Sorrento Cathedral

Sorrento, Italy

Sorrento Cathedral, dedicated to Saints Philip and James, was first built around the 11th century and was rebuilt in the 15th century in Romanesque style. The cathedral bell tower has three storeys, and is decorated with a clock. The base of the bell tower dates to the time of the Roman Empire. The façade dates from 1924. The main doors are of the 11th century from Constantinople.

The interior, on a Latin cross floor plan, is divided into a nave and two side aisles. The nave contains round arches and paintings by the Nicola Malinconico. There are also paintings by Giacomo del Po. The marble altar and pulpit and the bishop's throne all date from the 16th century.

The poet Torquato Tasso, the best known citizen of the town, was baptized in the church's baptistery.



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Founded: 11th century
Category: Religious sites in Italy

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Liz (6 months ago)
Lovely place to embrace some Italian history and religion. Peaceful surroundings. Stunning architecture. If you are female and have your shoulders bare, be prepared to be asked to wear a cape (provided by the cathedral warden) as a mark of respect. Well worth a visit. No fee to enter but they do have a donations box at the doorway. Also, there is the opportunity to donate and light a candle for loved ones who have passed.
Ray Gutteridge (8 months ago)
Would have had 5 stars but there is an even more impressive church in town (at least it looked like it from the door), so... A simply beautiful place (the frieze just inside on the left is wonderful). They ask for silence or at least quiet, and if you want that, don't go when a tour guide takes people in, as it doesn't seem to apply to them.
Barbara Cusinato (8 months ago)
Absolutely beautiful Cathedral of Sorrento. It has an amazing miniature display of everyday life. You will spend quite a few minutes taking pictures! Well worth the visit.
Chris Rothery (16 months ago)
Stunning, beautiful, holy, peaceful, a must see.
Tamás Füzesi (16 months ago)
From the outside this looks like very simple white church. But if you go inside you can watch a beautiful cathedral. I recommend to take a look at it if you are in Sorrento.
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