Tucked off the main street of Corso Italia, the pretty cathedral is Sorrento's religious heart. The Romanesque exterior is flanked by the elegant bishop's palace and is adorned with stone-carved rosettes. It was a small church originally but rebuilt by Archbishop Falangola and significantly enlarged, with the bishop' seat it rose to cathedral status. After an invasion by the Turks in 1558, the interior was redecorated in Baroque style.
It has an airy feel, with floral ceiling motifs interspersed by paintings depicting martyrs of Sorrento, saints and the bishop among clouds, angels and other spiritual themes. Don't miss the choir, a masterpiece of Sorrentine wood inlay. The ploychrome marble altar is impressive, too.
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Address in Sorrento:
Via Santa Maria della Pieta.