More About Sorrento
Updated: Dec 11, 2021
Legend has it that it derives its name from the mythical Sirens, half women half fish, who pushed sailors to shipwreck against its rocks.
Sorrento is a coastal city in the Gulf of Naples, in the southwestern part of Italy. Built on the cliff that separates it from its crowded tourist port, Sorrento is famous for its sea view. The historic center is a maze of narrow streets with typical shops and good food.
In the main square, Piazza Tasso, there are two statues: one is placed in the center of it and depicts the patron saint of the city, Antonino da Campagna, born around the middle of the sixth century; the other, located on the southern side of the square, depicts the great sixteenth-century Sorrento poet Torquato Tasso, author of the famous epic poem Jerusalem liberated.
Gastronomic specialties of Sorrento
The typical cuisine of Sorrento is rich in excellence, all characteristic products of the area. The secret of good food in this beautiful country is the sea and the sun that make the raw materials exceptional.below are just some of the most famous foods of Sorrento.
Gnocchi alla Sorrentina, potato gnocchi, prepared by hand with flour and water, cooked in boiling water and dressed with a tomato sauce, mozzarella fiordilatte, parmesan and basil.
Caprese insaled, is a cold and summer appetizer, typical of Campania cuisine based on tomatoes, mozzarella, extra virgin olive oil, oregano and fresh basil! Few quality ingredients that expertly assembled together, create an exceptional delight in 5 minutes
Provolone Del Monaco, stretched curd cheese is semi-hard, has a thin rind, is aged between 6 and 18 months and made with raw milk.The taste is decisive and enveloping, spicy depending on the seasoning and is excellent both on a piece of bread and to be grated on plates.
Sfogliatella Santa Rosa, is a pastry made with flour and butter stuffed with custard and black cherry jam.
Delizie al limone, They are delicious sweets typical of the Sorrento peninsula created by the pastry chef Carmine Marzuillo in 1978. Spheres made of sponge cake stuffed with lemon cream, covered with icing, are served cold from the refrigerator.