Sant'Agata sui Due Golfi
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Sant'Agata sui Due Golfi, is situated about 7 km from Sorrento, and about 400 m above sea level; it is a well known holiday resort and one of the "pearls" in the Gulf of Naples and Salerno facing Capri. During the "grand tour" this place was one of the most frequent stops. Its Church (XVI century) was visited for its late renaissance structure and its very precious altar attributed to the school of Florence of the XVII century.
It is a masterpiece with very fine and elaborate marquetry of motherpearl, lapislazuli, malachite and every type of precious marble. Etruscans, Greeks and Romans, were enchanted by the beauties of the Siren Land and lived in the wooded hills for centuries. This has been confirmed by the wide necropolis existing on the northern side of the hill. Probably on these heights - Montes Sireniani, they used to be called - was a sanctuary of Greek age dedicated to the mermaids. Later it was occupied by the Carmelitani Padri who built a Monastery which they gave the name "Deserto". In the Roman age it became the junction of merchant traffic between the two gulfs. Sant'Agata sui Due Golfi nowadays derives its name from a Chapel built in the XVI by the Festinese family dedicating it to the young Sicilian Vergin.
Sant'Agata sui Due Golfi is made even more charming by the large choice of accommodation facilities on offer.
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