An Italian town built on 2,000 years of sea lore

Dec 03, 2019 329

BY: Andrea Savorani Neri

On the white cliffs overlooking the sapphire waters of the Gulf of Naples lies the town of Sorrento. The fragrance of the Amalfi Coast’s native orange and lemon gardens wafts through the air, and narrow stone roads snake precipitously through a jumble of ochre and white-washed homes.

This Italian community is home to about 16,000 people and more than 2,000 years of history. While internationally known for its vivid sunsets, limoncello liqueur and high-pedigree hotels, to many locals, nothing characterises Sorrento quite like its deep connection to the sea.

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SOURCE: http://www.bbc.com

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