Land of colors, mysteries, traditions and legends, the always fascinating town of Sorrento surprises and leaves you wanting more. Greeks thought the Sirens once lived in this sea and it may be thanks to them that today the Sorrentine peninsula has inherited the ability to enchant with its charm. Perhaps, even today, with their song, the Sirens bewitch visitors everywhere, who fall madly in love, and cause them to return.
Most probably founded by the Greeks, Sorrento was under the temporary supremacy of the Etruscans and then, from 420 BC, the influence of Oscans. In Roman times it is remembered for having participated in the insurrection of Italy (90 BC).
The old historical centre still shows the path of orthogonal streets of Roman origin, while upstream is surrounded by sixteenth century walls.
It was the rediscovery of the sites of Pompeii and Herculaneum, besides the indisputable charm of the landscape, what made the nineteenth Sorrento a must for those foreign visitors who wanted to rediscover art and history.