Cultural Venues (Self Guided), Sorrento

Beside the tremendous natural views, Sorrento offers a variety of historic and cultural sights. Museums, theaters and culturally significant buildings open their doors to visitors. This tour will guide you to Sorrrento's most interesting sights that you absolutely should not miss.
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Cultural Venues Map

Guide Name: Cultural Venues
Guide Location: Italy » Sorrento (See other walking tours in Sorrento)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 6
Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.4 Km or 0.9 Miles
Author: Linda
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Museum-Workshop of Wooden Tarsia
  • House of Cornelia Tasso
  • Part of the House of Torquato Tasso
  • Teatro Tasso
  • Cinema Theatre Armida
  • Museo Correale di Terranova
Museum-Workshop of Wooden Tarsia

1) Museum-Workshop of Wooden Tarsia (must see)

The Museum-Workshop of Wooden Tarsia, also known as Museobottega della Tarsialignea, hosts the collection of architect Alessandro Fiorentino who designed and restored the building, making it into his studio. The collection includes furniture, inlaid works and other valuable objects made in 18th century from wood, ivory and ebony.

Operation hours: Daily, April - October 10 am - 6.30 pm; November - March 10 am - 5:30 pm.
House of Cornelia Tasso

2) House of Cornelia Tasso

The House of Cornelia Tasso, located on Via Nicola, is known as Fasulo House. Here Cornelia, the sister of the great poet Torquato Tasso, lived. In the entrance hall of the house, there is a vault containing military trophies, stems and inscriptions from 1615 in the memory of Torquato Tasso.
Part of the House of Torquato Tasso

3) Part of the House of Torquato Tasso

Part of the house of Torquato Tasso can be found in Vittoria Square near the Imperial Tramontano Hotel on the right side of Via Vittoria. It is where the famous poet and author of "La Gerusalemme Liberata" was born in 1544. Only two original rooms survive.
Teatro Tasso

4) Teatro Tasso (must see)

Theater Tasso is located in the Square of San Antonino. The theater has been closed for almost a decade and has undergone some reconstruction, although it retains its original 16th-century architecture. Here, in 1920, the first performances on the peninsula took place. Teatro Tasso offers different musical shows and interesting programs to suit everyone's taste.
Cinema Theatre Armida

5) Cinema Theatre Armida

The movie theater Theatre Armida, located on Corso Italia, is a good place to visit with your whole family. It hosts a variety of programs, including the best movies, new films, cinematic debates, round tables, and conventions.
Museo Correale di Terranova

6) Museo Correale di Terranova (must see)

The Museum Correale of Terranova is considered to be one of the most beautiful museums in Italy. The museum is housed in a patrician villa, surrounded by a citrus garden. The museum's collection includes some valuable paintings from the 17 and 18th centuries, rare inlaid works and furniture, silks and embroidery, watches and jewelery. The Archaeological and Romanesque sections are especially popular with visitors.

Operation hours: Tuesday - Saturday 9.30 am - 6.30 pm; Sunday & holidays 9.30 am - 1.30 pm.

Walking Tours in Sorrento, Italy

Create Your Own Walk in Sorrento

Create Your Own Walk in Sorrento

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Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.0 Km or 1.2 Miles
Sorrento's Historical Churches

Sorrento's Historical Churches

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Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.2 Km or 0.7 Miles
Historical Sites

Historical Sites

Sorrento has a rich culture and history. The influence of different historical periods can be seen in the center of the town, where a number of notable buildings have withstood the test of time. This tour is a perfect way to discover Sorrento's historic gems.

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 0.2 Km or 0.1 Miles