Piazza Tasso

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Piazza Tasso
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Steve_of_N21
London, UK1,954 contributions
Couples
Piazza Tasso is a sunny, open piazza on the edge of the Old Town at the end or the beginning of the pedestrianised section of Corso Italia, depending on which direction you are coming from. Piazza Tasso is never quiet and is one of the main hubs of activity in Sorrento. This is primarily because it is at the pinch points of all the parallel roads in Sorrento Old Town as they come together above the lower Via Luigi de Mail winding valley floor road. For example if you are following the high coast road with its sea views, at some point you will be forced here.
It has a string of cafes and restaurants housed in grand sunshine yellow building around its edges and these are fine for a stop for an espresso in the sun. But to be honest we found it all a bit to hectic, especially with the traffic and preferred the smaller pedestrian squares of the Old Town back lanes.
Written June 6, 2022
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LakridsKaffe
United Kingdom126 contributions
Couples
Lovely square with loads of drinks and food places around it. In any direction you go from here, you’ll find small, winding streets full of souvenirs, snacks, clothes, wine and art, as well as routes to the harbour side. Easily accessible from both the main bus and train station.
Written June 19, 2022
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George818
Los Angeles, CA428 contributions
Couples
This is the hot spot in town. Meet up at this square to have a drink or eat and people watch. It divides into 2 alleys that run parallel where you can shop and eat or sit at the head of the square and hang out. Busiest place in town
Written October 16, 2021
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duck8to
Montville, NJ6,787 contributions
Off the coast of Naples, Sorrento is a classic Amalfi coast city. Limestone tuff cliffs, pastel homes nestled in the cliff side, brilliant sunshine, fantastic food and ancient history complete the picture of this city.

The Bay of Marina Grande with it's deep blue waters splashes against the shoreline at he Marina Piccola (Little Port) and is the entry point to the Island.The harbor is the port for fishing boats including some boats called Gozzos', wooden boats with triangular sails and classic Sorrento fishing boat design.. It is a steep climb from the harbor to the Piazza Tasso but a lift is available for a 1 Euro fee one way to the top of the cliff and the Piazza Tasso. If you decide to walk the step cliff be aware of the 3rd century limestone gate called the "Greek Gate". The city was colonized in the 8th century BC by the Corinthians. Once on top of the cliff , the Piazza Tasso named after the late Renaissance poet Torquato Tasso lies before you. There is a statue of the poet erected in the square. The streets of Sorrento are made of pavers and cobble stone and quite frankly rough on the feet. The street design is ancient Roman with the major through fare Via San Cesareo running through the city. Today it is lined with shops, bars and restaurants.

Other points of interest include the Church of Maria del Carmine with it's medieval facade, Church of St. Francisco which was originally the ancient oratory founded by the patron Saint of Sorrento,Saint Antonino, and the Church of the Madenna Addolorata which was standing in the 11th century. For great vistas of Vesuvius and the Gulf of Naples visit the city park , the Belvedere. It is peaceful, decorated with flowers and shade trees. Orange, lemon and olive groves abound in Sorrento and their scents are apparent throughout the city.
Written April 21, 2020
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Jonathan B
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Couples
Beautiful Sorrento square, you have a good variety of pizzerias, restaurants, bars, coffee shops, ice cream shops, souvenir shops.... Everything you need when visiting Sorrento you'll find in this square or close to, from food shops to clothes shops.
2 minutes away there is the old Vallone dei mulini and just a look down you have via luigi de maio, a very nice view of this unique road which takes you down to Marina piccola - where you can geta boat to Capri and Ana Capri or Ischia or Procida..
Even if we visited in August, I saw pictures of Piazza Tasso in Christmas and they really turn it 8nto a beatiful Christmas attraction.
Written January 25, 2020
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SunnyItaly
Budapest, Hungary71 contributions
We've been in Sorrento in the second part of July and had a very enjoyable stay. Not too many people on the streets, the piazzas were not too crowded, we loved the small narrow streets and the shops where finally we could have a taste of nice limoncello, a smell of a lemon soap and enjoy a delicious ice cream. I was in Sorrento many times, and 2 years ago it was very crowded, especially in the evenings. Now it was room for all and nobody had to walk on someone else's foot. Piazza Tasso hopefully we will see you soon. Stay as beautiful as you are!
Written August 3, 2020
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ERIC W
Knoxville, TN4,208 contributions
Couples
Centrally located beautiful town square. Not much going on in February but I’m sure it’s packed during the summer months. Easy to find and located near many shops and restaurants
Written February 10, 2020
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Anita D
Decatur, AL191 contributions
Friends
This is a beautiful piazza and area of Sorrento. It was drizzling rain the whole time we were there for a few hours after our Pompeii tour. Lots of restaurants in this area. Tourist-geared shops nearby. We did not have time to explore some better shops (locally made items).
Written February 7, 2020
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LENPHOTOGRAPHIC
Tring, UK6,639 contributions
We parked the car and walked a bit till we got to the central square. In one direction was the main road with all the posh shops. To the road parallel there are all the small shops with ceramics , souvenirs and limoncello. No end of ideas of stuff to buy.
Written March 5, 2020
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Pascale Gouws
Rome, Italy5 contributions
Couples
Many bars and eating places. We boarded our tour bus to Amalfi a short walk from her. Lovely for taking pictures. Shops and small narrow streets are here. Good to see at night
Written May 26, 2022
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