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Sorrento is a small city in Campania, Italy, with some 16,500 inhabitants. It is a popular tourist destination. The town can be reached easily from Naples and Pompeii, as it lies at the south-eastern end of the Circumvesuviana rail line. The town overlooks the bay of Naples, and is the key place in the Sorrentine Peninsula, there are many viewpoints in Sorrento that allow a view of Naples itself (visible across the bay), Vesuvius and the island of Capri.
Over the boundaries, then; blue sea, green hills, discreet inlets and promontories in precipice, Saracen towers and imperial ruins, impenetrable woods and almost inaccessible islets; all tell of yesterday’s history: signs of man and legends, which remind us that, to these regions, mythology claims the residency of the dangerous and beautiful Sirene.Histories of wonder and nostalgia, fed by the slight colors in a dawn or a sunset, magical in nature, many aspects still wild and mysterious. Kind at night, when the lights of the coast reflect in an uncontaminated sea, silent mirror illuminated by the reflections of lampare and fishing-boats, over the warm, naked rocks.
In this way, Goethe defined our land for the vast presence of agrumeti in his "Lemons of Sorrento territory" and still today the sorrentine coast owes a large part of its economy to lemons. Especially, if we think that they have bewitched some twenty-five to the thirty million European for the production its famous limoncello.
Sorrento is famous for the production of limoncello, an alcoholic digestive made from lemon rinds, alcohol, water and sugar. Other agricultural production include citrus fruit, wine, nuts and olives. Wood craftsmanship is also developed here and very well known. A lot of variations of the limoncello recipe exist. Probably if you have already made a more detailed search you will have realized that every kitchen has its own recipe. These for the most part differ only for small details or details in the composition of the ingredients or in the procedures of preparation.