Sorrento

With origins in Roman times, Sorrento is a town overlooking the Bay of Naples. The horizon is dominated by views of the volcano, Vesuvius.

In its history, Sorrento has come under many influences. It has been part of the Duchy of Naples before becoming autonomous in the 9th century. As with many city states, it fought its neighbours, the Amalfi and nearby Lombaric duchies, as well as the Saracens. It also fell under Norman influence and was anexed to the Kindom of Sicily in 1137.

It entered the Neapolitan Republic of 1799 and was officially anexed to the Kingdon of Italy in 1861.

Image Vesuvius and the Bay of Naples, Sorrento
Image Arola from Sorrento
Image Tall ships, Sorrento
Image Tall ships, Sorrento
Image Private gardens above Via Luigi de Maio, Sorrento
Image Marina Piccolo, Sorrento
Image Mopes by the dozen, Sorrento
Image Neighbours, Via Santa Maria della Pietà, Sorrento
Image Old factory below Via Fuorimura, Sorrento
Image Rain falling in the Bay of Naples, Sorrento
Image Piazza Tasso, Sorrento
Image Private gardens above Via Luigi de Maio, Sorrento
Image Cloudscape over Bay of Naples, Sorrento
Image Vesuvius and the Bay of Naples, Sorrento
Image Tall Ship off Sorrento


Sublime Sunsets

Sorrento is situated on the southern coast of the Bay of Naples, its seaward side facing north west.

The setting sun falls behind the promontory to the west of the town and illuminates a hugh expanse of sky over the bay.

These images were caputed over several days and illustrate the spectacular sunsets that are a delight on warm summer evenings.

Image Sunset with clouds over the Bay of Naples, Sorrento
Image Sunset with clouds over the Bay of Naples, Sorrento
Image Late evening sun on clouns over the Bay of Naples, Sorrento
Image Sundown over the Amalfi Peninsula
Image Sundown over the Amalfi Peninsula
Image Calm seas after sunset, Sorrento