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.
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.
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