The Sorrento Peninsula is a long strip of land of tufa origin that stretches out towards the sea and the neighbor island of Capri, with its unmistakable "faraglioni". 23Km of high and rugged coastline, rich in discrete coves, watch towers and small natural gorges, covered with lemon groves, citrus orchards, olive groves, vineyards, woods and lush Mediterranean vegetation. It is a land that has always a charm: the Greeks built here temples and streets, enriching, with their high civilization and sense of democracy, the way of life of locals; the Romans dedicated themselves to "otium" in their sumptuous maritime villas, with the complicity of a mild climate and crystal clear sea. From the XVIII century, the area became a stop of the Grand Tour, the journey that young artists and intellectual from the northern Europe made in order to broaden their minds and rediscover the greatness of the civilizations of the past. It is a strip of land that brings together a small world: sea and mountain, past and modern, traditions and innovation, arts (local craft, painting and literature) and gastronomy (just think of PDO extra-virgin olive oil, IGP lemon of Sorrento, DOC wine, PDO Provolone del Monaco and Gragnano pasta, to name a few).
A strip of land that enchants its visitors with its extraordinary natural and architectonic beauties, distributed in its seven towns:
- Vico Equense, with its beautiful cathedral overlooking the sea and the famous sulfur springs;
- Meta, beach resort with its magnificent basilica of Santa Maria del Lauro;
- Piano di Sorrento, celebrated by Horace and Pliny and loved by Roman emperors and patricians;
- Sant'Agnello, with its XVIII century sumptuous villas and its breathtaking views;
- Sorrento, the pearl of the peninsula from which it takes its name, with its churches rich in masterpieces of art, noble palaces and the museum of wooden inlays, one of the local pride;
- Massa Lubrense, with its picturesque hamlets, the coastal watch towers, the Jeranto Bay and Punta Campanella Marine Reserve;
- Gragnano, the city of wine and pasta, produced since the XVI century and exported all over the world.