Cattedrale di Sorrento
Cattedrale di Sorrento
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  • MattAndLol
    Bradford, United Kingdom480 contributions
    Beautiful ceilings & nativity scene
    My husband and I visited the cathedral once which we enjoyed, it's on the right near the top of the Corso Italia, before Piazza Tasso, the outside of the church is quite plain but the inside is beautiful, with ornate painted ceilings. As you go in, on the left hand side, behind glass there's an amazing nativity scene which is very detailed & interesting to see. Not a massive cathedral but a calm & beautiful place.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 1, 2023
  • Traveller162014
    Leeds, United Kingdom1,036 contributions
    Amazing Nativity Scene
    I entered this cathedral with my family on our first full day in Sorrento, while on a walking tour with Jet2. The Nativity scene was a real stand out feature, and the views inside definitely made up for the less than remarkable exterior of the building. Worth a visit.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written July 11, 2023
  • Merrowmum
    Guildford, United Kingdom1,284 contributions
    Attractive small cathedral
    The pretty unremarkable exterior and location of this cathedral leads in to an attractive and calm interior. The wall details are lovely, the side chapels typically Italian. The special bit is the large nativity scene just by the door!
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written October 26, 2023
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Anita T
Westleigh, UK342 contributions
Sep 2023 • Couples
Amazing church well worth a visit. The carvings were truly amazing. I visited with my husband and friends at the end of September 2023
Written February 18, 2024
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Nikki B
Watford, UK583 contributions
Oct 2023 • Couples
A small cathedral but really nice inside for a peaceful look around. The ceilings look amazing with lots of detail. It comes out into a nice courtyard.
Written October 26, 2023
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Merrowmum
Guildford, UK1,284 contributions
Oct 2023 • Solo
The pretty unremarkable exterior and location of this cathedral leads in to an attractive and calm interior. The wall details are lovely, the side chapels typically Italian. The special bit is the large nativity scene just by the door!
Written October 26, 2023
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Traveller162014
Leeds, UK1,036 contributions
Jul 2023 • Family
I entered this cathedral with my family on our first full day in Sorrento, while on a walking tour with Jet2.
The Nativity scene was a real stand out feature, and the views inside definitely made up for the less than remarkable exterior of the building.
Worth a visit.
Written July 11, 2023
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MattAndLol
Bradford, UK480 contributions
Jun 2023 • Couples
My husband and I visited the cathedral once which we enjoyed, it's on the right near the top of the Corso Italia, before Piazza Tasso, the outside of the church is quite plain but the inside is beautiful, with ornate painted ceilings. As you go in, on the left hand side, behind glass there's an amazing nativity scene which is very detailed & interesting to see. Not a massive cathedral but a calm & beautiful place.
Written July 1, 2023
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BigFatBudgie
Port Talbot708 contributions
Sep 2022 • Couples
This Catholic cathedral is dedicated to St James & St. Philip & is located just off the Corso Italia.
Although it is more of a church than a cathedral, it is nonetheless very beautiful and very spiritual. Rebuilt in the Romanesque style, you can admire the exquisite paintings and architecture in relative peace and quiet. If you like this sort of experience I recommend a visit.
Written September 13, 2022
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Steve_of_N21
London, UK2,283 contributions
May 2022 • Solo
Sorrento Cathedral lies on the pedestrianised section of Corso Italia and is a short walk from Piazza Tasso. Do not set your expectations on something akin to the Cathedrals in Milan or Florence for example. This is a fairly plain building from the outside which is easily walked past without realising it is there. In fact we did before going back and finding the entrance. And inside it’s a decent decorated church but nothing to elevate it above others.
However, originally constructed in the 11th century before undergoing a transformation into its current design roughly 400 years later, there are a couple of internal features that make it worth a visit. One of these is the central ceiling, entirely painted on cloth with paintings depicting martyrs of Sorrento, saints and bishop among angels. The polychrome marble altar is impressive too, but the feature I found most stunning was the wooden carved 3D nativity scene in the Neapolitan tradition of the eighteenth century which is behind glass to the left front of the church by the main entrance. A truly amazing piece of carving which has you wondering how many man hours that must have taken.
Another interesting feature of the church is its Bell Tower. This striking tower can be seen along Corso Italia but doesn't actually form part of the main cathedral building.
Written June 6, 2022
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George818
Los Angeles, CA431 contributions
Oct 2021 • Couples
Pretty typical cathedral. Don’t be surprised that the outside is fairly plain but pretty neat inside. It s free to visit so pop in for a quick look
Written October 16, 2021
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Seeking True Quality
Europe3,142 contributions
Nov 2019
This cathedral is dedicated to Saints Philip and James. It is located on the Corso Italia pedestrian street. Surprisingly, its entrance, not its apse is facing east! The church was built in the XI. century and completely rebuilt in 1573, to repair the damages caused by the invasion of the Turks. In 1924 the facade was once again rebuilt.

Although there was an ongoing vespers mass, we still decided to went in because we wanted to see the interior of this church where Torquato Tasso was baptized. We remained close to the entrance. The interior is splendidly decorated in Baroque style. Between the nave and the aisles, there are six pairs of arches, the columns are decorated with inlaid marble. The ceiling has Baroque style paintings.

We realized that we joined the mass near its end. After the Pater Noster, according to the Catholic tradition, we exchanged handshakes with the other believers in our vicinity. It was an uplifting experience!
Written October 25, 2020
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LENPHOTOGRAPHIC
Tring, UK6,640 contributions
Jun 2019
Walking around the town we went into the Cattedrale for a quick look round. Lots to see and fantastic paintings and colours. Artefacts show that this is a wealthy area in Italy and good to look at.
Written March 6, 2020
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