Sorrento city of a thousand flavors

A city of unmistakable charm, located on a tufaceous terrace on the Gulf of Naples, seated by poets and celebrated in numerous songs, is Sorrento, the most famous town on the Sorrento Coast.

Since ancient times it was chosen as the ideal holiday destination and still today many choose it to spend unforgettable holidays accomplices also its breathtaking views, a still uncontaminated landscape featuring gardens and citrus groves and the charming historic center, symbol of architectural tradition Of the place represented by the lace and the lace.

Get ready to discover wonderful places including the Vallone dei Mulini, a place of great natural beauty. This is a deep opening in the rock, about 35,000 years ago, following a violent eruption of the Phlegrean Fields (Campi Flegrei) and named after the large mill used until the early ‘900 to grind the grain.

In the center of Sorrento you can visit the Church of San Francesco and Piazza Tasso, dedicated to the most famous town of Torquato Tasso town and the heart of city life.

Not to be missed are the Basilica of Sant’Antonino of great architectural beauty decorated with columns from Roman villas and canvases of Giambattista Lama and the Duomo where you can admire the beautiful lateral marble portal that shows in the architrave the coats of arms of Sixtus IV .

In addition to visiting the city you will have to taste all the delicacies that the city has to offer.

Sorrento’s gastronomy has an ancient tradition inspired by the respect for the quality and genuineness of raw materials, which will conquer you at the first taste!

Unique products and varieties of food make Sorrento cuisine, one of the most appreciated as it manages to melt the flavors and scents of the sea with those of the mountain.

The “gnocchi alla sorrentina” made with tomato, basil and fjordillate sprout, cannelloni with ricotta, boiled or cooked lobster in tomato, parmigiana aubergines, salted or fried shrimp and casserole octopus .

Simple dishes with explosive taste to accompany a white or red Sorrento.

Dulcis in fundo (The sweet at the end), is a local pastry, characterized by citrus fruits: limoncello sorbet, lemon delicacy (a pan of Spain coated and filled with a soft lemon cream), the lover of limoncello are the hosts encountered.

And after a rich lunch there is nothing better to digest than a good limoncello to serve cold in small glasses, or a nocino, the other typical liquor of Sorrento.

In short: Pancia mia fatti capanna! (my belly made hut!)

Capri and its Faraglioni

When they ask me, “What do you want to see in Capri?“, The first thing I answer is: the Faraglioni!

These are three majestic rocks that emerge from the sea, representing the island’s symbol and make it a truly enchanting place.

Numerous tourists come from all over the world to Capri to dive in its clear waters and the colors accessed, but especially to admire the famous Faraglioni closely.

Without any doubt, if you want to admire these wonderful three rocks, you’ll have to take it off the sea, starting with a boat ride.

The boat passes, in fact, under the arch of the Faraglione in the middle and if you are in sweet company you will have to exchange a kiss: say you bring luck!

If you want to have a nice swim at the foothills of the Faraglioni you can choose between the two bathing establishments that are just opposite: La Fontelina and Da Luigi.

The height of the Faraglioni of Capri is around 100 meters. The first stack that is joined to the coast is called Saetta and is the tallest (about 109 meters), the middle stack that is famous for its central cavity is called Stella (Star), while the third is called Scopolo and is a small natural habitat of the well-known blue lizard.

Perhaps you do not know that there is a fourth faraglione that is not far from the first and it takes the name of Monacone, since in the past it was possible to see specimens of mediterranean seal.

Your boat ride can not end without seeing the enchanting Grotta Azzurra (Blue Grotto), but be careful: to get in there you will have to lie down, due to the small size of the cave.

Once you enter, you will see only darkness at first, but you will suddenly see an explosion of blue and transparent reflections while the eclipse of Neapolitan songs resounds between the stone walls.

Capri, however, will also catch you for the beauty of its center, represented by the characteristic Piazzetta, defined as its small size and center of the town movida, where you can sip a refreshing drink and find yourself as a table near a character in the world of entertainment .

Experience a unique and magical experience in the enchanting Capri where you will feel like touching the sky with your finger!

 

Ischia: Spa Paradise

For those who want to spend a holiday in total relaxation and enjoy the beauty of the place then Ischia is the destination for you!

It is no coincidence that the island is famous for its thermal baths, so many people get there specially for them to retreat and cure thanks to the thermal properties.

It is its volcanic nature that makes Ischia one of the largest thermal centers in Europe.

Throughout the island you can find springs, fumaroles, sludges with well-equipped and highly-equipped centers, and all nursing establishments, are equipped with sophisticated technologies for every type of therapy.

Ischitic thermal waters are alkaline, contain sulfur, iodine, chlorine, iron, potassium elements and microelements of active substances.

Depending on their composition you will be able to cure many diseases such as: rheumatism, osteoarthritis, neuralgia, fractures, muscular tears, female disorders, respiratory illness and skin diseases.

You can cure or relax and enjoy the beneficial properties of the thermal baths of Ischia not only through mineral or thermal baths, but also through ozone therapy, showers, sludges, Turkish baths, inhalations, irrigation, underwater massages, which are now being practiced in ever more numerous Well equipped facilities also annexed to accommodation structures often accredited with the Servizio Sanitario Nazionale.

Among the most popular spa parks on the island are the Poseidon Thermal Gardens, Aphrodite Gardens, Eden and Tropical, Castiglione, Bagnitiello, Negombo and Cavascura Spas that also have private access to the beach.

After a beautiful day devoted to rejuvenation, what’s better than a beautiful walk?

The island, in fact, is perfect for those who love hiking and visiting new places especially the majestic Aragonese Castle, which rises on an island connected to the mainland by a bridge of about 220 meters, brought to the glory by Alfonso D’Aragona.

The castle is very large and quite uphill, following the recommended path the first thing to see is the Church of the Immaculate Conception dating back to the eighteenth century.

The convent and the cemetery of the Clarisse are very suggestive: in particular the latter is very impressive since you arrive in a room where small sitting places on which the nuns’ lifebloom were placed were located.

The process was to make the bodies lose all the fluids before they mummified themselves.

Shiver, don’t you think?

Continuing on the route you will find: the Basilian Abbey of Greece, the Cathedral of the Assumption, the Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie, and the Italian political jails that hosted Carlo Poerio, Luigi Settembrini and many other characters of the Italian Risorgimento.

Once you get to the top, you will find yourself on a panoramic terrace where you can enjoy the spectacle offered by the Gulf of Naples.