Sorrento and the Sorrentine Peninsula Sights

Duomo dei SS Filippo e Giacomo

  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Published 05/05/2016

Fodor's Review

Ancient, but rebuilt from the 15th-century right up to 1924, the town's cathedral follows a Latin-cross design; its nave and two side aisles are divided by thick piers with round arches. A Renaissance-style door and artworks, including the archbishop's 16th-century marble throne and ceiling paintings attributed to the 18th-century Neapolitan school, are easily viewable. Twentieth-century marquetry ornaments the choir stalls with representations of the Stations of the Cross. Torquato Tasso, Sorrento's most famous native son, was baptized here in the 16th century (probably at the front in the first chapel on the right). The delightfully florid three-story campanile, topped by a clock and a belfry, has an open, arcaded base and recycled Roman columns.

Sight Information

Address:

Largo Arcivescovado, at Corso Italia and Via S. Maria della Pietà 44, Sorrento, Campania, 80067, Italy

Phone:

081-8782248

Sight Details:

  • Free
  • Daily 7:30–noon and 4–7

Published 05/05/2016

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