discovery SORRENTO  
  The legends sorrentine
By the way… of Sirentum, the young girl to whom Sorrento owes (!) her name…



Sirentum was a young girl been born by the union of Mirone and Leucosia, two farmers that lived in the hilly zone, Casarlano. She owed his/her birth to a vote been like his/her parents in the temple of the Sirens placed to Mass Lubrense. His/her blonde hair as the gold, his/her sweet character, his/her desire to live, the thoughtlessness of the games they did an unique creature of it. It seems that on the beach of harbor Great one day also had a meeting with the siren Partenope that praised its beauty and a queen future prognosticated her. In fact, fatal it was the meeting that Sirentum had with a prince of the family Durazzo… shortly time they got married him. The two young people conducted a life from travellers but in the moments in which you/they lived to Sorrento they were very hospitable with all distributing wines, sweets to the honey, almonds, fig trees without any hesitation. An ugly day of 1558 they disembarked the Saracens that besides raiding the wealths of the population, they also made some prisoners, among these there was the beautiful Sirentum. Only after some years Sirentum could return to his/her country thanks to the inhabitants, also the more poor men, that spontaneously gave what also possessed to get back among them Sirentum.


  Le leggende sorrentine

La fanciulla alla quale Sorrento deve ( ! ) il suo nome…


Il mito delle Sirene


Il mito della Regina Giovanna


Le palme di confetti


Il miracolo di Sant'Antonino


Il bavaglino del bambino Gesù

  La sfogliatella Santa Rosa
  La campana a Punta Campanella
  La Pastiera



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I Monumenti da visitare:

  Antiche Mura
  Casa di Cornelia Tasso
  Cisternoni di Sorrento
  Excelsior Vittoria
  Museo Correale
  La Fontana (Via S.Antonino)
  Piazza Tasso
  Punta Campanella
  Sedile Dominova
  Sedile di Porta
  Vallone dei Mulini
  Via delle Grazie
  Via Pietà
  Via San Cesareo
  Chiesa di Sant'Antonino
  Chiesa di Sant'Anna
  Chiesa dell'Addolorata
  Chiesa della SS. Annunziata
  Chiesa di San Francesco
  Chiesa dei Santi Felice e Baccolo
  Chiesa della Madonna del Carmine
  Chiesa e Monastero di San Paolo
  Chiesa di Santa Maria delle Grazie
  Chiesa dei Servi di Maria
  Chiostro di San Francesco
  Porte antiche:
  Porta di Marina Grande
  Porta di Parsano Nuova
  Porta di Marina Piccola
  Villa Comunale
  Villa Tritone
  Villa Fiorentino
  Villa Regina Giovanna


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