Sorrento is a famous tourist destination, it has always been a holiday town since the Roman time.
It is situated on deep cliffs that cut through the heart of the historical centre. The tourism has a long history, it started in the 18th century with the Gran Tour that was the boom of travellers (the majority were aristocrats and wealthy people) from all over Europe.
The town it self has a spectacular view, from every angle is possible to admire the city of Naples and Mount Vesuvius. Sorrento is very close to Capri island which can be easly reached by ferryboat in only 20 minutes.
The origins of Capri and Sorrento date back to the Jurassic and the Cretaceous eras, from 65 to 190 million years ago. According to the theory of the continental drift Capri and Sorrento were part of a single block, the peninsula was linked to the island by a thin strip of land.
Lemons are believed to have originated in Asia Minor and China. Archaeological evidence attests that lemons have been cultivated for over 4,000 thousand years. The lemon citrus comes from the flowering Rutaceae family and has lots of health benefits, it contains vitamin E and about 50 milligramms of vitamin C which is an antioxidant that helps protect cells from damage.
Lemons streghten your immune system and can also significantly reduce some risks factors for heart diseases. Evidence of this fruit in the Campania region can be traced back to the Roman time, 1st century AD, in Pompeii ruins the lemon fruit can be recognized on some frescoes from some houses, one famous has been found by archaeologists in the House of the Fruit Orchard. During excavations archaelogists also found some mineralised seeds of Citrus fruit.
The lemons of Sorrento are very famous, together with the "Sfusato" (cultivated in Amalfi) are among the highly priced in the world. The "Femminiello or Sorrento" is a special variety of lemon which grows in the peninsula sorrentina, is a bright yellow citrus fruit which has an oval shape. It's very juicy and is rich in essential oils which provides fragrances for perfumes, soaps, candles and skin creams. It is mainly used for culinary purposes, the zest in a special way is utilized to make delicious dishes.
For individuals and group tour up to 20 people max.