If this is not your first visit to the land of the boot, aka beautiful Italy, then it is highly recommended to taste a little of the authentic and slightly less touristic Italy. And if so, what is better than a trip to southern Italy, with its wild landscapes?
Southern Italy offers an incomparable experience and is completely different from the one you get when traveling in the big and touristy cities like Rome and Milan. If you want to enjoy a wonderful culinary experience, breathtaking views, fascinating historical sites and plenty of attractions that will be enjoyed by young and old – the south of Italy is the place to visit, and if anything, then Sorrento is undoubtedly the city where you want to start.
In Sorrento, many sites will fill your time with great pleasure, among which some are considered a must-stop for those who are visiting the area for the first time and Piazza Sant’Antonino is one of these places.
Saint Antonino Square is dedicated to Saint Antonino, who is considered the patron saint of the city of Sorrento. According to belief, a patron is a saint who protects a certain group or gives it special luck, in this way Antonino is the patron of the entire city and in a special way protects the sailors. If you ask the locals, they will be happy to tell you from local folklore stories which Saint Antonino used to save the townspeople, including a boy who was swallowed by a leviathan.
To honor their patron saint, the residents of the city dedicate some of the city’s most central focal points to him, including the famous square in the center of which stands his statue and next to it stands a magnificent baroque church that displays in its front what looks like a huge bone that (apparently) belongs to the famous whale that swallowed The little boy.
St. Antonino square is without a doubt one of the most central and lively places in the city and in addition to history buffs it attracts young people and tourists from all over the world who want to enjoy the great atmosphere that surrounds the area, among other things due to the many places of entertainment located near it, crazy boutique shops, excellent cafes and restaurants greatness