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  • Civil ceremonies by law must take place in a Town Hall or a property purchased by the local government only. The readings of the civil vows are conducted in Italian and are about 15 to 20 minutes long, but you can enrich the wedding however you prefer. After the reading, the rings are exchanged and then the witnesses sign the wedding act as do the bride and groom.
    Please note that according to Italian law a divorced woman or a widow cannot remarry unless 300 days have passed from the date of the Decree Absolute or decease of the previous spouse.
    The minimum stay required is 4 days before the marriage can take place.
    Town Hall ceremonies are conducted Mondays to Fridays between the hours of 9.00 am and 12.00 pm and must be booked in advance.
    The following documents are required by the local Registrar:
    - No impediment certificate (Nulla Osta) issued by the relevant authorities.
    - Full birth certificate
    - Photocopies of valid passport
    - 2 witnesses
    - Interpreter (if neither party speaks Italian)
    - Registry fee (this varies from one Town Hall to the other and will be communicated on booking).





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    Correale museum of Terranova

    The Museo Correale di Terranova The museum is housed in the 18th-century Villa Correale, surrounded by a magnificent citrus grove and with a terrace rising steeply above the sea. The exhibits, displayed on three floors of the villa, include paintings from the 17th to the 19th centuries and a wonderful collection of 18th-century Italian and European decorative china pieces. Many archaeological finds from excavations in the Sorrento area are also on display.

    MUSEO CORREALE DI TERRANOVA,  Via Correale, 50, Sorrento - tel. 0818781846
    Entrance fee Euro 6 adult, Euro 5 reduced, Euro 3 schoools
    open 9-14 from wednesday to monday - closed tuesday
    thursday free entrance for locals.


    Inlaid Woden Workshop Museum

    Right in the historical centre of Sorrento, on the 2 floor refurbished Pomarici Santomasi Palace, is placed a rich collection of furnitures and wooden objects representing Sorrento hand-made woodwork, with quiete a few masterpieces form the 15th up to 19th century made by national artist and of course by locals. Tarsia Lignea, a technic still used nowdays by 700 artisan that still work the object in the ancient way hand and representing present design.

    In the Museum Workshop, named so by his own founder, the architect Alessandro Fiorentino, are also explained the working technics, the materials in use, and the complete product process. The top floor has been structured as an old 18th century Sorrento villa, with loungeroom, bedroom, segreter, relax room, all like a still living scenario.The museum also host pieces from national and international artist such us Portoghesi, Sawaya, Morandini, Alison, Mendini,D'Alisi, and from the own creator MR. Fiorentino.

      MUSEO DELLA TARSIA LIGNEA - Palazzo Pomarici-Santomasi, San Nicola street, 28, Sorrento - tel. 0818771942 - Open 10-13 e 15-18.30 (from october till june); 10-13 e 16-19.30 (from july to september) -closed monday;.  




    Sedil Dominova

    In front of the bell tower annexed to the cathedral, the Via Reginaldo Giuliani opens up and leads to the Sedil Dominova (15th century), one of the two loggias where the representative of an aristocratic party used to seek advice. The city coat of arms as well as those of the various families of the Sorrento aristocracy are displayed in its interior. it has a quadrilateral form with two corner arches in piperno (lava) permitting the view of the interior of the cupola and the end walls with 18th century frescoes. The pilasters and polystyle arches with their capotals are in archaic style. The 17th century cupola is formed by green and yellow majolica roof tiles.


    Sea and Sorrento Coast

    A splendid and famous holiday resort, Sorrento stands on a terrace rising steeply above the sea on one of the most spectacular points of the Campanian coast. Because of its enchanting position and mild climate, sheltered by the surrounding hills, Sorrento has been a favorite resort since Romans times, (Agrippa, Augustus and Antonius all had villas here)and it became an elite tourist resort from the eighteenth century, its hotels welcoming such luminaries as Ibsen, Wagner and Nietzche.

    The high position above the sea and the consequent absence of a true sea promenade create its extremely original nature. In fact, the port, the Marina Grande and Marina Piccola, picturesque bays with a beach and the harbour, are reached by steps and narrow alleys, which offer panoramic views of incomparable beauty of the coast, the surrounding hills covered in olive-groves and citrus fruit trees, and the crystal-clear sea. Linked to the enchanting beauty of the place is the tradition whereby the name of Sorrento originates from the mythical mermaids whose soft singing tempted Ulysses and his crew in the Odyssey. The site on which the town stands, probably founded by the Greek colonies, was already inhabited in prehistoric times.

    Puolo Beach

    If you prefer your beaches sandy, with sun loungers and a few restaurants rather than the ‘extreme sunbathing’ experienced below the ruins of Romana Pollio, head for Marina Puolo. This small settlement can be reached by following the road from Capo di Sorrento west and taking the path next to the Hotel Dania. A pleasant quarter of an hour descent through lemon groves takes you down to the water’s edge (you can drive down too – there is a fairly cheap car park just above Marina Puolo). The settlement consists of a cluster of houses and apartments with a line of restaurants and a small hotel taking the beachfront position. The far end of the beach has a private area and pier cordoned off for the use of hotel guests.



    The Reggia di Caserta, designed by Vanvitelli, with its Park and English Garden, was built in the mid 18th century by order of the king of Naples, who wanted it to rival the Palace of Versailles. Vanvitelli, the most famous architect of the period, accepted the challenge, and today it is one of the most visited of Italian monuments, and is an interesting example of a royal residence along with those in Naples (Palazzoo Reale, Capodimonte, Portici) and in the provinces (San Leucio, Carditello and Persano).
    Vanvitelli's genius is evident in the architecture of the imposing complex. The visit begins with the Galleria and continues with the Staircase and the enormous statue of Heracles, which was found in the Thermae o fCaracalla. Next comes the Vestibule, with its ornately decorated ceiling, and the Cappella Palatina, followed by the Royal Apartments, accessed through the Sala degli Alabardieri (halberdiers), with its stuccowork, decorations and busts of the queens and then by the lavishly furnished Sala delle Guardie del Corpo (bodyguards). Through to the splendidly furnished Alexander Room (for entertaining people without a title) and onto the Mars Room, which is even more sumptuous and magnificent. Thence on to the Astraea Room (for diplomats), with its painting of the goddess of Justice, Astraea, the high-relief of the group of Heracles and the Provinces, followed by the largest room, the Throne Room, with its splendid floor, stuccowork, 46 medallions of the kings, furnishings, frescoes, and Throne.
    The luxuriously furnished New Apartment includes the Council Room, the Drawing Room, the Bedroom, and the Bathroom of Francis 11. The bath is a large tub in oriental granite; the Empire-style toilet in the centre comprises 32 pieces in marble.
    The next room is the Study of Francis 11, and beyond it begins the Murat Apartment with two Antechambers, Murat's Bedroom, the Drawing Room and the Pio IX Chapel, all of which are magnificent.
    The Old Apartment, on the opposite side, opens with the Sala della Primavera and continues with the Sala dell'Estate (from the names of the frescoes). Sala dell'Autunno,Sala dell'Inverno (Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter, respectively), the Study of Ferdinand IV, the King's Drawing Room, Their Majesties' Bedroom, and numerous other rooms, all lavishly furnished and decorated. This wing includes the Palatine Library, with two Reading Rooms and three Library Rooms), the Elliptical Room (with the Nativity Scene created by the royal family), the Picture Gallery and the precious Collection of Modem Art, all of which contain splendid decorations and furnishings. Reminiscent of the San Carlo in Naples, the Theatre, which is in the Courtyard, is remarkable. It has 41 boxes and includes the Palatine Library with the collection of opera librettos of the period.



    Ravello is one of the most attractive destinations on the Amalfi Coast. With a population of around 2,000, it is famous for its views and its gardens. The town was once part of the Republic of Amalfi now it is a peaceful historic village popular with tourists and honeymooners.
    The principal Ravello tourist attractions are the two famous gardens, Villa Cimbrone and Villa Rufolo. Both of these panoramic gardens are open to the public, and you can wander through the tropical plants and enjoy fabulous views of the coastline.
    Ravello also has an impressive cathedral, the venerable Duomo, dedicated to San Pantaleone whose blood is a treasured relic.

    Ravello Concerts

    The dreamlink setting of Ravello's gardens inspired Wagner, and it's fitting that today music is a major feature of Ravello. The Ravello Concert Society organises a long season of chamber music concerts (March-November), most of which are held against a backdrop of sky and sea in the panoramic gardens of Wagner's inspiration for Parsifal, the Villa Rufolo. The Society's website is; you can check dates and buy tickets online. If there's a concert on when you're in Ravello, you really shouldn't miss the opportunity to attend. The combination of scenery and music creates an atmosphere that you're unlikely to forget.



    Proud of its beautiful and glorious past, although not pretentious, Amalfi is the oldest of the Maritime Republics and is situated more or less in the centre of the coastline to which it gives its name. Once in the town, your visit should start with the historical sites and monuments, like the ancient armouries that still seem to echo the frantic work of the axe masters. It was here, in fact, that they made a famous galley with over 100 oars, destined for trading with the Orient.
    A few steps on and you are struck by the size of the Duomo (dedicated to Sant’Andrea) located at the top of a flight of steps, bustling, especially in the evenings, with young people. When visiting the cathedral, despite the reconstruction and restoration works, you can admire various architectural styles (the most evident being the Gothic, the Roman-Amalfitano and the Moorish that characterise the whole city). Then, don’t forget, alongside the Duomo, the Cloister of Paradise, the jewel of 1268. In order to capture the true spirit of Amalfi it is recommended to leave the main roads, that are always full of tourists, and zigzag your way through the small, narrow streets between the houses, winding your way through the little squares and covered passages. The unique atmosphere of the city will surprise you. Finally it is worthwhile enjoying the walk to the Valle dei Mulini (Valley of the Mills), which you can reach by taking the central street via Lorenzo d’Amalfi.



    Perhaps the best example of a “nativity village”, with its distinctiveness that strikes both the heart and the eyes. Extended along the slopes of the mountains Comune and Sant’Angelo a Tré Pizzi and uniting by the sea. Positano is a sort of open-air museum, enriched by its liveliness, colours, history and character. From the first decade of the 1900’s, painters, writers, musicians, bohemian artists and members of the international jet-set have continued to frequent the area, resulting in its cosmopolitan atmosphere becoming known all over the world. The residences of Positano, white, pink and yellow houses, weave themselves, spiralling, around terraces shaded by palms, lemon-trees, flower-filled gardens and cascading, multi-coloured bougainvillaea. In a picturesque winding path, made up of passageways, stairs and steps, you follow a maze of intricate alleyways and little squares, filled with a myriad of colourful shops and arty boutiques. With regards to the shopping, the foremost thing on offer is clothing, famously known internationally as “Positano fashion”.
    In this vibrant kaleidoscope of colours and noise sits, above the Marina Grande, the great majolica mosaic dome of the Santa Maria Assunta church. Inside, baroque alters and a table dating back to the 12th Century. The parish is a world away from everything else, where silence and contemplation reigns supreme.


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    This Hotel has a luxurious panoramic restaurant where guests can enjoy the area's delicious enogastronomic specialties.
    Fish is the absolute star of the table and is the basis for several delicious, classic Sorrento recipes created with passion by our chefs. Every day we prepare fresh pasta for traditional first courses such as "scialatine": short linguini with a sauce made from cherry tomatoes and extremely fresh seafood. It is a real pleasure for the palate to be savored while admiring the splendid panorama of the Gulf of Naples through the restaurants large windows.

    For wedding banquets, the Hotel has a large air-conditioned hall that seats 200, while the newly weds will be offered the first honeymoon night in a splendid bedroom with a panoramic view of the Gulf of Naples and the Isle of Capri or an enchanting arrival at the hotel by sea in a motor boat.


    The bride and groom may choose the classical wedding banquet prepared in the panoramic hall Azzurra or the modern buffet alongside the swimming pool, on the terraces with a view to the sea, under the shadow provided by the gazebos set up especially for the event. For the occasion, the tables will be arranged in a very attractive way, complete with flower arrangements and other small and surprising details. The cuisine will be the most refined, able to satisfy all the guests; the spectacular presentation of the different dishes will pleasantly surprise all who were invited. This will be a truly unforgettable day!
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    About Sorrento and Surroundings


    The archaeologic Museum of George Vallet

    The archaeologic Museum of George Vallet i placed in Sandro Fondi Villa in Piano di Sorrento. The Villa was built in the 18Th century, with a neoclassic style, was completely refurbished after a complex and very discussed refurbishment plan, composed of a general refurbishment, the creation of an underground conference room with 200 seats, offices area, technical spaces, and show rooms for the town hall. The ancient ceiling paintings of 1700 were also renewed on the ground floor.
    The first floor host the Archaeological Museum, managed by the so called Soprintendenza with lots of relics founded recently around the peninsula and those kept at Villa Fiorentino in Sorrento. The Museums surrounded by a lovely green park open to the public, overlook the Piano di Sorrento Valley were the little port is placed.
    The ground floor host sculpture of arcaic architecture, and among theese relics a marble head has to be mentioned. Archaeological Museum G.Vallet Villa fondi , via Ripa di Cassano, Piano di Porrento. closed on entrance



    The Ancient Sorrento Cathedral was placed far more on the hills, by the old Benedectin convent of San Renato, and then, in the 10th century was placed right in the heart of the urban walls between the two greek-roman decumanus.

    In a 12th century document was reported that Cardinal Riccardo de Albano the 16 march 1113 consecrate the actual Cathedral devoted to the Virgin Mary Assunta in the sky and the apostles Philipp and Jacob minor; in the follow years it was quiet a few times enlarged both by archibishop Domizio Falangola (1450), and by Cardinal Francesco Remolines (1505). Right after the Turkish invasion in 1558, it was completely rebuilt by vicar Giulio Pavesi, and it was definetly transformed with a baroque style, just like it is now, by archibishops Didaco Petra and Filippo Anastasio in 1700.
    Of the old facade, only the entrance has been preserved of the XIV century, decoration of the 2 rose marble columns, rest of ancient pagan temples having, on its pedestal is sculpt the escutcheon of the archibishop Lelio Brancaccio (1571 - 1574).

    Great interest have the new entrance drum, entirely inlaid with panels that represents so many episodes belongin to the history of Sorrento church, that goes from the arrival of Saint Peter in Sorrento in 43 or 44 d.C., and the arrival of the first bishop S. Renato (425), and to the arrival of the relic of apostles Philipp and Jacob that Cardinal Pietro Capuano gave in 1110, till the arrival of Pio IX in Sorrento in 1849.
    The wide organ that is placed in the main entrance, realized in 1901 by Vicar Giuseppe Giustiniani, present remarkable carves of Fiorentino brothers (1901).

    The central ceiling is entirely painted on canvass, a work of Francesco Foncareccio, while central painting were made by Oronzo and Nicola Malinconico (1711), and represent the first martyr of Sorrento of the II century, and the compatriot of the diocese.
    Remarkable are also the vicar marble desk, a sort of puzzle of pieces coming from roman temples with 14th century details, and the pulpit placed in the front, of the same age, rich of a low relief that represent the Baptism of Jesus, having in the underneath podium a precoius table of Silvestro Buono (1573).
    Assunta, S. Philipp and Jacob paitings on the chancel ceilings are works made by Giacomo del Po', painted in 1700.

    Right at the end of the chancel is placed the wooden carved corp rich of carvs, work of Sorrento craftsman (1936), while the big shovel at the bottom is un unknow work made in 1600 and represents Saints Philipp and Jabcob.
    On the dom that overtop the chorus, are wall painted, in the eight corners, the saints compatriot of the church, work of Pietro Barone and Augusto Moriani (1902).
    In the first chapel, entering from the right, the bottom is rich of low reliefs made with marble by Andrea Pisano (1340), where in the middle is palced the Baptism Source where the poet Torquato Tasso in 1544 was baptised.

    On the side walls, interesting marble relics (X secolo) belongin to the ancient medioeval cathedral.
    The 4th chapel is dedicated to the first 4th bishops of Sorrento whos relics are visible through a gate under the marble altar.
    After the fifth chapel, wich is dedicated to the holy heart of Jesus, follow the side door demanded by Giacomo de Santis in 1479 whos escutcheon, along with Pope Sisto IV one belong to King Ferrante Aragona, a marble girder is visible; while in the interior the inlaid panels of the new door illustrate on a side the Belief and on the other side important episodes of the town life such us the visit held in Sorrento by Pope Giovanni II on the 19 march of 1992.
    In the right side, S. Michael Church present on the right wall interesting gold table of the XV century, coming from the Siensa school representing the Jesus Born.


    Puolo Roman Villas

    At Punta del Capo the remains of an imposing Villa Romana (roman villa of the 1st century)are still visible. According to the tradition, this is the villa where, as Stazio mentioned in his poems, Pollio felice lived through his blessed idleness. The restricted basin, enclosed by rocky walls, which was reachable through a narrow opening connecting to the sea, was the villa little port. At present, it is commonly known as the Bagno della Regina Giovanna (the Queen Jean's bath).
    (text taken from Riserva Marina di Punta Campanella)


    Ischia and Procida

    Since Roman times Ischia has been world famous for its thermal waters and mud, produced by the seismic phenomena linked to its volcanic origins. The Romans built baths here and regarded it as a place for cure and rest. This real health resort has also become a famous seaside and holiday resort, offering visitors all the charm of marvellous marinas, breathtaking views and wonderful gardens. The intense scent of vineyards, citrus groves and
    pine trees blends with that of sea salt and spreads through the air, while the Green Island seduces people with the consuming beauty of its creeks, suspended between the emerald intensity of abundant vegeta¬tion and the deep blue that only the Tyrrhenian Sea is able to produce. Praised by poets and celebrated by painters, the island inescapably bewitches visitors with its unforgettable colours and the sweet promise (always kept) of eternal spring.

    While Capri is the VIP island and Ischia is a health resort, Procida has a genuine and reserved beauty all of its own. This small, introverted and wild treasure surrounded by the dear waters of the Bay is the least showy of the Neapolitan islands. It is a peaceful island where the green vines and gardens stretch out towards the blue sea and sky. Daily life is slow and laid back and time seems to stand still. It is extremely pleasurable just to stop on the jetty of its characteristic port, visit its churches or go for a stroll past viewpoints and gardens. Its old town is a pleasure to visit, where the fishermen's houses, with their colourful pastel walls, stand one on top of the other, opening out here and there in order to make room for stairs, arches, alleys and little squares. The town is overlooked by the vigilant and sullen gaze of the old 15th century Aragonese Castle, which dominates the small island beneath with its imposing mass.

    It seems certain that Pompeii, Herculaneum, and nearby towns were first settled by Oscan-speaking descendants of the Neolithic inhabitants of Campania. Archaeological evidence indicates that the Oscan village of Pompeii soon came under the influence of the cultured Greeks who had settled across the bay in the 8th century BC.

    Pompeii is first mentioned in history in 310 BC, when, during the Second Samnite War, a Roman fleet landed at the Sarnus port of Pompeii and from there made an unsuccessful attack on the neighbouring city of Nuceria.

    At the end of the Samnite wars, Campania became a part of the Roman confederation, and the cities became allies of Rome.Pompeii joined the Italians in their revolt against Rome in this war and was besieged by the Roman general Lucius Cornelius Sulla in 89 BC. After the war, Pompeii, along with the rest of Italy south of the Po River, received Roman citizenship.

    Earthquakes damaged Pompeii and its surroundings in A.D. 63, but the people repaired their city, as they did not believe there would be more danger.

    Vesuvius is a complex volcano with a long history. The oldest dated rock from the volcano is about 300,000 years old. It was collected from a well drilled near the volcano and was probably part of the Somma volcano. After Somma collapsed about 17,000 years ago, Vesuvius began to form.
    The darkest day in the history of Pompeii was in the summer of 79A.D., when Vesuvius suddenly erupted. Streams of lava and mud poured by Pompeii and filled the town and its harbour. Hot ashes, stones, and cinders rained down on the city. The air was filled with poisonous gas and ashes. For hundreds of years the city was buried under ash. In the excavations the remains of about 2,000 people out of the 20,000 people that lived in Pompeii have been found in the excavations. Some of the victims were trapped in their homes and killed by hot ashes. Others breathed the poisonous fumes and died as they ran away. Archaeologists found moulds of the bodies preserved in the hardened ash. It was not lava that destroyed the city, showers of hot, wet ashes and cinders rained down on Pompeii and as these dried, they covered and sealed most of the city. There are numerous moulds of people in their final moments. The mould of a dog is chained to a post and struggled for hours before finally succumbing to the ash.

    The city was left in ruins and uncovered for 1500 years after the volcanic eruption in the year AD 79. In 1595, excavations turned up the first ruins, but that only triggered decades of pillaging. Systematic excavations began in the mid-18th century, and despite the prior plundering, Pompeii turned out to be exceptionally well preserved.

    The ruins also yielded up evidence of how victims died. Perhaps even more than the erotic frescos and graffiti, Pompeii is famous for the haunting plaster casts of people caught at the instant of death.

    The 79 A.D. eruption of Vesuvius was the first volcanic eruption ever to be described in detail. From 18 miles (30 km) west of the volcano, Pliny the Younger, witnessed the eruption and later recorded his observations in two letters. He described the earthquakes before the eruption, the eruption column, air fall, and the effects of the eruption on people, pyroclastic flows, and even tsunami.

    Pompeii was built in the shape of an oval about 3 kilometres around. A wall surrounded the city and the streets were paved with of lava. Ancient wheel ruts may still be seen in the pavements. The town square was in the centre of the city, surrounded by a group of buildings including two theatres, a coliseum, many temples, and several public baths.

    The city traded wine, oil and bread products and had a port on the Mediterranean Sea. It was also produced things such as millstones, fish sauces, perfumes as well as clothes. Its inhabitants included wealthy landowners, rich merchants and manufacturers, shopkeepers, artisans, and slaves.

    Pompeii has buildings that were common to many Roman settlements - amphitheatre, gladiator training ground, forums and markets. But the city is most famous for the frescos that have remained intact. These frescos adorn the walls of many houses and public establishments and give key clues to life in Pompeii with its festivals and routines. There, red paint that has been discovered in Pompeii that has never been replicated.
    The House of Vetti is the name given to the building of two merchant brothers. Their names are known because of the rings that were found with their identity inscribed on the inside of each band. The house is spectacular for several reasons. One of it is the atrium, which used to collect rain that would water the garden and drip into the heating system. It is perfectly intact at the entrance of the house. An other one is the garden: the ash from Vesuvius fell so quickly and settled so rapidly that the flowers in the garden left an impression in the ash.

    The House of Faun, one of the grandest homes in Pompeii, takes its name from the statue of a dancing faun in one of the residence's two atriums.
    As the Ancient Pompeii was a Roman city, most of the people were Roman or of Roman descent but Pompeii was a centre for trade so many people from other countries came to trade with the people of the Roman city. The city was very culturally mixed except for one thing religion.
    Only Roman churches were in Pompeii every other kind of church was illegal. Therefore the people had to be either atheist or start bowing down to Jupiter.
    People in Pompeii usually worked as traders or merchants and were almost always very wealthy. Money had almost no meaning in Pompeii since almost everyone had more money then they knew what to do with. Poverty was almost non-existent and the crime rate was very low.

    Pompeii was probably the wealthiest town in Rome and was a very popular place. Even then it was a popular tourist attraction and Pompeii's people lived prosperously.
    There are ancient streets through the town to be found, with big stones in the middle of them and deep ruts around them. That’s because in ancient times, the streets were also the gutters and the trash-receptacles; everyone threw parts of their refuse and wastewater into the streets, and all of the muck drained along the gutters. The big stones in the centre of the streets were placed there to allow people to cross the streets on stepping-stones, so that they would not soil their feet in the muck. The ruts were made by wagons and chariots that drove along the streets, leaving the stones centred between their wheels. It was fascinating to think that the very ruts were the marks left by the passage of ancient horses and chariots!
    There were a number of public baths for men and women, which look extremely elaborate and luxurious. They had separate areas for men and women, exercise areas, and different temperature pools inside.

    In ancient times, the city had a plumbing system of lead pipes fed by aqueduct that brought running water to the town.

    You’ll be amazed by Pompeii's amphitheatre and forum. In ancient times, they could flood the floor of the amphitheatre for aquatic performances. The forum would have been the main meeting area for townspeople, with various market areas off to the sides, as well as an impressive view of Mt. Vesuvius.




    The Amalfi Coast

    For those who have not ever visited it may be difficult to understand; sometimes words are not enough to describe the feelings and emotions provoked by the Amalfi Coast. An exaggeration? It could be, but the area is so extraordinary that you need to see it with your own eyes to fully comprehend its beauty. A first glance is enough to see its uniqueness. Rocks, sea, sheer drops and sheltered, cliff-side villages make up its rich tapestry. Following one single road (Highway 163) that, after every turn, provides an ever different and evocative panorama. Amongst the many communities, we have chosen four – Amalfi, Positano, Atrani and Praiano -, each one of them with it’s own character, and representative of the best towns and villages charmingly known as “nativity villages”.



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  • In Italy a Catholic ceremony can only be performed in a Church and can only be celebrated when both bride and groom are Catholic. If one of the parties is of a different religion, a Catholic wedding is still possible as long as you attend the required pre-marital classes and have the paperwork approved by the religious authorities in Italy. In the case of one of the parties being divorced, the Catholic Church will not allow you to remarry in church. You must have an annulment recognized by the Catholic Authorities.
    The following documents are required for a Catholic wedding:
    - Declaration from your Pastoral Advisor that both bride and groom are active in the Catholic Church and seriously intend having a religious blessing.
    - Certificate of Baptism
    - Certificate of First Comunion
    - Certificate of Confirmation All the above documents must be sent to the Bishop in the city of residence to obtain the ‘Religious Non Objection Declaration’. Once these have been returned to you, they must be forwarded, together with all the documents listed for the civil ceremony to the local Bishop’s See in Italy to obtain the Italian ‘Religious Nulla Osta.
    We require a month as the absolute minimum to give the priest and archbishop in Italy time to review the paperwork.


    Sorrento Surroundings


    Historical Center

    The urban settlement, in its oldest nucleus, is tipically characterized by a Greek-Roman lay-out, where the road system is composed by parallel streets forming rectangural insulae (blocks) measuring about 80 meters by 50.The decumanus Maximum is in fact still recognizable in the today Via San Cesareo and Via Fuoro, while the cardo Maximum corresponds to Via Tasso.
    In the corner which Via S.Cesareo forms with the Tasso square once stood a second Seat called Porta because it was originally built near the city's main gate in the area then called largo del Castello.
    After the abolition of the seats it was first turned into a prison and then a guard-house for the urban militia and finally a meeting place for the Sorrentine club.



    Sea and Sorrento Coast

    A splendid and famous holiday resort, Sorrento stands on a terrace rising steeply above the sea on one of the most spectacular points of the Campanian coast. Because of its enchanting position and mild climate, sheltered by the surrounding hills, Sorrento has been a favorite resort since Romans times, (Agrippa, Augustus and Antonius all had villas here)and it became an elite tourist resort from the eighteenth century, its hotels welcoming such luminaries as Ibsen, Wagner and Nietzche.

    The high position above the sea and the consequent absence of a true sea promenade create its extremely original nature. In fact, the port, the Marina Grande and Marina Piccola, picturesque bays with a beach and the harbour, are reached by steps and narrow alleys, which offer panoramic views of incomparable beauty of the coast, the surrounding hills covered in olive-groves and citrus fruit trees, and the crystal-clear sea. Linked to the enchanting beauty of the place is the tradition whereby the name of Sorrento originates from the mythical mermaids whose soft singing tempted Ulysses and his crew in the Odyssey. The site on which the town stands, probably founded by the Greek colonies, was already inhabited in prehistoric times.






    Sorrento Cathedral

    Built around the 11th century, Sorrento Cathedral houses some marvelous frescos by Neapolitan painters. There is a marble portal, built around 1474, in Renaissance style surmounted by the Aragonese escutcheon.
    The church houses an archbishop throne in fine marble built around 1573, and a wooden marquetry work of Sorrentine craftsmen and of the Neapolintan school of the 1700s.The triple-tiered bell tower rests on an archway into which three classical columns and a number of other fragments have been set. The bell tower is home to an ancient ceramic clock.

    Position: at the end of via Pietà on Corso Italia street.

    S.Francesco church and Cloister

    The Monastery, placed right next The Town Villa, was built in the VIII century. The architecture presents crossed tuff arches on both sided of the porch, stylish expression of the III century, repleced on the other 2 sides by rounded arches on octagonal pillar. To be noted, in the end, the presence of quiet a few objects, coming from pagan temple, such us the three corner columns reused functionally.
    Beside the convent is placed S.Francesco church, built around XVI century. In the inside it's possible to admire, in the first of the three chapels on the right, a woden statue, representing Jusus on the cross, donated by Vulcano family in se XVII century.

    Position: S.Francesco street.

    Church of the Servants of Mary

    Baroque style, was completed in the XVIII century. Headquarters of the brotherhood of Mary's Servants, preserve in the inside an inlaid statue of a dead Jesus, unknown author, that on Holy Fridays is taken around by brothers, completely covered with black clothes.

    Position: Sersale street.

    Pieta Church

    Right next the old Monastery, was built by Persio and it only has a nave, baroque style; in 1752, was enlarged by neacon Nicolò Cortese. The walls with slick plastering are embellished by da due altarini in marmo, sormontati da un tempietto sorretto da due colonne e aventi al centro i quadri di San Francesco d'Assisi e di S. Margherita da Crotone, opera di poco valore artistico del 1600.

    Position: Pietà street;. Annunziata church

    The church construction date is unknown, but surely very ancient, probably built one the rest of a temple dedicated to goddess Cibele. Since 1391, in the monastery attached, Agostinianis of S. Giovanni a Carbonara from Naples, used to live there.
    In 1811 the church was granted , on request, to the compatroit of the Chapels, in order to force them to pay maintenance expences. Theese, then, in 1854, assign it in the end to laic church of S. Monica.

    Position: Fuoro street.

    S. Antonino Basilica

    Built around XI century even though, already in the IX century an horatory was in this place, dedicated to S. Antonino. The church presents several elements of bare, such us the columns kegs that, for their own formal feature, probably come from a roman villa placed in the surroundings. In the crypt, rebuilt in 6th century, several ex voto can be observed, predominantly of sailors. Surely precious are the creche of the 16th century, of Sammartino school, and the portal of bizantin-romanic forms of the X century.

    Position: S.Antonino square.

    S. Paul Church and cathedral

    The church is attached to the ancient benedectine monks monastery of S. Paul, of the IX century. Built only with an aisle, with a vault, is rich of decoration, plasterings, canvass of 16th century and a floor made of majolicas on a terracotta bottom. To be mentioned, is also, the small tower and the majolicas dome.

    Position: via Tasso.

    Rosario church (already of SS. Felice and Baccolo)

    Commonly known as SS. Rosario, was built probably under the reign of Costantino Magno, around the 310, above the relics of a pagan temple called Pantheon and was the Sorrento Cathedral from the XII to the XV century.

    Position: via Tasso.

    Chiesa dell'Addolorata

    Ended in 1739, the church presents two peculiar altars made of local tuff . On the major altar, an inlaid wooden statue of the Virgin is placed .
    The facede, made of tuff too, presere the same elegant lines of 16th baroque style.

    Position: via S.Cesareo.



    Island of Capri
    You can choose to join the crowd and live unforgettable days sitting at the many bars in the “piazzetta” , shopping at the elegant boutiques in Camerelle Street or eating at the local restaurants in Capri, where the person sitting at the table next to yours may be a wealthy and famous one.
    But you can also choose the the peace and quiet of the streets in Anacapri or the solitary paths to the sea with breathtaking landscapes.
    Welcome to Capri: 11 sq km of natural and artificial beauties. The Emperor Augustus was the first one to discover this magnificent place, it was the year 29 B.C. After him Tiberius and many others: Lenin, Mussolini, the Swedish doctor Axel Munthe and the factory owners Knupp. Each one of them left something to the island which has never stopped enchanting people.

    Not to miss anything here is an itinerary by sea.

    Let’s sail from Marina Grande, the port, towards Noth east, leaving the centre of Capri. Soon after we’ll get to Anacapri, covered by Mount Solaro its highest spot. The landscape is marked by terraced gardens, white houses and farmed land.
    Here life has slower rythms that why it is becoming the ideal place for people loving peace and relax. It is here that Axel Munthe decided to stop at the end of the 18th century. Next to the ruins of an old roman Palace he built Villa St. Michele, a meseum-house which contains his collections. From we get to the Blue Grotto, it is only one of the 60 caves on the island, but obviously the most popular. Sometimes, in summer, you may wait even more than 1 hour to be able to visit it. The best time to see it and admire its colurs is after 17.00. At that time people from Capri and tourists usually swim there even if forbidden. Just above it, plunged in the green nature, you’ll see the ruins of Villa Damecuta, one of the 11 residences of Tiberius: it was the year 27 A.C and since then Capri has become the famous place it today. We are now in Cala Del Rio, a small bay with ancient Roman ruins.

    In summer it is crowed with boats but the most famous swimming resorts are farther. At Punta Carena, with the omonimous lighthouse, you will find a swimming estabilishment , “Lido Faro” one of the few beaches you can also reach by bus and therefore usually crowded. Now we are on the west side of the island, its wildest corner. Here we’ll discover the Esmerald grotto with its wonderful colours. The real attraction of this coastline is Marina Piccola, once old fishermen village, and since the 50s one of the most exclusive beaches. Famous people and wealthy pop stars own their villas here (Rocco Barocco, di Diego Della Valle). Here is located one of the best hotels in Capri as well: Hotel Punta Tragara with an amazing view over “the Faraglioni” rocks. Not far another famous house: Villa Curzio Malaparte, planed by the writer himself. The beauty of the scenery goes up to the Natural arch, a huge rock with a big central hole casued by erosion. The White grotto is our next stop: here the erosion has created stalactites and stalagmites with fantastic shapes. Going past the famous “ salto di tiberio” where it is said the Emperor used to throw his victims, and Villa Jovis, the most spectacular of Tiberius’ villas, we are coming back to the port; here the bronze statue with the young boy seems to wave goodbye: our trip has come to an en

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