Sorrento and the Sorrentine Peninsula Travel Guide

Sorrento and the Sorrentine Peninsula Sights

Basilica di Sant'Antonino

  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Published 06/20/2007

Fodor's Review

Gracing Piazza Sant'Antonino and one of the largest churches in Sorrento, the Basilica di Sant'Antonino honors the city's patron saint, St. Anthony the Abbot. The church and the portal on the right side date from the 11th century. Its nave and side aisles are divided by recycled ancient columns. A painting on the nave ceiling is signed and dated by Giovan Battista Lama in 1734. The crypt, housing the saint’s bones, is enriched by polychrome marble and votive offerings. In addition, a relic case contains two whale ribs, which commemorates one of the saint’s miracles, when he saved a child from the cetacean. Directly opposite across the piazza is the turn-of-the-20th-century Municipio (town hall).

Sight Information


Piazza Sant'Antonino, Sorrento, Campania, 80067, Italy



Sight Details:

  • Free

Published 06/20/2007


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