It is the smallest of the six municipalities on the coast, but full of charm. Divided between the seaside and hilly districts: Angri, Cappuccini, San Giovanni e Paolo, Colli di Fontanelle, Trasaella and Maiano. At the Colli di Fontanelle every year one of the oldest festivals of typical products is held in September. Not to be missed. On the seafront, at Marinella, you can admire a panorama that embraces the entire Gulf. A stone’s throw from here lies the oldest citrus grove of the Amalfi Coast, that of Pizzo, ten thousand square meters bound as a landscape and archaeological asset. If desired, it can be visited in small groups with the permission of the owners.
There are many gardens, not a coincidence given that in the second half of the century. XIX the production of citrus fruits had a significant increase alongside the maritime trade. In the ancient center there is a wax factory that has been in business for more than a hundred years. Unusual place to go to admire the inspiration and craftsmanship of its conductors.
What to visit:
• Angri district
• Rione Cappuccini
• Colli di Fontanelle district
• Rione Maiano
• Rione Trasaelle
• Church of Santi Prisco and Agnello
• Belvedere dei Monaci
• Piazzetta Marinella
OASIS IN THE CITY
The “Oasis in the city” is the result of two years of WWF work with the municipal administration. It is an urban area restored to naturalness: four thousand square meters with almost 6,000 plants, of 70 different tree species, almost all indigenous, which cover an underground car park. A luxuriant corner of Mediterranean scrub where vegetation and a lake have helped to create a habitat that was immediately “colonized” by hoopoes, octopuses and blue tit, which have already nested.
From Sorrento to
Distance: 2 km. By car / motorbike: take Corso Italia towards Naples. By train: with the Circumvesuviana trains, on the Sorrento-Naples line. By bus: with the bus service of line A of the Circumvesuviana and of the Sorrento-Amalfi line of the Sita.