Sorrento has always been a sought-after destination for exclusive tourism. There is one place in particular, which testifies how much the peninsula has been chosen as a holiday destination since ancient times: The Baths of Queen Giovanna.

A fascinating unspoilt valley located in Capo di Sorrento, as well as one of the most important archaeological sites of the Sorrento peninsula. A unique place is enchanting where nature, sea and past come together.

The name according to the legend is due to Queen Giovanna D’Angiò, sovereign of Naples. It seems that between 1371 and 1435, often went on holiday in this place and it is said that he loved to spend long time in these waters in the company of his young lovers.

The Baths of the Regina Giovanna are a treasure trove of history, a place remained uncontaminated in the years that also host the remains of an ancient Roman villa, “Villa Pollio Felice”, which stood right on the promontory of the head of Sorrento. Dating back to the first century B.C., the villa had a surface of about thirty thousand square meters and was divided into two parts: the domus maritime and the villa immersed in the fields. Today of the ancient residence, reachable both from land and sea, it is possible to visit only the ruins.

This enchanting place can be reached along a small road that starts from the head of Sorrento. A pleasant walk, during which the aromas of the sea and vegetation alternate. After about twenty minutes you find yourself in front of a limestone cliff overlooking the sea, surrounded by the remains of the ancient villa.

Through a staircase you reach a small lagoon, connected to the sea by a beautiful natural arch. At this point the bottom is shallow, and it is impossible to resist a real dive into history, a real natural pool with crystal clear waters, made even more romantic by the light that filters through the inlet.

It is advisable, however, not to stop only at the basin, but continue up to the head, where you can enjoy a splendid panorama that ranges from the Sorrento peninsula, to the Gulf of Naples to the islands of Ischia and Procida.

Moreover, in 1955, the fascinating basin was the protagonist of the clandestine meeting between Sophia Loren and Vittoria De Sica in the cult italian film “Pane, Amore, E ..”. The site can be reached by bus from Sorrento’s Circumvesuviana station and by car from Sorrento. Continue towards Massa Lubrense, along via Capo, until you reach the Capo di Sorrento.

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