Sorrento is a beautiful town perched on a cliff high above the sea with views of Vesuvius and the islands in the Bay of Naples . Use this website to help you plan a visit to this elegant southern Italian resort and find your way to the best beaches and some lovely villages and towns along the Sorrentine peninsula that are perhaps less well known to tourists.


Don’t miss the Correale Museum

Il Museo Correale di Terranova
For an insight into traditional Sorrentine art and culture visit il Museo Correale di Terranova while staying in Sorrento.
Possibly the most beautiful museum in Italy, the Correale is housed in an historic villa in Via Correale, just off Corso Italia. It is surrounded by orange and lemon groves and has views over the Bay of Naples from its windows.
On display are important archaeological exhibits that illustrate Sorrento’s history, works by the leading Neapolitan painters and fine examples of Capodimonte porcelain.
There is a large collection of 19th century tarsie sorrentine -- Sorrentine inlaid wood items -- and an interesting library with manuscripts, early editions of Torquato Tasso’s works and his death mask.
The last descendants of the Correale family, Alfredo and Pompeo, counts of Terranova, gave the villa with its gardens and panoramic terrace to the people of Sorrento, providing the perfect showcase for this magnificent collection.
The Correale Museum is open every day except Tuesday from 9.30 to 1.30 pm at Via Correale 48 (telephone +39 081 871846).

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