What does Sorrento stand for?
[ suh-ren-toh; Italian sawr-ren-taw ] SHOW IPA. / səˈrɛn toʊ; Italian sɔrˈrɛn tɔ / PHONETIC RESPELLING. noun. a seaport in SW Italy, on the Bay of Naples: resort; cathedral; ancient ruins. GOOSES.
What language is Sorento?
Sorrento (/səˈrɛntoʊ/, Italian: [sorˈrɛnto]; Neapolitan: Surriento [surˈrjendə]; Latin: Surrentum) is a town overlooking the Bay of Naples in Southern Italy.
Why is it called Amalfi Coast?
Celebrated worldwide for its Mediterranean landscape and natural diversity, the Coast is named after the town of Amalfi, which makes up its main historical and political centre.
How did Sorrento get its name?
The city gets its name from the mythological Greek Sirens Legend has it that the Greek warrior Odysseus (the main character in The Odyssey) founded a temple devoted to the cult of the Sirens; mythological mermaids who lured sailors to their death with their bewitching songs.
What are people from Amalfi called?
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What language is spoken on the Amalfi Coast?
This means that on the Amalfi Coast, as in the rest of the Napoli region, you will find people who prefer to speak Neapolitan, the old language of the Kingdom of Two Sicilies. And while the vast majority also speak Italian, knowing a few well placed phrases in Neapolitan is even more impressive.
How old is Amalfi?
The cathedral dates back to the 11th century; its interior is adorned in the late Baroque style with a nave and two aisles divided by 20 columns. The façade of the cathedral is Byzantine in style and is adorned with various paintings of saints, including a large fresco of Saint Andrew.