2. Sorrento: walking in the Grand Tour with stunning landscapes
Starting point: Vittoria square - HOTEL BELLEVUE SYRENE Enjoy the most beautiful breathtaking landscape listening the myth of the Land of the Mermaids. Be aware of how the great international poets and artists made Sorrento famous: the illustrious native poet Torquato Tasso, Homer, Goethe, Ibsen. Just to mention some of them. Experience the Bellevue Syrene hotel admiring from above the ruins of the Roman Villa of Agrippa Postumo, nephew of Augustus and the two nymphaeums, the Roman fish pond. Seaside Village Marina Grande At Marina Grande Village after a 10-minute walk, enjoy the characteristics of this place, his gates and his legends, the fishermen's nets and the typical Sorrentine goiter. Explore the balcony where the actress Sofia Loren leaned out in the famous film "Pane, amore e...." with Vittorio De Sica. Dream in front of Vesuvius admiring the beauty of the Gulf of Naples. Imperial Hotel Tramontano Enjoy the majestic Hotel Tramontano where the best known names of the royal houses have stayed, as well as painters and writers of the Grand Tour. Listen the "Torna a Surriento" song, composed by the De Curtis brothers. Explore inside the terrace with the amazing view and admire from the sea the place where the great poet Torquato Tasso was born and his garden with secular trees. Chiostro di San Francesco Explore this enchanting fourteenth-century cloister, a place where civil weddings are celebrated and which hosts classical music concerts in the summer, admire the beauty of its colonnade and its intimacy under a weeping willow. Silence reigns in this place where the Franciscan monks live isolated from the Sorrentine worldly life intent on prayer and in the creation of the Neapolitan nativity scene. Public Garden Explore the public garden dedicated to the Sorrentine composer Salve d'Esposito, known for the famous song "Anema e core". Enjoy taking photos of the breathtaking panorama that ranges from the island of Ischia to the Punta del Capo di Sorrento, Vesuvius and the entire Gulf of Naples. Grand Hotel Excelsior Vittoria and the GUEST HOUSE ROSA MAGRA Explore the Hotel Excelsior Vittoria passing through Piazza S. Antonino with the Statue dedicated to the Patron Saint of Sorrento. Enter the hotel which houses the two famous suites dedicated to the tenor Enrico Caruso and the singer Lucio Dalla (not visitable). Briefly expereince the history of these two artists, recalling the stay of the well-known composer Richard Wagner and his idyll which ended tumultuously with the philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche. Limoncello tasting at Giardini di Cataldo Enjoy limoncello tasting at the "Giardini di Cataldo" produced with the ancient Sorrento tradition. Piazza Tasso - Inlaid wood work factory Visit this factory and enjoy the great inlaid wood work products included an incredible gaming table. Vallons of Mills Finish your tour in this enchanting place, so called because once there were mills, today instead it is the realm of rare plants.