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  • Address: Corso Italia, Sorrento, Campania 80067, Italy
Sitting astride the gorge that once divided cliff-clinging Sorrento in two, you’ll find Piazza Tasso, the central living room of the town. Piazza Tasso is where the locals come to see and be seen, to sit in cafes and bars, or to catch a bus; it all happens here. During the day it’s a busy traffic hub, but at night the traffic is limited and the residents take the space back from the cars and buses.

The square is named after the Renaissance poet, Torquato Tasso, born in Sorrento and due to be crowned King of the Poets by the Pope until he died mere days before the ceremony. A statue of the great man stands in one corner of the piazza. Around the square you’ll find the lovely Baroque Church del Carmine Maggiore , and the Palazzo Correale, an 18th century mansion built around a 15th century house owned by the aristocratic Correale family.

Leading from the square is Sorrento’s main shopping street, Via San Cesareo, a busy pedestrianized commercial hub full of lemon-based treats, the area’s proudest agricultural product. Try limoncello made from Sorrento lemon peel – both a delicious liqueur and a digestive aid! In the other direction is the historic district of Sorrento, a grid of narrow streets and churches.

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Sorrento Small-Group Food Walking Tour, Sorrento, null

Sorrento Small-Group Food Walking Tour

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Taste your way through the charming Italian city of Sorrento on this small-group food tour. On a leisurely walk with a local guide, visit eight popular local ...  Read more

Location: Sorrento, Italy
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $85.48
Amalfi Coast Private Tour, Naples, Food Tours

Amalfi Coast Private Tour

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Perfect for small groups or families that want a private tour experience from Naples or Sorrento along the Amalfi Coast. This tour is a must for all those ...  Read more

Location: Naples, Italy
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $425.52

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