Fishing Tourism in Sorrento

pescaturismoFull immersion in the truest soul of the Land of the Mermaids

The Sorrento Coast has several souls, which stem from its millennial history and contamination with different peoples and cultures.
There is the soul of reception, of warm and friendly hospitality, the soul of manual labour, of the craft traditions. The soul of the dining table, the pleasure of preparing good things with the land’s most exceptional products. And then there’s the soul of seafarers, the ancient crafts, of the fishermen who guard the secrets of a fascinating and adventurous memory, because those who dwell on the salt water know that an unforeseen dose of adventure should always be expected.
A single identity made up of many aspects, which offers itself to visitors through fishing tourism, a stimulating and engaging experience, a different and enticing way to learn about nature, the sea, fishing techniques, the typical tools of this territory, and then taste local fish cooked according to traditional recipes. A new and engaging way to see first-hand the real life of those who have always lived at sea so they know and respect it, a cherished memory of a wilder coastline that will be forever kept among the most suggestive ones and will always be tied to that moment, to nothing other than that stretch of sea.
At the Hotel our front desk is ready to provide you with information and comprehensive programs to support you in organising a special day, where the tourist’s clothes will be removed and you can experience a new relationship with the sea in the company of people who have been living their life at sea for generations

Classic Sorrento

The true story of “Torna a Surriento”: a love song… for the land.
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The classic Neapolitan song expresses the spirit of a mythical time, which gave birth to the legend of Naples, telling the way to love, to play, to work, and to travel. Vivid pictures of real life moments, in which even today a spark of that lively, mischievous and witty way of being that has always been a feature of an entire community can be seen. A trip to the discovery of the Neapolitan most authentic and vital lifeblood made of sun, sky, passion, and music.
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One of the most famous and cherished songs of the vast repertoire of Neapolitan music is definitely “Torna a Surriento”. It is universally considered a beautiful love song that begs a loved one not to leave the city of the heart, of the sea, of the scent of citrus, the land of bewitching and seductive Mermaids because the distance is an unbearable torment. Yet the song, work of the two brothers Giambattista and Ernesto De Curtis, is not dedicated to a woman. In fact, the origin of the text, which was written in just in a few hours, is a captatio benevolentiae, a request for support and protection to the then Prime Minister Giuseppe Zanardelli visiting Sorrento in September 1902. As a result of the operation, the city finally gets the much-needed post office. Without diminishing the romantic halo of the song, it will be fun to listen “Torna a Surriento” from an alternative point of view!



Masters on display in Sorrento

IMG_20161203_175224 (1)The winter appointment is back once again with the Nativity scene art masters, in the exposition of Villa Fiorentino now in its seventh edition. Until January 8th 2016.
 
That of the crèche craftsmen is a true art form, who make spectacular sceneries and characters with extraordinary plasticity and expressiveness. If the marvel of the Presepe, in the classical tradition of the eighteenth century, has always amazed audiences, it is also true that the most passionate fans seek in the scenes the most significant and essential elements that make the true greatness of the Neapolitan Presepe: more secular than religious, representations of life, of society, of the tastes and fashions of the southern capital in its period of major development.
So the holy family is placed in front of the ruins of a pagan temple, a symbol of an archaeological passion which was then at its highest level after the discoveries of Pompeii and Herculaneum. The taste for oriental fashion is embodied by the Magi with their parade of musicians, with rich clothing styles and perfectly represented musical instruments.
And then the arts and crafts, the lives of everyday people, split between work and tavern, who are not ashamed to drink and have fun, unaware of the great miracle that is about to happen.
Only the purity and innocence of a young shepherd boy can open our hearts with ease the truth of the mystery that is being fulfilled: this is the role of one of the most famous characters of the Presepe, Benino, which on his way to the cave sleeps and dreams of Baby Jesus.