Villa Comunale is Sorrento’s urban garden. Everyone thinks of that place when someone in Sorrento says, “let’s go to the park.” The uniqueness of this park is not only how beautiful and well-kept it is but also the beautiful view from it, the idea of the turquoise waters of the Bay of Naples. All these together make Villa Comunella a must-visit during your vacation in Sorrento.
Villa Comunale is built on a cliff, which allows everyone who visits there to be exposed to a fantastic view. It would not be an exaggeration to say that it is one of the most beautiful spots in the entire Naples area, and you don’t have to go far to reach this gem. The park is only five minutes from the central Piazza Tasso.
But it’s not just the location and the scenery that makes Visa Comanella a must-see. The park itself also provides a great experience. Those who come to Villa Comanella will find around them green grass, flower beds in which a lot of horticultural work has been invested, tall trees that provide shade, benches on which to sit and rest, and many Sorrento residents for whom it is one of the most popular places in the city. They come there every chance they get.
What exactly do you see from Villa Comunale? Just below the park lies the San Francisco Marina, where beautiful yachts always come in and out. If you look to the sides, you can also catch Marina Grande and Marina Piccola. When you look a little further toward the horizon, you can see Mount Vesuvius, one of the most famous mountains in Europe. It is one of the only active volcanoes in Italy, but it gained publicity thanks to its massive eruptions.
There is no time when it is not worth staring into the distance from Villa Comanella, but if you happen to arrive in the evening, know that you are in for a particularly romantic experience in front of the sunset and the Gulf of Naples. If the romantic mood persists, you can see the Church of San Francisco upon exiting the park. If you arrive at the right time in the evening, there’s a good chance you’ll see a happy couple in a suit and white dress celebrating the most important day of their lives. By the way, the church is worth a visit regardless of its being a favorite wedding location for city residents.
From time to time, there are cultural events or exhibitions held in the park. Try to locate them when you walk through the park. And if we’ve already mentioned a trip – a trip to the park is a great way to let the food down after a decadent Italian meal in the city.