Monuments - Campania
Sorrento is located on a tuff coast and is reflected in the Gulf of Naples, fascinating tourists and visitors, attracted by breathtaking views and landscapes.
The town gives its name to the Sorrento Peninsula, a great area extended from Vico Equense to Massa Lubrense. This area, thanks to its geographical shape, suspended between the green hills and the blue of the seas, is from the time immemorial a great attraction of the southern Italy.
The Sorrento's Cathedral has been rebuilt and restored several times during centuries: the last restoration was completed in 1924. Noteworthy are the Aragonese portal and the medieval bell tower, the latter reshaped according to the eighteen century style.
MUSEO CORREALE DI TERRANOVA SORRENTO
Located inside the gentilitian residence of Correale di Terranova, the museum has on display Roman and Medieval findings and art works created from the XVI to the XIX century.
The museum path is divided into 23 exhibition rooms. The ground floor hosts, apart from the rooms dedicated to the founders of the museum and a rich library, the archaeological section with the equipment found in the necropolis of the area and Roman findings, among which the marble support of Augustus, on which are represented the main stages of the principality policy; the medieval section that preserves the plutea and ambons of the IX-XII century, coming from the ancient cathedral. The first floor has on dispay the art works and objects relevant to the XVI – XVII century, among which some paintings of Artemisia Gentileschi and Alfonso Rodriguez. The second floor hosts the collections of still life paintings of the Neapolitan school, the landscapes of the Posillipo School and the collection of decorative arts dating XVIII – XIX century.