Sorrento; Marina Grande & Piccola Guide.
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Reaching Marina Grande, Piazza della Vittoria
|Tramontano Hotel||Quiet Contemplation|
|Take in the View||Above Marina Grande|
Heading west from Piazza Tasso and past the Tramontano Hotel (where on 11 March 1544, in what at the time was a noblemans residence, the poet Torquato Tasso was born) you arrive at Piazza Vittoria which is another great place to take in the views or just take some natural shelter from the Sorrento sun.
|Hot Work?||Marina Grande|
|Marina & Boats||Port Side Restaurants|
You then pass down a winding narrow street to Marina Grande itself. Although obviously touristic Marina Grande still has the feel of a small fishing port, with a mixture of fishing and pleasure boats. It is a great place for not overly expensive fish or seafood meals. Its beach area is nothing to rave about but it is nevertheless a relaxing place to take a drink or a gentle meal at a waterside restaurant.
After your meal you may well prefer to safe your legs and take one of the regular buses back to Sorrento's centre.
|Waterside Restaurants||Gnocchi with Clams|
|Marina Piccola||A Busy Intersection|
|Port Life||A spot of sunbathing?|
Marina Piccola (despite its name) is a main transport intersection for Sorrento as buses and coaches drop off/collect their passengers taking the ferries to Capri, the Amalfi Coast, Naples and Ischia. You can walk down the steep road from Piazza Tasso, or take a bus. There is a sun bathing area constructed, as is typical in this area, on pontoons and a limited beach area. Restaurants and bars cater for those awaiting or returning from their boat trips.