Between the 9th and 12th centuries, Amalfi used to be a maritime powerhouse and the evidence can be seen today in the design of the Arab-Norman cathedral and the cloisters of the Cathedral of Saint Andrew. Amalfi is also considered a key hiking spot in Italy and has well-marked trails for those interested in travelling off the beaten track.
An archaeological treasure-trove, Pompeii captures for posterity the life of citizens in 79 AD when Mount Vesuvius erupted and buried this Roman town in volcanic ash. While it blotted out life, it also preserved this town including chariot-rutted streets and frescoed villas in suspended animation. To get the most out of the history of this place, take a guided tour of the main Pompeii attractions.

 Enjoy Sorrentine Cuisine

Savour the simple yet satiating fare of coastal food that Sorrento has to offer. Local ingredients including olive oil, basil, mozzarella and tomatoes are combined to create dishes such as cannelloni ripieni, gnocchi alla sorrentina and caprese, a dish with fresh tomato bits, mozzarella slices and milk. If you’d rather have a takeaway, the delicacies on offer include gateau di patate (potato pie) and crocchè di patate (potato croquettes), fried pizza stuffed with ricotta cheese and a variety of fillings to crusty eggplant or arancini (fried rice croquettes).

Pair your meal with a wide selection of quality Sorrentine wines or locally produced quality beers. Wash it down with a cup of coffee, which is an ancient Neapolitan tradition, or some limoncello, a digestif prepared from lemon rinds, water, sugar and alcohol, or nocino, an aromatic dark-coloured liqueur created by infusing unripe walnuts. For those with a sweet tooth, opt for lemon cream filled pastries such as the babà, the bigné or the sciù.

Sorrento travel – Lonely Planet

Explore Sorrento holidays and discover the best time and places to visit. | An unashamed resort, Sorrento is nonetheless a civilised and beautiful town. Even the …
Now that you’ve worked up an appetite for all things Sorrentine, waste no time in booking your Sorrento Private Day Tours. Alternately, if you’re keen to explore most of what this quaint coastal town has to offer, just check-in to one of the welcoming Sorrento Hotels in the vicinity.

 

Day Trip to Sorrento, Italy Travel Guide

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The most beautiful and dangerous volcanoes in the world

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The most beautiful and dangerous volcanoes in the world are those who are near some settlements. Volcanoes are landforms that frightens and fascinates people simultaneously. Their eruptions can cause problems for aircraft, but can destroy including cities and villages.

America’s Most Dangerous Volcanoes – Business Insider

Sep 10, 2014 Since they pose such substantial threats, we figured we should get to know them a little better. So, here are the 18 most dangerous volcanoes …
The most beautiful and dangerous volcanoes in the world – Mount VesuviusItaly The proximity to populated localities makes Vesuvius one of the most dangerous volcanoes. Vesuvius eruption cycle is 20 years, although last erupted in 1944. 3 million people living near the volcano Campagna region. It is just 10 kilometers from Naples, which means the volcano is positioned closest to a dense region. It’s the only powerful volcano erupted on mainland Europe, and the best known eruption occurred in 79 AD when the cities of Herculaneum and Pompeii buried.

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Taj Mahal world heritage site in Agra, India. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Venice, the Dead Sea, Las Vegas, glaciers in Patagonia or Madagascar could have counted the days. The world is full of incredible places, but climate change, nature and man threatens the existence of some of these spectacular destinations, according huffingtonpost.es …
Popocatepetl, Mexico It’s a glacier 50 kilometers from the capital of Mexico, Mexico City. 9 million people live within range of the volcano. It has erupted 20 times since 1519. The last eruption occurred in 2000, but the authorities evacuated 41,000 people and no one died.

Top 10 Most Dangerous Volcanoes In The World – YouTube

Jan 11, 2016 1. Iwo Jima, Japan. Candidate for a very large eruption. Affected: Japan, Philippines, coastal China Ioto also known as Iwo-jima volcano is a …

The most beautiful and dangerous volcanoes in the world – Sakurajima, Japan

It was once an island volcano, but lava that flowed after explosions created a link with the rest of the territory in 1914. Considered one of the East Vesuvius. Every year there are thousands of small explosions, throwing ashes. A large eruption would affect 700,000 people in Kagoshima region.

Galeras, Colombia It’s located in the southern Colombian border with Ecuador. Galeras has been active in the last million years, and the last eruption took place in 1580. Massive A city of 450,000 inhabitants, Pasto, is positioned at its foot. It became inactive in 1978, but has become active in 1988. Since 2000, erupted each year.

The most beautiful and dangerous volcanoes in the world – Mauna Loa, Hawaii In volume and surface, Mauna Loa is the largest volcano in the world. He’s one of five volcanoes that are in Hawaii. Mauna Loa erupted steadily over the past 700,000 years, and the most recent activity occurred in 1984. The greatest hazard of the volcano are rivers of lava. Normally, they are very slow, but some rivers eruptions did have a dangerous pace. In 1950, Ho’okena Mauk village was destroyed by them.

BBC – Earth – The world’s most deadly volcanoes

Mar 1, 2015 “The most dangerous volcanoes are, of course, those that are in the densely populated areas,” Swanson says. If pressed to name the potential …

 

Top 10 Most Dangerous Volcanoes

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