Pass through the 15th century Ancient Greek Gate and you’ll feel you’ve entered another world. This is Sorrento’s largest harbour and has long been home to a fishing fleet of traditional wooden boats. The fishermen still sit and mend their nets by hand, sharing the beach with sunbathers. And of course this means that the small, family run restaurants surrounding the harbour serve delicious fresh seafood.
Tradition says that Marina Grande differs from Sorrento due to its plundering by the Turks in the 16th century. Perhaps this difference has kept it separate and intact as a tight-knit community.
At the heart of Marina Grande is the church Sant’Anna dedicated to Saint Anne, patron saint of the town. Visit on the Sunday after her Saint’s Day (July 26) and you’ll find the bay full of boats, the beach crammed with people singing and dancing, and the sky alight with fireworks. On other nights of the year, the sunset over the water is festive enough.
Tours & Tickets
Discover Naples in a fun, exciting way on this private Vespa tour! Your experienced driver will whiz you around the city on a vintage Vespa scooter to famous ... Read more
Location: Naples, Italy
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
An escape to the most beautiful island of the bay: we will take you to discover the hidden wonders of the island of Capri.
Location: Sorrento, Italy
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)