This is a well known tourist and seaside resort on the north coast of the Sorrento peninsula, on a steep tufa terrace overlooking the Bay of Naples. Ruled by Syracuse, the Samnites and the Romans, it became a Byzantine possession and, in the ninth century, an independent comune. In 1133, it was conquered by the Normans and later became part of the kingdom of Naples, whose fate it followed. Nowadays its shore line is divided into the port area of Marina Piccola and the beach at Marina Grande where there are many bathing establishments.
You can visit the cathedral, which was built in the year 1000 and rebuilt in the fifteenth century, the fifteenth century arched loggia called the Sedile Dominova, the remains of a Roman arch and the monument to the poet Torquato Tasso who was born here in the sixteenth century.