Museum Correale di Terranova in Sorrento,Italy


Correale di Terranova in Sorrento,Italy

A stone’s throw from the center of Sorrento is located

one of the most precious and hidden treasures of the Peninsula,

the Correale Museum of Terranova.

The museum dismays beautiful art objects,

connected to history and traditions. Paintings,

beautiful works of the Sorrentino inlaid wood,

majolica, and porcelain. Exhibition of masterpieces by landscape

painters of the 1800s, Chinese ceramics,

and ceramics from Capodimonte school.

The Correale Museum in Newfoundland was born,

thanks to the generous and enlightened donation

of Count Alfredo Correale and his brother Pompeo.

They were the last descendants of an ancient and noble Sorrento family.

The two refined brothers and cultured collectors

arranged that their works of art be gathered in the Villa alla Rota,

which belonged to the family for centuries,

and constituted a Museum named after them.

The Correale Museum was inaugurated in 1924;

it is spread over four floors of 24 rooms ordered by sections.

On the ground floor,

is the Hall of the Founders with the small chapel,

a tribute made by the Correali Counts


The picture with the Counts family tree.


You can see the room with the historic inlaid woodworks.



And the archaeological section is dedicated to the ancient

history of Sorrento, with the crucial finds documents the pre-Roman

origins of the old center of Sorrento and neighboring areas.

Room library, which stores books, brochures,

and manuscripts from the XVII century

of Italian and foreign literature, botany,

the history of Sorrento, medicine, archaeology of the Campania region,

and various editions of the works

of the Sorrentino poet, Torquato Tasso as the original

of his most famous book Liberated Jerusalem written in 1580.


On the first floor,

There are valuable paintings of the 1700s

on the main floor of the Neapolitan school

of sacred genre and historical narration.


It follows the white and gold living room,

full of mirrors and consoles and portraits of the most famous avi.

Here in the hall of mirrors,

here you can breathe a magical atmosphere,

today we celebrate weddings.


Here you can see the curious game of the “biribisso.”

(Biribisi or Biribiso is an Italian gambling game,

similar to roulette,

practiced as early as the 17th century, and also played in France.)



On the second floor,

is full of cultured hard stone and tortoiseshell items.


The beautiful watch collection.


The splendid collection of Art Fans of the Donation

of Mrs.Mariella Grazia. The exhibition,

composed of 45 magnificent Italian and European manufacture fans

dating from the 18th to the 20th century.


Famous paintings of the School of Possilipo

reveal extraordinary landscapes, works by Pitloo, Duclère,

Palizzi, and Gigante.

You can see the private collection of furniture,

home objects, significant souvenirs, silver cutlery,

and precious watches from the personal collection,

donated by Mrs. Ada Pollio Fienga in 2016,

in honor and memory of her husband Pietro Fenga

and his brother Antonino Fenga.


On the third floor,

The important porcelain collection.

The Correale brothers are bitter about collecting

the most satisfactory items, choosing them from the factories of Meiseen,

Sèvres, Bow, Vienna, Docciae, of course, Capodimonte.

The figurines of the nativity scene of artisans from Sorrento.

An artisan work made with re-proposed shepherds of the 1700s.

Used for the Christmas Persepio,

the exposition is taking place every year in December on the Ground floor

and is opened for visitors.


The garden and the Belvedere view,

You can access the garden and crossing the avenue

bordered by mighty plane trees and orange groves from the ground floor.

You reach the prestigious Belvedere Terrace at the peak of the sea,

where you can enjoy the beautiful breathtaking landscape

on the Gulf of Naples.


From the land of mermaids with ❤.  XOXO 💋







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