The legends sorrentine
- By the way… of the bell to Point Campanella
The etymology of the name is tied up to a bell. Two different versions exist on the why of the name.
The before the two theories sustains that on the Tower Minerva, where the soldiers of watch's tower were about to sight possible Saracen ships in approach, a small bell that was played in case of danger existed.
The other more known is very fanciful. You narrates that in one of the Saracens' scorribandes in the Peninsula Sorrentina where the church of Sant'Antonino Abate was ransacked, also protecting of Sorrento reached the Point of the Campanella, the ship with a fleet pirate that transported the bell and the other objects stolen in the church, was jammed from a mysterious strength and, in the attempt to proceed and to reach the other fustes that meanwhile they got further, the marauders started to relieve the boat throwing in sea you/he/she departs of their loot. But only when they freed him some bronze bell of Sant'Antonino they succeeded in doubling the point. The legend wants that, not as soon as the bell was thrown in sea, a sudden and strong wind raised him that allowed pirate to reach in few instants the other fustes to the vessel. There be also whoever sustains that on February 14, party of the protecting saint of Sorrento, the bell feels him play sott'acqua, and who doesn't believe it can go to check!