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Sorrento

The town and commune of Sorrento is in Campania, southern Italy and overlooks the Bay of Naples. It has a population of around 16,500 and is a regular attraction for visitors. It is within reach of Naples and Pompeii, as well as Mount Vesuvius and the Isle of Capri. Limoncello is a famous digestif from this area and is made with lemon rinds, alcohol, water and sugar. Olives, nuts, fruit and wine are also produced here and there is a local trade in wood craftsmanship. The Romans called it Surrentum, and the oldest ruins date from around 600 BC. It has been fought over and invaded throughout the ages and was finally annexed to the Kingdom of Italy in 1861.

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