Torna Surriento Come back to Sorrento Italy Part 1

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……in English translation:

Come back to Sorrento

Look at the sea, how beautiful it is!

It brings forth many feelings.

Like you do to those who behold you

Make a dream while they are awake.

 

Look, downwards at this garden.

The smell, smell this orange blossom.

A perfume so delicate

Goes straight inside the heart

 

And you say, “I’m going, goodbye!”

You go away from my heart…

From this land of amore…

Do you have the heart not to return?

 

But don’t leave me,

Don’t cause me this torment,

Come back to Sorrento,

Let me live!

 

Look at the sea at Sorrento,

What a treasure it has in its depths:

(Even) he who has traveled all around the world

Has never seen anything like this here.

 

Look at these beauties all around.

Who looks at you enchanted?

And they want you so much…

They would love to kiss you.

 

And you say, “I’m going, goodbye!”

You go away from my heart…

From this land of amore…

Do you have the heart not to return?

 

But don’t leave me,

Don’t cause me this torment,

Come back to Sorrento,

Let me live!

 

And you say, “I’m going, goodbye!”

You go away from my heart…

From this land of amore…

Do you have the heart not to return?

 

But don’t leave me,

Don’t cause me this torment,

Come back to Sorrento,

Let me live!

 

photos from my archives

Indeed, “Torna a Surriento” is one of the most famous Italian songs ever written. The song was composed in 1902 by the Italian musician Ernesto De Curtis. His brother, the poet and painter Giambattista De Curtis wrote the lyrics. The music was officially in 1905, and has since become one of the most popular songs of this traditional genre, including O sole mio, Funiculì funiculà, and Santa Lucia. In 1902 Guglielmo Tramontano, mayor of Sorrento, asked his friend Giambattista De Curtis to write the song for Prime Minister Giuseppe Zanardelli, then vacationing at his seaside hotel, the Imperial Hotel Tramontano. The music reflects the beauty of the city’s great surroundings and the love and passion of its citizens.

photos from my archives

Today is one of the most important days in Italy, 3 June 2020, the opening day after faze 2 of the Pandemic Covid 19 quarantine. So we are free now to cross the regions and travel to the other European countries. Of course, Make sure we’re social distancing to keep yourself and others safe, but the important is that we are on the road again, and isn’t it Amazing?

Today I took a beautiful walk around Sorrento, and I was so happy to see that the town began to acquire a cheerful appearance than three months ago when all the streets were empty and sad.

Sorrento is back to everyday life and ready to welcome tourists again.

photos from my archives

photos from my archives

 

Sorrento has been a popular tourist destination for almost two centuries. The historic seaside town has learned to live with and make the most of tourism.

Facing north over the Bay of Naples, Sorrento is established towards the end of the mountainous Sorrentine peninsula, over the hills from the famous Amalfi Coast. In mythology, this area is the land of the sirens, beautiful sea maidens whose song lured mariners to their doom. Sorrento is built on a historic site settled in prehistoric times; there was a Greek town here, and then the Roman city of Sorrentum. A few relics of these times are in the town museum. The canyon was a primary site for building a settlement; low cliffs and ravines surrounded it; it had a natural ring of defenses, access by sea, and a fertile hinterland. Today part of the town canyons has been filled in – the bridge and town gate have been demolished to make way for Tasso Square, the heart of the modern town.

photos from my archives

photos from my archives

But even without these physical defenses, Sorrento has managed to keep its historic town center reasonably intact. The mellow old buildings still help create a delightful authentic atmosphere. The key attraction of Sorrento is that it can offer a variety of holiday experiences to suit different visitors, from rural walks through lemon and olive groves to a choice of excursions by land or sea. Pompeii, Herculaneum, and Naples are accessible in one direction, and the Amalfi Coast in another, all with breathtaking scenery. Sorrento is also famous for its lemons Sorrento Lemons and Limoncello Homemade limoncello

Limoncello, a digestif made from lemon rinds, alcohol, water, and sugar, is produced in Sorrento.

 

Sorrento is also famous for its olive trees and delicious olive oil and olives.

 

The romantic sunsets over Sorrento.

And much more.

Torna Surriento

part 1

Stay tuned; more to come.

From Sorrento with Love

XOXO

 

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