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Home “Marina Grande” is a charming apartment located in Marina Grande (Sorrento) along the seafront of the beach. This home is situated in a quiet area, in a typical ancient fishermen's Village, but at the same time close to the centre of Sorrento. Home “Marina Grande” is in an ancient building facing the ocean - which is less than 20 m away- but it has been just renewed and it is equipped with air-conditioning. On the west-side of Marina Grande (on the left when facing the ocean), one can find a nice small sandy beach where umbrellas, deckchairs and a bar are available and where kids can safely swim. Home “Marina Grande” is near a series of shops: a supermarket, a greengrocer’s, a confectioner’s, a butcher’s, some restaurants, etc. On reaching the “Marina Grande” Home by car, 500 away from of the apartment there are car parking spaces.
To reach the “Marina Grande” Home, one has to walk along an ancient narrow street, typical in our area during the XVIII and XIX centuries, and then pass through an ancient Greek Gate to reach Marina Grande where “Marina Grande” Home is located.
Otherwise, one can reach the apartment by following the carriage road which takes to Marina Grande.
Sorrento town lies on layers of solidified volcanic ashes, 50 meters above the sea-level and there aren’t many beaches. That is the reason why there are so many wooden bathing piers here. If Your are looking for a rocky beach, You can go to Tonnarella beach (300 meters away from "Marina Grande” Home). A curiosity: on renting the "Marina Grande" Home, consider also that, every year, on the 26th July an ancient fair dedicated to Sant’Anna - the patron saint of the Beach - is organised. We suggest, also to stroll in the evening along the Marina Grande centre to enjoy that ancient, romantic atmosphere of this fishermen’s village from where one can admire the beautiful gulf of Naples with its symbol Vesuvius. And in the evening, for one of the best pizzas in the area, "Zi’ Ntonio a Mare" Restaurant (200 m. from the house). In addition, if You like eating fish without spending a fortune, “Emilia Restaurant” with its typical check pattern tablecloth.
“Marina Grande” Home lies on the third floor of an ancient building (without lift). It is three-roomed lodging of 75 m 2, sleeps 4+2, composed of: wide living-room with sofa-bed (Satellite TV) dining-table, kitchen with breakfast counter (fridge, oven, washing-machine), a double room with sea-view, a bathroom with shower, another double room, another bathroom with shower, a terrace lighted and equipped with table and chairs from where You can enjoy a stunning 180
But the magic moment, in that apartment, is certainly the sunset: when the sky becomes redder and redder and the sea in front of the flat becomes darker and darker.
"Marina Grande" Home is a great place for those who love enjoying nature, sun and for those willing to immerse themselves into a typical Italian archaic world.
Tv - Air Conditioning - Oven -Central Heating- wash-machine- Shops, Bar, Supermarket and Restaurants 100 m. away- Pay car parking at 500 m. - Train Station at roughly 1 km - Banks and Post Office are at 700 m - Private and public beaches are 50 m. away - Sorrento center at 700 m.
STORY OF "MARINA GRANDE":
The Marina Grande (Large Marina), which was the only seafaring village in Sorrento until the 15th century, is located on the mouth of the ravine closing on the west the old city and crossed on top by the bridge of Parsano, from where it started the Via Minerva (Athena's Road) leading to the sanctuary of Athena on the Punta Campanella. Marina Grande is separated from the centre of Sorrento by the promontory which housed the Roman villa of Agrippa Postumus, nephew of the emperor Octavian Augustus.
Even now we enter the Marina Grande (if we follow the pedestrian path) through the ancient gate, built with large blocks of limestone. For its construction typology (even if it was renovated many times) we estimate it belongs to the 3rd century before Christ. From here entered the Saracen pirates who ravaged Sorrento in 1558, because of the betrayal of a slave who, as told by the tradition, in the middle of the night secretly opened the gate, otherwise impregnable.
The Marina Grande of Sorrento has been touched only partially by the touristic development which has instead changed radically the Marina Piccola. It has better saved its peculiarity of seafaring suburb, thanks to the character of its inhabitants, who have always formed a community much united and tenaciously attached to their family values and to their working and religious traditions. Here the beach is felt and experienced as a collective space (as in the past) for the work and the free time of the whole community, as demonstrated by the presence on the sand of the fishing nets, the equipments and the beached boats.
On this beach, as a shipyard in the open air, they were built the famous "gozzi sorrentini", typical boats from this area, with a single lateen sail, long from 6 to 12 meters, manageable and reliable, practically unsinkable. The mastery of the craftsmen was so renown that those boats were adopted by fishermen and sailors from all over the gulf and from the islands, who came to Sorrento to order their boats. Heirs of this tradition are the motor boats (Gozzi) built nowadays in Sorrento and in the surroundings.
In the middle of the Marina there is the church of Sant'Anna, the patroness of the village, who is celebrated on the first Sunday after the 26th of July, which is the day dedicated to this Saint. For this occasion the village is adorned with illuminations, the bay is populated by boats and they present a show of fireworks. This festivity is the Christian heir of a pagan popular feast, with fires on the water and banquets, when the boats came here taking the typical products from the surroundings. The feast ended with music and dances on the beach all night long.
Nowadays the seashore of the Marina Grande, besides the houses and the boats of fishermen, sees the presence of some restaurants and bathing establishments, which however do not alter its aspect but become part of the environment, without modifying its original character of seafaring village. Even if the Marina Grande is now joined to the centre of Sorrento also by an asphalted road, the city is farther than it seems and this community continues to live following its own rhythm and its priorities.
|Terms and Conditions|
From 15.30 till 20.00
|Check out||till 10.00|
|Notes Check in/out||After 8 pm, the guests will pay Euro 10 for each hour of delay|
Cancellations prior to days: 30 of your arrival, you will be returned the total sum you paid, except for the bank transfer expenses
(given back to Your departure)
|No bond is required on your arrival|
|Credit cards accepted at check in||VISA|