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Books on Sorrento, Amalfi and Naples

Friends of Sorrento Book List

These are the latest editions to the Friends of Sorrento book list which includes fiction, non fiction and guides for lovers of the Neapolitan Riviera and all things Italian.

My Amalfi Coast Love Affair

“As you turn the pages, you’ll feel as if you are traveling beside me on Italy’s southern coast. Sharing personal experiences, in no particular order, I relate real stories about my travels to this alluring location. You’ll read about charming villages, adventurous hikes, traditional cuisine, transportation options, shopping opportunities, and unforgettable local people. This newest book reveals a more personal side of me, and the final chapter relates what happens in my most recent trip to the Amalfi Coast, a trip I share for the first time, with the love of my life. Romance is in the air.”
Margie Miklas – Author
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Naples is a fascinating and beautiful city and just as we were beginning to discover some of the many attractions we found Secret Naples, a guide full of even more hidden gems.

A mummified lizard, Borromini’s only work in Naples, vestiges of a former brothel, a hole in the wall that relieves headaches, an art gallery in a bunker, a rare customised Vespa from the Second World War, remarkable undiscovered private collections, a score in Aramaic script on a church facade, extraordinary ancient libraries unknown to Neapolitans. Far from the crowds and the usual cliches, these are just some of the well-hidden treasures only revealed to those who venture off the beaten track, residents and visitors alike. An indispensable guide for those who thought they knew Naples well, or who would like to discover the hidden face of the city.
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Classic Cars Tour of Sorrento and Amalfi

Classic Car Club Napoli in Sorrento

(1 to 4 Nov)

Magnificent machines from the Napoli Classic Car Club touring the beautiful Amalfi Coast and beyond. An opportunity to see a unique collection of classic cars as they tour the Sorrento Peninsula with visits to Sorrento, Positano and Capri. They will be based at the Exclesior Vittoria Hotel in the centre of Sorrento so there should be opportunities to see them arrive and depart on a number of occasions.

For details view the official programme.

Sorrento Summertime

Sorrento Summertime

(12 Aug to 16 Sept)

An exhibition that combines culture and fun for everyone in the wonderful setting of Villa Fiorentino. Concerts of Neapolitan music, Italian and jazz music and a concert dedicated to the history of the musical. Theatrical evenings for those who like listening to readings and recited passages from texts by great authors and more.

Some events are free and others from 5.00 euros. For full details of events and dates see the official programme.

Sorrento Incontra Festival

Sorrento Incontra Festival

(16 July to 30 August)

Sorrento Incontra – La luce dei Luoghi (The Light of Places) is a festival of music, dance, art and tradition performed in different locations in Sorrento with free admission. The outline programme below provides times and venues.

PROGRAMME
16/07 – 21,15 – Villa Comunale. Barcellona Gipsy Balkan Orchestra
25/07 – 21,15 – Terrazza Panoramica del Teatro Comunale Tasso. Francesco Di Bella
03/08 – 21,15 – Chiostro di S.Francesco. Uanema Orchestra
04/08 – 21,15 – Chiostro di S.Francesco. La scuola d’arpa del M° Lucia di Sapio
06/08 – 21,15 – Chiesa di S.Francesco.. Concerto d’organo di Viktoriya Koshuba
07/08 – 19,00 – Centro Storico. Gran Parata e Danze Popolari della Campania Felix
07/08 – 21,15 – Villa Comunale. Gran Ballo di Pulcinella
10/08 – 21,15 – Chiostro di S.Francesco. Inva Mula accompagnata al piano da Genc Tukiç
18/08 – 21,15 – Villa Comunale. Emanuela Bianchini, Francesco Di Bella e MSPD in “Passione”
23/08 – 21,15 – Chiostro di S.Francesco. Enzo Gragnaniello & Solis String Quartet
30/08 – 21,15 – Villa Comunale. Tortroured soul

Sorrento Classic Music Festival

Sorrento Classic Music Festival

(July 20 to August 6)

The Sorrento Classica International Summer Music Festival and Masterclasses include a number of concerts at the Cloister San Francesco. There is free admission to events taking place on July 20, August 4 and 6, subject to seat availability. Concerts begin at 21.15 pm so arrive early for a better chance of finding a seat.

For further information on all the concerts and masterclasses view the official programme.

Art Night in Sorrento

(Saturday 30 June)

Sorrento Art Night

A Night of Art is full of free events taking place in the most picturesque venues of Sorrento and continues until 3 am. Here is the programme of all events from early evening to early morning.

SORRENTO CLASSICA
Church of Our Lady of Sorrows, at 8.00 pm, Chorus Cai
Rosario Church, at 8:30 pm Rossella Parisi
Church of Our Lady of Sorrows, 9:30 pm Valeria Ioviero

FESTIVAL OF STREET ARTISTS
Over 70 street performers from 8.00pm to 3.00pm Entertainment along the streets and in the main squares of Sorrento

EXHIBITIONS
Villa Fiorentino the exhibition dedicated to Francis Bacon will remain open until 3 o’clock
SyART Gallery in Via San Francesco on show Warhol, Haring and Adami

ENTERTAINMENT
Sorrento Comic: At 10:30 pm in Villa Fiorentino Marco Palmieri with the participation of Sex and the South in “Tonight I offer you … you’re the only one missing!”, Godmother of the evening Rosaria De Cicco

FASHION & ART at the Museo Correale
Museum open and with free admission until late at night
From 7 pm at the Correale Museum vernissage of fashion, culture and entertainment until 2 pm. Presents Patrizia Pellegrino with the participation of Stefano Masciarelli.
Defilè of: La maison Sarli New Land; Maison Impero Couture; Maison Celestino; Jewels of the master goldsmith Gerardo Sacco.

CULTURE
Books under the stars: From 17.00 to 24.00 at Sedil Dominova presentation of a book every hour: 17.00 “Blood Ties”; 6 pm “The streets of the Méhari”, 7 pm “The city and its mysteries”, at 8 pm “When women talk”, at 9 pm “All the colors of black”, at 22 pm “Confessions of a Fashion blogger”

GASTRONOMY
Sorrento to taste: A real journey through the typical flavors of the Sorrento peninsula to Bastione Parsano with tastings and free tastings but also selling typical products of Campania.
At 20, 21, 22 and 23 there will be 4 cooking shows by chef Daniele Riccio who will have the gnocco alla sorrentina as protagonist.
At the bar Antonio Antonio Cafiero will offer on the course Italy of lemon ice cream from 2 to 3 at night.

The event is organized by the Municipality of Sorrento with the artistic direction of the DL Events Association and in partnership with the Sorrento Foundation, the Correale Museum and the Pro Loco of Sorrento to create a network of elegant and entertaining events able to enrich with grace the already full Sorrento summer