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Torna a Surriento

I know this is too much a postcard, but I did not resist the temptation to upload this photo from Sorrento, which I shot exactly three years ago. No wonder Sorrento is such a popular tourist destination. It has many amazing views over the bay of Naples and and many viewpoints in the city allow sight of Naples itself (visible across the bay), Vesuvius and the island of Capri.
This one was taken in a park/square "Piazza della Vittoria" and Vesuvius is on the background. The small city centre was actually too crowded by tourists for my taste. I hope I had had more time to explore the surroundings.

Before visiting the town I did not know that much of it, but I knew the famous Neapolitan song "Torna a Surriento" (Come back to Sorrento), which is said to have been composed in 1902 by Ernesto De Curtis to words by his brother, Giambattista.

Vide? o mare quantè bello.
Spira tanta sentimento
Comme tu, a chi tiene mente
Ca, scetato, o faje sunnà.
You can listen to it here.

Sorrento (Neapolitan: Surriento) is a small town in Campania, southern Italy, with some 16,500 inhabitants. The town can be reached easily from Naples and Pompeii, as it lies at the south-eastern end of the Circumvesuviana rail line. The town overlooks the bay of Naples, as the key place of the Sorrentine Peninsula.

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