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Sorrento Gozzo

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The knowledge of a place passes also through the discovery of its culture, of its traditions. The building of wooden boats, in particular of the boats well-known all over the world with the name of gozzo sorrentino, is one of the most ancient habits of Sorrento handicraft. Sorrento has a shipyard and nautical tradition going [...]

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Sorrento Wood Inlay 

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Sorrento and Sorrento Coast have given Wood Inlay its highest splendour in the second half of the Nineteenth century. The art of Wood Inlay, yet, has very ancient origins and its flourishing is probably located in Asia Minor. The earliest inlaid objects found in Turkey, in fact, go back to 350 B.C. In the 15th [...]

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(Italiano) Il mito delle Sirene

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The Sorrento Tarantella

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The Tarantella is a dance which for many is derived from the celebrations which honoured the god Dionysus, and for others is derived from ‘Tarantismo’, a possessed-dance for auto-inducing a state of trance. In Spain the Tarantella, a sort of hybrid dance of fandango and folly, came accompanied by the ‘vihuela’, an ancient instrument which [...]

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The Neapolitan Nativity Scene

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An emblem of the Neapolitan Christmas traditions, the Neapolitan Nativity Scene is such an important religious symbol, that it is entrenched even into the memory of the profane. It is a magical synthesis, between sacred and profane, which ritually populates rural homes, rather than a synthesis between history and daily life, the Neapolitan Nativity scene [...]

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Sorrento Cathedral Nativity

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The Napoletan nativity at the Cathedral in Sorrento, is a permanent exhibition but can only be viewed during the Christmas period. It can be found in the area adjacent to the vestry and is famous for the numerous reproductions of shepherders (inspired by the Napoletan shepherders of the ‘700’s). Protected by the rules of the [...]

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The Festival of St. Antonino in Sorrento

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Crowded and lively in Summer, Sorrento is a town rich in events and happenings also in Winter. On February 14th every year, on Valentine’s day, Sorrento celebrates the festival of St. Antonino, the Patron Saint of the town. A double feast, therefore, for all those who decide to spend this period in Sorrento Coast which [...]

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Easter Processions in Sorrento: historical hints

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In Sorrento, the procession of the Hooded People taking place during the Holy Week are two: the White Procession, also known as Procession of Our Lady of Sorrows, put on stage by the Archconfraternity of Santa Monica and the Black Procession, or also procession of Dead Christ, performed along the town streets by the Archconfraternity of [...]

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The Sepulchres

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Among the Holy Week celebrations which culminate in the Good Friday processions, there is the Holy Sacrament Adoration on Holy Thursday afternoon which is done visiting all main Sorrento’s churches. It is known as ‘Sepulchres visit’. A very followed Sorrento’s tradition, the visit to the Sepulchres attract numerous believers and tourists who visit the main [...]

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Festival of Sant’ Anna

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Marina Grande of Sorrento lies in an enchanted hamlet, inhabited by fishermen and characterized by a small sandy shore and a few bathing establishments. It is one of the best-known places in Sorrento, made famous by the renowned film by Dino Risi Pane, Amore e…, and boasts almost a three thousand-year- old history. Every year, [...]

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